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  1. April 18, 2014

    Bumpy ride in prospect for gold investors

    Gold investors look set for a bumpy ride during the next year because of the “distinct possibility” of prices falling 15 per...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    China in gold collateral financing shock

    This Reuters story about China having up to 1,000 tonnes of gold tied up in financing deals is doing the rounds, courtesy of...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    Promethean wrests Albermarle from administration

    Sir Peter Burt’s private investment vehicle Promethean Investments has come to the rescue of troubled pawnbroker Albermarle...

  2. April 15, 2014

    China concerns spark metals fall

    Base and precious metal prices dropped sharply on Tuesday after disappointing data from China, a stronger US dollar and...

  3. April 15, 2014

    China companies hoard gold for collateral

    Chinese companies may have accumulated up to 1,000 tonnes of gold for use as collateral in financing deals rather than to...

  4. April 14, 2014

    Gold: In search of a new standard

    On the morning of September 12 1919, just 10 months after the end of the first world war, bankers at NM Rothschild & Sons in...

  5. April 9, 2014

    Mauritania looks to rail and water to boost mining sector

    Stretching 704km into the remote desert and guarded in places by the army, Mauritania’s iron ore railway is the backbone of...

  6. April 8, 2014

    Bidders for pawnbroker A&B emerge

    The UK’s largest pawnbroker and a consortium featuring a former Bank of Scotland boss have emerged as two of the potential...

  7. April 1, 2014

    Downward pressure exerted on gold

    When this column looked at gold just two weeks ago, we noted that recent weakness at least had not seen the price break the...

  8. March 27, 2014

    Japan buyers rush to snap up gold as tax rise looms

    A landmark increase in Japan’s sales tax has led to a rush for small gold bars as retail investors pile into the precious...

  9. March 26, 2014

    Gold rediscovers its sparkle as jewellery investors seek safety

    There is nothing like geopolitical uncertainty to send investors scuttling for shelter. This is likely to be one reason why...

  10. March 26, 2014

    Matteo Marzotto reveals his plans to revitalise his country’s gold industry

    The quiet Milan street that is home to Matteo Marzotto, the Italian luxury and fashion tycoon, gives no indication of the...

  11. March 25, 2014

    Iraq in big government gold purchase

    Iraq said it bought 36 tonnes of gold in March – worth about $1.5bn at current prices – in one of the largest open-market...

  12. March 24, 2014

    Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond ends struggle to halt collapse

    Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond admitted defeat in its fight to keep the business going after trying everything from negotiating...

  13. March 24, 2014

    Palladium jumps on Russia concerns

    The price of palladium has hit its highest level in more than 2½ years amid concerns about potential trade sanctions against...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    S Korea opens gold exchange in bid to boost transparency

    South Korea’s stock exchange opened a gold trading platform on Monday with the hope of boosting transparency of gold trades...

  15. March 21, 2014

    S&P 500 slips from record intraday high

    Friday 20:00 GMT. Global equities put in mixed performances at the end of a volatile week that offered a stark reminder of...

  16. March 19, 2014

    Gold performs the Cossack sabre dance

    Sabre-rattling: good for gold. Swords sheathed: not so much. When tensions over the Ukraine crisis seemed (for now?) to hit...

  17. March 17, 2014

    Tide is turning in favour of commodities

    The resources team at Barclays think “the tide may at last be starting to turn for commodity investment flows”. Total...

  18. March 17, 2014

    Gold pricing scrutiny widens

    The global regulatory scrutiny of benchmarks is shifting from interest rates and foreign exchange to commodities. In...

  19. March 14, 2014

    Stocks hit by China and Crimea worries

    Friday 20:10 GMT. World equities were on the back foot at the end of a week dominated by uncertainty about the outlook for...

  20. March 11, 2014

    Hedge fund sues five banks over gold ‘manipulation’

    Barclays, HSBC, Société Générale, Deutsche Bank and Bank of Nova Scotia are being sued by US hedge fund AIS Capital over...

  21. March 11, 2014

    Wall Street slips as China worries linger

    Tuesday 20:00 GMT. Global stocks struggled to regain their upward momentum amid a general lack of fresh buying incentives...

  22. March 10, 2014

    Barrick Gold to sell 10% of African Barrick

    Barrick Gold is to sell down its stake in its UK-listed subsidiary as the world’s largest miner of gold by volume continues...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    Economic hangover damps Ghana's independence day

    Ghana celebrated its 57th anniversary of independence on Thursday, but a hangover from the heady 15 per cent GDP growth...

  24. March 4, 2014

    India’s gold industry to strike in protest over crackdown

    India’s gold industry is planning a one-day strike next week in protest over government efforts to control smuggling, as...

  25. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine tensions lift haven currencies

    Concerns over the developing crisis in Ukraine boosted haven currencies such as the Swiss franc and Japanese yen on Monday,...

  26. February 28, 2014

    Gold claims biggest monthly gain since July

    Gold held firm above $1,320 a troy ounce to register its biggest monthly gain since July as concerns about the US and...

  27. February 28, 2014

    Cranfield on a dean hunt following Horwitz resignation

    Cranfield School of Management in the UK is on the hunt for a new director (dean) following the resignation of Frank Horwitz...

  28. February 24, 2014

    S&P 500 falls short of record close

    Monday 21:15 GMT. A burst of bid and merger activity provided a positive backdrop for US equities although the S&P 500 just...

  29. February 21, 2014

    How to invest in gold

    Much like Marmite, gold often divides opinion. Advocates of the precious metal say it is a way to preserve wealth when...

  30. February 21, 2014

    Wall Street ends week on softer note

    Friday 21:10 GMT. A renewed sense of optimism about the US economy helped keep February’s global equity rally intact,...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    India and gold: no longer top, but still growing

    India’s policy makers clamped down on gold imports last year, repeatedly hiking duties and introducing quantitative...

  32. February 19, 2014

    China jockeys for seat at gold ‘fix’ table

    South Africa’s Standard Bank, which is selling its UK-based markets division to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, has...

  33. FT Alphaville

    February 18, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Time to stop obsessing about central banks: George Magnus outlines why it’s time to get...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 18, 2014

    The FRRP is not enough

    Gold has been rising steadily since the start of the year. Given the US taper, this might seem counterintuitive, especially...

  35. February 18, 2014

    Gold demand falls 15% in 2013

    Global gold demand fell by 15 per cent to a four-year low in 2013 as US investors sharply reduced holdings of the precious...

  36. February 18, 2014

    Wall Street inches toward record highs

    Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Global markets experienced a mixed session as traders absorbed contrasting monetary action in the world’s...

  37. February 14, 2014

    Gold posts highest weekly gain in six months as dollar weakens

    Gold posted its highest weekly gain in six months, rising as much as 4 per cent to $1,320 a troy ounce on Friday, lifted by...

  38. 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...

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