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  • Copper price falling is 'no surprise' Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Copper price falling is 'no surprise'

    Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."

  • Heed these red flags for global growth: Ron Insana Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Red flag danger

    The US economy may be chugging along but pay attention to these red flags for global growth, says Ron Insana.

  • Investors go long gold, short copper in oil freefall Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    An employee arranges one-kilogram gold bars for a photograph at a Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. store in Tokyo

    Gold has extended gains to climb to its highest level since last October as copper has fallen further below $6,000, beyond five-year lows.

  • Citing transformation, Alcoa beats on earnings Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:37 PM ET
    Alcoa Inc. employee works at the company's Mt. Holly production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    As it continues to shift its business model, Alcoa delivered fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations.

  • Russian firm proposes $9.4B moon base for mining Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    The moon rises over Moscow. A Russian firm plans to build a lunar base camp.

    Russia's Lin Industrial unveiled plans to build a lunar base for mining the moon's resources. The project would cost about $9.4 billion.

  • Joy Global revenue falls as miners cut output Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Joy Global mining machinery.

    Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.

  • Bearish Chinese bets fuel iron ore rout Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Trucks at an iron ore mine

    A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.

  • RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:31 PM ET
    RBA to stay on hold well into next year: AMP

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, outlines his expectations for the central bank after it left rates on hold at 2.5 percent on Tuesday.

  • Reading BHP's plan for deeper cost cuts Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:53 PM ET
    Reading BHP's plan for deeper cost cuts

    Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst at Mine Life, says the miner's announcement on Monday is a move to reassure markets that it can handle the fall in commodity prices.

  • Why are miners ramping up iron ore output? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:38 PM ET
    Why are miners ramping up iron ore output?

    John Wilson, Stock Broker at Morgans Financial, says persisting demand and false expectations for prices to remain stable are leading big miners to ramp up production.

  • Australian exports to China still face hurdles Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.

  • China protectionism threatens commodity imports Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.

  • Here's why iron ore will stay below $100 a tonne Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    Here's why iron ore will stay below $100 a tonne

    Due to ongoing structural shifts in the sector, iron ore prices are unlikely to recover beyond $100 a tonne, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.

  • We've 'come out strong' after issues: Lonmin CEO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    We've 'come out strong' after issues: Lonmin CEO

    Ben Magara, CEO of Lonmin, says the company has stabilized after facing a host of issues including an industrial strike in which 30 workers were killed after police opened fire in 2012.

  • Australia bears sharpen their claws Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Australia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.

  • 'Cautiously optimistic' on Australia jobs: Pro Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET
    'Cautiously optimistic' on Australia jobs: Pro

    Despite slow progress, Australia's job market is stabilizing and will continue to improve over the next few months, says Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad.

  • BHP Billiton still making good margins: EY Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 AM ET
    BHP Billiton still making good margins: EY

    Mike Elliott, Global Mining & Metals Leader at EY, discusses the miner's decision to increase the capacity of its Western Australian operations despite plummeting iron ore prices.

  • This is Australia's next growth driver Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:50 PM ET
    Skyline of Downtown Perth, Australia.

    Australia's once-booming resources sector is fizzling, but HSBC says a new engine may propel the economy: housing and infrastructure.

  • Why Klesch wants Tata European operations Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Why Klesch wants Tata European operations

    Gary Klesch, founder and chairman of Klesch Group, explains why Klesch wants to acquire Tata's European loss-making operations, saying there is a "big upside opportunity" to this deal.

  • Glencore will return for Rio Tinto bid: Pro Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Glencore will return for Rio Tinto bid: Pro

    John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, says Glencore will come back with another merger bid for Rio Tinto.