SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Dec 19- China appears to have been routinely underestimating output from its sprawling steel sector, with official figures for last year alone 40 million tonnes below a key industry estimate- an amount equivalent to Germany's entire annual production. "It is not satisfactory to have doubts about the accuracy of steel production statistics,...» Read More
We're nearing the bottom in copper, says Jeff Hirsch, Trader's Almanac, but we're not there yet.
The wreck of a British merchant vessel, sunk during the second world war, looks set to yield the largest haul of precious metal at sea, the FT reports.
Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, tells CNBC that he thinks gold could fall to $1,100 an ounce by the end of the ongoing sell-off
The London Metal Exchange on Friday became the latest exchange to be swept up in consolidation when it said it had “received several expressions of interest with regard to potential strategic transactions”. The FT reports.
Cramer talks with Mike Sutherlin, Joy Global CEO about the fallout from two important coal companies cutting their shipment forecast and its impact on mining equipment makers.
While there was some speculative buying of rare earths in China earlier this year, Molycorp CEO Mark Smith said the supply and demand fundamentals remains unchanged.
Discussing whether Greece can avoid default and how to trade it, with Dennis Gartman,The Gartman Letter, and what the play in copper indicates about the economy.
A look at the markets, post Ben Bernanke's speech, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading president and CNBC's Seema Mody.
Gold prices may reach $6,200 per ounce in a bull run which will “end all major bull markets,” Urs Gmuer, asset manager at Dolefin, a Swiss investment advice firm, told CNBC.
"The strong underlying fundamentals these metal and mining companies are enjoying today, the strong metal prices, the high margins, the great margin growth we have see year on year, and the growth we are going to continue to see in commodities over the next few years, is totally unreflected in the share prices," Evy Hambro, CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock, told CNBC.
Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.
Gold prices have stalled in recent days as investors have turned away from safe-havens and towards risk assets.
Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.
Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages. "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says
Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.
Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.
What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid? Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.
With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.
Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.
Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.