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    1. July 1, 2015

      Investors turn to bitcoin as haven from Greek woes

      Bitcoin has been boosted by small European investors during the turmoil over Greece, as dealers of digital currencies...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Bank of China joins London gold benchmark

      A Chinese bank will join the group of western banks that help set the price of gold in London, giving the world’s biggest...

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      Business leaders think growth would be stronger with less bureaucracy...
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      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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    1. June 10, 2015

      Dollar setback good news for silver bulls

      The dollar index was back under pressure at mid-session on Wednesday, down to about 94.60 — nearly 6 per cent below the...

    2. June 9, 2015

      AngloGold ‘nails’ debt worries with US mine sale

      AngloGold Ashanti has “nailed” its balance sheet concerns after an $820m US mine sale, according to its chief executive, who...

    3. June 4, 2015

      Leading gold exchange traded fund falls out of top 10

      The world’s largest gold exchange traded fund, the SPDR Gold Shares, has fallen out of the world’s top 10 ETFs amid signs...

    4. May 27, 2015

      Strategies for building a ‘starter-kit’ gold mine

      Gold miners call it “the first pour” — the moment when liquid gold, the initial ounces recovered from tonnes of crushed and...

    5. May 26, 2015

      Zijin strikes deals with western miners

      Zijin Mining has struck deals to buy assets and pursue long-term ventures with two western miners, underscoring China’s...

    6. May 25, 2015

      South Africa gold mining groups face tough pay talks

      As South Africa’s gold miners gear up for crucial wage negotiations, industry executives are warning the future shape of a...

    7. May 25, 2015

      India seeks to tap into vast private gold hoards

      India’s policy makers have long sought to curb their citizens’ rapacious appetite for imported gold — tonnes of which are...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Traders warn on gold liquidity

      A few years ago London’s precious metals traders would arrive at their desks to find the phones flashing. On the other end...

    9. May 15, 2015

      Digital currencies: A gold standard for bitcoin

      Anthem Blanchard grew up with gold. His father was such a dedicated goldbug that he flew a biplane towing a 50-foot sign...

    10. May 14, 2015

      Rush for China stocks eats into demand for gold

      Global gold demand eased 1 per cent in the first quarter, hit by a big retreat in Chinese jewellery buying as local...

    11. May 13, 2015

      Commodity markets wary of false alarm as El Niño blows back

      After a five-year absence, El Niño is back. The last time the weather event emerged in 2009-10, droughts damaged crops in...

    12. April 29, 2015

      Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

      Venezuela has turned to Wall Street to help it secure US dollar funding through its large gold reserves as the country...

    13. April 28, 2015

      Investors reject Barrick Gold’s management pay plan

      Investors in Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer by output, have delivered a sharp rebuke to the company by...

    14. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2015

      Saving Trader Sarao

      Picture the scene in the London borough of Hounslow on Tuesday lunchtime, as police moved in to arrest one Navinder Singh...

    15. April 14, 2015

      Dollar and Treasury yields slide as US data disappoint

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. The dollar and Treasury yields stumbled as softer than forecast US retail sales data caused traders to...

    16. April 12, 2015

      North Americans lead chase to buy AngloGold mine

      North American gold producers are leading the chase to buy an AngloGold Ashanti mine in the US, underlining their desire to...

    17. April 12, 2015

      Monday interview: Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, AngloGold CEO

      Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan had just left the cold store when the meat cleaver was slammed on to his table. It was half past...

    18. April 5, 2015

      Barrick chairman aims to put shine back in gold miner

      When John Thornton came to Barrick Gold, he found what he calls a “contaminated” culture that meant the world’s biggest and...

    19. April 2, 2015

      World Gold Council considers launch of new London exchange

      The gold industry’s leading trade body and half a dozen banks have agreed to explore the idea of establishing an exchange in...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Gold still has its haven cachet

      If gold hadn’t rallied on Thursday, you’d wonder if it ever would again. For the conditions were nigh on perfect for a...

    21. March 23, 2015

      Centamin shares rise on maiden dividend

      Centamin shares rose 16 per cent Monday after the Egyptian gold miner declared a higher-than-expected maiden dividend, in...

    22. March 19, 2015

      Commodities explained: The new gold fix

      London is the centre of the gold world, accounting for about three quarters of the world’s bullion trading. On Friday the...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Gold havens hit by dollar ascendancy

      Gold bugs are wary of a strong dollar, and with good reason. In the early 1980s, gold fell 60 per cent from a peak of $850...

    24. March 13, 2015

      Gold slides to 10th day of losses

      Gold surrendered its gains and was heading for a 10th consecutive day of losses as the US dollar resumed its relentless rise...

    25. March 10, 2015

      Gold surrenders gains for the year

      Gold has surrendered all of its gains for the year as investor attention focuses on a strengthening US dollar and the timing...

    26. March 9, 2015

      Gold surrenders gains for the year

      Gold has surrendered all of its gains for the year as investor attention focuses on a strengthening US dollar and the timing...

    27. March 4, 2015

      Fresnillo dented by ‘complex’ precious metals cycle

      The chairman of Fresnillo on Wednesday warned investors that the precious metals cycle has become more “complex and opaque”...

    28. February 23, 2015

      US investigates banks’ precious metals trading

      US regulators are investigating at least 10 banks over precious metals trading and have subpoenaed HSBC in a sign of further...

    29. February 23, 2015

      Gold: tarnished value

      To its fans, gold has multiple attractions. Purportedly, it is an inflation hedge. But over the past decade there is little...

    30. February 20, 2015

      Newmont Mining climbs on earnings

      Newmont Mining was one of the best performing stocks on the US benchmark, after lower production costs helped the gold miner...

    31. February 19, 2015

      Barrick Gold reveals asset sale and debt reduction plan

      John Thornton has given his fullest insights yet into how he intends to turn round Barrick Gold, rejecting expansion into...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      Negative rates as global cash burn

      As Paul Krugman always likes to recount, strange things happen at the zero bound. Macroeconomics gets weird. Liquidity traps...

    33. February 17, 2015

      Fed rate expectations push gold lower

      Worries about an early US rate rise weighed on gold, pushing the precious metal down sharply to a five-week low. Gold...

    34. February 17, 2015

      Stakeholder pushes Petropavlosk for new debt talks

      A private investment vehicle has bought a significant stake in Petropavlovsk and is threatening to push the troubled gold...

    35. February 16, 2015

      Gold shrugs off Greece fears

      Gold fell on Tuesday, ending three days of gains, even as talks by eurozone finance ministers over the future of Greece’s...

    36. February 12, 2015

      Global gold demand hits four-year low

      Global gold demand fell 4 per cent last year to its lowest level since 2010 as China failed to repeat its record buying of...

    37. February 9, 2015

      Randgold raises dividend as it eyes acquisitions

      Randgold Resources became the first blue-chip London miner to raise its dividend this year as it predicted opportunities for...

    38. February 5, 2015

      Mongolia raises hopes over Oyu Tolgoi mine expansion

      Mongolia’s prime minister has suggested the state cut its share in big mining projects in return for higher royalty...

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