LONDON, Feb 11- Buying by central banks as well as Chinese investors seeking protection from a weakening currency helped lift demand for gold in the final quarter of last year and the trend looks set to continue, the World Gold Council said on Thursday. China remained the world's biggest consumer of gold last year, ahead of India, with economic headwinds...» Read More
Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst, MineLife, analyses the factors that helped Rio Tinto accomplish a record fourth-quarter iron ore output.
George Jones, Chairman of Sundance Resources, explains the reaction the firm has received after issuing tenders for its $5 billion Mbalam-Nabeba project in Africa.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resource Analyst at BBY, describes the outlook ahead for nickel and copper after Indonesia implemented a long-planned ban on mineral ore exports.
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Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merk Investments, describes his reasons for liking the precious metal despite 2013's steep losses.
David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, outlines the factors that will support bullion prices this year.
Scott Nations, CIO and President of Nations Shares, explains why he thinks gold is one of the most vulnerable asset classes and will get crushed next year.
Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities, says he expects commodity markets to override the current economic and fiscal developments in the U.S.
David McAlvany, CEO of the McAlvany Financial Group, says gold may recover soon with $1,200 being the lows put in this year.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should be careful before jumping into the stock, despite a 30% fall over the past two days.
CNBC's latest market sentiment survey showed 53 percent of respondents expect bullion prices to gain this week.
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CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes a look inside the world's biggest seaborne freight terminal, Port Hedland.
Ari Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Center, describes the global increase in demand he sees and why Belgium is the global hub for diamonds.
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Sandy Chim, CEO of Century Iron Mines, discusses the effect of China's urbanization on the steel industry.
Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, explains how a combination of high capital expenditure and cost-cutting helped the firm to push through last year's drop in iron ore prices.