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  • 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
    Copper coil

    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.

  • Gold Steady Around $1,750 Per Ounce Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Gold Steady Around $1,750 Per Ounce

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gold is taking a breather after Friday's rally.

  • Short Japan Over Its Business Culture: Ex-Olympus CEO

    Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.

  • 'Glenstrata' May Rival BHP as World's Top Miner in 5 Years: CEF

    Glencore International's $31 billion takeover of Xstrata — approved by shareholders Tuesday — will create a merged company that may rival BHP Billiton as the world's top miner in five years' time, according to resources-focused private equity investor CEF Holdings.

  • Gold on 11-Year Winning Streak: Pro Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
    Ilczyszyn: Key Levels to Watch on Gold

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader, talks turkey about a seasonal gold trade that is on a winning streak.

  • China's Growth Composition is Changing: Pro Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET
    China's Growth Composition has Changed

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst, Intelligent Investor says that investment as a part of China's GDP growth has shrunk, which will negatively impact commodity markets.

  • BHP Begins Hunt For New Chief Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    BHP Begins Hunt For New Chief

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further shake-up in the leadership of the global mining industry following a five-year period of stability. The FT reports.

  • Time to Buy Silver? Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at whether silver can be bought at current levels.

  • Could Copper Show the Way to Recovery? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Could Copper Show the Way to Recovery?

    "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for this industrial metal.

  • Opt for Treasurys and Gold as Stimulus Boost Wanes: Report Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ilczyszyn: Key Levels to Watch on Gold

    Investors should opt for U.S. Treasurys and gold because the boost to risky assets from central bank stimulus measures may already be over, according to a report by macroeconomic research firm Capital Economics.

  • Can Asian Demand Help Gold Break 'Formidable' $1,800 Barrier?

    Physical demand for gold from Asian consumers may be showing some modest signs of stabilization but the buying interest so common at this time of year during religious festivals and the wedding season still won't be strong enough to lift prices above $1,800 an ounce, strategists said.

  • Oil Companies to ‘Bounce Back’ After Sandy: BP CEO Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Oil Companies to ‘Bounce Back’ After Sandy: BP CEO

    ‘Superstorm’ Sandy is set to inflict a negative hit on demand for crude oil as U.S. East Coast refineries come to a standstill, but BP’s Chief Executive Bob Dudley has told CNBC that oil firms are set to bounce back quickly.