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  1. September 16, 2014

    Petropavlovsk plans rights issue as part of refinancing

    Petropavlovsk has outlined plans for a rights issue as part of a debt refinancing package aimed at satisfying creditor banks...

  2. September 15, 2014

    AngloGold Ashanti abandons plans to break up

    AngloGold Ashanti has abandoned a proposed corporate break-up and rights issue because of an investor backlash only days...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    Guest post: why Venezuela should not default

    By Francisco Rodríguez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch In a provocative article published last week by Project Syndicate...

  4. September 12, 2014

    Fresnillo targets gold with move to buy Newmont share of Penmont

    Fresnillo, the FTSE 100 miner best known as a silver producer, is going deeper into gold by buying Newmont Mining’s stake in...

  5. September 11, 2014

    John Paulson attacks AngloGold spin-off plan

    John Paulson, the hedge fund billionaire behind one of the largest investments in AngloGold Ashanti, has sharply criticised...

  6. September 10, 2014

    AngloGold Ashanti: spin class

    How badly does the City of London need another gold miner? Its stock market is a goldbug UN even with prices, and earnings,...

  7. September 10, 2014

    AngloGold in shake-up after prices fall and growth weakens

    AngloGold Ashanti has joined a wave of restructuring in the mining industry in response to falling prices and weaker growth...

  8. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    How to tackle India's gold glut: recycle it

    Import restrictions and the rival appeal of equities have put a damper on India’s gold market, traditionally the world’s...

  9. September 8, 2014

    India prepares for shining return of gold demand

    Festival season is kicking off in India – a period in which gold sales traditionally spike in the world’s largest consumer...

  10. September 5, 2014

    Banks face first lawsuit over Isdafix rigging claims

    More than a dozen global financial institutions face fresh allegations that they colluded to manipulate a benchmark interest...

  11. September 3, 2014

    India gold smuggling rises on import curbs

    India is suffering a renewed spate of gold smuggling at the start of the annual festive period, which traditionally prompts...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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