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  1. August 28, 2014

    Gold heads higher on Russia tensions

    Gold rose for a third consecutive day on Thursday as heightened tensions between Ukraine and Russia encouraged purchases of...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Gold drops on rate rise concerns

    Gold was headed for its biggest weekly drop since May on Friday with strong US economic data and rising equity prices...

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  1. August 21, 2014

    Crucial test for gold as QE largesse ends

    After a decade-long rally that took it to a record high of $1,920 an ounce and a two-year period of heightened volatility...

  2. August 15, 2014

    Gold’s grim false dawns

    How’s this for poor taste? “Gold prices have risen following news of the potential shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines...

  3. August 14, 2014

    Iranians back Rouhani’s efforts to tackle legacy of sanctions

    When Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran’s president this time last year, he pledged to pursue detente with the...

  4. August 14, 2014

    Centamin pays first dividend

    Centamin delivered its first dividend to investors in spite of a sharp drop in earnings from its Egyptian gold mine. The...

  5. August 14, 2014

    Gold loses shine as Chinese curb jewellery purchases

    India regained its position as the world’s leading gold buyer in the second quarter as Chinese demand for jewellery, gold...

  6. 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...

  7. August 12, 2014

    Banks wait on sidelines of new silver benchmark

    Build it and they will come. Or that is what participants in London’s $1.6tn-a-year silver market will be hoping. There are...

  8. August 11, 2014

    AngloGold Ashanti restarts 2 mines in South Africa

    AngloGold Ashanti is restarting operations at two South African gold mines that were closed by a nearby earthquake this...

  9. August 8, 2014

    Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

    A combination of sectarian violence in Iraq and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine helped gold break...

  10. August 7, 2014

    Randgold maintains production guidance after Q2 results

    Randgold Resources has maintained full-year production guidance of 1.14m-1.2m ounces across its portfolio of African gold...

  11. August 4, 2014

    Disappointing US jobs data boost gold price

    Precious metal prices were finding support on Monday, as investors continued to refine their outlook for a US rate rise...

  12. July 29, 2014

    Banks aim to have new Gold Fix operational by year-end

    The new gold benchmark that will replace the near century-old London Gold Fix should be operational by the end of the year,...

  13. July 24, 2014

    China gold demand falls by a fifth, but output rises

    China’s gold demand fell by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2014 from a year ago as consumer interest in bullion bars...

  14. July 24, 2014

    Newcrest warns of up to A$2.5bn writedown

    Newcrest Mining expects to write down the value of its assets by up to A$2.5bn (US$2.4bn), less than a year after reporting...

  15. July 22, 2014

    Petropavlovsk optimistic on debt deal

    Petropavlovsk offered hope that it could renegotiate part of its debt following talks with bondholders and banks – a step...

  16. 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...

  17. July 16, 2014

    Time called on the London gold fix

    The near-century old gold fix could soon be history after the four banks that run the global benchmark said they were...

  18. 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...

  19. July 15, 2014

    Miners strike top of FTSE as metals recover

    Fresnillo led the FTSE 100 in morning trade on Tuesday as miners played a prominent role at the top of the main index. The...

  20. July 11, 2014

    CME and Thomson Reuters to set silver benchmark

    Thomson Reuters and exchange operator CME Group have won the race to oversee the new global silver price benchmark when the...

  21. July 10, 2014

    Gold and silver hit three-month highs

    Gold and silver prices rose to three-and-a-half month highs on Thursday as European stock markets fell and the dollar...

  22. July 9, 2014

    Admiral leads London insurers lower

    Car insurance group Admiral was the biggest faller on London’s FTSE 100 in opening trade on Wednesday after it said it...

  23. 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...

  24. July 3, 2014

    Big Russia producer strikes gold hedging deal

    Polyus Gold International, a London-listed miner that is Russia’s top producer of gold, has announced the industry’s biggest...

  25. July 2, 2014

    British MPs urge watchdog to probe price-rigging in gold market

    British MPs have called on the UK’s financial watchdog to investigate allegations of price-rigging in the London gold market...

  26. July 1, 2014

    Gold climbs to three-month high

    Gold rose to a three-month high on Tuesday on the back of increased geopolitical tensions and a weaker dollar while platinum...

  27. June 30, 2014

    Sibanye Gold weighs up move into platinum before end of year

    Sibanye Gold, the biggest producer of South African gold, is pushing ahead with plans to move into the country’s platinum...

  28. June 30, 2014

    Singapore seizes on soaring Asia gold demand

    At an industrial zone in Singapore a worker in heat-resistant clothing pours molten gold into rectangular moulds to create...

  29. June 26, 2014

    China companies fake gold deals for $15bn loans, says auditor

    Chinese companies have used falsified gold transactions to obtain more than Rmb94bn ($15bn) in loans since 2012, according...

  30. June 25, 2014

    Singapore to launch gold contract

    Singapore has unveiled plans for an exchange-traded gold contract, boosting its ambitions to become Southeast Asia’s gold...

  31. June 24, 2014

    Global unrest fails to unsettle vintage year for investors

    It looks like 2014 is turning into a vintage year for investors. There may be a civil war in Iraq, a new military dictator...

  32. June 24, 2014

    Meteorologists shift tone on El Niño

    Will he really arrive? There has been a change in tone over the development of El Niño – “little boy” – from some of the...

  33. June 20, 2014

    Traditional havens less appealing than ever

    As returns on low-risk investments have continued to fall, the role of the wealth manager looking to preserve wealth has...

  34. June 20, 2014

    Gold and silver head for big weekly gains

    Gold and silver made their biggest weekly gains in more than three months after surging through $1,300 and $20 a troy ounce...

  35. June 20, 2014

    Wall Street ends week at record high

    Friday 21:00 BST. US stocks set fresh record highs at the end of a week that saw relief at a lack of hawkishness from the...

  36. June 19, 2014

    German regulator warns Deutsche Bank on commodity trading

    Germany’s financial watchdog has ordered Deutsche Bank to do more to ensure that commodity prices cannot be manipulated by...

  37. June 18, 2014

    Fixteria a chance to excise gold trade’s vestigial organ

    Gold is a noble metal that can prompt base behaviour. Bullion dealers therefore have an interest in showing their market is...

  38. June 18, 2014

    Reform or die: gold price fix under pressure

    The 117-year-old London Silver Fix is nearly dead. Is its younger but more illustrious sister going the same way? That was...

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