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  • Commodities Traders Call End of ‘Supercycle’ Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:07 AM ET
    Joy Global mining machinery.

    If anyone was still in doubt about whether the era of ever-rising prices driven by rapid Chinese growth was over, events of the past week have surely dispelled it. The FT reports.

  • $1,000 an Ounce? Gold's Decline Is Feeding on Itself Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold prices, now at a three-year low, could keep falling as investors reshape their views. Forecasts for $1,000 an ounce gold are sounding a lot less far-fetched.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'  Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".

  • Supply Squeeze Ahead for Platinum Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Platinum bars

    A record deficit in platinum supplies is set to push prices higher, as unrest sweeps the South African mining industry and demand is boosted by the auto sector and a new exchange traded fund.

  • A mine worker watches as a haul truck is loaded by a digger with material from the pit at Rio Tinto Group's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.

    Investors have dumped mining shares this year with a drumbeat of bad news weighing on sector, from weak Chinese data to a supply glut in some metals.

  • Emerging Markets Will Drive Gold: Pro  Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that as emerging markets get more affluent, demand for jewelry and gold increases.

  • Mining Returns to Cyclical Sector: Pro  Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, tells CNBC that there's a return to a cyclical sector in metals and mining.

  • What Risks Lie in the Mining Space: Experts  Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:17 AM ET

    Mike Elliot, Global and Asia-Pacific Mining & Metals Leader at Ernst & Young says the focus has shifted to productivity in the mining space. Rob Aspin of Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group weighs in.

  • Mongolia: Opportunities Galore  Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Erdene Gold says upcoming elections in Mongolia will bring about political stability paving the way for investments into the economy.

  • Weakness in Rand Is Double-Edged Sword: Mining CEO  Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Sipho Nkosi, CEO of South African miner Exxaro, says the weakness of the rand is a double-edged sword.

  • Retail Investors Still Upbeat on Gold Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Retail investors remained positive on gold in May, despite a sharp fall in demand, said BullionVault, an online trading platform for gold and silver.

  • Gold Rout Prompts Shift to Diamonds Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.

  • Situation in South Africa 'Really Serious': Pro  Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Benoit Anne, head of emerging markets at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the intervention of Zuma in South Africa had a really negative impact on markets.

  • Warning: ‘Prepare’ for Commodity Supercycle End Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.

  • Bank of America Slashes Silver Forecast by 25% Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.

  • Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings says the recent sell-off in commodities is a short term reaction that presents long term buying opportunities. He explains why he sees a resurgence in the commodities boom.

  • Could Unrest Prompt Downgrade for South Africa?  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, talks about the South African mining sector, the potential rise of further union unrest and the impact it would have on the country's economy.

  • Yield Play Powers Ahead in Australia  Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Stan Shamu, Market Strategist at IG Markets says the yield play continues to be the dominant theme in Australia as the mining sector goes through a downgrade cycle.

  • Gold on Longest Losing Streak Since 2009  Friday, 17 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities at Macquarie Group, tells CNBC that gold is being driven lower by a very strong dollar and continued ETF outflows.

  • Soros Cut Gold Holdings Before Crash Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire George Soros reduced his holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold prior to last month's freefall.