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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. June 18, 2014

    World Gold Council to explore gold ‘fix’ reform

    For almost a century it has been used to measure the worth of everything from wedding rings to bullion bars. But now, after...

  24. June 13, 2014

    Left-for-dead gold market ready to rally

    While European and US equity investors, not to mention the new-rich holders of peripheral European bonds, have been riding...

  25. June 6, 2014

    UK regulator steps up scrutiny of precious metals derivatives

    The UK markets regulator is to increase scrutiny of derivatives contracts linked to precious metals and other financial...

  26. June 6, 2014

    Ethical gold: Chopard wants to start a ‘Fairmined’ revolution

    Thanks to new watches by Chopard and Zeitwinkel, ethical gold was on the agenda at Baselworld this year. The LUC Tourbillon...

  27. June 4, 2014

    Gold’s ‘death cross’ may signal trouble

    Some potentially significant technical levels are worth noting in the precious metals arena. Recently falling bond yields...

  28. June 3, 2014

    Trading to influence gold price fix was ‘routine’

    When the UK’s financial regulator slapped a £26m fine on Barclays for lax controls related to the gold fix, it offered more...

  29. June 2, 2014

    Gold miners under pressure from price falls

    Gold mining stocks remained under pressure as the precious metal tumbled for a fifth consecutive day, touching its lowest...

  30. June 2, 2014

    Barrick Gold’s chief admits lessons learnt from recent setbacks

    Barrick Gold built its case for a merger with Newmont Mining on the savings the world’s two largest gold miners by output...

  31. May 30, 2014

    El Niño concerns spread to gold

    Concerns about the effect of El Niño, which have hit commodities markets since the start of the year, are spreading to gold,...

  32. May 27, 2014

    Gold sinks on investor ‘Ukraine fatigue’

    Gold fell to its lowest level since February as investors reassessed the crisis in Ukraine and strong US data increased...

  33. May 23, 2014

    Historic gold fix pricing system criticised as vulnerable

    Unlike other commodities, such as copper or coffee, gold does not trade on an exchange in London. Investors wishing to buy...

  34. May 23, 2014

    Barclays fined £26m for trader’s gold rigging

    A shadow has been cast over another key global financial benchmark after UK regulators found that a Barclays trader had...

  35. May 22, 2014

    Polymetal buys Kazakh gold project for $600m

    Polymetal International is to pay at least $619m for a gold project in Kazakhstan, ending a search for deals with an asset...

  36. Material World

    May 20, 2014

    Demand for gold in the emerging markets continues to glitter

    The gold price might have dropped by 28 per cent in the last year, and central bank acquisitions of the yellow metal might...

  37. May 19, 2014

    Europe central banks commit to hold gold

    Gold bulls received a boost on Monday as European central banks renewed a five-year agreement by committing not to sell...

  38. May 14, 2014

    London’s silver price fix dies after nearly 120 years

    It was born in the late 19th century when a handful of London bullion dealers agreed to meet daily under a cloud of cigar...

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