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  • Thousands of striking mine workers in Rustenburg, South Africa, in 2012.

    The threat of a year of industrial action at South Africa's platinum mines will not affect the market for the metal, an HSBC analyst said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas vortex pop

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas futures were up following last week's record-low temperatures.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude futures up

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude futures were up today as the EIA showed a bigger than expected drawdown in inventories.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas on fire

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Retail & business inventories

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy inventory numbers are coming, and while things look bearish for oil, they should be bullish for nat gas.

  • An excavator operates on a stockpile of rock ore at the PT Aneka Tambang gold mine in Pongkor, West Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

    Indonesia banned all mineral ore exports, as expected, on Sunday, but will likely allow some U.S. mining giants to continue shipments.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas plummets

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. It's still cold, but a warming trend is headed our way, so nat gas plummeted today. An increase in fuel supplies in the U.S. and Europe put downward pressure on oil.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Big gas supply increase

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil tumbled today after gas supplies rose by more than expected. Natural gas was helped by the frigid temperatures, but that's supposed to change in the next few weeks.

  • EM buying not enough to boost gold: Pro

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the macroeconomic concerns that caused investors to pour money into gold are no longer there and emerging market demand alone will not boost the price of the precious metal.

  • Gold will be on the up despite stronger dollar: Pro

    Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, says that gold could see a long-term rise after its recent rout, despite a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas demand ticks up

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold hammered early

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold got hammered early this morning, in a matter of minutes. Oil was largely unchanged on the day, and if an agreement is reached over Iran's nuclear program, it could fall to $80/barrel, she reports.

  • Could 2014 be the year for gold bugs?

    Andrew Su, CEO of Compass Global Markets says he sees a lot of bullish factors ahead for gold this year.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas pops ahead of storms

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Energy under pressure

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude seems to be setting up into a bearish pattern. And it was a down day for gold, ending its worst year in more than 30 years.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas, copper up

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas continues to climb in the face of a cold winter. Oil was down on the day and gold managed to close above $1,200/ounce.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Inventories delayed

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Decline in nat gas

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.