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  • Junk-Rated ArcelorMittal Raises Surprise $4 Billion Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:49 AM ET
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    Steelmaker ArcelorMittal raised a bigger-than-expected $4 billion in a share and convertible notes offering, it said on Thursday, to fix its debt-laden balance sheet.

  • China's Record Iron Ore Imports Buff Up Recovery Hopes Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:58 AM ET

    China's imports of iron ore roared to a record high in December and for the full year, while crude imports also climbed, boosting hopes that a recovering economy in the world's top commodities consumer will lift its appetite for imports.

  • Cyclone Gathers Strength Off Australia's West Coast Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 9:11 PM ET

    Australia's first cyclone of the storm season is intensifying off the country's northwest and is expected to start affecting coastal areas in mining powerhouse Western Australia state as soon as Friday, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.

  • The Copper Trade With a Golden Track Record Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Futures Now: Dollar's Gain, Gold's Pain

    How many times would you have made money in this copper trade over the past 40 years?

  • Iron Ore Price Has Gone Too Far: Expert Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:40 PM ET
    Iron Ore Price Has Gone Too Far: Expert

    Steve Johnson, CIO, Intelligent Investor says the iron ore price has gone too far, too fast, and that the demand picture out of China doesn't support the spike in prices.

  • Bullish On Base Metals Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:30 AM ET
    Bullish On Base Metals

    Soozhana Choi, Head of Commodities Research, Asia at Deutsche Bank is bullish on base metals on the back of China's growth rate returning to 8% by the second half of this year.

  • Watch Out for Platinum Group Metals Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    PGMS to do Well This Year: Pro

    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.

  • Buying Opportunities in Cyclical Sectors Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Buying Opportunities in Cyclical Sectors

    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.

  • Global Miners Face Rising Risks in South Africa Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Fortescue Metals is Australia’s third largest miner of iron ore with a market cap of $21.2 billion.

    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.

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    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.

  • Australia's Mining Boom Peak Within Sight: NAB Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    12-18 Months to Peak of Australia's Mining Boom: NAB

    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 Sets Two Deals Worth $9 Billion Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 9:05 AM ET
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    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.

  • Hi-Yo Silver! Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    A miner from the Lonmin Platinum mine returns to work after Lonmin resolved a five-week strike by agreeing to pay raises of up to 22 percent, in Marikana, Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    John Smith, Silver Standard Resources CEO, discusses his latest mining project in Mexico, which holds one of the world's largest silver reserves.

  • Still Chasing Yield: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 10:45 PM ET
    Still Chasing Yield: Portfolio Manager

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should still be focused on yield while interest rates are falling in Australia.

  • Australian Fundamentals Still Strong: Swan Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 9:35 PM ET
    Australian Fundamentals Still Strong: Swan

    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.

  • Rio Tinto Boost Is Short-Lived: CEO Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    Rio Tinto Boost Is Short-Lived: CEO

    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.

  • Rio Tinto: Cautiously Optimistic on China Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 12:10 AM ET
    Rio Tinto: Cautiously Optimistic on China

    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.

  • Australia Enters New Phase of Mining Boom: Strategist

    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 Heiress Hero Worships Her Father Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:16 AM ET
    Australian Mining Heiress Hero Worships Her Father

    Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, one of the world's wealthiest people, has displayed a trait rarely revealed publicly among the super-rich: insecurity.