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    1. January 18, 2015

      Zambia elections come at bad time for economy

      On the campaign trail ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, Guy Scott, Zambia’s acting head of state, paid a visit to...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Best Buy blighted by gloomy sales outlook

      Best Buy was punished by investors on Thursday despite reporting strong holiday sales figures, as the electronics retailer...

    1. January 11, 2015

      Gold miners struggle to shine in investors’ eyes

      Gold miners are hoping that the four-year low in the precious metal’s price, recorded in November, marked the end of a...

    2. January 6, 2015

      Handbag discounts hurt Michael Kors

      Sentiment on luxury retailer Michael Kors soured further with the latest blow coming from analysts at Credit Suisse, who...

    3. December 21, 2014

      Talk of rebound in mining deals as valuations sink

      Tumbling commodity prices are aggravating the problems of cash-strapped mining groups and could spur a rebound in dealmaking...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Barrick suspends Zambian output after royalty rise

      Barrick Gold is suspending output in Zambia because of tax regime changes that have put the African country at the centre of...

    5. December 10, 2014

      Investors tapped to fund gold fraud film

      Two of the world’s toughest mining tycoons battle it out with a star geologist, a chancer and a dictator’s children for...

    6. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

      Political uncertainty and factionalism are blighting Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, with both the ruling...

    7. November 27, 2014

      Barrick Gold considers asset sales

      Barrick Gold is open to selling a wide range of assets as the world’s largest gold miner by output tries to cut its debts...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with an...

    9. August 12, 2014

      Intercept surges on liver treatment trial

      Intercept Pharmaceuticals shares surged after the biotech company said results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for...

    10. July 17, 2014

      Barrick Gold: by committee

      Must a company with a market capitalisation of $20bn have a chief executive? Gold miner Barrick Gold does not think so. On...

    11. July 16, 2014

      Barrick Gold ditches chief executive role

      Barrick Gold is removing the post of chief executive in the first big shake-up at the world’s largest gold miner by volume...

    12. July 14, 2014

      Miners hit by precious metals pullback

      A sudden pullback in gold and silver prices after a month’s rally sent precious metal miners lower on Monday. Gains in the...

    13. July 8, 2014

      Gold bulls deeply suspicious of hedging

      To hedge, or not to hedge? Comment by email Sign up here to receive The Commodities Note direct to your email inbox daily...

    14. June 2, 2014

      Gold miners under pressure from price falls

      Gold mining stocks remained under pressure as the precious metal tumbled for a fifth consecutive day, touching its lowest...

    15. May 27, 2014

      Gold miners retreat on precious metals fall

      Gold miners slipped after strong US economic data, including rising durable goods orders and consumer sentiment, sent the...

    16. April 30, 2014

      Barrick Gold first-quarter profits tumble 90%

      First-quarter profit at Barrick Gold shrank 90 per cent, underscoring the tough environment for world’s largest gold...

    17. April 28, 2014

      National Oilwell Varco falls on demand fears

      Shares in National Oilwell Varco, the US oilfield services equipment maker, fell at their steepest pace in more than two...

    18. April 28, 2014

      Gold producing rivals attack each other as merger talks end

      Merger talks between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining have collapsed amid sharp criticism from each of the other’s attitude...

    19. April 24, 2014

      Peter Munk to leave Barrick Gold having seen its highs and lows

      Peter Munk started Barrick Gold with $40m of his own money in 1982, knowing not much about mining. Now 86, and after more...

    20. April 23, 2014

      Newmont / Barrick Gold: lustre

      A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar on top. It is not clear if Mark Twain ever said that. It is also not always...

    21. April 22, 2014

      Barrick Gold chief hails benefits of Newmont merger

      Peter Munk, the founder and chairman of Barrick Gold, has hailed the potential benefits of merging the world’s largest gold...

    22. April 22, 2014

      Goldcorp refuses to increase Osisko Mining offer

      Goldcorp is to walk away from its bid for Osisko Mining after refusing to improve its offer, leaving the way free for a...

    23. April 15, 2014

      Gold miners suffer as bullion price dips

      Gold miners suffered declines as the price of the precious metal sank below its 200-day moving average and began Tuesday on...

    24. April 10, 2014

      Goldcorp sweetens offer for Osisko

      Goldcorp has sweetened its hostile takeover offer for rival Canadian gold producer Osisko Mining, a week after the target...

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      March 3, 2014

      Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

      Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

    26. February 13, 2014

      Trio of gold miners report $16bn in annual losses

      Three of the world’s largest gold miners have unveiled a combined $16bn in annual losses that underscore the urgent change...

    27. January 2, 2014

      Apple slips on Wells Fargo rating cut

      Apple was the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indices on the first day of trading in 2014. Shares of the...

    28. December 29, 2013

      Gold miners braced for cuts in reserves after plunge in prices

      The gold mining sector is braced for asset writedowns and a fall in the amount of reserves in the ground after the...

    29. December 26, 2013

      Mining sector faces fresh pain as Canadian listings drop

      A crisis in confidence in the mining sector, fuelled by a steep decline in metal prices, is set to deepen as the number of...

    30. December 6, 2013

      John Thornton: Mining latecomer lands dream role in Barrick Gold

      John Thornton is a latecomer to mining, but Peter Munk’s chosen heir at the top of Barrick Gold has shown one thing miners...

    31. December 4, 2013

      Thornton to take helm at Barrick Gold as Munk steps down

      John Thornton is to take over the leadership of Barrick Gold and has signalled a desire to seek Chinese backing to expand...

    32. November 14, 2013

      Underwriters of Barrick Gold equity issue left with unsold stock

      Banks underwriting Barrick Gold’s $3bn equity issue have been left with unsold stock in the world’s largest gold miner after...

    33. November 8, 2013

      Peter Munk to step down at Barrick Gold

      Peter Munk is poised to step down as Barrick Gold’s chairman, three decades after the Canadian entrepreneur launched the...

    34. November 7, 2013

      Barrick caps Peter Munk’s career spanning stereos and property

      Peter Munk’s three decades as the driving force at Barrick Gold have been just one lengthy chapter in a career that has seen...

    35. November 7, 2013

      John Thornton’s path from Goldman Sachs to gold mining

      John Thornton’s $12m welcome package to invest in Barrick Gold shares last year was excoriated by some investors but...

    36. November 7, 2013

      Peter Munk’s legacy hangs on solving Barrick Gold’s problems

      Peter Munk’s long business career has brought him into plenty of difficulties as well as triumphs – but the Canadian...

    37. November 3, 2013

      Barrick Gold: hidden treasure

      The Diwali festival this week is supposed to be the time to stock up on gold in India. Yet import restrictions to control...

    38. November 1, 2013

      Barrick shares dip ahead of placement

      A drop in the Barrick Gold share price on Friday threatened to leave banks underwriting a $3bn fundraising sitting on losses...

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