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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.
Stephen Hogan of Novus Capital recommends picking up some BHP Billiton shares instead of leaving cash on the sidelines.
Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."
After years of on-off talks, Glencore's head Ivan Glasenberg gets to complete the $30 billion acquisition of Xstrata on Thursday, the mining industry's biggest takeover yet.
Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the way the market deals with Rio Tinto's huge iron ore production expansion is key to the direction of its shares.
Philip Parker, CIO at Parker Asset Management says this is a good time for investors to start getting back into the diversified miners. He says their exposure to Asian growth is a big draw and he prefers BHP Billiton over Rio Tinto.
Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.
Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals tells CNBC why doesn't expect a drastic increase in new iron-ore supplies. He thinks prices will stay up in the long-term on stabilizing Chinese demand.
Chilean Miner Antofagasta will continue to focus on controlling its costs, including power and labor charges, as falling demand from China could lead to a further drop in copper prices.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Hong-Kong listed Rusal for the daily 'Stock in 60' segment after the world's largest aluminum producer reported a 63% fall in 2012 EBITDA.
Renewed unease about sovereign and regulatory risk in Mongolia - triggered by a dispute between the government and mining giant Rio Tinto over the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project - is on the rise but shouldn't erode confidence among longer term investors in the mineral-rich nation.
Molycorp is delaying its quarterly results and annual report as it has yet to determine the size of a goodwill impairment charge it will have to book in the fourth quarter, it said on Thursday.
Chris Stott, Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management says diversified miners will lead the rally on the Australian market this year. He adds that Rio Tinto is a turnaround story, and a good way to play the mining cycle over the next 12 months.
As Leighton Holdings returns to profit in 2012, CEO Hamish Tyrwhitt tells CNBC why Australia's mining slowdown doesn't bother the firm thanks to rising commodity and infrastructure demand in Asia.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says money could start flowing into the iron ore sector in the short term, as companies continue to work on cost reductions.
Rio Tinto, the mining giant, was in turmoil Thursday morning after the abrupt departure of its chief executive and the announcement of a $14 billion writedown.
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Stephen Hogan, Senior Private Client Adviser, Equities/Derivatives, Novus Capital says risk assets should rally in the coming months. He says it's a good time to add some exposure to stocks like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Investment committed to Australian resource projects rose by nearly A$8 billion in the six months to the end of October, while the number of projects declined, in part underscoring rising construction and labor costs in Australia's resources sector amid weakening demand.
Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.