Switzerland Mining News

Glencore signs annual zinc treatment charges deal with Canada's Noranda

The market terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nyrstar plunges as analyst warns shares will get wiped out

Abandon ship!

LafargeHolcim sells Indonesian business to Semen Indonesia

The assets sold consist of four cement plants, 33 ready-mix plants and two aggregate quarries.

Trafigura-backed copper miner Atalaya Mining seeks buyer

Atalaya Mining produced 166,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2017 and has a market capitalization of 327 million pounds ($433 million).

Fueling a town with waste

In Benin, six tonnes of organic waste are turned into biogas every week.

Valcambi uses Emergent’s blockchain technology to further strengthen supply chain integrity

Valcambi has entered into an agreement with Emergent Technology Holdings LP (Emergent) to use Emergent’s block chain technology to trace the provenance of gold from mines, to the refinery, and through to vaults.

Bahrain could host World Jewellery Confederation Congress

In 2017, the kingdom created DANAT, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones.

Swiss seize bank accounts amid probe linked to Rio Tinto Mongolia mine

The Swiss attorney general’s office launched its probe in 2016, court documents show.

Swiss gold exports to China drop 67% in April

Exports dropped by around 67% in April to just 15.1 tonnes.

"We haven’t seen capitulation in natural resources yet"

During a period of polarizing precious metals and industrial commodity pricing, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments—opining on global counterparty risk, resource capital markets, capitulation, and more.

Russia stashes 55 tonnes of gold in Switzerland

Customs data shows the world's second largest gold miner Russia exported 58 tonnes to be refined in Switzerland last year, but got less than 3 tonnes back.

Gold climbed past the $1,300 mark for first time in five months

But it lost its gains right after two ECB officials said policy makers would propose purchasing 50 billion euros in assets per month through the end of 2016.

Swiss franc farce may be gold price tipping point

Past policies of the Swiss National Bank towards gold backfired badly. But last week's fiat money fiasco could be the real game changer.

Switzerland wins as its central bank surrenders

If anyone had any doubt how severely the global economy has been distorted by the actions of central bankers, the "surprise" announcement last week by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to no longer peg the Swiss franc to the euro should provide a moment of crystal clarity.

A slippery slope

Volumes remain high in the bullion markets and volatility is higher if anything.

Swiss vote the low point for gold?

Peter Schiff responds to the failure of the Swiss gold referendum this past weekend.

Switzerland’s gold referendum fail could drag gold prices lower

The “spectacular” fail of Switzerland’s gold referendum should help maintain gold’s current down trend, said one market analyst.

France may be next in line to bring its gold back

France is the world's fifth-largest holder of gold, only behind the U.S. Germany, the IMF and Italy.

The clock is ticking in Switzerland

All eyes should now be focused on the Swiss voters.

Gold price crushed to deter support for Swiss initiative: report

British fund manager Ben Davies says that gold prices’ most recent collapse is part of central bank efforts to discourage Swiss voters from supporting the gold initiative to be decided at referendum on November 30.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know on the Swiss Gold Referendum

On November 30, the Swiss head to the polls on three separate initiatives, one of which is on backing their reserves with at least 20% gold.

Swiss yes vote won't really boost gold price

Switzerland has to buy up to 1,800 tonnes of gold in a yes vote, but Deutsche Bank says window dressing using derivatives would limit impact on gold price.

Swiss yes vote could lift gold price 18%

"If they do launch a buying program, the Swiss central bank would have effectively a constant bid in the market."

Save your Swiss gold – Peter Schiff's message to Switzerland

In the video statement below, Peter Schiff makes a direct appeal to Swiss voters to pass the Save Our Swiss Gold initiative on November 30th

Hopes for Swiss gold price boost dented

Swiss support for referendum that would force the Swiss National Bank to hold 20% of its reserves in gold falls in latest poll.