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Gold rises towards $1,300oz, heading for best year since 2010
(Gulf News - 31/12/2017)

Gold hit a one-month high on Friday and stayed on track for its biggest annual rise since 2010 as a wilting dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of US interest rate hikes fed into its rally. The dollar, in which gold is

Gold to slip to $1,200/oz in mid-2018 — Goldman
(Gulf News - 21/12/2017)

Gold prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday as expectations that the US government will enact the country’s biggest tax reforms in 30 years held the dollar steady. Gold has risen more than 2 per cent from a five-month low of $1,235.92 on Dec. 12,

Threat of strikes looms large for copper supply in 2018
(Gulf Times - 20/12/2017)

Unionised workers at the Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile walked off the job last week after failing to agree on a new labour contract. It’s the third strike at a South American copper operation in almost as many weeks. A three-week strike at

Vietnamese group wins EGA alumina supply contract
(Trade Arabia - 19/12/2017)

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the world's leading aluminium producers, said it has signed a deal with Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) for supply of alumina for three consecutive years. One of the largest

Mideast ‘fastest-growing region for crude steel'
(Trade Arabia - 18/12/2017)

Middle East retook the title of world’s fastest-growing region for crude steel production recording an increase of 29.03 million tonnes, according to World Steel data. A report by World Trade Organisation indicated that the European Union remained the

Gold holds near 5-month low ahead of Fed meeting outcome
(Reuters - 13/12/2017)

Gold steadied near its weakest level in almost five months on Wednesday amid expectations the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates again at the conclusion of its last policy meeting this year. The Fed has increased rates twice in 2017 and is still

Dubai gold plummets to two-month low
(Gulfnews - 07/12/2017)

Gold jewellery prices in the UAE plummeted to their lowest level in two months on Wednesday amid reports of tax reforms in the United States. Spot price had plunged on early trade to a little over $1,260 an ounce, the lowest since October 6, before

Copper fee talks are said halted for further market study
(Gulf Times - 03/12/2017)

Chinese copper smelters and global miners have suspended their talks to set benchmark annual fees for ore processing in 2018 and agreed to study the market further before the next meeting, according to a smelter official with knowledge of the matter on

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