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  • June 24- Shareholders of Canada's AuRico Gold Inc and Alamos Gold Inc on Wednesday voted in favor of a $1.5 billion merger, creating a mid-sized gold producer with operations in Canada and Mexico. Alamos and AuRico shareholders will each own about half the combined company, which will be called Alamos Gold. A new company, AuRico Metals Inc, will be formed to hold...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Rising US production ... again Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Rising US production ... again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • TEL AVIV, June 24- The family businesses that make up the global diamond trade have seen their profits wiped out over the past five years, hit by shaky financing, increased costs and uncertain demand from customers who prefer hi-tech gadgets to bling. While the $80 billion overall spent on diamond jewelry last year was a record, the manufacturers are expected to...

  • *Prices steady as Greece says deal with creditors rejected. LONDON, June 24- Gold steadied off a one-week low on Wednesday after Greece said international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avoid default, knocking stocks, and as the dollar retreated. The precious metal has declined for the last three days as the dollar strengthened, and as optimism over...

  • *Prices firm as Greece says deal with creditors rejected. LONDON, June 24- Gold edged higher on Wednesday after Greece said international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avoid default, knocking stocks, and as a softer dollar helped the metal recover from a one-week low. The precious metal has declined for the last three days as the dollar...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas prices flat Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Gas prices flat

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Optimism out of Greece and strong numbers out of Europe pushed crude higher on the day.

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 23- South Africa's mines minister on Tuesday hailed 2014 as the "safest year" in the history of an industry that has claimed a huge toll in mostly black lives over the past century. But Ramatlhodi said "the figures till the end of March 2015 show that we are well on track to improving further" on the 2014 numbers. South Africa's mines are the deepest...

  • VANCOUVER, June 23- The global gold mining industry is showing signs of life as merger activity picks up and industry veterans set up new companies and hunt for projects, taking advantage of weak prices to lay the groundwork for a rebound. In the first quarter, Paris- based asset manager Carmignac Gestion bought 11.65 million shares of Goldcorp, the highest valued...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes up Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes up

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A down day turned around after a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- Surging investment by Chinese companies in U.S. research labs is yielding a fast-growing trove of patents, part of a push to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world's factory floor to a driver of innovation. Even without a treaty, China is pouring capital into U.S. research as well as buying other assets.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude crosses $60 Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 3:45 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude crosses $60

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar moved on yesterday's Fed meeting and that helped crude prices head higher.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude below $60 again Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude below $60 again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude fell below $60 today, after inventory numbers showed a build in gasoline.

  • *Gold turns higher after Fed statement. *Platinum at discount to gold of more than $105. NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 17- Gold turned higher on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of 2015, causing the dollar to extend losses.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:19 AM ET

    LONDON, June 17- Gold edged lower on Wednesday as cautious investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could give clues on the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase. Platinum fell to its lowest since April 2009 at $1,068.75 an ounce, trading at the cheapest to gold since 2012, with a discount of more than $100 to the yellow metal. "The Fed policy move will be...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Trop Storm Bill could disrupt Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Trop Storm Bill could disrupt

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude climbed to around $60/barrel, as gas prices rose on Tropical Storm Bill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Storm in the Gulf Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Storm in the Gulf

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude declined on the day and is still stuck around the $60/barrel mark. And traders are watching a brewing storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Future of copper mining may be on the ocean floor Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Underwater operations by Nautilus Minerals

    Nautilus Minerals wants to be the world's first deep-sea miner, and says the ocean floor is the safest place to get needed minerals.

  • LONDON, June 12- Gold edged lower on Friday as the dollar strengthened after signs of increased momentum in the U.S. economy bolstered prospects of higher interest rates. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,179.60 an ounce by 0954 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were down $1.10 an ounce at $1,179.30. "The closer we get to this expected U.S. interest...

  • SINGAPORE, June 12- Gold clung to overnight losses on Friday, hurt by strong U.S. economic data that bolstered prospects of higher interest rates, but the metal looked set to snap a three-week losing streak on earlier gains from a softer dollar. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,181.36 an ounce by 0019 GMT, after losing 0.4 percent in the previous session.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Profit taking after yesterday's pop

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Profit taking on the day drove oil down a bit.