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  • Down the Shaft: Molycorp Tumbles After Delaying Results Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:49 AM ET
    The open pit mine at Molycorp's rare earths mining and processing facility stands in Mountain Pass, California, U.S.

    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.

  • Miners to Lead the Aussie Market   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:45 PM ET
    Miners to Lead the Aussie Market: Portfolio Manager

    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.

  • Leighton: Asia Growth Offsets Mining Decline   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET
    Leighton: Asia Growth Offsets Mining Decline

    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.

  • Money to Flow Into Iron Ore Sector   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:40 PM ET
    Money to Flow Into Iron Ore Sector: Portfolio Manager

    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 Blame Game Begins After Big Writedown Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    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.

  • The Copper Trade With a Golden Track Record Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Futures Now: Dollar's Gain, Gold's Pain

    How many times would you have made money in this copper trade over the past 40 years?

  • Time to Add Some Risk: Expert   Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:50 PM ET
    Time to Add Some Risk: Expert

    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.

  • Australia Enters New Phase of Mining Boom: Strategist

    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.

  • Short Japan Over Its Business Culture: Ex-Olympus CEO

    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.

  • Mulberry Sees Brand Britain as Key to Asian Growth Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:02 AM ET
    Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector

    Mulberry won the prestigious British Luxury Brand of the Year at the Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with Coutts, on Monday, beating out stiff competition from Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Harrods and Stella McCartney.

  • BHP Begins Hunt For New Chief Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    BHP Begins Hunt For New Chief

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further shake-up in the leadership of the global mining industry following a five-year period of stability. The FT reports.

  • Can Asian Demand Help Gold Break 'Formidable' $1,800 Barrier?

    Physical demand for gold from Asian consumers may be showing some modest signs of stabilization but the buying interest so common at this time of year during religious festivals and the wedding season still won't be strong enough to lift prices above $1,800 an ounce, strategists said.

  • Oil Companies to ‘Bounce Back’ After Sandy: BP CEO Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Oil Companies to ‘Bounce Back’ After Sandy: BP CEO

    ‘Superstorm’ Sandy is set to inflict a negative hit on demand for crude oil as U.S. East Coast refineries come to a standstill, but BP’s Chief Executive Bob Dudley has told CNBC that oil firms are set to bounce back quickly.

  • Copper Fundamentals Remain Strong: CEO Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:55 PM ET
    Copper Fundamentals Remain Strong: CEO

    After a slump in third-quarter earnings, Richard Adkerson, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold CEO, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Monday, he’s still optimistic about his business and copper fundamentals longer-term.

  • Sandfire to Commission DeGrussa Mine in September: CEO

    Karl Smich, CEO of Sandfire Resources said his company is already selling China material from its DeGrussa Mine which will be commissioned next month. He added that the mine is on track to start full production next year.

  • Challenge to Mining Tax Must Be Heard: WA Mines Minister Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 3:55 AM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    The Australian Federal Government is facing one of its biggest fights over its controversial mining tax, after one of the country’s biggest iron ore miners lodged a challenge against the High Court against the legislation.

  • Is Globe Specialty Metals Poised to Rebound? Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:59 PM ET

    To find out, Cramer interviewed CEO Jeff Bradley.

  • Australia's Mining Boom to Continue: Economist Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:28 AM ET
    A coal dredger tears coal from the face of the Loy Yang Open Cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne on August 13, 2009.

    Investors have been spooked in recent weeks by a slowdown in growth in China and the impact that could have on Australia's resources sector. But according to one economist, Australia's commodities sector will continue to do well and could actually benefit from a pick-up in economic growth in Asia in the second half of 2012.

  • Strong ‘Aussie’ Puts Damper on Mining Boom Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 11:52 PM ET
    A coal dredger tears coal from the face of the Loy Yang Open Cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne on August 13, 2009.

    Wayne Philips was not completely surprised when Onesteel announced plans to close its oil and gas pipe mill in Kembla Grange, 100km south of Sydney, the FT reports.

  • Clean Mining Yields Metals Bonanza Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:43 PM ET
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    A California company can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of geothermal power plants, removing the need to drill or blast for new resources the way miners typically do.