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    1. 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...

    2. 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 like...

    1. 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 back...

    2. 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”...

    3. March 3, 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 the...

    4. 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 used in...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 could...

    7. 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 selling...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 show...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 the...

    14. 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, convinced...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 level...

    19. 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 cent....

    20. 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 the...

    21. 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 almost 14...

    22. July 16, 2014

      New silver price is ‘improvement’ on fix

      The unfortunate name will disappear. So too will the private teleconference, as well as the ownership by a handful of banks...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. July 9, 2014

      Joint Thomson Reuters/CME bid in lead for silver fix

      A joint proposal by Thomson Reuters, the data and news service, and exchange operator CME Group has emerged as the...

    27. July 8, 2014

      Good returns bring investors back to commodity ETFs

      The best commodities performance in years has rekindled interest in exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade the...

    28. July 1, 2014

      Contenders line up for silver benchmark

      For a metal normally associated with second prize, silver is attracting a lot of interest. Seven contenders have entered the...

    29. 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...

    30. June 24, 2014

      Agreement marks end of South Africa platinum mining strike

      The world’s top three platinum producers and the upstart union that led an unprecedented five-month strike signed an...

    31. June 24, 2014

      South Africa strike casts shadow over white metals

      After 152 days, the longest, costliest strike in South African mining history is finally over. The industrial action by...

    32. 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...

    33. June 5, 2014

      Newmont halts Indonesia mining operations

      US mining group Newmont has halted operations at its Indonesian gold and copper mine and will put 3,200 workers on leave...

    34. June 5, 2014

      Global miners’ dividends at risk, report finds

      The level of dividends paid by the world’s largest miners is at risk amid weaker commodity prices after companies’ payouts...

    35. June 4, 2014

      ETF Securities enters race to provide silver price benchmark

      One of the biggest providers of exchange traded funds has entered the race to develop a new global silver price benchmark...

    36. May 20, 2014

      Investors pile into palladium and platinum ETFs

      Holdings of physically backed palladium and platinum exchange traded funds have surged to record highs on the back of...

    37. May 14, 2014

      Retail investors back silver despite price drop

      Retail investors stayed loyal to silver last year as prices tumbled, but they could face more disappointment over the next...

    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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