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Metals / Gold

Gold Demand Could Plunge As India Considers New Tax Policy

Gold Demand Could Plunge As India Considers New Tax Policy

May 29, 2017 at 10:51 | Dave Forest

It’s been a solid year for gold buying in India. With demand in the world’s top-consuming nation rebounding after a series of political setbacks in 2016. But reports this past…

What’s Behind This Sudden Drop In China’s Gold Production?

What’s Behind This Sudden Drop In China’s Gold Production?

May 01, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks ago about the lack of knowledge around China’s gold mining sector. But this past week, a new report from within the country provided a…

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal Miners

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal Miners

Apr 25, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Small-scale mining is a growing issue across Africa. With regulators in Ghana this week making their first moves to shut down artisanal operations — part of an emerging campaign…

Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Apr 19, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

Potentially major development in the gold space this week. With one of the world’s go-to producing nations apparently going through a regulatory upheaval — which could affect new projects and…

Gold Prices Rise As Demand In This No.1 Gold Market Soars

Gold Prices Rise As Demand In This No.1 Gold Market Soars

Apr 17, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

Sentiment has turned up in the gold market the last few weeks. And new data from the world’s top consuming center — India — shows there may indeed be cause…

Is This The Biggest Gold Deposit Ever Found In China?

Is This The Biggest Gold Deposit Ever Found In China?

Mar 31, 2017 at 10:55 | Dave Forest

Mining analysts MinEx Consulting released an interesting study on global exploration last week. Showing that China is by far the world’s largest spender on mineral exploration — but that discoveries…

What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices

What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices

Mar 30, 2017 at 14:27 | Brian Noble

It’s human nature to pay close attention to market indicators when they seem to be working and show neglect or indifference when they’re not. That is not, however, necessarily the…

Gold Demand In This Key Market Just Surged 82%

Gold Demand In This Key Market Just Surged 82%

Mar 02, 2017 at 10:21 | Dave Forest

The biggest story in gold the past year has been India. With the world’s former largest gold importer seeing a 21 percent fall in shipments during 2016, to just 676…

One Shocking Chart On The Death Of A Gold Nation

One Shocking Chart On The Death Of A Gold Nation

Feb 27, 2017 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Further to the second-last item above, the death of South African gold mining has been one of the biggest stories you never read about. Investors in the gold space today…

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indians Stop Buying

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indians Stop Buying

Jan 31, 2017 at 09:37 | Dave Forest

India’s government wants more local gold. This week directing state-run Minerals Exploration Corp. to assess remaining reserves at the historic Kolar Gold Fields district — ahead of a possible…

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