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  • *Coming up: U.S. Weekly jobless claims at 1230 GMT. LONDON, June 26- Gold eased towards $1,310 an ounce on Thursday, retreating from this week's two-month high, as a firmer tone to equities suggested investors were switching back into assets with the potential to offer higher returns.

  • LIMA, June 25- A federal judge in Lima has ordered a regional president detained for 14 months while prosecutors prepare corruption charges against the official, who is the main opponent of Newmont Mining's $5 billion stalled Conga gold project.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- Gold fell on Friday as a record high in the S&P equities index and a higher dollar prompted bullion investors to take profits, a day after the metal's biggest rise in nine months on fresh bullish bets and short covering.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 19- Gold surged over 3 percent for its best day in eight months on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's lack of commitment to raise interest rates and continued tensions in the Middle East unleashed a wave of short covering.

  • JAKARTA, June 12- The chief executives of Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc and Newmont Mining Corp are both in Indonesia's capital, marking what might be a last-ditch effort to resolve a dispute over a mineral export tax before a new administration takes over in October.

  • Copper loses its luster - where next? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.

  • June 6- Timmins Gold Corp said it had set up a special committee of independent directors to help respond to a proxy fight launched by a major shareholder to take control of the Canadian gold miner's board.

  • TORONTO, June 2- A major shareholder of Timmins Gold Corp, which owns the San Francisco gold mine in Mexico, said on Monday it planned to nominate six candidates for the company's eight-member board. Shares of Timmins jumped 5.8 percent to C $1.46 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • Gold hits new low     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    As stocks rise, gold continues to weaken. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports gold has dipped for the third consecutive day hitting a 3-month low.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold inches down as fund outflows gather pace Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 8:34 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 22- Gold slipped on Thursday as the top bullion-backed fund posted its biggest outflow in three weeks and after the U.S. *Spot gold had fallen $1 to $1,290.40 an ounce by 0024 GMT. *Rio Alto Mining Ltd said it would buy Sulliden Gold Corp Ltd in a deal valued at about C $300 million, creating a gold miner focused on Peru.

  • *To pay 0.525 in stock, equals C $1.12 per share. May 21- Canada's Rio Alto Mining Ltd said on Wednesday it would buy Sulliden Gold Corp Ltd for about C $300 million in an all-stock deal to create a Peru- focused gold miner.

  • May 21- Rio Alto Mining Ltd said it would buy Sulliden Gold Corp Ltd in a deal valued at about C $300 million, creating a gold miner focused on Peru, the fifth biggest gold producer in the world. The offer values Sulliden at C $1.12 per share, representing a 43 percent premium to the stock's Tuesday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • May 21- Rio Alto Mining Ltd said it would buy Sulliden Gold Corp Ltd in a deal valued at about C $300 million, creating a gold miner focused on Peru. The deal value excludes the stake Sulliden shareholders will get in a new company that will hold Sulliden's stake in a East Sullivan prospect in Val-d'Or, Quebec.

  • *Gold heads for 0.5 percent weekly increase. LONDON, May 16- Gold struggled below $1,300 an ounce on Friday, as data indicating brighter prospects for the U.S. economy reinforced views that the Federal Reserve will maintain its pace of stimulus tapering.

  • *Gold heads for 0.5 percent weekly increase. LONDON, May 16- Gold struggled below $1,300 an ounce on Friday, as data indicating brighter prospects for the U.S. economy reinforced views that the Federal Reserve will maintain its pace of stimulus tapering.

  • *Gold holds overnight losses after strong U.S. data. SINGAPORE, May 16- Gold struggled below $1,300 an ounce on Friday as U.S. jobs and factory data indicated brighter prospects for the economy, hurting the metal's appeal as an investment hedge.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold holds below $1,300 on solid U.S. data Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 16- Gold struggled below $1,300 an ounce on Friday as U.S. jobs and factory data indicated brighter prospects for the economy, hurting the metal's appeal as an investment hedge.

  • *Gold reserves fell to unsustainable levels. RABAT, May 13- Morocco's biggest miner Managem has ended gold extraction in the southern Akka gold mines after reserves fell to non-viable levels, leading to the loss of around 300 jobs from its own staff and contractors, it said on Wednesday.

  • *Guangdong already owns 23 percent of PanAust. *PanAust not recommending bid but allows due diligence. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, May 13- China's Guangdong Rising Assets Management has proposed a A $1.1 billion takeover offer for copper and gold miner PanAust Ltd, the second bid for an Australian resources firm by a Chinese state-owned company in two weeks.

  • Cool commodities? Mining stocks back in vogue Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.