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  • Investors Back Mongolia Despite Rio Mine Dispute Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Mulberry Sees Brand Britain as Key to Asian Growth Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:02 AM ET

    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 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.

  • 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

    ‘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

    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.

  • No Huge Cuts in Mining Projects: Analyst     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    Andrew Dale, head of resources research, Asia, Macquarie says there hasn't been a big cut back in investments by global mining companies despite slowing growth.

  • 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.

  • Gita Wirjawan, Trade Minister of Indonesia says long term investors continue to look at Indonesia despite the controversial tax, stating that investment realizations grew by 30% in Q2.

  • 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.