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Serbia buys nine tonnes of gold to heed president’s crisis advice

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Indian mining industry to face skilled manpower shortage

India, ranked among the top five global players in production of several major minerals, is poised for rapid growth in its mining industry - about five percent of the GDP. However, lack of skilled workers is set to hit the industry, creating a demand-supply gap of over 2,200 people by 2025, according to a study on mapping of human resources and skills for the mining industry in India by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

January gold output up 12.4% in Russia

Russian firms produced 7.53 tonnes of gold in January, 12.4 percent more than in January of 2010, the Gold Industrialists' Union industry lobby said on Saturday. The union expects gold production by Russia -- the world's No. 5 producer -- to rebound to 205-207 tonnes this year after it fell 1.4 percent last year to 201.3 tonnes.

Astur Gold releases promising PEA

Astur Gold, based in Vancouver, is exploring for gold in northern Spain. The company’s Salave property is located a few kilometres from the village of Tapia on the Spanish coast. The company has released its preliminary economic assessment. Astur Gold CEO Cary Pinkowski talks about the study:

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Alacer Gold announces smooth production ramp up at the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey

Alacer Gold Corp is pleased to announce that production at the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey is ramping up smoothly. Initial recovery rates from the run-of-mine heap leach ores are very encouraging. Çöpler produced first gold as announced on December 22, 2010. Gold production at Çöpler was 512 ounces in December 2010 and 8,590 ounces in January 2011. In February 2011 production is expected to be approximately 9,000 ounces.

KGHM announces almost doubling in Q4 profits

The Polish miners beat market expectations announcing a strong fourth quarter on the back of surging metal prices and said it expects to see 2011 net profit jump to a record 8.35bn zlotys Poland's KGHM (KGHM.WA: Quote) almost doubled its fourth-quarter