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  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.4 percent, to $11.20. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.0 percent, to $6.89. Silver Wheaton fell$. 22 or. 9 percent, to $23.56.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Gold climbed above $1,300 an ounce on Wednesday for the first time since August, on increased investor interest due to a softer dollar, worries about the global economy and prospects of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. Spot gold hit its highest level since Aug. 18 at $1,303.20 an ounce in early trade and was up 0.6 percent at...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Gold clung to sharp overnight gains on Wednesday, trading close to a five-month high as worries over the global economy and uncertainty over European Central Bank stimulus measures pushed investors towards the safe-haven metal. *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.30 an ounce by 0017 GMT, but held near a five-month high of $1,296.85...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 78 or 6.6 percent, to $12.53. Gold Fields fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.72. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.28 or 5.7 percent, to $23.57.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 18 or 5.8 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 36 or 3.3 percent, to $11.36. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 33 or 5.0 percent, to $6.96.

  • BHP Billiton slashes shale drilling amid oil crash Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Jan 21- BHP Billiton said on Wednesday it would cut its shale drilling spend over the next six months as it looks to meet its promise not to cut dividends in the face of a collapse in iron ore, copper and oil prices. The world's biggest miner said it would pare the number of rigs it is using to 16 from 26 by June 2015 and would update the market on its revised...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas hit on warmer temps  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down more than $2 on the day. The IMF cutting its growth forecast and weak China data were among the reasons why.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 84 or 7.2 percent, to $12.59. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.36 or 6.1 percent, to $23.65.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 14 or 4.4 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 40 or 3.6 percent, to $11.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 36 or 5.5 percent, to $6.99.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 52 or 4.4 percent, to $12.27. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 84 or 3.8 percent, to $23.13.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.3 percent, to $3.15. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 33 or 3.0 percent, to $11.33. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 37 or 5.6 percent, to $7.00.

  • Is gold the ultimate safe haven?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    Is gold still a safe haven? Mark O'Byrne, executive and research director at GoldCore, seems to think so, saying that the Swiss National Bank's recent decision was the "icing on the cake" to show how gold thrives in a volatile environment.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 15 or 5.1 percent, to $3.08. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 28 or 2.6 percent, to $11.00. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 27 or 4.2 percent, to $6.63.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 38 or 3.3 percent, to $11.75. Gold Fields rose$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.73. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 78 or 3.6 percent, to $22.29.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 43 or 2.0 percent, to $21.94.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.8 percent, to $3.01. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.9 percent, to $10.92. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 29 or 4.6 percent, to $6.65.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 09 or 3.1 percent, to $3.02. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.8 percent, to $11.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 35 or 5.5 percent, to $6.71.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 30 or 1.4 percent, to $21.81.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- South Africa's Northam Platinum suspended operations on Friday at its strike-hit Zondereinde mine due to what it called rising levels of intimidation related to a wildcat stoppage. About 5,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers downed tools on Tuesday night demanding the removal of chief executive Paul Dunne over what they...

  • Here's what the SNB move means for gold  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:40 AM ET

    Joni Teves, precious metals analyst at UBS, discusses what the end of the Swiss franc's euro peg means for the gold price.