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  • BHP Billiton slashes shale drilling amid oil crash Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Jan 21- BHP Billiton said on Wednesday it would cut its shale drilling spend over the next six months as it looks to meet its promise not to cut dividends in the face of a collapse in iron ore, copper and oil prices. The world's biggest miner said it would pare the number of rigs it is using to 16 from 26 by June 2015 and would update the market on its revised...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas hit on warmer temps  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down more than $2 on the day. The IMF cutting its growth forecast and weak China data were among the reasons why.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 84 or 7.2 percent, to $12.59. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.36 or 6.1 percent, to $23.65.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 14 or 4.4 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 40 or 3.6 percent, to $11.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 36 or 5.5 percent, to $6.99.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 52 or 4.4 percent, to $12.27. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 84 or 3.8 percent, to $23.13.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.3 percent, to $3.15. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 33 or 3.0 percent, to $11.33. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 37 or 5.6 percent, to $7.00.

  • Is gold the ultimate safe haven?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    Is gold still a safe haven? Mark O'Byrne, executive and research director at GoldCore, seems to think so, saying that the Swiss National Bank's recent decision was the "icing on the cake" to show how gold thrives in a volatile environment.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 15 or 5.1 percent, to $3.08. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 28 or 2.6 percent, to $11.00. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 27 or 4.2 percent, to $6.63.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 38 or 3.3 percent, to $11.75. Gold Fields rose$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.73. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 78 or 3.6 percent, to $22.29.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 43 or 2.0 percent, to $21.94.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.8 percent, to $3.01. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.9 percent, to $10.92. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 29 or 4.6 percent, to $6.65.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 30 or 1.4 percent, to $21.81.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 09 or 3.1 percent, to $3.02. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.8 percent, to $11.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 35 or 5.5 percent, to $6.71.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- South Africa's Northam Platinum suspended operations on Friday at its strike-hit Zondereinde mine due to what it called rising levels of intimidation related to a wildcat stoppage. About 5,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers downed tools on Tuesday night demanding the removal of chief executive Paul Dunne over what they...

  • Here's what the SNB move means for gold  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:40 AM ET

    Joni Teves, precious metals analyst at UBS, discusses what the end of the Swiss franc's euro peg means for the gold price.

  • Commodities tomorrow: No reason oil will turn  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After oil went up to $51, it came down nearly 10 percent to around $46.

  • UK's FTSE shrugs off Swiss jitters as gold miners rally Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    *FTSE bounces up as gold miners rally. The FTSE had at one point been down around 0.6 percent after the Swiss National Bank decided to end its cap on the euro value of the Swiss franc. They were among the best performers on the FTSE 100, rising 6.3 percent and 4.5 percent respectively.

  • Copper sell-off: Making it a 'demand issue'  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    After copper prices hit a 5-and-a-half-year low on Wednesday, Andrew Keen, head of metals and mining at HSBC says that typically after a big selloff, the market tries to lump commodities together, yet now they are making it a "demand issue," when there's no evidence of that.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile trading day with buying action into the close. Oil had its best day since June 2012.

  • Miners crash, Glencore at low as copper tumbles Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    Mining stocks sold off sharply on Wednesday, with Glencore falling to an all-time nadir, after copper plunged to a five-and-a half-year low.