*Platinum prices touch lowest since Dec 2008. LONDON, Nov 24- Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday, recovering from near six-year lows as news that Turkish fighter jets had shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border sparked a rush to safety among investors, weighing on the dollar. The U.S. dollar fell as investors piled into safe-haven currencies on...» Read More
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on where gold closed the day.
George Gero, RBC Capital, and Alan Nuckman, Bulls Eye Options, discuss big moves in the metals markets.
Is it time to splash on some investment jewelery? The answer may be yes if you fancy a diamond ring, with prices for the gemstone down as much as 29 percent since last year.
Copper prices rose sharply on Monday after commodity giant, Glencore, revealed plans to suspend some of its copper operations, pulling 400,000 tons of the red metal off the market in a debt-cutting exercise.
Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says Australia's gold producers are benefiting from reduced cost pressures, thanks to a decline in the value of the Aussie dollar.
When markets meltdown or uncertainty spikes, gold is traditionally considered one of the safer commodities to be invested in. But according to the stats, that status is overrated.
Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie, talks about how a Fed hike could impact the price of gold.
Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said on Thursday it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece after the Greek Energy Ministry on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region. The project in Greece's Halkidiki region includes gold mines in operation and two factories under...
Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece from next week after the Greek Ministry of Energy on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region.
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ATHENS, Aug 19- Greece has suspended the mining operations of Canada's Eldorado Gold in northern Greece, saying the company violated contract terms, in a setback to one of the top foreign investment projects in the country. The $1 billion project is considered a test case for Greece's ability to attract foreign investment to help revive its economy, but has been...
Don't get caught when commodities tank. CNBC’S Deirdre Bosa tells you how to protect your portfolio.
Tony Locantro, dealer, Private Clients at Argonaut, discusses the earnings of Woodside Petroleum, which largely met market expectations on Tuesday.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 17- Gold investors are trying to work out whether the yuan's depreciation and the recent turmoil in Chinese equity markets is good, bad or indifferent for demand for the precious metal in the world's biggest buyer. It's possible to construct plausible-sounding arguments why the recent drama in...
Kieron Hodgson, commodity and mining analyst at Panmure Gordon, looks at the long-term trends in the mining sector and explains why it is so difficult to successfully invest in commodity stocks.
Is it time for the gold miners to rally? CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at the numbers.
LONDON, Aug 6- Gold was flat on Thursday as the dollar steadied and investors awaited U.S. employment data that could bolster prospects of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates as early as next month. The metal breached important technical support at $1,100 after a deep rout in late July pushed it as low as $1,077, its weakest since February 2010.
Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, talks about the mining sector as commodity prices continue to fall.
MANILA, Aug 6- Gold struggled to pull away from a 5-1/ 2- year low on Thursday after more upbeat U.S. economic data bolstered prospects that the Federal Reserve could lift interest rates as soon as next month. "If it's in excess of 250,000, I think that will seal the deal for a September rate hike," said Howie Lee, analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore.
Aug 5- Barrick Gold Corp said on Wednesday it is making big strides toward an ambitious debt reduction target, announcing a financing deal for its Dominican mine, the planned sale of a suite of U.S. assets and a 60 percent cut to its dividend. Barrick said it was within striking distance of its target of slashing debt by at least $3 billion this year after doing a...