But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.
Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.
Gold and silver have value as hedges against a devaluation of the dollar, while platinum is viewed as an industrial commodity.
Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.
It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.
The rebooting of its Kusasalethu mine provides a stark warning for those banking on South Africa's platinum sector making a swift recovery.
Still only 2% of global spending on infrastructure projects according to new report.
Write-downs also hurt bottom line, yet production robust.
China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.
Better access to US minerals would encourage manufacturers to return.
The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production.
Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.
The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.
The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected the latest offer because it didn't include a double-digit wage increase for all three years.
We didn’t see a lot of large moves.
The United States’ duplicative permitting process is a deterrent to investors.
South Africa’s top gold producer is said to be going ahead with plans to expand into the country’s platinum sector before the end of the year.
The firm is offloading some of its historic South African platinum mines as part of a $4bn sale of under-performing assets.
Smart money playing catchup after three weeks of gold price gains add record number of net long positions for the week to 12.1 million ounces.
New report says risks to supply remain substantial.
The three-year agreement ends the country's longest and costliest strike.
The union leading the five-month strike in the platinum sector take any industrial action affecting gold producers.
Palladium falls 2% while platinum retreats to pre-strike levels.
The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.
Deutsche Bank has put a $1.4 billion price tag on the operations.
The latest attempt to end South Africa’s 21-week platinum strike has failed, pushing the country towards a recession and increasing the odds the sector will be smaller and more mechanized when it eventually resumes operations.
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