Metals and Mining


  • Largest Rare Earths Producer Halts Output Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:05 PM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    China’s largest rare earths producer, Baotou, has suspended production for one month in an effort to prop up falling prices, in the clearest signal yet that Chinese producers are intent on supporting prices at high levels. The FT reports.

  • Investing in Platinum     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    John Lee, CEO of Prophecy Platinum, explains he's bullish on platinum.

  • Strategic investor Dennis Gartman suggests closely watching copper. As goes the red metal, so to could go the entire stock market.

  • Commodities Opportunities     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Andrew Monk, CEO of VSA Capital, joined CNBC to discuss the disconnect between resource equities and underlying commodities, focusing on Rio Tinto and spot gold.

  • Potential Margin Uplift for Rio Tinto     Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 | 10:20 PM ET

    Matthew Hegarty, senior equities analyst at Global Value Investors, says Rio Tinto's plans to streamline its aluminum business may improve margins.

  • Mapping Your Global Strategy     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Discussing investment opportunities in emerging stocks; the industrial slowdown in India; and whether central banks will raise interest rates, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com; David Riedel, Riedel Research; and Ron Shah Jina Ventures

  • Lightning Round: AT&T, InterDigital, Chevron and More Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:40 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The$2500 Gold Call     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    JPMorgan has been calling for gold to ump to 2500 an ounce by the year's end, but in the past month the metal has fallen ten percent. Insight on where prices are headed, with Colin Fenton, JPMorgan chief commodities strategist.

  • The Silver Lining in Gold Mining     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    Is there a play on gold miners? Jeong Park, Morningstar equity analyst, weighs in.

  • Commodity Prices Will Rebound     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 10:50 PM ET

    Mike Elliott, global mining & metals leader at Ernst & Young, says that increasing domestic demand from emerging markets will sustain commodity prices.

  • Nigel Lake, CO-CEO of Pottinger, says that almost half of all announced M&A transactions in Australia failed to reach closure this year.

  • Business Coast to Coast: Scrap Metals     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 1:36 PM ET

    A California scrap metal company is cleaning up in the scrap export business and helping small scrap yards in the process, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Mongolia, Ivanhoe, Rio Tinto Agree on Oyu Tolgoi Mine Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 11:08 PM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    The Mongolian government, Ivanhoe Mines and partner Rio Tinto have agreed to back a 2009 investment agreement for the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold deposit, ending discussions over possible changes and sending shares of Ivanhoe up as much as 18 percent.

  • Focus on Metals and Mining     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Alex Latzer, Daiwa Securities, believes gold will continue to rally on the back of anxiety over macro economic conditions.

  • Commodities Now     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the broad-base rally in commodiites on Thursday.

  • Job Promise Fuels Oil Drilling     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the oil industry from Larose, Louisiana, where the promise of paying jobs is fueling the call for expanded drilling.

  • Commodities Rally     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on Thursday's commodity action.

  • "Now is absolutely the right time to invest in Africa. We are talking about price-earning ratios in the low single digits in some cases. There are some very attractive opportunities across a wide range of countries," Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Has Oil Found a Bottom Floor?     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:34 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with a look at the sell-off in gold and oil, with David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital, saying oil hit bottom on Tuesday and gas prices should follow. Also a look at whether rare earth metals are headed for a tumble, and the outlook for Molycorp, with Chris Ecclestrone, Hallgarten & Company.

  • Bargain Basement Down Under Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:54 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a sale sign at 5 7 9 clothing store at Randhurst Shopping Center  in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Risk-averse investors have been bailing out of the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Time for bargain hunting, this strategist says.