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  • Fortescue Metals: Aiming for higher production Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:11 PM ET
    Fortescue Metals: Aiming for higher production

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals, says the mining firm is focused on ramping up iron ore output to 155 million tones by the end of March as well as driving costs down.

  • Iron ore price dropping on record volumes: Pro Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    Iron ore price dropping on record volumes: Pro

    Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says the iron ore price is falling due to record production volume which is helping the big miners like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

  • How likely is BHP Billiton's dividend hike? Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:47 AM ET
    How likely is BHP Billiton's dividend hike?

    John Wilson, Private Client Adviser at RBS Morgans, discusses the likelihood of BHP Billiton launching a share buyback in August.

  • Nickel is oversupplied: AngloAmerican CEO Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 3:10 AM ET
    Nickel is oversupplied: AngloAmerican CEO

    Mark Cutifani, CEO of AngloAmerican says that there are ="prudent" opportunities to be had in copper and phosphate but that nickel is oversupplied.

  • Anglo writes down $1.9 billion amid mining turmoil Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 3:00 AM ET
    AngloAmerican makes 'good ground': CEO

    Mark Cutifani, CEO of AngloAmerican, says that while the miner's results are not where he wants them to be, they are "encouraging" and that the group has made "good ground" on its costs.

  • How to trade European steel market 'stabilization' Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    How to trade European steel market 'stabilization'

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says the European steel market is stabilizing and that margins in the mining sector are improving.

  • Rio Tinto CEO: China aiming for resource security Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:36 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.

    Global miner Rio Tinto reported a 45 percent jump in second-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts.

  • See Rio Tinto earnings above consensus: Fat Prophets Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:47 PM ET
    See Rio Tinto earnings above consensus: Fat Prophets

    David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets ,expects the mining giant to post underlying full-year earnings in the range of $9.7 to $9.9 billion.

  • African Barrick had 'watershed year': CEO Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    African Barrick had 'watershed year': CEO

    Brad Gordon, CEO of African Barrick Gold, says 2013 was a "watershed year" for the group and that it now has a "lot more discipline" for capital expenditures.

  • Why mining stocks could gain from EM sell-off Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    A miner in Mutorashanga, Zimbabwe

    The emerging markets sell-off could boost mining companies, analysts said on Tuesday, ahead of earnings from some of the sector's biggest names.

  • Glencore will benefit from copper production cost fall: Pro

    Andrew Dale, division director of global natural resources at Macquarie Securities, says Glencore will be a beneficiary of improving copper production costs ahead.

  • Seeing progress in Mongolia: Erdene Resource Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Seeing progress in Mongolia: Erdene Resource

    Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Canada-based Erdene Resource Development, says Mongolia has been making progress in terms of mining regulations.

  • Metals and mining: The top picks Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    Metals and mining: The top picks

    Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses the companies to watch in the metals and mining space.

  • Miners' earnings: What to expect Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Miners' earnings: What to expect

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata's earnings.

  • Is there any relief for copper? Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    Is there any relief for copper?

    Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains why he thinks the base metal will see declines until the middle of the year.

  • Twenty 'mining' companies targeted by SEC Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    SEC Security and Exchange Commission

    The SEC is filing stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies.

  • US shale oil drillers push for lift on export ban Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.

  • India is gold's 'weak link': Pro Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    India is gold's 'weak link': Pro

    Rhona O'Connell, head of metals research and forecast at Thomson Reuters GFMS, says that demand from India is weak despite strength from other Asian markets.

  • Cliffs Natural Resources' chance to be heroes: Drapkin Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    Cliffs Natural Resources' chance to be heroes: Drapkin

    Discussing the impact of the China slowdown on Cliffs Natural Resources, and the vulnerability in iron ore prices, with Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin. His firm is urging the company to spin off Bloom Lake together with Asia Pacific.

  • Trying to help Cliffs Natural Resources: Drapkin Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Trying to help Cliffs Natural Resources: Drapkin

    Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin explains his call for big changes at Cliffs Natural Resources. "This is not us going after entrenched management," he says.