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  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up $1.74 to cross the $60 threshold.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • India's gold monetisation plan lacks lustre - industry Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    *Banks worry over operational costs. SINGAPORE/ MUMBAI, May 20- A proposal in India to attract thousands of tonnes of gold owned by households into a bank deposit scheme will likely fail in its current form as it does not address some key concerns for banks and consumers. Deposit schemes, similar to the one proposed on Tuesday by the Narendra Modi- led government, have...

  • EU lawmakers seek ban on "blood metals" in surprise vote Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    The result is set to paralyse the bill because European Union governments say firms across the 28 EU countries cannot track materials from small mines all the way through commodity exchanges to component manufacturers and the final product. Greens, centre-left and protest lawmakers from the far-left and far-right gained critical mass in the vote to...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under pressure today as the dollar continued to rally.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar strong, crude down

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on a stronger dollar.

  • LIMA, May 18- Some mining unions in Peru took part in a national strike on Monday but plans for a wider stoppage were upended at several large mines because workers feared losing their jobs and companies resorted to replacement labor. Iron output from the Peru unit of Shougang Group Co Ltd had been halted as workers downed tools, said union leader Julio Ortiz.

  • Investors eye battered miners as BHP spin-off trades Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    As BHP Billiton's spin-off begins trading, investors are eyeing the battered mining sector for longer-term opportunities.

  • Open-pit gold mine collapse in Guyana traps 10 miners Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana— An open-pit gold mine in remote southern Guyana has collapsed and buried up to 10 miners in debris. The collapse occurred Sunday in the densely forested Potaro-Siparuni Region near the border with Brazil. Miners Association President Patrick Harding said recent heavy rains have made the work especially treacherous.

  • *Mining's biggest listing since Glencore in 2011. SYDNEY, May 18- BHP Billiton's spin-off South32 began trading with a market value of about $9 billion on Monday, a third below the highest forecasts and underlining investor nerves about the outlook for the battered mining sector. The cautious response to mining's biggest listing since Glencore Plc in 2011...

  • *Mining's biggest listing since Glencore in 2011. Sydney, May 18- BHP Billiton's spin-off South32 started trading with a market value of nearly $9 billion on Monday, a third below the top end of forecasts and underlining investor nerves about the outlook for the battered mining sector. The cautious response to mining's biggest listing since Glencore Plc in 2011...

  • LIMA, May 15- Workers at several major mines in Peru, a top global metals exporter, plan to go on an indefinite strike on Monday to press the government to strengthen labor laws, union bosses said. The planned work stoppages threaten to curb mineral production in Peru, the world's third-biggest copper and silver producer and seventh-biggest gold producer.

  • Dozens more children are sick in the Rafi area of Niger state and action must be taken quickly if they are not to suffer irreversible neurological damage, Michelle Chouinard, Nigeria director for Doctors Without Borders, told The Associated Press on Friday. Junior Health Minister Fidelis Nwankwo said Thursday all those newly infected in neighboring Niger...

  • Gold hits 3-month high   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Gold hits 3-month high

    Shouldn't gold be much higher, considering the current volatility in markets? Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, weighs in.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil takes a break   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil takes a break

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was slightly down on the day, settling under $60. Nevertheless, traders think prices are likely to go higher, as demand increases, and the dollar weakens.

  • SINGAPORE, May 14- Gold hovered near a five-week high on Thursday, supported by overnight gains from sluggish U.S. retail sales data that triggered speculation the Federal Reserve will not hike interest rates soon. *Spot gold ticked 0.2 percent lower to $1,212.96 an ounce by 0033 GMT, but remains near a five-week high of $1,218.80 reached on Wednesday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Expect a drop in shale output   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Expect a drop in shale output

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude had a volatile day, as the EIA reported a slightly higher build than expected.

  • *Union talking to platinum firm Lonmin over job cuts. JOHANNESBURG, May 13- South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union wants the basic pay for entry level workers in the gold mining industry to be more than doubled, setting the stage for tough pay talks at a time when companies are complaining of dwindling profits. However, Africa's top...

  • *Union talking to platinum firm Lonmin over job cuts. JOHANNESBURG, May 13- South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union wants the basic pay for entry level workers in the gold mining sector to be more than doubled, setting the stage for tough pay talks in an industry battling dwindling profits. With dwindling profits and increasing costs,...

  • Klondex Mines misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:13 PM ET

    Vancouver, British Columbia _ Klondex Mines Ltd. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $8 million. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had net income of 6 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share.