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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Australia moves to scrap carbon tax scheme Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:02 PM ET

    Australia's government moved on Tuesday to scrap its carbon tax and bring forward an emissions trading scheme a year earlier than planned.

  • Weak China Data Flags More Bad News for Copper Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Copper has taken a beating in recent months, along with gold and other commodities. Now, analysts warn there is more pain ahead for the red metal.

  • Supply Squeeze Ahead for Platinum Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Platinum bars

    A record deficit in platinum supplies is set to push prices higher, as unrest sweeps the South African mining industry and demand is boosted by the auto sector and a new exchange traded fund.

  • Sipho Nkosi, CEO of South African miner Exxaro, says the weakness of the rand is a double-edged sword.

  • Gold Rout Prompts Shift to Diamonds Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.

  • Time to Add Some Risk: Pro     Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 11:40 PM ET

    Stephen Hogan of Novus Capital recommends picking up some BHP Billiton shares instead of leaving cash on the sidelines.