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  • BHP in Talks with Canada’s Harry Winston Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:39 PM ET

    BHP Billiton is in protracted talks with Harry Winston, the Canadian mining and retail group, about a sale of its diamond business but could yet opt to keep the unit as discussions drag on with the sole remaining bidder. The FT reports.

  • Gold Closing for the Day     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Gold sellers emerge at month's end, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Mideast Tensions in Focus     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Markets Bullish on Copper     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector at Barclays says that markets are bullish on copper and that it is a good thing that BHP Billiton can produce more of it.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Bernanke's Message     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers his second day of testimony on Capitol Hill.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at the factors behind oil's recent rally and how the surge will impact prices at the pump.

  • Global Miners Stage ‘Retreat to the Core’ Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Global mining groups, such as BHP Billiton, Vale and Anglo American, are pruning their expansive portfolios, as calls from shareholders for greater focus and spending discipline prompt them to shed non-core assets.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson on oil price action in the day ahead, with an outlook on EU sanctions against Iran and tomorrow's meeting with Western countries about its nuclear program.

  • Gold Eases After ISM Data     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    Ira Epstein, The Linn Group, discusses the precious metal heading back into positive territory after a weak reading on manufacturing data this morning.

  • Australia’s 1-Ton Gold 'Roo' Coin Enters Record Books Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:55 AM ET
    Staff of Perth Mint celebrating after their one-ton 2012 gold coin featuring a bounding red Kangaroo won the title of the world's largest by the Guinness World Records.

    Gold coins sales at The Perth Mint may have fallen in the past three months as investors remain wary amid continued market volatility but staff at Australia's oldest producer of precious metal coins have reason to be upbeat: their one-ton 2012 gold coin featuring a bounding red Kangaroo just won the title of the world's largest by the Guinness World Records.

  • Is Gold on the Edge of a Violent Downturn? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    Global demand for gold fell five percent in the first quarter to 1,097.6 tones, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a decline in jewelry and central bank buying.

  • A look at how to hedge investments with the precious metal and discussing whether gold is on the verge of a major comeback, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO.

  • Why Dr. Copper Is Wrong About China’s Economy Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 5:03 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    China’s copper imports surged in May, rising 65 percent over the previous year and fueling hopes of a pickup in growth for the world’s second-largest economy. But experts say that country’s appetite for the industrial metal is “opportunistic” and doesn’t reflect economic fundamentals.

  • What Are the Best Trades Ahead of Fed's QE3? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:26 AM ET
    Gold

    Oil and gold will make the best trades ahead of a potential fresh round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, Joe Clark, Founder and CIO of Financial Enhancement Group, told CNBC.

  • Sell Into Current Commodity Rally     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Philip Silverman, Managing Partner, Kingsview Management recommends selling into the current rally in commodities as global growth is set to slow.

  • Bulls Want to Coin Money in Gold Miners Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:40 AM ET
    Gold

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners Index exchange-traded fund drew some bullish option activity yesterday as traders focus increasingly on precious metals.

  • Copper Will Stay Above $8,000 This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 4:19 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    The price of copper will stay above $8,000 this year despite a slowdown in China, the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, according to Kemal Bagci, director at RBS Markets.

  • Gold

    Global demand for gold fell five percent in the first quarter to 1,097.6 tones, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a decline in jewelry and central bank buying.

  • Using Copper Over Gold 'Game Changer' for Chipmakers Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    With gold prices surging in recent years, the semiconductor industry has been increasingly replacing the precious metal with the more affordable copper in the wire bonding process, leading to huge savings in the cost of manufacturing a chip.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold's Big 1-Day Gain     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.