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WSJ: Newmont, Barrick merger talks break down

Posted on April 18, 2014

World's top gold producers tried and failed again to tie-up.

Sliding Chinese currency takes blame for gold price weakness

Posted on April 18, 2014

Some 1,000 tonnes of gold have been used in highly complex and lucrative deals designed to skirt Chinese capital controls. Deals that are now being unwound.

One more reason iron ore price won't stray too far from $120

Posted on April 18, 2014

Beijing's strategy to consolidate the domestic iron ore industry under six to eight large miners has been met with skepticism.

Keystone XL decision delayed again

Posted on April 18, 2014

Pipeline project crucial to oil sands development pushed out another year.

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Posted on April 18, 2014

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Ukraine deal, ETF selling push gold price below $1,300

Posted on April 17, 2014

Investors pull money out of ETFs and geopolitical tensions ease after Geneva talks to push price down almost 2% for shortened week.

Platinum, palladium sell off after producers raise wage offer

Posted on April 17, 2014

Platinum hits 3-week low and palladium falls back below $800 an ounce.

Despite talk, there's little chance India will ease gold curbs

Posted on April 17, 2014

India's largest gold refiner says freeing up the gold import business is simply not going to happen because of economic realities.

Sales at world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Posted on April 16, 2014

Baotou says WTO ruling will only increase pain for the industry.

36,000 Chinese couples marry each day and gold gifts are de rigueur

Posted on April 16, 2014

Parents on either side give the couple gold – what jewelry stores call jiehun san jin, literally "marriage, three gold".

BHP at full throttle

Posted on April 15, 2014

Operational update shows record production achieved for four commodities and at 10 operations.

Copper price rally comes to abrupt end

Posted on April 15, 2014

After steady recovery from near four-year lows, copper price sinks below $3 a pound again over China and supply growth worries.

Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Posted on April 15, 2014

But production at massive Mongolian mine slips and shares take a beating.

Year to the day of $200 shocker, another strange gold price plunge

Posted on April 15, 2014

15 April last year the price of gold plunged $130 in a single session and over $200 in just two days. Today, another inexplicable gold price flash crash.

Rio Tinto iron ore output falls short

Posted on April 14, 2014

But copper production shoots up 17% in first quarter.

Ukraine escalation lifts gold price to 3-week high

Posted on April 14, 2014

Safe-haven buying sparked after Ukraine calls for UN Peacekeepers and chances of "gas war" increases.

Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

Posted on April 14, 2014

The Vancouver-based miner's shares surge after its silver and gold properties in Mexico and Peru up production more than 50%.

Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

Posted on April 14, 2014

Now a $2 billion stock, Stillwater Mining gaps higher again on Monday as South Africa-Russian supply picture darkens.

Goldman: No reason to change prediction of 20% drop in gold price

Posted on April 14, 2014

Goldman Sachs said it's sticking to its original forecast of gold at $1,050 an ounce by the end of the year.

Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Posted on April 13, 2014

Goldcorp's sweetened offer is straightforward, requires no formal shareholder approval and could be completed by as early as end-April.

Glasenberg pulls off blockbuster Las Bambas deal

Posted on April 13, 2014

Chinese buyers cough up $6.3 billion in cool hard cash for massive Peru copper project indicating renewed confidence in prospects for the red metal.

UPDATE: The Ore Wars after the Flash Crash

Posted on April 13, 2014

The 8% one-day drop in the iron ore price in March was the result of a new dynamic in the market: panicked selling by traders using ore as loan collateral.

Gundlach on Chinese economic growth: 'How about a minus 7?'

Posted on April 13, 2014

Founder and chief investment officer of $49 billion DoubleLine Capital may be a huge China bear, but he likes gold.

BHP can't do for coking coal prices what it did for iron ore

Posted on April 13, 2014

BHP is losing big money on its push for a coking coal spot market.

The big palladium rally is finally under way

Posted on April 11, 2014

Palladium breaks through $800 to two-and-a-half year high as lease rates double and ETFs attract 270,000oz in two weeks.

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