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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. beyondbrics

    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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2013

    London headlines

    * Batista sits on both sides of debt talks * AB InBev pours cold water on profit rise * FinEx extends Russia ETF push * EM...

  30. October 31, 2013

    Barrick Gold moves to pay down $2.6bn debt through share placement

    Barrick Gold has launched plans to raise nearly $3bn through a placing of shares to help pay down debt after announcing...

  31. FT Alphaville

    October 30, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Of Daniel ‘Mr Pink’ ‘Don Corloebone’ Loeb — the Kanye of Wall Street. - Politicians are (not) all...

  32. October 1, 2013

    Newmont looks at Glencore Peru project for copper diversification

    Newmont Mining has joined the ranks of miners interested in Glencore Xstrata’s Peruvian copper mining project, underlining...

  33. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2013

    Chile upholds suspension of $8.5bn Barrick Gold project

    For Barrick Gold, there was a silver lining to the Chilean Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to uphold the suspension of...

  34. September 23, 2013

    African Barrick Gold ‘could be independent in 12 months’

    African Barrick Gold’s new chief executive said the company could be independent within 12 to 18 months if Barrick Gold...

  35. September 22, 2013

    Barrick Gold to cut layer of management

    Barrick Gold is to cut regional managers as the world’s largest gold producer tries to prune costs amid the uncertain...

  36. September 11, 2013

    Fresh turmoil at African Barrick Gold as COO quits

    African Barrick Gold’s chief operating officer has resigned weeks after the arrival of Brad Gordon to lead the struggling...

  37. August 22, 2013

    Barrick Gold sells mines to Gold Fields as part of restructuring

    Barrick Gold has started its promised restructuring by selling a trio of Australian gold mines to industry rival Gold...

  38. August 21, 2013

    African Barrick replaces chief executive amid gold decline

    African Barrick Gold has replaced its chief executive as the gold miner tries to improve its performance amid a sharp fall...

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