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  • 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.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    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."

  • Glencore Seen Still Hungry After Swallowing Xstrata Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Iron Ore Expansion Key To Rio Shares: Pro     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Time to Get Back Into Diversified Miners: Pro     Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Sundance Ends Deal With Hanlong, Shares Plunge Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Iron ore mine in Africa

    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.

  • Fortescue: Oversupply Concerns Overblown     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Copper Miner’s Stock Glistens, but Challenges Remain Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Rusal     Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    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.