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  • Behind the 41% jump in South32's maiden profit

    Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, says the jump in annual underlying profit is "fit for the year [the company] had" and discusses the mid-sized miner's focus on cost-cuts going forward.

  • The short case for Caterpillar

    Discussing the impact of the commodity supercycle on Caterpillar, with Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates president & founder, who remains short the name.

  • A worker at the Newmont Mining gold quarry mine west of Elko, Nevada.

    These three names really don't care what the overall market is doing.

  • Glencore has posted a 29 percent fall in first-half earnings on sliding metal and oil prices.

  • Miners: More production restraint needed

    Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, gives his reaction to Glencore's earnings.

  • MMG CEO: Focus on costs in tough environment

    Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, says the miner is focused on "squeezing production out of [the] assets" while keeping an eye costs amid the commodity rout.

  • Good time to buy Glencore: Analyst

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst of metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, explains how companies are taking advantage of the mining sector.

  • Expect recovery in diamond, nickel and gold prices: analyst

    Kieron Hodgson, commodity and mining analyst at Panmure Gordon, looks at the long-term trends in the mining sector and explains why it is so difficult to successfully invest in commodity stocks.

  • Where are the opportunities in mining stocks?

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, talks about which mining stocks are attractive to investors and how commodities may be impacted by China's yuan devaluation.

  • Australia's earnings season: Who will be the losers?

    Australian banks and miners will be the losers in this corporate reporting season, says Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool.

  • Is now the time to buy mining stocks?

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, talks about the mining sector as commodity prices continue to fall.

  • Chief executive Sam Walsh called the result "robust" given the tough operating environment the company faced over the period.

  • Fortescue shares leap on reports of Chinese moves

    Gavin Wendt, founding director & senior resource analyst at MineLife, discusses news that China's state-owned companies have approached Fortescue Metals to buy a stake in the latter's infrastructure assets.

  • A worldwide slump in industry lies behind this year’s tumble in precious and base metal prices, a commodities expert has told CNBC.

  • Good assets available for M&A: CEO

    Bill Beament, CEO of Northern Star Resources, says he wouldn't rule out small asset acquisitions.

  • Phoenix Gold: Weak Aussie dollar is a 'great fillip'

    Dale Rogers, executive chairman of Phoenix Gold, says margins among Australia's gold miners remain robust due to decreasing costs on the back of a weaker Australian dollar.

  • Behind the scenes at Australia's biggest mining forum

    As the sun goes down, delegates attending the Diggers and Dealers mining forum flock to the local pubs. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

  • How Western Areas is coping with commodity slump

    Dan Lougher, MD & CEO of Western Areas, says the firm rolled out cost-cutting measures to combat falling commodity prices, while a weaker Aussie dollar is working in the company's favor.

  • Saracen Mineral: Margins expanding despite gold's slide

    Raleigh Finlayson, managing director at Saracen Mineral Holdings, says factors such as a weaker Australian dollar have cushioned the impact of falling gold prices.

  • Heron Resources CEO: Positive on zinc

    Despite the recent decline in the price of zinc, Heron Resources remains positive on the commodity's supply and demand fundamentals, says managing director & CEO Wayne Taylor.