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  • Turkish mine explosion: Death toll rises Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Turkish mine explosion: Death toll rises

    The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.

  • Cool commodities? Mining stocks back in vogue Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.

  • ArcelorMittal trims outlook on China, Russia Friday, 9 May 2014 | 1:47 AM ET

    ArcelorMittal trimmed its forecast for global steel consumption on Friday, due to a slowdown in China and a decline in Russia.

  • Stanford Univ. to purge investments in coal firms Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    Stanford University said it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal firms, a move aimed at combating climate change.

  • African copper belt new production frontier: Pro Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    African copper belt new production frontier: Pro

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says the African copper belt is an exciting opportunity for miners, and highlights that Glencore Xstrata is one of the first to movers in this space.

  • Fortescue CEO: We aren't worried about China Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:44 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, on Monday, July 25, 2011

    The use of commodities as collateral in China has sparked a slump in iron ore prices, but Fortescue's CEO says volatility will blow over by year-end.

  • Aluminum in 'good position': Norsk Hydro CEO Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:15 AM ET
    Aluminum in 'good position': Norsk Hydro CEO

    Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says the aluminium sector is in a good position at the moment as demand for the metal outpaces production.

  • France market 'sluggish', US returns to growth: Randstad CEO

    Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, says the French market is still "sluggish" but the U.S. has returned to being a growth market for the company.

  • China is not driving commodities: Pro Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:10 AM ET
    China is not driving commodities: Pro

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says China is not the driver of commodity prices at the moment, as demand slows in the world's second-largest economy.

  • We can operate at low copper prices: Central Asia Metals CEO

    Nick Clarke, CEO of Central Asia Metals, discusses the company's earnings and what effect a low copper price would have on the company.

  • Rio Tinto: Iron ore shipments down Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Rio Tinto: Iron ore shipments down

    Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, discusses mining stocks and the outlook for iron ore, after Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in the metal's shipments.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • Gold to remain supported? Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Gold to remain supported?

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, says gold price will remain supported due to heightened risks and discusses the outlook for platinum and palladium.

  • China starts drilling into 'Roof of the World' Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tibetan Plateau, China.

    China has begun drilling into the Tibetan Plateau to feed its appetite for raw materials, Oilprice.com reports.

  • Why Veolia is diversifying into mining and metals Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    Veolia: Why mining and metals sectors is big for us

    Philippe Capron, CFO of Veolia Environment, says waste water treatment in the mining and metals sector is "promising and lucrative."

  • Alcoa earnings beat, sales narrowly miss estimates Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Aluminum rods displaying the Alcoa logo

    Alcoa reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenue narrowly missed estimates.

  • China benefiting from U.S scrapping Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    China benefiting from U.S scrapping

    David Choe, host of Vice on HBO, provides perspective into the booming business of scrapping in the U.S.

  • How to invest in gold Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    How to invest in gold

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, explains why his outlook for gold remains conservative and discusses gold mining stocks.

  • Can BHP rebound on de-merger news? Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Can BHP rebound on de-merger news?

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says BHP's news that it could de-merger $19billion of non-core assets makes sense but is unlikely to unlock significant value.

  • Fortescue: We are working towards lower costs Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 10:11 PM ET
    Fortescue: We are working towards lower costs

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, discusses the firm's plans to combat volatility in iron ore prices and a slowdown in China's economy.