Can Afghanistan’s Minerals Save Its Economy?
September 30 2014 1:40 PM
Afghanistan has a trillion dollars worth of assets, but security and corruption concerns dissuade would-be investors.
Europe Criticized For Allowing Conflict Mineral Trade
September 23 2014 7:02 PM
As European politicians debate their conflict mineral policies, human rights groups look to the U.S. as a model.
Samsung Goes Over The Edge
September 03 2014 10:35 AM
Samsung upped the ante against Apple on Wednesday with two new smartphones — including one with a screen that curves around the phone's edge.
Trapped Miners Risked Their Lives ‘For A Few More Cents’
August 30 2014 7:51 PM
Miners who became trapped at a mining site in northern Nicaragua knew of the dangers of working there, but risked it for better pay.
A Mining Company, An Ancient City And 5.5M Tons Of Copper
August 25 2014 4:56 PM
Afghanistan’s archaeologists are scrambling to save a 5,000-year-old city that sits atop a massive copper mine.
This Is Not The Darren Wilson Who Shot And Killed Michael Brown
August 15 2014 11:43 AM
Social media speculation has led to the misidentification of the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
3 Banks Accused Of Manipulating Silver Prices
July 27 2014 11:23 AM
First gold, now silver. A new lawsuit accuses top banks of rigging the daily silver benchmark price.
Credit Rating Agencies Downgrade South African Economy
June 13 2014 4:31 PM
The five-month platinum miners strike may be coming to an end in South Africa, but credit ratings agencies say, "Enough is enough."
US Navy Censures Official For ‘Speculative And Premature’ Comment On Flight MH370
May 29 2014 1:57 AM
Australian authorities had narrowed the search area to a portion of the southern Indian Ocean after a series of pings were picked up in April.
India's Gold Imports To Rise With Newly Relaxed Norms
May 23 2014 3:51 AM
The World Gold Council expects demand for gold from India to increase by nearly 3 percent over last year.
Even Chinese Grannies Have Sworn Off Gold
April 16 2014 5:42 AM
The Chinese gold-buying frenzy of 2013 has ebbed as quickly as it erupted.
In Japan, A Gold 'Rush' Ahead Of A Tax Increase
March 31 2014 12:16 PM
On Tuesday, Japan’s sales tax is slated to rise from 5 percent to 8 percent.
Chinese Gold Demand Could Rise Still Further In 2014
March 28 2014 11:38 AM
Increasing demand for gold in China comes as demand from India, the world’s second-largest consumer, has declined in recent years.
Why A Palladium Fund Has Launched In South Africa
March 27 2014 6:24 AM
Palladium and platinum are part of South Africa's prominent mining sector for the precious metals.
Why Germany's Central Bank Is Discussing Gold Repatriation Progress
March 26 2014 10:29 AM
A German central bank official criticized certain speculation about the central bank's motives as “wild and ridiculous conspiracy theories.”
Did Venezuela Just Massively Devalue Its Currency?
March 25 2014 7:40 AM
Venezuela launched a new free-floating foreign exchange system on Monday.
Here's How US Silver Jewelry Performed In 2013
March 19 2014 6:56 AM
Half of silver jewelry purchases involve women buying jewelry for themselves, according to the survey.
Here's Why UBS Is Reviewing Its Precious Metals Business
March 17 2014 10:14 AM
The Swiss bank held trading portfolio assets of $9.7 billion in precious metals and other physical commodities.
Russia Gold Sales Flagged As Outside Risk, If Sanctions Come
March 13 2014 6:14 PM
But Russia’s central bank has been a strong and consistent buyer of gold in the past several years.
Here's How Silver May Fare Under China's War On Pollution
March 13 2014 11:19 AM
The outlook for silver prices in relation to China’s giant solar panel industry is slightly bullish, but there are several unknowns.