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  • BHP Billiton Names New CEO as Profit Slumps Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 6:03 PM ET

    Global miner BHP Billiton appointed the head of its non-ferrous business as its new chief executive on Wednesday to replace Marius Kloppers.

  • South Africa Labor Unrest Pushing Up Costs Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Labor Unrest in South Africa Pushing up Costs

    Nick Trevethan, Senior Commodities Strategist at ANZ Research says the recent labor unrest in South Africa will push prices higher on mining services. He predicts gold could reach the 1,890 level.

  • Masked Raiders Damage Greek Gold Mining Site Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 5:40 AM ET
    Workers of the Hellenic Gold company walk in a lot among burned-out cars in the forest of Skouries. Dozens of hooded men firebombed the premises, injuring a guard and damaging containers, cars and trucks.

    About 40 masked attackers raided a disputed gold-mining project in northern Greece early on Sunday, setting fire to machinery and lightly injuring four security guards, police said.

  • Mining & Metals M&A is Back: E&Y Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Mining M&A is Back: E&Y

    Lee Downham, mining and metals transactions at Ernst & Young, says deal activity in mining & metals is set to recover in 2013, financed by private equity.

  • Strong Aussie Affecting Economy: Wayne Swan Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 5:50 PM ET
    Strong Aussie Affecting Economy: Wayne Swan

    Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan dismissed talk of a 'currency war' at the G-20 meetings and tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick how the strong Aussie dollar is affecting the local economy.

  • Global miner Anglo American posted a sharp drop in 2012 earnings, hit by tumbling earnings from all core units and writedowns to the value of its troubled platinum assets and the flagship Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil.

  • Why You Should Buy Rio Tinto at $64 a Share Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Why You Should Buy Rio Tinto at $64: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin discusses if Rio Tinto's cost-cuts are achievable. He explains why $64 and below is a good buying point for Rio's stock.

  • Rio Tinto to Aggressively Reduce Costs: CEO Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Rio Tinto to Aggressively Reduce Costs: CEO

    Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, tells CNBC that the company plans to embark on aggressive cost cutting measures, aiming to reduce its total costs by $5 billion by the end of 2014

  • How We Recovered From China Slump: Leighton CEO Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Hamish Tyrwhitt, managing director and chief executive officer of Leighton Holdings

    Leighton Holdings has attributed its return to growth on a re-focus on different Asian growth regions, after the China slowdown hit Australia's largest construction company hard last year.

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    Is the bullish price action in platinum a sign of growth or simply a shortage of a rare metal?

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    The price of gold may have stalled in recent weeks with fears that loose monetary policy at the Federal Reserve could come to an end, but one analyst told CNBC that the precious metal is set for a good rally this year regardless of whether inflation occurs or not.

  • Rothschild: I Have No Personal Agenda Whatsoever Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    Rothschild: I Have No Personal Agenda Whatsoever

    Nathaniel Rothschild, founder of NR Investments, tells CNBC that he has no personal agenda whatsoever and his only interest is recovering the money that minority shareholders lost at Bumi.

  • Rothschild Will Destroy Bumi's Value: Chairman Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 3:05 AM ET
    Rothschild Will Destroy Bumi's Value: Chairman

    Samin Tan, chairman of Bumi PLC, tells CNBC that if Nathaniel Rothschild wins the coming EGM there will be years of litigation among various parties that will further destroy the value of Bumi.

  • Australia Floods Cast Pall Over Wesfarmers Outlook Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:55 PM ET
    Coal Mining: Very Risky Business

    Australian mining-to-retail conglomerate Wesfarmers on Wednesday cut its full-year coal sales forecast, citing flooding in Australia and weak demand in Asia that is depressing sales prices.

  • A Mining CEO, a Family Scion, and a Resume Spat Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 5:25 AM ET
    Financier Nat Rothschild

    Nat Rothschild, Co-founder of Bumi stepped up the bitter battle for control of the Indonesia-focused miner, attacking both the board for its inaction and CEO Nick von Schirnding for "embellishing his CV."

  • POSCO Profit Slumps, Warns of 10% Cut in 2013 Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:01 AM ET
    POSCO headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

    POSCO, the world's No.5 steelmaker by output, reported a 51 percent slump in quarterly operating profit as tepid demand and falling prices offset lower raw material costs helped by a firmer local currency.

  • For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.

  • Nedbank CEO: We Haven't Been Affected By Mining Unrest

    Mike Brown, CEO of Nedbank Group one of the largest lenders to South Africa's mining industry, talks to CNBC about the fallout from unrest in South African mines.

  • Greenlight Capital Posted Q4 Loss of 4.9% Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Greenlight Capital Posted Q4 Loss of 4.9%

    David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital had a 2012 return of 7.9 percent, and a loss of 4.9 percent. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, offers insight.

  • Gold Eases as Debt Talks Progress Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Gold Eases as Debt Talks Progress

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the metal markets close for the day, saying the progress in the talks on the U.S. debt limit has reduced gold's appeal as a safe haven.