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While gold has been in the ascendant so far this year, the ‘other’ precious metals – silver, platinum and palladium, have also seen rises. Will any of these leapfrog gold as the year progresses.
ABB, the Swiss headquartered power and automation specialist has won a three year Long Term Service Agreement from Boliden for its Aitik copper mine, already one of the most efficient in the world.
Sharps Pixley CEO, Ross Norman, cautions people not to fall for social stereotypes of chalk-striped English bankers all sitting cosily in an oak-panelled room.
One looks for certain key attributes when conducting due diligence on a gold exploration company and Corvus Gold – a spinoff from International Tower Hill Mines – ticks many of the right boxes.
The exodus at the troubled Finnish nickel miner continued on Friday as the COO and one board member stepped down.
UK-headquarterd junior gold miner, Avocet Mining, has had a tough year having been taken by surprise by last year’s declining gold price.
The potential political and economic fallout between Russia and the West over Ukraine and Crimea could have a major destabilising effect on the global economy and give a further boost to the gold price.
New York resident Kevin Maher has filed a lawsuit against the five banks involved in setting the London gold fix, according to a filing in US District Court in Manhattan.
Tom Albanese has been unveiled as the next CEO of Vedanta Resources and take over from Mahendra Singh Mehta on April 1.
One suspects that the days of the London Gold Fixing in its current form may be numbered – but what mechanism can be implemented to replace it has to remain uncertain.
The UN Security Council imposed a trade embargo on the Ivory Coast’s diamonds in 2005 to stop money from sales from funding arms purchases.
Recent data showing that an oversupply of zinc has flipped into a shortage has added fuel to the bulls' case for zinc, the top performing industrial metal over the past 3 months.
Sandvik Mining has recently received a multi-million dollar order for coal stacking and reclaiming units for a major Australian facility.
An easing of the tensions in the Ukraine could see gold’s recent gains negated, but it is longer term factors like the state of the U.S. economy and Chinese demand which will set the gold price pattern for the year ahead.
Core profit from the trading arm of the company rose 17%, while earnings from the mining unit declined by 4% because of a fall in commodity prices.
While in poor countries mining is seen as an engine for growth, it is least trusted in in Europe, says a survey by Edelman.
The London gold fix may have been manipulated for a decade by the banks setting it, say researchers.
John Kemp says the real barriers to expansion of copper production, as with crude oil, lie above rather than below ground.
The $840 billion sovereign wealth fund has sold shares in some coal and gold miners because their business models are not considered sustainable.
The world’s largest gold ETF has seen 10 tonnes of inflows in February as compared with last year’s huge outflows and the market impact, should the trend continue, could be strong indeed.
The state-controlled company's bottom line rose by eight percent in the last three months of the year to 813 million zlotys ($267 million).
The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 km of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches.
The aluminium producer said it would hold its dividend steady as Q4 core profit rose 2% on the back of higher premiums and cheaper inputs.
Kazakhmys plans to sell off less-profitable mines to focus on lower-cost, open-pit mines and growth projects.
The four currency futures contracts will help investors hedge their financial risk in China, Russia, South Korea and South Africa.
An audit by EY found that Kaloti Jewellery didn’t report $5.2 billion in 2012 and accepted gold plated in silver without proper paperwork, says Global Witness.
There are three possible warning signs that gold is currently sending us – a crash in China, the arrival of deflation and a fresh recession in the developed world.
The plan to crack down on investment in coal has not deterred the Arctic from opening a new mine in the Svalbard archipelago.
Jan Skoyles looks at five of the oddest, richest and most daring gold robberies the world has ever seen.
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