MELBOURNE, Oct 7- London copper marked time on Wednesday as the end to a week of holidays in top consumer China neared, while an industry group revised its expectations from a surplus next year to a small deficit, lending support to prices. *U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of...» Read More
Peter Toogood, investment services director at OBSR, Old Broad Street Research, comments on the mining sector and explains why mining stocks should never be seen as long-term secular hold.
Paul Renken, senior geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, questions ArcelorMittal's steel prices outlook, and discusses what it could do to reach its higher profit guidance for 2013.
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, tells CNBC describes the new CEO of BHP as the Alex Ferguson of the mining world based on his Glaswegian background.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson is watching the metals now. Palladium is the worst performing commodity of the day.
Ivan Colhoun, chief economist for Australia at ANZ, describes the Australian central bank's rate cut as an "insurance move" meant to weaken the currency and offset mining sector weakness.
Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."
After years of on-off talks, Glencore's head Ivan Glasenberg gets to complete the $30 billion acquisition of Xstrata on Thursday, the mining industry's biggest takeover yet.
South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.
Doug Oberhelman, Chairman & CEO of Caterpillar, explains why he is still confident despite earnings miss; and weighs in on what's pressuring growth opportunities in mining.
Vladislav Soloviev, deputy CEO of Rusal, says China should do more to help the aluminum industry combat oversupply.
BHP Billiton's new chief executive will take a pay cut as miners struggle with tougher market conditions, and has stripped out a layer of top executives.
Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the way the market deals with Rio Tinto's huge iron ore production expansion is key to the direction of its shares.
Professional trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.
Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that a lot of bargain hunters are going to be tempted by the mining price drop, but it is not the time to buy yet.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, discusses the drop in commodity prices and why metal prices are "plummeting".
Goldman Sachs downgraded its 2013 price target for gold and advised investors to short the precious metal, in a commodities report out on Wednesday.
Peter Toogood, Investment Services Director at Old Broad Street Research, tells CNBC that the industrial sector in the UK was already in decline when Thatcher came to power.
Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.
Gold is collapsing, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. The metal is falling to levels not seen since June of 2012.
Jonathan Eley, personal finance editor at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that long-term investors should be wary of mining stocks due to recent underperformance and the pressure for companies to cut capital expenditures.