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  • April 20- Newmont Mining Corp reported lower first-quarter earnings on Wednesday on the back of weaker average realized gold and copper prices. U.S.-based Newmont, the world's third-biggest gold miner by market value, said its net income from continuing operations was $78 million, or 15 cents a share, in the quarter ended March 31. The compares with $175 million,...

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    One trader thinks the tide is about to turn for the gold miners.

  • New data has shone a light on the potential pitfalls for investors who are seeking sizeable returns from the metal lithium.

  • TORONTO, April 14- Canada's main stock index fell slightly on Thursday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and mining stocks, while financial sector stocks rose. Barrick Gold Corp fell 3.7 percent to C $19.81, while Goldcorp Inc was also down 3.7 percent at C $21.31. Fertilizer producers also dragged, including a 5.3 percent drop in Agrium Inc to C $107.02...

  • TORONTO, April 11- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as an almost three-week high for gold helped boost gold mining stocks, while a major railway company advanced after it scrapped a takeover bid. The most influential movers on the index included Barrick Gold Corp, which rose 6.5 percent to C $21.04 as gold rallied, and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, which...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 10- South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said on Sunday it had agreed to take a new wage offer from Sibanye Gold and had called off a strike. AMCU national treasurer Jimmy Gama said the union hoped to sign an agreement with the mining company most probably this week. AMCU led a bruising five-month wage strike in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 8- Mexico expects gold and silver production this year to drop while copper output will be flat as low prices continue to weigh on the sector, the government's top mining official said in an interview. Mario Cantu, the economy ministry's general mining coordinator, said gold output this year is estimated to reach about 120,000 kilograms, or down...

  • DAKAR, April 7- A steep rise in gold prices may have given hope to a battered mining industry in 2016, but after four tough years producers in Africa are still too wary to call the bad times over. Amara Mining, which has projects in Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, was subject in February to an $85 million bid by Australia's Perseus Mining. Canada's Endeavour Mining, which...

  • Using gold for global payments

    Roy Sebag, co-founder of Bitgold, is competing with PayPal by using gold instead of cash to settle payment transactions.

  • April 4- Canadian gold miner Torex Gold Resources Inc said on Monday it was suspending operations at a mine in Mexico due to a blockade by three families demanding payments alleging environmental damages. "The authorities have been actively involved in resolving the situation and we hope that their efforts are successful soon," Chief Executive Fred Stanford...

  • Vapor rises above Tata Steel's plant in Port Talbot, south Wales, on January 18, 2016.

    A steelmaking crisis gripping the U.K. has led analysts to question the long term viability of the industry in the country.

  • The outlook for gold prices

    Ron William, senior tactical & market timing strategist at The ECU Group, says there is scope for further upside to gold.

  • Commodities in the last quarter

    CNBC looks back at how commodity markets moved in the last quarter.

  • An employee uses an angle grinder on the production line of the tube mill at the manufacturing facility of Uttam Galva Steels Ltd., the Indian unit of ArcelorMittal, in Khopoli, Maharashtra, India.

    Britain's once-mighty steel industry looked in dire straits Wednesday with politicians and union leaders calling for state intervention.

  • TORONTO, March 29- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses as dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped support gold mining stocks. The Fed's cautious stance is "great for asset prices for now and as an asset manager we are going make sure we take advantage," said Diana Avigdor, head of trading at Barometer Capital...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 29- Gold jumped over 1 percent on Tuesday after comments from U.S. Spot gold rose 1.4 percent to $1,238.21 an ounce by 12:52 p.m. EDT, recovering from Monday's one-month low of $1,208.15. U.S. gold futures for April delivery were up $17.50 an ounce at $1,237.60.

  • LONDON, March 29- Gold rose on Tuesday as a retreat in the dollar prompted buying ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, which will be closely watched for clues on U.S. monetary policy. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,227.41 an ounce by 1333 GMT, after touching a one-month low of $1,208.15 an ounce on Monday. U.S. gold futures for April delivery were...

  • March 24- A federal judge on Wednesday granted class certification for a U.S. class-action lawsuit filed against Barrick Gold Corp claiming Barrick misstated facts of its now halted Pascua-Lama gold-mine project on the border of Argentina and Chile. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said that shareholders who purchased Barrick shares from May...

  • *Explosions hit Brussels airport, Metro, killing 34. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 22- Gold rose on Tuesday as investors sought assets seen as havens from risk after deadly bomb attacks hit Brussels airport and a rush-hour Metro train in the Belgian capital. And then there was a partial snapback, "said Bill O'Neill, co-founder of commodities investment firm Logic Advisors...

  • LONDON, March 22- Gold rallied more than 1 percent on Tuesday as investors sought assets seen as a haven from risk after deadly bomb attacks hit Brussels airport and a rush-hour Metro train in the Belgian capital. Spot gold rallied to a high of $1,259.60 an ounce in the wake of the attacks, and was 0.9 percent higher at $1,254.35 an ounce at 1246 GMT.