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  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 14- "Unloved" was a word that popped up several times in relation to BHP Billiton's mooted plans to spin-off its non-core aluminium, nickel and manganese businesses.

  • SINGAPORE, April 14- Palladium gained for a fifth straight session on Monday to its highest since August 2011 on growing fears that supply would be hurt by more U.S. sanctions on top producer Russia and prolonged labour strikes in No. 2 producer South Africa.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 16 or 4.9 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 19 or 1.4 percent, to $13.10. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 35 or 3.3 percent, to $10.24.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $18.62. Gold Fields unchanged at $4.05. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 56 or 2.3 percent, to $24.23.

  • Palladium highest since 2011 on supply concerns Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Traders are worried that the tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine will lead to disruptions in shipments of palladium from Russia, a major producer of the metal. Gold for June delivery fell $1.50 to $1,319 an ounce. Soybeans fell 19 cents to $14.63 per bushel, corn fell three cents to $4.99 a bushel and wheat fell two cents to $6.60 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 11- Palladium prices shot through $800 an ounce for the first time in almost three years on Friday after a burst of heavy early buying triggered light buy stops as investors bet on tightening supplies from top exporter Russia and strong automotive demand.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 12 or 3.6 percent, to $3.15. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $13.24. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 16 or 1.5 percent, to $10.43.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $18.83. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 42 or 1.7 percent, to $24.37.

  • MOSCOW, April 11- Polyus Gold, Russia's biggest gold miner is considering state proposals to encourage the rebasing of Russian firms currently owned by offshore entities and intends to explore these issues with the government, the company said on Friday.

  • NEW DELHI, April 11- Gold and silver imports into India, the world's second-biggest buyer of the metal, dropped 40 percent to $33.46 billion in 2013/ 14, a trade ministry source said on Friday, following a series of restrictions imposed by the federal government to curtail the current account deficit.

  • Gold will see 'modest' uptick this year: Pro     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    Martin Arnold, director and research analyst at ETF Securities, says the gold price will see a modest rise this year, but other precious metals could be a more attractive investment.

  • *Artisanal mining destroying plantations in Ghana, Ivory Coast. YOHO, Ivory Coast, April 11- A month ago, Bouafu Kouassi dug a neat circular hole in the middle of his one-hectare cocoa plantation in western Ivory Coast, and, sifting through the gravel on his shovel, found the unmistakeable traces of gold dust.

  • BHP polishes up nickel unit as demerger talk swirls Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    *Could make it easier to find buyer for Nickel West division in Australia. SYDNEY, April 11- Breakthroughs in the way BHP Billiton processes nickel ores could help the world's biggest miner find a buyer for its ailing Nickel West division in Australia.

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Gold was trading near its highest in 2-1/ 2 weeks on Friday, and looked set to log its best week in a month on weaker equities and increasing hopes that the U.S.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold a winner today     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks sold off but gold was a big winner as traders moved to bullion. Nat gas was up on a smaller-than-expected build, and crude was down on the day.

  • Gold, silver futures rise as stock market retreats Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gold and silver prices rose Thursday as the stock market went into retreat. Platinum for July delivery rose $21.20, or 1.5 percent, to $1,460.10 an ounce. Palladium for June delivery rose $9.75, or 1.2 percent, to $792.30 an ounce.

  • *Angola to boost output to 9.5 mln carats this year. LUANDA, April 10- Angola, the world's fourth-largest diamond producer by value, will approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds, Geology and Mines Minister Francisco Queiroz said.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.34. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 25 or 1.9 percent, to $13.76. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.01.

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