Anil Agarwal's attempt to buy £2bn of shares in Anglo American will give him a major say in one of the world's top miners, the FT reports.
China's coal output fell 1.7 percent in the first two months of the year.
Jean-Sebastian Jacques, the CEO of Rio Tinto, speaks with CNBC about the mining industry.
Caspar Rawles of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence says prices for cobalt, which is used in lithium-ion batteries, will remain strong this year.
A strike at the Escondida copper mine in Chile appeared far from ending on Monday as the conflict neared its third week.
Shareholders are pressuring miner Freeport-McMoRan to stand up to the Indonesian government over the U.S. miner's contract.
David Paull, MD of Aspire Mining, says commodity prices are driving the investment propositions for Mongolia.
Analysts say the company's decision to give up its right to replace striking workers at its Escondida mine puts the ball in the union's court.
Ben Clark of TMS Capital addresses the dip in BHP Billiton's share price despite the company having turned the corner.
Rob Brierley of Patersons Securities weighs in on the mining company's results and says its "subdued" outlook.
Daniel Hynes at ANZ explains how steel capacity reduction in China is impacting iron ore prices.
All work has stopped at Freeport-McMoRan's giant copper mine in Indonesia and its workers are planning a demonstration.
Charles Bradford, president of Bradford Research, talks about the reductions in copper supply on the back of strikes at the Escondida mine in Chile.
Gavin Wendt of Minelife says iron ore prices have been surprisingly resilient.
Workers at BHP Billiton's Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, walked off the job on Thursday.
BHP Billiton on Thursday approved its $2.2 billion share of investment for the second phase of the Mad Dog oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico, as expected.
Paul Bartholomew of S&P Global Platts says the rally in commodity prices helped to drive the strong showing from Rio Tinto.
BHP Billiton has begun halting operations at its Escondida copper mine in northern Chile.
Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private Asset Management, says Rio Tinto's cost discipline and higher iron ore prices made for strong results.
David Lennox, resources analyst at Fat Prophets, expects Australian iron ore miner Rio Tinto to report a full-year profit of $4.7-5 billion.