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  • Is Indonesia Losing Its Edge With Investors? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    In recent years Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, has emerged as a darling of foreign investors, but that privileged status may be under threat as its economy shows signs of weakness amid policy changes that are being viewed as protectionist.

  • Oil Stocks the 'Place to Be' as Mid-East Strife Escalates Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    Oil prices staged a rally on Wednesday partly due to the escalating turmoil in the Middle East, and analysts who expect the strife to worsen are recommending oil stocks as “a great place to be.”

  • Why Death of Commodities Is ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Prices of commodities such as copper and gold have slumped more than 15 percent this year as investors shun risk assets and demand fell amid a moribund global economy but a demise of the mining industry is “greatly exaggerated,” according to HSBC.

  • Why Further Easing May Not Save Commodities Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Commodities bulls betting on further easing from major central banks to revive sagging prices may be setting themselves up for disappointment.

  • China’s GDP grew at its slowest pace in three years in the second quarter, but other less-cited indicators are already signaling that the world’s second-largest economy may be starting to turn around.

  • Mining Stocks Primed for a Comeback as Prices Recover Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:55 PM ET

    Shares of mining giants may have slumped this year on falling demand from China and as investors shun assets but they may be due for a bounce. 

  • The Coal Trade: Up In Smoke?     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    U.S. demand for coal is at a 24-year low, and inventories are continuing to build as the global economy slows. Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company chairman/CEO, discusses whether investors should expect more trouble ahead for the commodity.

  • No Bottom in Sight for China Coal Prices: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    A bag of coals picked out from gangue stockpiles at a coal-chosen factory in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.

  • Double Trouble in Washington for King Coal Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Coal fired power station

    Having suffered one blow from the Senate this week, King Coal faces another one from the EPA next week.

  • International Air Travel Soaring     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines CEO, discusses the expansion of international travel, and why his company is looking beyond the U.S. borders for big profits, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • US Economy Improving, CSX Shipments Up: CEO Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    CSX Railroad

    CSX chief Michael Ward told CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday that having "a very diversified portfolio of shipments" overcame a 14 percent decline in coal shipments in the first quarter.

  • SouthGobi Resources may be about to lose one ‘big brother’ but stands to gain an even larger one with greater clout, if a proposed deal by Chalco to buy Ivanhoe Mining’s controlling stake in the Mongolian-focused coal producer is completed.

  • A coal miner works on coal seams in an open pit coal mine on August 19, 2006 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    India, the world's third largest importer of thermal coal, is expected to start rebuilding inventories in the second quarter of 2012, which could boost shares of thermal coal companies in Southeast Asia, says Macquarie Securities.

  • Markets Drop, Coal Stocks Plunge     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders, along with Paul Forward, Stifel Nicolaus, take a look at the market's decline and what's going on with coal producers, which opened at new, multi-year lows.

  • Joy Global CEO on Earnings Miss     Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Michael Sutherlin, Joy Global president & CEO, discusses his stock's hard landing on yesterday's earnings miss, and its future growth prospects in emerging markets, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer Puts CONSOL Energy on the 'Sell Block'     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why selling CONSOL Energy is one of the easiest calls he's ever made. Coal and natural gas are in the doghouse, and when investors understand the weakness in commodities, they'll understand why this stock can't be owned.

  • Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.

  • Pay to Wait Powerhouse: AEP     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Discussing the EPA's new regulations on coal plants and the company's juicy 4.6% yield, with Nick Akins, American Electric Power CEO, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Average UK Household Faces Fuel Poverty by 2015 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    The average UK household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path, the FT reports.