Europe

Caterpillar global sales down 10% in September

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 22, 2014
Caterpillar global sales down 10% in September

The equipment maker is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings Thursday.

African Minerals founder to buy broke London Mining's Sierra Leone assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 22, 2014
African Minerals founder to buy broke London Mining's Sierra Leone assets

Frank Timis has got $20 million to acquire the mine bordering its own iron ore project Tonkolili.

Horse breeders win coal mine expansion fight against Anglo American

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 22, 2014
Horse breeders win coal mine expansion fight against Anglo

Planners ruled Anglo’s 100 million-tonne project was a threat to the Hunter Valley's thoroughbred and tourism industries.

Euromax Resources announces US$175 million gold streaming agreement with Royal Gold

Euromax Resources | October 21, 2014

Euromax Resources has entered into a $175 million deal ith RGLD Gold, to finance the next stages of development and construction of the company's Ilovitza copper-gold project in the Macedonia.

WDMF and Turkish Jewellery Exporters Association sign MoU, launch World Diamond Magazine at Istanbul Jewellery Show

World Diamond Mark | October 21, 2014
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"In practical terms, this means that the WDM's first pilot programme for accredited retail members, i.e. Authorized Diamond Dealers (ADDs) will begin in Turkey, one of the most exciting, and rapidly growing luxury product consumer markets..

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

The miner's total diamond production for the quarter reached 9.7 million carats, slightly down from 9.9 million carats in the same period last year.

China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.

Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Announcement comes as Polish authorities work on a plan to group its loss-making mines into a “bad” or a “good” unit.

Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Workers downed tools Friday after talks over the structuring of packages for employees who face lay offs hit a roadblock.

One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Broker Autilla Ltd (Sapient), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jointly with Thomson Reuters, U.S. derivatives bourse Intercontinental Exchange, the London Metal Exchange and broker ICAP's online platform EBS will present their proposals this Friday.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

Copper price below $3 as mines add a million tonnes

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Copper price below $3 as mines add 1 million tonnes

Copper price sinks to 10-month low after new report says mine capacity representing 6% of current production will come on stream over the next six months.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

Switzerland’s central bank calls to thwart gold vote

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Switzerland’s central bank calls to thwart gold vote

The initiative seeks to force the SNB to keep at least 20% of its assets in the metal and repatriate gold reserves held abroad.

Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Despite iron ore prices touching rock bottom, the top three producers have no plans to slowdown production. Quite the contrary.

Chinese banks go after silver and gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
Chinese banks go after silver and gold fix

Since it first debuted in August, only five participants have signed up to the price setting process.

Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

The injunction was sought by Stans Energy.

$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots are part of the trove, one of the largest discoveries of Viking treasure in Scotland.

This pink diamond sold for a historic record of $18 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
This pink diamond sold for a historic record of $18 million

It has set a world auction record on a per-carat basis for a gem of this colour.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

The firm mined 93,624 ounces of the yellow metal in the three months to end September and it also maintained its full-year production forecast of 420,000 ounces of gold.

Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

The head of the iron ore division, Andrew Harding, defens Rio's own plans to ramp up ore production.

Areva begins processing uranium from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Areva begins processing from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine is set to become one of the world’s biggest by 2018.

Swiss Gold Motion Would Limit Policy Options, Says SNB Vice President

Wall Street Journal Online | October 9, 2014
Swiss National Bank lost over $10bn in 2013 on weak gold prices

A proposal that the Swiss National Bank should hold a fifth of its assets in gold and be prohibited from selling the precious metal in the future would severely restrict its ability to conduct monetary policy, the WSJ reports.

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

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