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  • THESSALONIKI, Greece— Greek police have arrested two union leaders after hundreds of miners blocked roads to protest the temporary closure of a controversial gold mine in northern Greece. The men were charged with disrupting transportation Monday and released, while protesters later lifted the roadblocks in the Halkidiki peninsula— a major tourist...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Gold edged higher on Monday to trade near a seven-week top as the dollar and shares tumbled on concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise. Platinum dropped 3 percent and palladium hit its lowest in three years at $563.72 an ounce. "The weaker dollar and concerns about China's economy are the factors behind...

  • THESSALONIKI, Greece— Police in Greece say they have arrested 78 anti-mining protesters, mostly foreigners, involved in clashes outside a Greek gold mine. Police said about 1,000 protesters marched toward the mining operation in the northern region of Halkidiki. Many started pelting the police force with rocks and bolts and threw firebombs.

  • Russia pressures exporters to sell foreign currency Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency, the Financial Times reports.

  • EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The EPA released the documents late Friday following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. The plan was produced by Environmental Restoration LLC, a private contractor working for the EPA. EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said Saturday she could not immediately answer questions about the matter.

  • Gold prices to head down from Fed hike? Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Gold prices to head down from Fed hike?

    Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie, talks about how a Fed hike could impact the price of gold.

  • Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said on Thursday it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece after the Greek Energy Ministry on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region. The project in Greece's Halkidiki region includes gold mines in operation and two factories under...

  • Eldorado Gold to suspend operations in Greek gold mine Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    Aug 20- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp said it would suspend all mining and development activities in the Halkidiki region in Greece from next week after the Greek Ministry of Energy on Wednesday revoked approvals for technical studies in the region.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Supply glut continues Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Supply glut continues

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

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Administrators for Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended the firm's supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • *Glencore's coal mine unit in cash-crunch due to Eskom deal. JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Glencore's South African coal mining subsidiary suspended its supply agreement with national power utility Eskom on Thursday while the mining unit undergoes a financial rescue programme, its administrators said. The Glencore unit sells half its output to Eskom's 2,000-...

  • Gold rally could be similar to 1980: Trader Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    Gold

    Traders are piling into gold as uncertainty in stocks renewed its status as a safe haven asset. Mike Khouw explains why it could keep rallying.

  • MANILA, Aug 20- Gold scaled a one-month peak early on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month signaled that a hike in U.S. interest rates in September may be unlikely. *Spot gold touched $1,134.40 an ounce in early deals, its loftiest since July 17, and was flat at $1,134.01 by 0043 GMT. *Greece has suspended the mining operations of...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil slide continues Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil slide continues

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

  • UPDATE 1-Greece halts activity at Canadian-run gold mine Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    ATHENS, Aug 19- Greece has suspended the mining operations of Canada's Eldorado Gold in northern Greece, saying the company violated contract terms, in a setback to one of the top foreign investment projects in the country. The $1 billion project is considered a test case for Greece's ability to attract foreign investment to help revive its economy, but has been...

  • Greece suspends work at Canadian-run gold mine Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Vancouver- based Eldorado Gold, violated the terms of its technical studies and losing approvals for those means work in the mine's Skouries area is on hold, Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis said after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Hellenic Gold managing director Michalis Theodorakopoulos...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, China still a concern Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, China still a concern

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

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil under $42, key level Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil under $42, key level

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

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 17- Gold investors are trying to work out whether the yuan's depreciation and the recent turmoil in Chinese equity markets is good, bad or indifferent for demand for the precious metal in the world's biggest buyer. It's possible to construct plausible-sounding arguments why the recent drama in...

  • Dennis Gartman: Gold may be near 'a turning point' Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    One kilogram, 500 gram, and 250 gram gold bars, from Swiss manufacture Argor Hebaeus SA.

    One of the biggest gold bears in the market is suddenly bullish.