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    1. February 5, 2016

      Asteroid mining is not science fiction

      Loony Luxembourg? Or great forward thinking by the Grand Duchy? The Luxembourg government’s announcement this week that...

    2. December 11, 2015

      South African pension fund set to increase Lonmin stake

      South Africa’s public sector pension fund manager has raised its stake in Lonmin substantially after some shareholders...

    1. November 22, 2015

      Less than sparkling outlook for diamond miners

      Last week exposed the duality of the diamond industry. On Monday, Lucara Diamond, the midsized miner from Canada, found...

    2. November 22, 2015

      Volkswagen emissions scandal heightens platinum concerns

      Investors are growing increasingly nervous about platinum prices in the face of the Volkswagen emission test cheating...

    3. November 12, 2015

      Gold price on Fed rollercoaster ride

      Gold dropped to its lowest in five years on Thursday in volatile trading before rebounding sharply, as the market eyes...

    4. November 5, 2015

      Online retailer hoards gold as crisis defence

      Overstock, an online retailer and redoubt of doomsday conservatism, has stashed away $10m in gold and silver coins as...

    5. November 2, 2015

      Lonmin warns of $2bn impairment charges

      Lonmin warned investors to expect about $2bn of impairments as the struggling platinum miner prepares for several years...

    6. October 21, 2015

      Gold rally is brief relief in bear trend

      Gold has been enjoying a rally. Over the first two weeks of this month it regained more than 9 per cent. But it remains...

    7. October 21, 2015

      Lonmin to seek $400m in rights issue as it revamps bank debt

      Lonmin has swelled the ranks of struggling miners seeking to raise equity as the commodities downturn puts more strain...

    8. September 28, 2015

      Swiss regulator probes banks’ possible precious metals collusion

      Switzerland’s competition authority has opened an investigation into possible collusion between some of the world’s...

    9. September 9, 2015

      Anglo American sells lossmaking platinum mines to Sibanye

      Anglo American on Wednesday unveiled plans to offload some of its most problematic assets, striking a R4.5bn ($330m)...

    10. September 8, 2015

      Platinum output to be hit by investment cut

      A sharp fall in capital investment in platinum production is expected to hit output over the next two years, tightening...

    11. July 23, 2015

      Metals correlation goes against the grain

      Recent sessions have seen some wholesale selling of metals amid lingering worries about meek global demand, patches of...

    12. July 20, 2015

      Commodity prices head for 13-year low

      Commodity prices fell close to the lowest level since 2002 on Monday, under pressure from a rout in precious metals,...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Anglo American delays decision on platinum mines

      Anglo American is set to delay a decision on how to offload some problem platinum mines and miss its own informal...

    14. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. April 21, 2015

      No silver lining for bullion in dollar rise

      The price of silver dropped back below $16 an ounce at the start of the week. A long-term chart of the grey metal looks...

    18. March 11, 2015

      Platinum takes Chinese jewellery hit

      Platinum, a precious metal used for jewellery and vehicle catalysts, is trading at its lowest levels since 2009 on the...

    19. 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...

    20. March 4, 2015

      Timid silver does not mean bad economic news

      Gold’s relationship with silver and the stock market seems to have changed. The mint ratio is the gold price divided by...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Car sale catalyst fails to drive up platinum

      If platinum is a precious metal, someone forgot to tell investors. In spite of rising car sales in Europe the metal...

    22. 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...

    23. February 11, 2015

      Glencore to divest 24% stake in Lonmin

      Glencore has decided to spin off its stake in Lonmin, the troubled South African platinum producer, in a move that...

    24. November 27, 2014

      Deutsche quits precious metals trade

      Deutsche Bank is pulling out of trading in precious metals, completing the German bank’s retreat from buying and...

    25. November 26, 2014

      Lawsuit alleges manipulation of precious metals benchmark

      A US jewellery company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Standard Bank and BASF alleging...

    26. November 18, 2014

      Platinum producers launch trade body to attract asset investors

      The world’s top platinum producers have joined forces to launch an industry promotional body on Tuesday in an effort to...

    27. 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...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Investors flee from commodities as markets slide

      After a torrid couple of months, investors are voting with their feet and fleeing raw materials. The latest figures...

    29. 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...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, tycoon, 1926-2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, who has died at the age of 88, was everything a Texan oil tycoon was supposed to be. Once one of...

    31. October 19, 2014

      BHP Billiton leads miners’ retreat from supersizing

      More trucks, more shovels, bigger holes in the ground: the mining sector has been supersizing itself for years,...

    32. October 14, 2014

      Palladium stands out from commodities crowd

      “Palladium is the outlier in the metal space,” says Walter de Wet, commodities strategist at Standard Bank. Speculative...

    33. October 13, 2014

      Silver price set-up attracts China banks

      Several Chinese banks have expressed interest in participating in the new global price setting mechanism for silver,...

    34. October 1, 2014

      Strong dollar sends platinum to five-year low

      Platinum has sunk to a five-year low, under pressure from a rising US dollar and concerns over demand from the global...

    35. September 15, 2014

      Silver vulnerable to bearish action

      We’ve been here before. Several times. The price of silver is once again within the roughly $18.50-$19.00-an-ounce...

    36. August 18, 2014

      Russia tensions push palladium to $900

      Palladium touched $900 a troy ounce on Monday for the first time since 2001, taking this year’s price gain to 25 per...

    37. August 15, 2014

      Silver fix enters the digital age

      London’s precious metals market entered the digital age on Friday when an algorithm was used for the first time to set...

    38. August 6, 2014

      Palladium weakens as bulls head for exit

      The top performing precious metal of 2014 is beginning to come under pressure. Since reaching its highest level in...

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