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  • Diamonds seen benefiting from US recovery Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    A recovery in consumer sentiment in the United States presents attractive opportunities for diamond investors, Panmure Gordon mining analyst Alison Turner said on Monday.

  • Anglo American CEO: We're not cutting costs for the market

    Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American, tells CNBC that the company is making reductions because they are needed for longer-term efficiency.

  • Miners reflect the slowing economy: pro Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Miners reflect the slowing global economy: pro

    Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, tells CNBC that the miners are a lagged response to the slowdown in the global economy.

  • Miner Cliffs Natural beats; shares rise Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    A shuttle conveyor transports taconite rock from the crusher to the Hibbing Taconite Co. pellet manufacturing plant, operated by Cliff's Natural Resources Inc., in Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

    Miner Cliffs Natural Resources reported a drop in second-quarter earnings as global iron ore prices slid, but the results topped forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Steel demand should grow: pro Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Steel demand should grow: pro

    Andrew Driscoll, head of resources reasearch at CLSA, discusses the outlook for metals and the impact the "structural shift" currently underway in China will have on prices.

  • BHP Billiton reports record iron ore output Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    BHP said expansion of its iron ore operations in Australia was ahead of schedule, as the miner posted a robust 9 percent rise in ore output to a record annual 187 million tonnes.

  • Big investors bail on gold, send longs to 2002 low Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Gold has fallen out of favor with large speculators, according to data from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

  • Trade of the day: stay cautious on copper prices? Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:39 AM ET
    Trade of the day: stay cautious on copper prices?

    What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.

  • Rio's results are solid: pro Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Rio's results are solid: pro

    Daniel Morgan, global commodities analyst at UBS, comments on Rio Tinto's quarterly results and how the slowdown in China will affect iron ore pricing.

  • What to expect from mining Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    What to expect from mining

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, discusses the mining sector and expects the large companies at the bottom of the cost curve to see some strong profits.

  • Why Rio Tinto should shed aluminium assets Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:38 PM ET
    Why Rio Tinto Needs to Shed Aluminium Assets

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why he has a hold recommendation on global miner Rio Tinto.

  • White Hot Gold Trade Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    White Hot Gold Trade

    It is a great day to be in gold, up 2.5 percent so far. Frank Holmes, U.S Global Investors, shares his moves for the precious metal. "Physical demand has been very robust" says Holmes.

  • Bernanke Bounce: Materials Rally Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Bernanke Bounce: Materials Rally

    The Fast Money traders debate the Fed's positive impact on the metals market.

  • Weak China Data Flags More Bad News for Copper Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Copper has taken a beating in recent months, along with gold and other commodities. Now, analysts warn there is more pain ahead for the red metal.

  • Keep Positioning for U.S. Recovery: Pro Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:44 PM ET
    Keep Positioning for U.S. Recovery: Pro

    Kristy Campbell, Senior Equity Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should continue to invest in Australian companies that are exposed to the U.S. recovery. She says Brambles is one of the best-placed businesses for this.

  • Most Hated Bull Market Ever? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
    Most Hated Bull Market Ever?

    Alan Gayle, Ridgeworth Capital Management; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; CNBC.com's Jeff Cox; and CNBC's Rick Santelli break down the markets after the closing bell.

  • Challenges for the Platinum Industry Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:19 PM ET
    The Challenges For The Platinum Industry

    Greg Johnson, President & CEO of Prophecy Platinum, talks about the rise in platinum prices and the impact of mining labor unrest in South Africa.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With a Beat Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Alcoa Inc. employee works at the company's Mt. Holly production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    Analysts are expecting a dismal second-quarter earnings season but Alcoa, first out of the gate, beat on both earnings and revenue.

  • 'Bond King' Now Sees Bargains in Credit Markets Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach, founder and chief executive officer of Doubleline Capital LP.

    'Bond king' Jeff Gundlach, co-manager of the $39.4 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, says the selling wave that roiled credit markets has come to an end.

  • Gold Has Much Further to Drop: Roubini's Clark Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Gold Has Much Further to Drop: Roubini's Clark

    Gary Clark, commodities analyst at Roubini Global Economics, tells CNBC that weak global growth is continuing to weigh on metals.