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  • *Gold steady, not far above 3- month low. *Platinum- gold spread at nearly $53/ oz. LONDON, March 17- Gold steadied above $1,150 an ounce on Tuesday, as the dollar fell against the euro ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting that may offer further clues to support expectations of a mid-2015 rise in U.S. interest rates.

  • *Platinum falls to lowest since July 2009. *Platinum- gold spread at nearly $53/ oz. SINGAPORE, March 17- Platinum tumbled to a 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday as the combination of a stronger dollar, weaker gold prices and improving supply took a toll on prices.

  • SINGAPORE, March 17- Gold prices hovered close to their lowest in over three months on Tuesday as traders waited for this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting to gauge the timing of an U.S. rate hike, while platinum stood near its lowest in 5-1/ 2 years. Spot gold had edged up 0.1 percent to $1,154.96 an ounce by 0043 GMT, close to last week's levels of $1,147.10, the...

  • MELBOURNE, March 17- BHP Billiton has positioned its South32 spin-off for future growth, tipping in much less debt than expected to the new company made up of BHP's unloved assets when it lists in May. In the longer term, BHP would be better placed to achieve "substantial productivity gains beyond the $4 billion per annum already targeted" by the end of 2016/ 17, Chief...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $10.56. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 05 or 1.4 percent, to $3.74. Newmont Mining Corp. unchanged at $22.30.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.4 percent, to $2.94. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $8.89. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 11 or 2.4 percent, to $4.72.

  • BHP Billiton values South32 spin-off at $13 bln Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, March 17- BHP Billiton has put a $12.95 billion valuation on the assets it is set to spin off in June and loaded it with much less debt than analysts had forecast, positioning the new company, South32, to grow. Named for the 32nd parallel south line of latitude linking its two main centers, Australia and South Africa, the company will emerge from the...

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC plays chicken   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: OPEC plays chicken

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil keeps trying to find a bottom, but the supply glut has oil at 6-year lows.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. unchanged at $10.60. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $22.25.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.92. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $8.90. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.71.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 23 or 2.2 percent, to $10.37. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.3 percent, to $22.01.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $2.88. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.8 percent, to $8.85. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.3 percent, to $4.67.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- Gold pared early gains on Friday, on track to break a nine-day streak lower despite the dollar's extended rally as the precious metal market appeared reluctant to extend losses ahead of the U.S. It looks like it's trying to find itself, "said Teddy Sloup, senior market strategist for iiTrader in Chicago. Gold has taken a beating since a...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 27 or 2.5 percent, to $10.39. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 39 or 1.7 percent, to $21.90.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 09 or 3.1 percent, to $2.80. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $8.84. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.3 percent, to $4.50.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.84. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.92. Silver Wheaton fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $18.51.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 09 or. 8 percent, to $10.57. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 28 or 1.3 percent, to $22.01.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Significant oil supply glut   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude stocks way up over last year

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude oil down more than 2 percent on the day as traders discussed yesterday's inventory report. Crude stocks are up 80 million barrels over last year at this time.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON March 12- The sliding rand is a double-edged sword for mining companies in South Africa, with cost inflation, wage claims and potential labour unrest outweighing the gains that exporters traditionally derive from domestic currency weakness. The drop in the rand, near 13- year lows against the dollar, should benefit diversified mining...

  • SINGAPORE, March 12- Gold traded near a three-month low on Thursday, struggling to get past losses from the last eight sessions, as the metal continued to be hammered by a strong dollar amid increasing expectations of a rate hike in the United States. *Spot gold was firm at $1,154.76 an ounce by 0036 GMT. Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank,...