Alcoa also said its engineered products and solutions unit cut 600 positions in the first quarter.
A dovish Fed, negative interest rates and a "funky" U.S. presidential election are driving nervous investors to gold, says Rex Shares CEO Greg King.
Nick Clarke, CEO of Central Asia Metals, shares his outlook for the mining sector and the uncertainty around copper prices and oversupply.
Significant overcapacity will remain in China's steel sector even after restructuring, industry executives said. The FT reports.
Chinese exports are a factor in the European steel industry's downturn, according to Alessandro Abate, head of metals & mining at Berenberg.
Arrium has nearly $2.5 billion of debt, which is far too much for a company that size, warns Rob Brierley, head of research at Patersons Securities.
China may be about to shock the global copper market by unleashing some of its stockpiles of the metal, onto the global market.
Australia lifted its 2016 price forecast for iron ore by 11 percent on Friday, though kept it well under current market prices.
U.S. ratings agency Moody’s has warned oil, gas and mining companies are finding it harder to raise short-term liquid funds.
Geoffrey Yu, ultra high net worth investment strategist at UBS, says its too early to call a global rally in mining and commodity stocks.
Arrium on Thursday was placed in voluntary administration after the collapse of a recapitalization plan amid a bleak outlook for commodities.
Annalisa Jeffries from Platts explains that China's construction season was among the factors driving copper prices up in Q1.
Glencore is close to the sale of a large stake in its agriculture business which would help strengthen its balance sheet, the Financial Times reports.
The commodities rebound this year looks suspiciously like a short-covering rally, says Chen Lin, president of Lin Asset Management.
S2 Resources CEO Mark Bennett says economic uncertainty and global volatility have led to gold's increasing attractiveness as an investment.
Many of the country's largest non-financial companies are under stress, according to a new report from local ratings agency India Ratings and Research.
Fitch ratings' Laura Zhai says China miners grew rapidly with short-term debt, which in this poor operating environment increases liquidity and default risks.
U.K. Business Secretary Sajid Javid is to head to India on Tuesday to meet Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry, the Financial Times reports.
Chris Powell from the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee argues that central banks are intervening in gold markets in a bid to keep prices down.
Libra Investment Services founding partner Rob McCreery explains why he’s not reluctant to get involved in mining stocks, despite uncertainty in global markets.