Metals and Mining


  • Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.

  • Glencore International's $31 billion takeover of Xstrata — approved by shareholders Tuesday — will create a merged company that may rival BHP Billiton as the world's top miner in five years' time, according to resources-focused private equity investor CEF Holdings.

  • Gold on 11-Year Winning Streak: Pro Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader, talks turkey about a seasonal gold trade that is on a winning streak.

  • China's Growth Composition is Changing: Pro     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst, Intelligent Investor says that investment as a part of China's GDP growth has shrunk, which will negatively impact commodity markets.

  • BHP Begins Hunt For New Chief Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further shake-up in the leadership of the global mining industry following a five-year period of stability. The FT reports.

  • Time to Buy Silver? Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at whether silver can be bought at current levels.

  • Could Copper Show the Way to Recovery? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:42 PM ET

    "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for this industrial metal.

  • Opt for Treasurys and Gold as Stimulus Boost Wanes: Report Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Investors should opt for U.S. Treasurys and gold because the boost to risky assets from central bank stimulus measures may already be over, according to a report by macroeconomic research firm Capital Economics.

  • Physical demand for gold from Asian consumers may be showing some modest signs of stabilization but the buying interest so common at this time of year during religious festivals and the wedding season still won't be strong enough to lift prices above $1,800 an ounce, strategists said.

  • Oil Companies to ‘Bounce Back’ After Sandy: BP CEO Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    ‘Superstorm’ Sandy is set to inflict a negative hit on demand for crude oil as U.S. East Coast refineries come to a standstill, but BP’s Chief Executive Bob Dudley has told CNBC that oil firms are set to bounce back quickly.

  • Copper Fundamentals Remain Strong: CEO Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    After a slump in third-quarter earnings, Richard Adkerson, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold CEO, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Monday, he’s still optimistic about his business and copper fundamentals longer-term.

  • Pro Sees 30% Upside for Mining Equipment Stock Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    Although construction and mining giant Caterpillar cut its full-year outlook and missed Wall Street’s revenue estimates on Monday, one analyst says the stock is a “buy” if global growth is positive.

  • Should Australia Drop the Idea of a Budget Surplus? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:45 AM ET

    The Australian government on Monday lowered its expectations for a budget surplus as falling commodity prices coupled with slower growth begins to bite, giving rise to the question: should the country drop the idea of a surplus?

  • Gold to Pull Back     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO, CEF HOLDINGS says that gold is likely to pull back further, presenting a good buying opportunity in 2-3 weeks time.

  • Ilczyszyn: Key Levels to Watch on Gold Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, outlines where gold might be headed.

  • Gold ETF Market Could See Sell-Off: Pro     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, CEO & Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says that there will be selling in the Gold ETF market if gold prices continue to come under pressure.

  • Volume Growth to Offset Weak Metal Prices     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Hayden Bairstow, Head of Australian Resources Research at CLSA says that miners are upping their investments to expand capacity. This means that volume growth will help offset weak metal prices.

  • Base Metal Prices to Fall     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Jay Richards, Investment Manager at GTL Capital Management says that base metals prices will fall as China's infrastructure spending slows.

  • China Key For Metals Short-Term     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:15 AM ET

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, tells CNBC that as the metals and mining sector are facing supply challenges, it will be crucial for China's new leadership to implement growth policies.

  • Mining for Profits in Mongolia     Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO, Erdene Gold explains that despite the slip in Mongolian mining, especially coal, capital injections in the sector still remain strong.