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Kate is a Research Editor at Gold Made Simple and contributes news, articles and features on the website. Kate gained valuable research training and experience with the BBC. She previously worked for the BBC Features Department as a Production Assistant and Researcher on a variety of primetime television programmes. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-gerbich-80600617

Gold price supports return of AngloGold dividend

The world’s third largest gold producer, Johannesburg-based AngloGold Ashanti, are to renew their dividend for the first time since 2013 amid healthier gold prices, it has been revealed. AngloGold Ashanti had previously suspended dealing out capital to their shareholders owing to unfavourable market conditions. More recently, however, the relative attractiveness of foreign currencies and a […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Mining | Read More »

Gold price continues short term caution, peak of $1,350 could trigger new mining projects

Photo credit Christ Butterworth. Edited with TVScanline effect.

As alluded to yesterday, Janet Yellen’s semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress on Tuesday was cause for much anxiety in the gold markets, owing to anticipation over whether Yellen would confirm or deny the possibility of an interest rate hike in March. Since then, news from the testimony pointed towards the feared rate hike. CityAM […]

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Mining | Read More »

Gold price steady amid Bureau of Labour Statistics report, no Fed announcement expected in short term

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The Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) released its monthly report last Friday, with the ‘US economy creating 227,000 new jobs in January, as jobless rate rises to 4.8%’, according to the Guardian. Whilst this suggests that the US economy is ticking over, the mixed results don’t suggest anything like a short term inflationary surge, nor […]

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Mining | Read More »

The gold price finds a nest as Year of the Rooster kicks off

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The gold price is set to fall as the Chinese New Year comes about in full swing, following a surge after Donald Trump announced his new policies. Celebrations for the Year of the Rooster started last friday and are marked by an official week of holiday, although festivities usually last for two. China regularly vies […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

Retail sales in the UK fall nearly 1% for August – where’s that recovery again?

After a slew of recent PMIs (see this this and this) all giving the UK econo-rarti an excuse to declare booms-times once again in the UK – unemployment and debt be damned of course, we might just have seen the peak for the ‘recovery’ (more like a cyclical bounce in a massive secular down-turn). Because […]

September 19th, 2013 | Posted in Analysis | Read More »

Indian Government trying to tap the gold in the temples – just how desperate are they getting?

Regular readers will know that so far in 2013 the Indian government, in cahoots with the central bank and national banks of course, have been doing their level best to manipulate gold demand lower (see this this this this this this and this), on the spurious claim that they’re trying to reduce the trade deficit. […]

September 16th, 2013 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

South African Gold Mines: “The sun is setting on the industry”

Regular readers will know that gold mines are suffering greatly at the moment. The combination of rising costs and a falling gold price have lead some to say that Australian gold mine production might fall by 20%, and as much as 60% of all South African gold miners are losing money. And now the Southern […]

July 15th, 2013 | Posted in Mining | Read More »

Yet another Australian gold mine closes its doors

Earlier this week we reported that the gold mine industry is taking a battering, with a possible 20% fall in Australia gold production being talked about: Pat Scott, managing director of Mungana Goldmines, says gold’s current price will result in a 20 per cent fall in Australian gold production. Mines will be closed because their […]

July 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Mining | Read More »

Gold mines shuttering left and right because $1300 gold is simply unsustainable

Last August we wrote about Nick Holland, the head of South African mine Gold Fields Ltd. He was warning about the gold industry getting ‘killed’ if prices remained around the $1600 level: The wave of rationalisation that is starting to emerge among the major diversified miners will soon spread to the gold sector, as soaring […]

June 17th, 2013 | Posted in Mining | Read More »

World’s biggest gold mine shut down for a least three months

The biggest goldmine on the planet is Indonesia and its called the Grasberg Mine… and it’s just been shut down for as long as 3 months. The reason for the closure according to Bloomberg: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX)’s production in Indonesia is shut for a government probe into accidents at its Grasberg mine that […]

June 6th, 2013 | Posted in Mining | Read More »

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