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  • Miners' earnings: What to expect

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata's earnings.

  • Is there any relief for copper?

    Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains why he thinks the base metal will see declines until the middle of the year.

  • SEC Security and Exchange Commission

    The SEC is filing stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies.

  • U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.

  • India is gold's 'weak link': Pro

    Rhona O'Connell, head of metals research and forecast at Thomson Reuters GFMS, says that demand from India is weak despite strength from other Asian markets.

  • Cliffs Natural Resources' chance to be heroes: Drapkin

    Discussing the impact of the China slowdown on Cliffs Natural Resources, and the vulnerability in iron ore prices, with Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin. His firm is urging the company to spin off Bloom Lake together with Asia Pacific.

  • Trying to help Cliffs Natural Resources: Drapkin

    Casablanca Capital co-founder Donald Drapkin explains his call for big changes at Cliffs Natural Resources. "This is not us going after entrenched management," he says.

  • Flawless blue diamond found in South Africa

    An internally flawless blue diamond has been discovered at a South African mine. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Adam Bakhtiar discuss.

  • BHP Billiton posted strong rises in its December quarter and said it was well positioned to reward shareholders as productivity increased.

  • The headwinds facing gold

    Jim Steel, chief commodities analyst at HSBC, says a strong dollar and bullish equity market are creating headwinds for the gold price.

  • AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa addresses miners in August, 2013

    The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.

  • South African miners 'exploited for decades': Union

    Joseph Mathunjwa, president of South Africa's AMCU, says the miners' strike will hit platinum producers and possibly gold producers, as workers demand better wages.

  • Diamond mine in Mirny, Russia

    After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.

  • Marginal costs of oil production rising faster than past: Pro

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the marginal costs of producing oil are rising faster than in the past.

  • 'Concerned' about oil price spike higher: Pro

    Kevin Norrish, head of commodities research at Barclays, says OPEC's spare capacity is "not that great" and is concerned about the oil price pushing higher.

  • Time to be bullish on mining?

    Heath Jansen, global head of metals and mining research at Citigroup, explains that the mining sector has gone through the "five stages of grief", and that he is now bullish on the sector.

  • Is Rio Tinto too dependent on iron ore?

    Ephrem Ravi, head of metals and mining sector at Barclays, comments on Rio Tinto's strong production numbers and advises being cautious on the stock due to the group's dependence on iron ore.

  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore Parker Point loading facility reclaimer is seen as part of the mining activities of British-Australian mining and resources company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, at Dampier in Western Australia.

    Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.

  • How did Rio Tinto output exceed expectations?

    Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst, MineLife, analyses the factors that helped Rio Tinto accomplish a record fourth-quarter iron ore output.

  • Sundance: Seeing strong interest for Africa project

    George Jones, Chairman of Sundance Resources, explains the reaction the firm has received after issuing tenders for its $5 billion Mbalam-Nabeba project in Africa.