*Gold down 2.3 pct for the week. *Palladium posts largest two-day gain since 2008. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 28- Gold rose on Friday as technical indicators and suggestions the U.S. central bank may delay a rate rise provided support, but the metal was still on track to post its biggest weekly drop in five weeks amid dollar strength and strong U.S. economic data.» Read More
The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group has made good progress on its cost curve to be more independent of where metal prices are and discusses risks.
CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."
Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains how its acquisition of the Las Bambas project will help it become a $20 billion company.
Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, explains why the company chose to buy Glencore Xstrata's undeveloped copper deposit Las Bambas for $5.9 billion.
James Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC, discusses how inflation and commodity indices affects the price of oil and the knock on impact on gold.
As a global business, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh AO offers this advice to world leaders for how to spur growth.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.
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.
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 trimmed its forecast for global steel consumption on Friday, due to a slowdown in China and a decline in Russia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Clarke, CEO of Central Asia Metals, discusses the company's earnings and what effect a low copper price would have on the company.
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.