But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.
Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.
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.
Experts claim ban is unlikely to have a significant impact on the country's coal consumption in the short term.
Still only 2% of global spending on infrastructure projects according to new report.
China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.
Platinum and palladium were also dragged higher by gold.
We didn’t see a lot of large moves.
The United States’ duplicative permitting process is a deterrent to investors.
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.
Palladium falls 2% while platinum retreats to pre-strike levels.
Unions representing 70,000 workers and the three largest platinum mines in the world reach wage deal to end almost 5-month long strike.
Orbiting spacecraft could be refuelled with water taken from asteroids—but some experts doubt the economics.
A surge in ETF buying lights fire under palladium futures while platinum jumps past pre-strike levels .
South Africa's mines minister quits mediation role after latest negotiations to end more than 4-month old strike go nowhere.
South Africa's new mines minister sees agreement to end 4-month strike by end of the week.
South African strike negotiations on knife-edge after latest offer.
Gold is in serious trouble and not something I’ll be looking to trade for some time, perhaps even many years as its bull market may be done now.
Not all is bad in the metals sector.
Billings-based Stillwater Mining shares are up 40% since the start of the year as platinum, palladium prices surge.
Perfectly timed launch of palladium ETFs also play huge role in the PGM's 16% price jump in 2014 to within striking distance of all-time high.
Foreign direct investment is shifting from extractive industries to consumer-related sectors according to new report.
A team of scientists is working on a process to replace platinum-group metals (PGMs) with more widely available elements.
Platinum also soars over supply fears as deadly South African strikes drag on.
Get Mining News and Alerts
sent to your inbox daily