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    1. January 23, 2015

      Gold gains lustre on haven status

      Every January an asset comes into favour, making gains as sentiment flips with the calendar. As was the case a year ago,...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Gold rises to $1,300 on haven demand

      Gold rose past $1,300 a troy ounce Wednesday, its highest level since August, as investors sought havens ahead of expected...

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    1. January 20, 2015

      Gold explorer Gabriel Resources seeks arbitration with Romania

      A gold explorer that has tried for 15 years to build a $2bn mine in Romania is invoking investment protection treaties to...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Gold rally due as central banks add risk

      Carry traders are squeezed, the odd foreign exchange broker goes to the wall, central Europeans who borrowed in Swiss francs...

    3. January 19, 2015

      Gold rises amid expectation of ECB move on QE

      Gold rose to its highest level since August on Tuesday as investors sought safe places to park cash amid concerns about a...

    4. January 19, 2015

      Goldcorp swoops on Probe Mines deal as metal prices hit lows

      Goldcorp has agreed a C$526m ($440m) deal for a Canadian gold explorer in a renewed attempt to secure coveted assets at a...

    5. 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...

    6. January 15, 2015

      Gold bugs welcome Swiss National Bank’s franc action

      Precious metals tend to revel in a bout of intense market uncertainty as traders’ instinctive flight to “safety” response...

    7. January 13, 2015

      Gold at three-month peak on haven buying

      Gold rose to its highest level since October on Tuesday, as nervous investors sought the precious metal as a haven to park...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. December 23, 2014

      Gold: frankincense and myrrh

      Shopping time for the magi. First up, frankincense and myrrh. Both are tree resin products — not so easy to find the day...

    11. December 22, 2014

      Supply is key to commodities’ volatile year

      “Demand hasn’t been bad,” Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, one of the world’s resource companies, told...

    12. 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...

    13. December 9, 2014

      Gold climbs as investors seek safety

      A flight to safety has helped the price of gold reach its highest level in just over a month. Bullion rose $27 to $1,231 a...

    14. December 4, 2014

      Canadian miners go for gold in Northern Ireland

      It does not yet amount to a gold rush, but Northern Ireland may become a significant source of the precious metal as plans...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2014

      Chicago, the last refuge of light touch regulation?

      Friday, November 28th. It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US – possibly the lightest trading session of the year. And...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      An Indian precedent for Switzerland

      Switzerland’s “anyone can initiate a referendum if they’ve got enough signatures” society gets to vote on the “Save our...

    17. November 28, 2014

      India scraps gold import restrictions

      India has scrapped controversial quantitative restrictions on gold imports that have triggered a spike in smuggling and...

    18. November 28, 2014

      Gold dips ahead of Swiss vote

      Gold eased amid thin trading ahead of a Swiss vote on Sunday that will decide whether the country’s central bank should keep...

    19. November 28, 2014

      A golden initiative that could fail to shine for Swiss economy

      ‘Populist Swiss votes signal waning affection for business ’ Financial Times, November 26 Save our Swiss gold! Save our...

    20. 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...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Swiss referendums challenge nation’s business-friendly image

      Few nations have been more sympathetic to business than Switzerland. This is, after all, the country whose citizens in 2012...

    22. November 21, 2014

      Gold: worth its weight?

      A decade ago, when Alan Greenspan was chairman of the mighty Federal Reserve, he was infamous for delivering ambiguous,...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2014

      ECB QE and the prospect of gold purchases

      One of the problems with ECB QE, as we all know, is the lack of a collective eurobond or sovereign-neutral asset to target,...

    24. November 19, 2014

      Support for ‘Save Our Swiss Gold’ initiative falls, poll shows

      The Swiss National Bank appears to be succeeding in its campaign to beat back a populist motion that would force it to keep...

    25. November 19, 2014

      India looks to further crackdown on gold imports

      The Indian government is considering a further crackdown on gold imports as New Delhi tries to control the country’s yawning...

    26. November 14, 2014

      The London fix: making a golden molehill out of a mountain

      Being a gold trader these days must be a bit like going through airport security on your way back from working in a medical...

    27. November 13, 2014

      Anxious gold bugs swarm Switzerland’s central bank

      From rescuing Switzerland’s biggest bank during the financial crisis to stemming a dramatic appreciation of the franc, the...

    28. November 13, 2014

      India regains position as world’s top gold consumer

      India regained its position as the world’s top gold consumer overtaking China in the third quarter as demand for jewellery...

    29. November 12, 2014

      End of gold fix heralds shift for London

      For centuries London’s precious metals markets have operated themselves. Gold has been moved between hidden vaults in the...

    30. November 11, 2014

      Miners priced at near-death experience with gold at a landmark

      When Romans bribed pirates they turned to the only universally agreed measure of value: gold. A similar approach is taken by...

    31. November 10, 2014

      Miners lead FTSE rebound

      Stocks in London gained in early trade on Monday, led by miners, after Friday’s weaker than expected jobs report fuelled a 3...

    32. November 9, 2014

      UBS to settle allegations over precious metals trading

      UBS is to settle allegations of misconduct at its precious metals trading business alongside a planned agreement between UK...

    33. November 7, 2014

      Gold price plunge spells more misery for funds

      Gold investors are searching for glimmers of hope after the metal sank to its lowest price in four years, and compounded a...

    34. November 7, 2014

      Gold miners: pass the aqua regia

      Holy water is harmless – unless you happen to be a vampire. Turn down offers of a sprinkling with royal water though. Aqua...

    35. November 7, 2014

      ICE to run new gold benchmark

      London’s near century-old gold fix will be replaced by an electronic system run by US energy markets operator...

    36. November 6, 2014

      Randgold clears debt as west and central Africa output hits high

      Randgold has declared itself debt free after paying back its revolving credit facility while quarterly production across its...

    37. November 6, 2014

      Gold price bears take charge of bullion

      When the price of gold collapsed in the summer of 2013 Chinese buyers stepped in sensing a bargain, in the process putting...

    38. November 5, 2014

      Gold hits four-year low as dollar rallies

      Gold fell to a new four-year low on Wednesday, sliding as much as 2.1 per cent to $1,143.66 a troy ounce, after heavy...

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