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  • Challenges for the Platinum Industry Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:19 PM ET
    The Challenges For The Platinum Industry

    Greg Johnson, President & CEO of Prophecy Platinum, talks about the rise in platinum prices and the impact of mining labor unrest in South Africa.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With a Beat Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Alcoa Inc. employee works at the company's Mt. Holly production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    Analysts are expecting a dismal second-quarter earnings season but Alcoa, first out of the gate, beat on both earnings and revenue.

  • 'Bond King' Now Sees Bargains in Credit Markets Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach, founder and chief executive officer of Doubleline Capital LP.

    'Bond king' Jeff Gundlach, co-manager of the $39.4 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, says the selling wave that roiled credit markets has come to an end.

  • Gold Has Much Further to Drop: Roubini's Clark Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Gold Has Much Further to Drop: Roubini's Clark

    Gary Clark, commodities analyst at Roubini Global Economics, tells CNBC that weak global growth is continuing to weigh on metals.

  • Commodities Traders Call End of ‘Supercycle’ Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:07 AM ET
    Joy Global mining machinery.

    If anyone was still in doubt about whether the era of ever-rising prices driven by rapid Chinese growth was over, events of the past week have surely dispelled it. The FT reports.

  • $1,000 an Ounce? Gold's Decline Is Feeding on Itself Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold prices, now at a three-year low, could keep falling as investors reshape their views. Forecasts for $1,000 an ounce gold are sounding a lot less far-fetched.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down' Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".

  • Supply Squeeze Ahead for Platinum Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Platinum bars

    A record deficit in platinum supplies is set to push prices higher, as unrest sweeps the South African mining industry and demand is boosted by the auto sector and a new exchange traded fund.

  • A mine worker watches as a haul truck is loaded by a digger with material from the pit at Rio Tinto Group's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.

    Investors have dumped mining shares this year with a drumbeat of bad news weighing on sector, from weak Chinese data to a supply glut in some metals.

  • Emerging Markets Will Drive Gold: Pro Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
     Emerging Markets Will Drive Gold: Pro

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that as emerging markets get more affluent, demand for jewelry and gold increases.

  • Mining Returns to Cyclical Sector: Pro Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Mining Returns to Cyclical Sector: Pro

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, tells CNBC that there's a return to a cyclical sector in metals and mining.

  • What Risks Lie in the Mining Space: Experts Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:17 AM ET
    Risks in the Mining Space

    Mike Elliot, Global and Asia-Pacific Mining & Metals Leader at Ernst & Young says the focus has shifted to productivity in the mining space. Rob Aspin of Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group weighs in.

  • Mongolia: Opportunities Galore Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Mongolia: Opportunities Galore

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Erdene Gold says upcoming elections in Mongolia will bring about political stability paving the way for investments into the economy.

  • Weakness in Rand Is Double-Edged Sword: Mining CEO Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Weakness in Rand Is Double-Edged Sword: Mining CEO

    Sipho Nkosi, CEO of South African miner Exxaro, says the weakness of the rand is a double-edged sword.

  • Retail Investors Still Upbeat on Gold Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Retail investors remained positive on gold in May, despite a sharp fall in demand, said BullionVault, an online trading platform for gold and silver.

  • Gold Rout Prompts Shift to Diamonds Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    An employee holds the 100-Carat perfect diamond at Sotheby's auction house.

    Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.

  • Situation in South Africa 'Really Serious': Pro Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
     Situation in South Africa 'Really Serious': Pro

    Benoit Anne, head of emerging markets at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the intervention of Zuma in South Africa had a really negative impact on markets.

  • Warning: ‘Prepare’ for Commodity Supercycle End Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.

  • Bank of America Slashes Silver Forecast by 25% Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.

  • The Commodities Boom is Not Dead, It is Just Resting: Pro

    Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings says the recent sell-off in commodities is a short term reaction that presents long term buying opportunities. He explains why he sees a resurgence in the commodities boom.