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  • Investors reject BHP deal, hunt for value elsewhere Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    Shares of mining giant BHP Billiton closed 4.9 percent lower in London on Tuesday after the group announced plans to spinoff businesses worth around $16 billion.

  • Australia’s Sandfire to see maiden dividend soon Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    Sandfire Resources looks set to return cash to shareholders soon.

  • 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
    Resources selloff may be overdone: Altair

    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
    Is BHP giving back enough to shareholders?

    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
    Gold

    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
    Seeing progress in Mongolia: Erdene Resource

    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
    BHP banking on strong iron ore market

    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
    Iron ore could be the gold of 2014: Pro

    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
    2014 unlikely to boast good valuations: Pro

    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
    How Fortescue survived falling iron ore prices

    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
    Stay away from pure-play coal miners: Pro

    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.