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  • *ThyssenKrupp to become diversified industrial group. BOCHUM, Germany, Jan 17- Steel maker ThyssenKrupp's Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger asked shareholders to be patient on Friday as he completes what is proving to be a troublesome overhaul of the company.

  • Iron ore could be the gold of 2014: Pro     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings, says iron ore could fall as much as 30 percent this year.

  • End of boom? Not for Australia's iron ore miners Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Australia, Dec 19- A fleet of charter flights ferry thousands of workers to and from this outback mine site. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group are bulking up in Western Australia's iron-rich Pilbara desert as if the mining boom had never ended.

  • 2014 unlikely to boast good valuations: Pro     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    David Walker, Head of Equities Research, StocksInValue.com.au says 2014 won't be a standout year for stock valuations with slow growth in intrinsic value.

  • Dec 4- Barrick Gold Corp, under fire for missteps in a tough market, started to address investor demands for a more independent board on Wednesday, by replacing two directors close to its departing founder with a pair of mining industry experts.

  • Dec 4- Barrick Gold Corp, under fire for a series of missteps in a tough market, confirmed on Wednesday that its 86- year-old chairman and founder will leave the board this spring, along with two other directors.

  • How Fortescue survived falling iron ore prices     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:14 PM ET

    Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, explains how a combination of high capital expenditure and cost-cutting helped the firm to push through last year's drop in iron ore prices.

  • Nov 14- Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said Thursday it was planning a rights offering of up to $2.4 billion, citing delays at Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia that have stopped it from financing the mine's next phase.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Glencore Xstrata beat market forecasts with copper output that rose over a third in the quarter, boosted by improvements in its Congolese and Chilean mines, as metals helped its trading arm perform "in line" with its expectations. Among diversified miners, Glencore Xstrata has the biggest exposure to copper.

  • *Albanese was CEO of Rio Tinto until January 2013. LONDON, Oct 29- Mining companies were too slow to respond to changing investor demands from mid-2011 as sentiment deteriorated, failing to spot the wave of change which eventually swept out a generation of executives, the former boss of miner Rio Tinto said on Tuesday.

  • Stay away from pure-play coal miners: Pro     Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays says investors should be cautious when investing in pure-play coal companies, with the expectation that the coal price will continue to decline.

  • Glencore to beat cost saving target, more ahead Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Glencore Xstrata promised investors on Tuesday it would slash costs, shelve risky projects and squeeze more benefits from its $46 billion takeover of mining group Xstrata, lifting its target to at least $2 billion of synergies by next year.

  • Copper rally won't last, experts warn Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    After falling by almost 20 percent earlier this year, copper prices have rallied over the past two months, helped by an uptick in Chinese economic activity. However, analysts warn the rebound may be short-lived.

  • Antofagasta feels pain of falling copper prices Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    Falling demand from China will likely cause an oversupply in the copper market by the end of this year and could weigh on prices for the metal until 2016, the CEO of copper miner Antofagasta told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Miners at '30-year lows' could bounce as rates rise Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Mining stocks slipped on Tuesday, as weak earnings from BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata sent the sector lower. Analysts said miners were now the cheapest they have been in 30 years, and were set to bounce back when interest rates begin rising.

  • Why BHP is still the top mining pick     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays explains why BHP Billiton is still his top pick in the diversified metals space, even after a sharp rally in recent months.

  • Can Zimbabwe become a platinum powerhouse? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    A miner in Mutorashanga, Zimbabwe

    The mining sector in Zimbabwe is still uncertain territory, benefiting from ample platinum reserves and a discipline workforce, but weighed down by government policy and corruption.

  • Diamonds seen benefiting from US recovery Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    A recovery in consumer sentiment in the United States presents attractive opportunities for diamond investors, Panmure Gordon mining analyst Alison Turner said on Monday.

  • Wait to buy resources stocks: Pro     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says he's concerned about expectations for short-term weakness in the resources sector, and that investors should wait for prices to come down before buying stocks.

  • Billabong shares worth the risk     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    Charles Leyland, Managing Director of Leyland Private Asset Management says the refinancing deal Billabong made with Altamont puts the surfwear retailer in a good position.

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