Europe

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Frik Els | April 18, 2014
We have to talk about Fanya

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

Economic outlook darkens

GoldMoney | April 18, 2014

Many decades of Keynesian-inspired economic and monetary corruption have left advanced economies with a legacy of debt and low savings.

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

Frik Els | April 17, 2014
Ukraine deal, ETF selling push gold price below $1,300

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

Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital

Investors ignore frightful geopolitics

When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower.

Platinum, palladium sell off after producers raise wage offer

Frik Els | April 17, 2014
Platinum strikers vow to fight on even as metal price goes soft

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

Metso rejects Weir’s $5.5 billion merger approach

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2014
Metso rejects Weir’s $5.5 billion merger approach

The combined equipment manufacturer would be listed on both the London and Helsinki Stock Exchanges.

INFOGRAPHIC: Gold price – a seismograph of supply and demand

TRUSTABLE GOLD.com | April 16, 2014
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What drives the price development in the long run?

BHP at full throttle

Frik Els | April 15, 2014
BHP at full throttle

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

BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2014
BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Speculation is mounting as the industry has shifted enough to make a buyout attractive.

Ukraine escalation lifts gold price to 3-week high

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Ukraine escalation lifts gold price to 3-week high

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

Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

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

Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

The miner became the latest corporation to sue the nation over the way it has treated foreign companies during Hugo Chavez administration.

The big palladium rally is finally under way

Frik Els | April 11, 2014
Palladium breaks through $800

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

Gold and bail-ins

GoldMoney | April 11, 2014
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The ability of western central banks to bail out bullion banks in the future is compromised by the emptiness of their vaults.

Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

The probe was opened following a settlement with regulators that alleged JPMorgan manipulated power markets in the Midwest and California.

Green Germany returning to brown coal, villages in limbo

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Green Germany returning to brown coal, villages in limbo

The nation is sweeping away entire towns of its map because they are sitting on vast coal deposits.

Gold price up on Fed minutes, Ukraine worries and tanking stocks

Frik Els | April 10, 2014
Gold price up on Fed minutes, Ukraine worries and tanking stocks

Trifecta boosts gold to two-week high.

INFOGRAPHIC: Blood diamonds still a problem from hell

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Blood diamonds still a problem from hell

While diamonds are the most strictly checked raw materials in the world, there is a certain amount of illegally traded gems that make it into the market.

Gold fear trade returns on Ukraine escalation

Frik Els | April 8, 2014
Gold fear trade returns on Ukraine escalation

Retakes $1,300 an ounce after Russia says Ukraine headed for a civil war.

Study: Copper surplus likely to push price down to $2.75 a pound

Frik Els | April 8, 2014
Study: Copper surplus likely to push price down to $2.75 a pound

The closely-watched Thomson Reuters GFMS annual copper survey paints a grim picture for the copper price in 2014 and beyond.

Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2014
Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Personal assistants at large mining companies and PR people were the most targeted by online criminals.

Rick Rule: platinum, palladium supply squeeze will turn ugly

Sprott Group | April 7, 2014

The real reason platinum and palladium should rise over the coming years has nothing to do with geopolitics or labor issues, Rick believes.

Platinum, palladium prices tank

Frik Els | April 7, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices tank

Defying all expectations of a continued rally, palladium lost 3% and platinum fell back to pre-strike levels on Monday.

Dubai gold trade reached $75 billion in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Dubai gold trade reached $75 billion in 2013

The figure represents almost 40% of the world's physical gold trade last year.

Cecilia Jamasmie

PotashCorp brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Potash Corp. brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Doyle, 63, will probably be remembered the most as the CEO who fended off BHP Billiton’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer.

Zambia miners can’t afford 29% power price hike — chamber

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 4, 2014
Zambia miners can’t afford 29% power price hike — chamber

Mining companies in Zambia use about 68% of the country’s electricity, while less than a quarter of the population has access to it.

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