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  • Is Rio Tinto becoming a value trap? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    Is Rio Tinto becoming a value trap?

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says Rio Tinto needs to deliver on production growth and on share buyback and highlights it is "highly cash generative".

  • 'Compelling logic' behind Glencore's Rio Tinto bid: Pro Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    'Compelling logic' behind Glencore's Rio Tinto bid: Pro

    Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says there was a "compelling" strategic logic behind Glencore's merger bid for Rio Tinto.

  • Why Glencore wants to acquire Rio Tinto Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why Glencore wants to acquire Rio Tinto

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says there is a "very strong industrial rationale" behind Glencore's potential takeover of Rio Tinto.

  • Rio Tinto rejected Glencore merger bid Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:05 AM ET
    Rio Tinto rejected Glencore merger bid

    Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from rival Glencore in August, the miner said on Tuesday. CNBC's anchors discuss what it means for the sector.

  • Rio Tinto: We rejected Glencore's bid in August Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:23 PM ET
    Conveyor belts transport copper ore at the processing plant of Rio Tinto Group's Northparkes copper and gold underground block cave mine in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

    Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August.

  • Ebola epidemic: Which sectors to watch Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    People wearing protective clothing for the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 28, 2014.

    The Ebola epidemic could have “significant implications” for commodities, Deutsche Bank warned, as deaths top 3,300.

  • Pro's gold bets: FNV & RFLD Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    Pro's gold bets: FNV & RFLD

    Catalysts that are driving gold prices, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO. He likes Royal Gold and Franco-Nevada.

  • BHP freezes pay for chief and top executives Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    BHP Billiton freezes pay for its executives and management team, as the downturn across the mining sector continues. The Financial Times reports.

  • Can Australia survive the iron ore slump? Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    Can Australia survive the slump in iron ore prices?

    Mike Harrowell, Director, Resources Research at BBY, discusses the impact of falling iron ore prices on major miners like BHP Billiton.

  • Iron ore prices sink but big miners ramp up production Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Iron ore prices sink but big miners ramp up production

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, discusses why major producers like Vale are cranking up iron ore output despite the recent slump in prices.

  • Don't get your hopes up on restocking: ANZ Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:39 AM ET
    Don't get your hopes up on restocking: ANZ

    Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ, says concerns revolving China's property sector are holding back restocking efforts of Chinese steel mills.

  • Tracking the slump in iron ore prices Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET
    Tracking the slump in iron ore prices

    Scott Phillips, Advisor at The Motley Fool Australia, says supply issue is the factor causing the greatest impact on iron ore prices.

  • Metals malaise weighs on equity markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    The prices of a range of commodities slid further Monday, dragging down stocks as investors feared more pain ahead for the asset class.

  • Vale CEO: Iron ore prices will rise by year-end Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, tells CNBC's Sri Jegarajah why he isn't worried about the recent slump in iron ore prices. He also explains why he remains upbeat on China.

  • Base metals: A 'beacon in the darkness' Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Base metals: A 'beacon in the darkness'

    Nick Moore, commodities strategist at BlackRock, says investors should be long on copper due to shortages in China.

  • Mining CEOs call for action against Ebola Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    A health officer at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone on Aug. 23, 2014.

    A group of 11 mining CEOs working in West Africa are calling for fewer travel restrictions in the face of the Ebola epidemic.

  • Antofagasta CEO cautions on copper price Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Antofagasta CEO cautions on copper price

    Diego Hernandez, CEO of Antofagasta, says he is "cautious" on the short-term copper price, but optimistic on the longer term prospect.

  • US mining legend behind Indonesian mining deal Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    A miner sprays water in Indonesia.

    As negotiations to resolve a bitter dispute teetered on the brink of collapse, Freeport-McMoRan chairman James "Jim Bob" Moffett flew to Jakarta for last-ditch talks.

  • Iron ore hits two-month low Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Iron ore hits two-month low

    Maurice Mason, mining analyst at Peel Hunt, discusses the outlook for the iron ore market after prices hit a two-month low.

  • Why now's the time to buy iron ore Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Premium iron ore

    Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.