*China official factory PMI 49.7 in August, vs 50.0 in July. *Morgan Stanley sees copper market near flat on supply outages. MELBOURNE, Sept 1- London copper held its ground on Tuesday in the face of slowing factory activity in the world's top copper user, cushioned by a softer dollar, while nickel resumed its slide on supply concerns.» Read More
Gold has been having a rough ride lately. Here's what one technical analyst sees next.
Global mining groups, such as BHP Billiton, Vale and Anglo American, are pruning their expansive portfolios, as calls from shareholders for greater focus and spending discipline prompt them to shed non-core assets.
Jeff Bradley, Globe Specialty Metals CEO, explains how silicon metal is made and the competition his company faces. "We are a very unique company, and we are the lowest cost producer of [silicon metal] in the entire world," says Bradley.
China is releasing a slew of economic data this week, with the potential to move a key currency. The question is how.
Gina Rinehart, reputed to be the world's richest woman, is making headlines again for power struggles with her family and the Australian media.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKex) has defended its purchase price of $2.18 billion for the London Metal Exchange, after some analysts voiced concerns about the amount it was paying.
The Market Vectors Gold Miners Index exchange-traded fund drew some bullish option activity yesterday as traders focus increasingly on precious metals.
According to Australia's BRW magazine, mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s net worth is now $28.5 billion. That tops WalMart heiress Christy Walton’s $26 billion pile.
A wireless conference may be the last place you'd expect to see a precious metals refinery company, but precious metals are prevalent in cellular devices and once stripped down, those metals can be cashed in.
Eric Anderson, Planetary Resources co-founder & CEO, discusses the profitable outlook on mining for water and precious metals in space.
Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.
Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.
Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.
CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.
The "Mad Money" host chastised the media, hedge funds and brokerage firms for always putting such a negative spin on the news.
"The Dow is looking pretty bearish," says Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, adding that FCX recently made a bearish "death cross."
With a bearish outlook on the Chinese economy, this analyst says his strategy is to stay short of the Aussie dollar.
Investors have been spooked in recent weeks by a slowdown in growth in China and the impact that could have on Australia's resources sector. But according to one economist, Australia's commodities sector will continue to do well and could actually benefit from a pick-up in economic growth in Asia in the second half of 2012.
The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 12 percent. Checking on recent emerging market gains, with Ian Hague, Firebird Management co-founder and Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.
More merger and acquisitions are likely in the second quarter and throughout the rest of 2012, one strategist said Monday.