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  • Copper loses its luster - where next? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.

  • Cool commodities? Mining stocks back in vogue Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.

  • Investors who believe copper's recent price decline is limited to China are on the "path to ruin", warned Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist.

  • Resources selloff may be overdone: Altair  Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Commenting on Monday's rout in Australian resources stocks due to poor\ Chinese trade data, Philip Parker, Chairman & CEO, Altair Investment Management, says the selloff may have been overdone.

  • Is BHP giving enough back to shareholders?  Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 10:23 PM ET

    Mark Taylor, Senior Resources Analyst at Morningstar, says the firm's lower-than-expected dividend suggests that a buyback may be on the cards.

  • Yellen's remarks push gold to a 3-month high Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Janet Yellen's remarks hinting the Fed will continue to taper pushed gold to a 3-month high.

  • Seeing progress in Mongolia: Erdene Resource  Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Canada-based Erdene Resource Development, says Mongolia has been making progress in terms of mining regulations.

  • BHP banking on strong iron ore market: Macquarie  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    Scott Maddock, Anlyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management, says he expects the iron ore market to remain strong, which should generate good returns for BHP Billiton shareholders

  • South African miners treated as 'slaves': Union head Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa addresses miners in August, 2013

    The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.

  • Why it's time to turn bullish on miners Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:49 AM ET
    Diamond mine in Mirny, Russia

    After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.