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  • WA mining minister: 'We welcome all investments'

    Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, says he welcomes all foreign investments in Western Australia. He also explains why the government doesn't support an iron ore inquiry.

  • Chinese cash a good thing for Fortescue Metals?

    David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, explains why the Australian government may be in favor of Chinese companies lifting their stakes in Fortescue Metals.

  • We want level playing field with China: US Steel CEO

    Mario Longhi, CEO of United States Steel, says China is "dumping" steel due to over-production.

  • Iron ore inquiry a 'waste of taxpayer money': Pro

    Tim Schroeders, fund manager at Pengana Capital, explains why he agrees with the Australian government's decision to walk away from an inquiry into the country's iron ore sector.

  • Mongolia and Rio Tinto have reached an agreement paving the way for work to resume on a stalled $5 billion underground copper mine.

  • Tracking the plunge in iron ore prices

    Negative sentiment remains in the iron ore markets due to expectations of more supply coming, says Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director, Asia Metals at Platts.

  • As BHP Billiton's spin-off begins trading, investors are eyeing the battered mining sector for longer-term opportunities.

  • BHP Billiton's spin-off South32 debuted near the bottom of expectations as investors awarded only a small premium to the new listing.

  • Here's why South32 is a potential buy

    Gaurav Sodhi, resources analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why shares of South32 look interesting at current prices.

  • Should you be buying BHP's spinoff South32?

    Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says investors may be "rewarded quite nicely" with South32, which is a diverse company that has a well-structured balance sheet.

  • How will BHP's South32 fare in market debut?

    Mark Taylor, senior resources analyst at Morningstar, expects a positive open for BHP Billiton's new entity South32 when it makes its market debut in Australia on Monday.

  • Australia's Shadow Treasurer: 'Budget is a failure'

    The federal budget failed to meet the government's target of bringing down the budget deficit and lacks a long-term plan for jobs growth, says Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer of Australia.

  • Was that an 'election budget' from Canberra?

    Peter Chen, lecturer in Politics & Public Policy at Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, explains why Australia's 2015 budget is a "political budget."

  • A summary of Australia's 2015 budget

    Australia unveiled its federal budget late Tuesday, delivering tax breaks for small businesses while pledging to return to surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.

  • It's been a tough year for mining stocks, but here's why the bottom could finally be in.

  • Will Australia get a 'dull budget'?

    Innes Willox, CEO of AI Group, outlines his expectations for the federal budget due Tuesday, such as "modest stimulus" for the business community.

  • Baird calls mining bottom

    Baird says it's time to buy Caterpillar and Joy Global. Is that really wise? Erin Gibbs of S&P Capital IQ and Todd Gordon of discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • Why BHP Billiton's spin-off move makes sense

    Juerg Kiener, managing director & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital Singapore, says BHP Billiton's decision to spin off its smaller assets like lead, zinc and aluminum creates opportunities.

  • BHP shareholders back South32: What happens now

    Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, outlines the strategy for the new entity, which consists of "normal but high quality mining assets."

  • Newly formed mining and metals group South32 is open to acquisitions once it breaks from BHP Billiton, its CEO-elect Graham Kerr said on Wednesday.