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Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst, UBS, says the third quarter is traditionally a lull in seasonal production, so major mining companies have a right to be optimistic on the upcoming fourth quarter.
Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, says the fact that his company was able to deliver quality earnings despite a difficult economic environment fuels his optimism for the quarter to come.
Andrew Dale, head of resources research, Asia, Macquarie says there hasn't been a big cut back in investments by global mining companies despite slowing growth.
Mark Taylor, Senior Resources Analyst, Morningstar says the market has been discounting Rio Tinto's price, and explains why the stock now offers good value.
Simon Burge, CIO at ATI Asset Management, focuses on Rio Tinto ahead of its earnings report and says the company still looks promising despite its recent headwinds.
David Lennox, Resources Analyst, Fat Prophets expects Rio Tinto's first half earnings to come in around $4.5 - $5 billion on the back of lower commodity prices.
A trade on an Australian mining company and China's latest economic data, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.
Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays Capital believes the mining giant's cash flow over the next 3 years will be $20 billion so capital expenditure must be well budgeted.
Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management says shares of resouce companies may be better valued if commodity prices slip in the face of slowing Chinese growth.
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.
Just because the U.S. economic data have weakened a bit since the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting on June 20, does it automatically mean that the Fed will act now?
Hayden Bairstow, Head of Australian Resources Research, CLSA expects Rio Tinto to turn in strong iron ore production numbers, but he says it is key to watch the forward commentary that will be released alongside earnings in August.
At first blush it’s easy to write off Microsoft’s $6.2 billion goodwill impairment charge, announced after the market’s close Monday, as an asterisk to its history that will have little significance to the company and its investors.
Stephen Hogan, Senior Private Client Advisor, Novus Capital says after some short term weakness, the ASX 200 is preparing for a period of significant growth once it finds its low this year.
Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management, Fat Prophets says gold stocks are oversold, and even though gold will be heading higher, he won't be chasing it.
The massive financing needs of China's two biggest trading partners — the U.S. and Europe — could leave Beijing spoiled for choice as it plans to spend $560 billion in foreign investments over the next five years.
Chinese consumers of thermal coal and iron ore are asking traders to defer cargos and – in some cases – defaulting on their contracts, in the clearest sign yet of the impact of the country’s economic slowdown on the global raw materials markets. The FT reports.
China's rising copper inventories and slowing economic growth is casting a pall over the usually bullish mood at Cesco week in Santiago, the largest annual gathering of the world’s copper miners, traders, consumers and investors. The FT reports.
Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.
John Corr, CIO, Aurora Funds Management discusses why Australian mining plays are safer for long-term investors than banks and urges short-term caution for Telstra shares.