CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis looks ahead to market events that could move oil prices next week.
Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in December fell 4.7 percent from a year earlier, as the slowing economy hits sales and forces price cuts.
Beaten down metals prices may find some support as China's raw-materials dependent sectors begin to show some modest improvement, Goldman Sachs said.
Brazil's government and Samarco Mineracao have moved closer to a deal to settle a $4.8B lawsuit for damages from November's dam disaster.
Jonathan Barratt , CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities, discusses Rio Tinto's production plans and the prospects for iron ore demand in China.
Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director of Asia metals at Platts, says Australia and Brazil cover 84 percent of iron ore exports to China, compared to 74 percent a couple of years ago.
Gold output has peaked in this commodities cycle, according to mining industry leaders and analysts, the Financial Times reports.
Michel Landel, CEO of Sodexo, says the company's oil and gas business has declined by 14 percent, although the business represents just 7 percent of Sodexo's group revenue.
Is copper signaling a warning to the world? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders have a play that targets the red metal.
China's construction slowdown and increased exports of semi-finished aluminum goods have hurt Alcoa, explains Andrew Lane, metals analyst at Morningstar
Charles Bradford, president and metals analyst at Bradford Research, says a potential spin-off of Alcoa's business division is a good call, given that metal prices are out of Alcoa's control.
Philip Van Deusen, director of research at Tigress Financial Partners, discusses news of Alcoa potentially spinning off its automotive and aerospace business.
Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says Chinese demand for commodities has declined while supply has accelerated, impacting shares in mining companies.
Emergency crews were working overnight to free 17 miners trapped in an elevator more than 70 stories below ground in upstate New York, officials said.
The Australian Securities Exchange will hold at 4,920 points, and we won't buy before this level, says Peter Fay, director of research at Invast Australia.
The S&P will drop more than 20 percent in 2016, according to Michael Pento. Here are his other predictions for the year ahead.
Unfortunately for those in the base metals space, it's grim when the primary bull case involves bankruptcy.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Chesapeake Energy, Fairchild Semiconductor, Allergan & more.
Radioactive metal uranium was the top-performing mining commodity in price terms this year and looks set to gain further in 2016.
China's bold Silk Road project runs through Afghanistan, where it could gain control of mineral riches in a nation failed by US and Russia.