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Illegal gold mining fuels violence in Colombia

Antioquia has been the heartland of the Colombian gold trade since colonial times, when Spanish conquerors came in search of the mythical El Dorado.

Taliban offer 'security' for copper, gas projects

Armed group behind much of the violence over the past 15 years has offered to protect major Afghan government projects.

Former Vale chief Roger Agnelli, family members die in Brazil plane crash

Energetic CEO whose decade-long tenure took Brazil’s Vale to world leadership in iron ore.

Greek gold miners prepare to fight Syriza

Move comes as Canada's Eldorado, Europe's largest potential gold producer, announced massive job cuts as a result of government bureaucracy.

China clamours to set global gold prices

The world's biggest producer and consumer of the metal sees a golden opportunity to expand its pricing power.

Missouri mine shines spotlight on global battle for rare-earth metals

US fighting back against China’s domination of these elements, used in everything from mobile phones to missiles

Unauthorised gold traders 'dupe Malaysians'

Gold trading is unregulated in Malaysia and the central bank says more than 20 so-called gold investment companies are involved in making unauthorised transactions.