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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Mining Tax Won't Hamper Investment: Minister  Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Martin Ferguson, Resources Minister of Australia discusses the merits of Australia's mining tax and why it will not slow down investment.

  • Investing in Australian Industrials  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets, advises investors to take advantage of dips to buy quality defensive and diversified mining stocks in Australia.

  • China Intensifies Purchases of Copper Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:05 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.