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  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Montana environmental regulators granted conditional approval Friday to a long-stalled silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, saying the developer must show before mining can proceed that the $500 million project won't drain overlying creeks. Developer Mines Management, Inc. pledged to move forward despite...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- Oil major LUKOIL has told the Russian government it wants to buy mid-sized rival Bashneft, with the state still studying whether to sell a controlling or minority stake in the firm to plug a budget deficit, sources told Reuters. It is Russia's second-largest oil producer and its biggest private oil firm, already producing as much oil as OPEC nations...

  • Congress bans import of forced labor products Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 1:29 AM ET

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85- year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets. The precious metal has climbed 20 percent so far this year to $1,260.60 an ounce with money...

  • Big move in gold Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 1:36 PM ET
    Big move in gold

    This is very much a technically driven breakout in gold, explains Katie Stockton, BTIG.

  • *Agrees $500 mln Antapaccay mine deal with Franco-Nevada. LONDON, Feb 11- Glencore has taken another step to reduce its debt by selling $500 million of future precious metals output, and deepened oil production cuts after prices fell further. The Swiss-based mining and trading company said overnight it had agreed to sell future precious metals production from...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Glencore has taken another step to reduce its debt by selling $500 million of future precious metals output and reported a drop in production of its most lucrative product, copper. The Swiss-based mining and trading company said overnight that it had agreed to sell future precious metals production from its Antapaccay mine in southern Peru to...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Buying by central banks as well as Chinese investors seeking protection from a weakening currency helped lift demand for gold in the final quarter of last year and the trend looks set to continue, the World Gold Council said on Thursday. China remained the world's biggest consumer of gold last year, ahead of India, with economic headwinds...

  • Coeur Mining reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:25 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Coeur Mining Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $303 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $158.4 million.

  • Kinross Gold reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:11 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Kinross Gold Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $841.9 million in its fourth quarter. The Toronto- based company said it had a loss of 73 cents per share. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share.

  • TORONTO, Feb 10- Kinross Gold Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss on Wednesday, as lower production and an ongoing slump in prices for the precious metal hurt the world's fifth-biggest producer by output. The Toronto- based miner said its fourth-quarter loss was an adjusted $68.8 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with an adjusted loss of $6 million, or 1 cent a...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude oil prices under pressure Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 3:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow:

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

  • Futures Now: Gold dips Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:40 PM ET
    Futures Now: Gold dips

    The Futures Now team discusses gold shining once again, and whether the dip is a buying opportunity, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, and Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • *Lonmin focused on turning cash positive. CAPE TOWN, Feb 9- Platinum producer Lonmin will not "shy away" from any merger or takeover but for now the company is focused on its plan to survive tough market conditions, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Should it be of benefit to our shareholders and stakeholders it's not something we would shy away from, "CEO Ben Magara...

  • *Looks set to retest $1,200 an ounce. The precious metal saw some profit taking in early trade after failing to push through key psychological resistance at $1,200 an ounce, but picked up after U.S. markets opened and looked set to retest the $1,200 level. If we can reach $1,200 and hold above it that would probably set the scene to go higher, "said David Govett, head of...

  • *Thin liquidity in Asia with China on week-long holiday. MANILA, Feb 9- Gold edged up to near its highest since June on Tuesday, as uncertainty over global growth that has hammered stocks puts the precious metal on course for its longest rally since 2011.. Tuesday would mark gold's eighth straight day of gains as investors sought safe havens in the face of...

  • *Thin liquidity in Asia with China on week-long holiday. MANILA, Feb 9- Gold edged up to near its highest since June on Tuesday, as uncertainty over global growth that has hammered stocks puts the precious metal on course for its longest rally since 2011.. Tuesday would mark gold's eighth straight day of gains as investors seek safe havens in the face of instability...

  • Chart: This gold pattern can't be ignored Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 9:58 PM ET

    Gold is showing the same fan pattern as appeared on the dollar-yen chart prior to the very powerful breakout in November 2012.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude oil pressures Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow:

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

  • Unusual activity: Gold hits 2016 high Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 12:53 PM ET
    Unusual activity: Gold hits 2016 high

    "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders Jon and Pete Najarian, discuss gold surging to the highest level since June.