MELBOURNE, Sept 2- London copper steadied on Wednesday in the face of sour sentiment towards base metals after world factory activity slowed in August and the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. Copper hit its weakest in six years at $4,855 a tonne at the beginning of last week. China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and...» Read More
Dominic Schnider, Head of Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management says platinum, palladium and silver will do well this year amid loose monetary policies and a recovery in the global economy.
Nick Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation, Eastspring Investments sees buying opportunities in cyclical sectors like mining stocks since risks from the fiscal cliff have not been priced into risk assets yet.
South African President Jacob Zuma has kicked off five days of discussions over the country's economy, including the possible introduction of a mining tax and greater state intervention in the sector.
Australia's no.3 iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group, is in talks to sell a minority stake in its multi-billion dollar port and rail assets as it looks to cut debt and build new mines in a world of weaker iron ore prices.
BHP agreed to sell its stake in the Browse liquefied natural gas project to Chinese oil and gas producer PetroChina for $1.63 billion, the second partner to leave the project in recent months.
Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, National Australia Bank warns of a multi-speed economy in Australia. He says the country is 12-18 months away from the peak of the building phase of its mining boom.
Freeport-McMoran bought Plains Exploration and McMoran Exploration -- a company in which it already owns a partial stake -- in two deals worth a combined $9 billion.
John Smith, Silver Standard Resources CEO, discusses his latest mining project in Mexico, which holds one of the world's largest silver reserves.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should still be focused on yield while interest rates are falling in Australia.
Wayne Swan, Treasurer of Australia says weaker third quarter growth figures shouldn't be a concern. He says the country's economic fundamentals are still strong, despite market concerns about the slowing mining boom.
Warren Gilman, chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings, explains to CNBC his reaction to Rio Tinto's recent jump in the stock market, saying the price of its shares will most likely come back down shortly.
Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto discusses the impact of China's recovery on commodity prices as well as the company's latest round of cost-cutting measures.
Investment committed to Australian resource projects rose by nearly A$8 billion in the six months to the end of October, while the number of projects declined, in part underscoring rising construction and labor costs in Australia's resources sector amid weakening demand.
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, one of the world's wealthiest people, has displayed a trait rarely revealed publicly among the super-rich: insecurity.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gold is taking a breather after Friday's rally.
Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.
Glencore International's $31 billion takeover of Xstrata — approved by shareholders Tuesday — will create a merged company that may rival BHP Billiton as the world's top miner in five years' time, according to resources-focused private equity investor CEF Holdings.
Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader, talks turkey about a seasonal gold trade that is on a winning streak.
Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst, Intelligent Investor says that investment as a part of China's GDP growth has shrunk, which will negatively impact commodity markets.
BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further shake-up in the leadership of the global mining industry following a five-year period of stability. The FT reports.