Chinese iron ore futures traded on the Dalian Commodity Exchange surged by 90 percent from their December low to the peak on April 25. They have since slumped by 25 percent after the Beijing authorities and China's exchanges enacted measures to curb speculative buying. The difference becomes even more stark when looking at prices outside of China's domestic... » Read More
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata's earnings.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains why he thinks the base metal will see declines until the middle of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Steel, chief commodities analyst at HSBC, says a strong dollar and bullish equity market are creating headwinds for the gold price.
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.
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.
After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the marginal costs of producing oil are rising faster than in the past.
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.
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.
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.
Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.
Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst, MineLife, analyses the factors that helped Rio Tinto accomplish a record fourth-quarter iron ore output.
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.