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  • Rio Tinto vs Mongolia: Who Has the Upper Hand in Mine Dispute?

    Jay Richards, Investment Manager, GTL Capital Management says the Mongolian government is in a better position than Rio Tinto in terms of pressuring the company to come to terms with payments on the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine.

  • Down the Shaft: Molycorp Tumbles After Delaying Results Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:49 AM ET
    The open pit mine at Molycorp's rare earths mining and processing facility stands in Mountain Pass, California, U.S.

    Molycorp is delaying its quarterly results and annual report as it has yet to determine the size of a goodwill impairment charge it will have to book in the fourth quarter, it said on Thursday.

  • Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:50 PM ET
    Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro

    Brian Han, Senior Research Analyst at Fat Prophets tells CNBC that the Australian property sector is a little to expensive to be investing in right now.

  • Bumi CEO: Vote Is a Mandate to Get On With Things Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:15 AM ET
    Bumi CEO: Vote Is a Mandate to Get On With Things

    Nick von Schirnding, CEO of Bumi, tells CNBC the shareholder vote is a mandate to get on with things and execute a new strategy for Bumi.

  • Fast Money Web Extra: Bullish Activity In Miners Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • New BHP CEO to Expand Oil Business: Pro Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    New BHP CEO to Expand Oil Business: Pro

    John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, welcomes the new BHP CEO's focus on expanding the oil business which differentiates the company from other miners.

  • BHP CEOs: What Lies Ahead Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
    BHP CEOs: What Lies Ahead

    Marius Kloppers, outgoing CEO at BHP Billiton discusses the global miner's 43 percent profit slump while incoming CEO Andrew Mackenzie describes BHP's future strategy.

  • Commodity Prices to Stay Range Bound Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Commodity Prices to Stay Range Bound

    Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management says miners' profitability will come under pressure.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: BHP Billiton Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:10 PM ET
    Stock in 60 Seconds: BHP Billiton

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60 Seconds' segment and looks at shares of BHP Billiton to observe the impact of CEO Marius Klopper's resignation.

  • Kloppers: BHP's Strategy Won't Change Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    BHP's Strategy Will Not Change: Marius Kloppers

    Marius Kloppers, outgoing CEO of BHP Billiton reassures shareholders at a Sydney press conference that the world's biggest miner won't change tack after shocking investors by announcing Kloppers' retirement in May.

  • BHP Billiton Names New CEO as Profit Slumps Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 6:03 PM ET

    Global miner BHP Billiton appointed the head of its non-ferrous business as its new chief executive on Wednesday to replace Marius Kloppers.

  • South Africa Labor Unrest Pushing Up Costs Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Labor Unrest in South Africa Pushing up Costs

    Nick Trevethan, Senior Commodities Strategist at ANZ Research says the recent labor unrest in South Africa will push prices higher on mining services. He predicts gold could reach the 1,890 level.

  • Masked Raiders Damage Greek Gold Mining Site Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 5:40 AM ET
    Workers of the Hellenic Gold company walk in a lot among burned-out cars in the forest of Skouries. Dozens of hooded men firebombed the premises, injuring a guard and damaging containers, cars and trucks.

    About 40 masked attackers raided a disputed gold-mining project in northern Greece early on Sunday, setting fire to machinery and lightly injuring four security guards, police said.

  • Mining & Metals M&A is Back: E&Y Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Mining M&A is Back: E&Y

    Lee Downham, mining and metals transactions at Ernst & Young, says deal activity in mining & metals is set to recover in 2013, financed by private equity.

  • Strong Aussie Affecting Economy: Wayne Swan Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 5:50 PM ET
    Strong Aussie Affecting Economy: Wayne Swan

    Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan dismissed talk of a 'currency war' at the G-20 meetings and tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick how the strong Aussie dollar is affecting the local economy.

  • Global miner Anglo American posted a sharp drop in 2012 earnings, hit by tumbling earnings from all core units and writedowns to the value of its troubled platinum assets and the flagship Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil.

  • Why You Should Buy Rio Tinto at $64 a Share Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Why You Should Buy Rio Tinto at $64: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin discusses if Rio Tinto's cost-cuts are achievable. He explains why $64 and below is a good buying point for Rio's stock.

  • Rio Tinto to Aggressively Reduce Costs: CEO Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Rio Tinto to Aggressively Reduce Costs: CEO

    Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, tells CNBC that the company plans to embark on aggressive cost cutting measures, aiming to reduce its total costs by $5 billion by the end of 2014

  • How We Recovered From China Slump: Leighton CEO Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Hamish Tyrwhitt, managing director and chief executive officer of Leighton Holdings

    Leighton Holdings has attributed its return to growth on a re-focus on different Asian growth regions, after the China slowdown hit Australia's largest construction company hard last year.

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    Is the bullish price action in platinum a sign of growth or simply a shortage of a rare metal?