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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 17- Platinum prices fell to their lowest in more than two weeks on Thursday, reversing initial gains after South Africa's biggest platinum producers offered to raise wages for miners in a bid to end a 13- week-old strike that has curbed metal output.

  • Gold in particular has fallen from more than $1,500 an ounce in early 2013 to briefly below $1,200 at the start of this year. "We're not expecting miraculous numbers," said Elvis Picardo, strategist and vice president of research at Global Securities in Vancouver.

  • China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    BEIJING, April 17- China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defence and technology products. China lost a WTO dispute in March, handing Europe and the United States a victory over what they see as China's unfair trade practices.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.2 percent, to $18.32. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.06. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $23.75.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.5 percent, to $13.06. Silver Wheaton fell$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $22.09.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up slightly on the day in spite of a 10 million barrel build. Nat gas remained over $4.50, and gold was up a bit at the close.

  • Soybean prices rise on signs of strong demand Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Wheat for July delivery fell 15 cents to $6.95 a bushel. Corn edged down 6 cents to $4.98 a bushel. May silver rose 15 cents to $19.63 an ounce, May copper rose 4 cents to $3.03 a pound and June palladium rose $6.40 to $802.30 an ounce.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.39. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $23.77.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $3.14. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.1 percent, to $13.12. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $9.84.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.41. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $23.79.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.13. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $13.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.80.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day for stocks, but commodities were not. Crude was down slightly, but could be ready to break out because of Ukraine. Gold closed down $27 on the day, it's worst drop for the year. And nat gas

  • SINGAPORE, April 15- Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. Palladium continued to hold near its highest since August 2011 on worries over supply constrains from Russia and South Africa, the top two producers of the metal.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $18.83. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.08. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $24.41.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 3.5 percent, to $3.22. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.8 percent, to $13.33. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 1.6 percent, to $10.40.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on strong volume and fears from Ukraine. Gold saw some buying in spite of a stronger dollar. And platinum was higher on a possible mine workers strike in South Africa.

  • *Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, boosting gold. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 14- Gold rose to a three-week high on Monday as renewed concerns over the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine prompted investors to add positions in bullion as a hedge, while supply fears lifted palladium prices to a fresh 2-1/ 2 year peak.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 3.4 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.3 percent, to $13.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 18 or 1.8 percent, to $10.42.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 32 or 1.7 percent, to $18.94. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 45 or 1.9 percent, to $24.68.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.2 percent, to $18.85. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 28 or 1.2 percent, to $24.51.

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