We hear a lot about how essential coal and other mineral exports are for Australia. Is it true? Only for a relatively small section of the population.
The magnetic group of rare earths, used in the production of powerful magnets, will be a driver for the market into the future.
Australia needs to move beyond mining graphite and invest in processes that convert it into synthetic diamonds and use it to create carbon fibres.
Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.
If Australia investments in technology to recycle and lease lithium, it could capitalise on its increasing use in batteries.
Even if the price of iron ore remains low, Australia is still well placed to benefit from this resource in the future.
Cheap gas is traditionally a boost for the U.S. economy but this time the economy could be badly hurt because of the domestic drilling boom and financial bets made by the oil & gas industry.
The decline in commodity prices means African countries must work that much harder to encourage both local and foreign smaller and junior mining companies.
While oil prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not.
There could be trouble ahead.
The best answer for dealing with a volatile market is to do nothing.
With the economic dashboard flashing red, here's the route to safety.
Oil exporters have had a tough year ... but there is hope for economic reform via the Islamic bond market.
Anglo American has announced it will cut 85,000 jobs worldwide, as profits slump and mining communities bear the brunt of the commodities crunch.
The fall in commodity prices has hit the DRC hard. This is a lesson to resources-dependent countries in Africa that they need to diversify their economies.
The love affair with gold as a financial instrument can be traced back for centuries.
Through the years, the iconic lawn dweller has migrated across a range of tastes.
As we head into the federal budget tonight, all eyes will be on how the Coalition government might tackle some challenging economic data affecting Australia's economy.
As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?
Had the mining industry engaged differently on the proposed mining super profits tax, it would be in a better position today.