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  • Gold Dependent on Market Behavior, Not Demand Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Gold Dependent on Market Behavior, Not Demand

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst, Intelligent Investor says that its hard to put a price on gold as the bullion is dependent on market behavior.

  • Pro: Key Levels to Watch On Gold Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    Gold nuggets

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, breaks down the important levels to watch for gold.

  • South African Government to Curb Labor Unrest: Fin Min Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    South African Government to Curb Labor Unrest: Fin Min

    Pravin Gordham, Finance Minister of South Africa explains why the revised GDP target of 2.7% this year has nothing to do with the recent labor issues. He assures CNBC the government has a plan to resolve the unrest.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Dips, the IMF Gets Gloomy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    Earnings weigh on risk and the IMF issues a euro zone warning — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Audemars Piguet: High Gold Price Impacting Business Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    Audemars Piguet: High Gold Price Impacting Business

    Francois Henry Bennahmias, CEO Ad Interim, Audemars Piguet says that the firm is looking at ways to reduce cost as gold prices keep rising.

  • Base Metals to Pull Back Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    Base Metals to Pull Back

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the QE boost to commodity prices does not reflect demand concerns and that base metals prices could be trading lower by end-December.

  • Metals Retreat as US Dollar Gains Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:29 PM ET
    Metals Retreat as US Dollar Gains

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports silver and copper are among the biggest losers in metals.

  • Striking mine workers demonstrate outside the Anglo American Mine in Rustenburg. South African.

    With tensions once again rising in South Africas mining sector, investment bank Merrill Lynch has cut its weighting to the countrys stock market and mining sector.

  • Commodities Getting a QE Lift Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    Commodities Getting a QE Lift

    Dan Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst, UBS says that stimulus measures are driving the commodities market.

  • Trader Draws 'Battle Line' for Gold at $1,800 Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:56 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.

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, breaks down the important levels to watch for gold.

  • Gold to Hit $2,000 by January: Analysts Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    The price of gold is at an 11 month high and has rallied 14 percent since the start of the year but analysts have told CNBC that it’s set to go even higher tipping the $2,000 per ounce mark.

  • Top Trader: Get in Gold, Buy Stocks Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader, details what he's trading Monday.

  • Where Is the Qatar Wealth Fund Investing? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani said in a CNBC interview he’s worried about what central bank money printing will mean for the value of the two major global currencies.

  • Is the Hot Chilean Peso About to Cool? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 7:15 AM ET
    Chilean Pesos bank note.

    The Chilean peso has been on a tear, but this strategist thinks the central bank may soon put on the brakes.

  • Australia’s Mining Boom Isn’t Over: Expert Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Australia may be gripped by fears its mining boom is ending, but HSBC believes extraction industries will continue to power the Australian economy

  • OECD Casts Doubt on Indonesia’s High Growth Plan Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:31 AM ET

    Indonesia may miss its goal of becoming one of the world’s 10 largest economies by 2025, as it is still far from growing at the 7 to 9 percent annual rate needed to meet the target, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

  • Mining

    The $90 billion merger of Glencore and Xstrata is on shaky ground as the two sides struggle to come to terms over the makeup of the combined management team, the New York Times reports.

  • Which Asian Country Is Minting Millionaires the Fastest? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 2:11 AM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    While China may currently have the highest number of high net worth individuals in Asia another much smaller regional economy, Indonesia, is expected to see the fastest growth in its millionaire population, according to a report by Swiss private bank Julius Baer.

  • Caterpillar

    Although Caterpillar, a construction giant and mining equipment maker, cut its 2015 earnings forecast due to lower capital expenditures by commodity producers, one analyst said there is still a good trade on mining stocks.

  • Glencore Rows Back on $1.4 Billion Kazakh Zinc Deal Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:49 AM ET
    Zinc ingots, used to coat galvanized nails, sit stacked in a warehouse.

    Commodities trader Glencore will buy a smaller stake in Kazakh zinc producer Kazzinc than it had planned in a $1.4 billion deal.