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Peter Hobson

London's gold market is more liquid than bonds - LBMA

11 Jul 2019

LONDON London's gold market is much more liquid than government or corporate bonds, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) said on Thursday, presenting new figures which it said meant gold should not be subject to tough new liquidity rules.

METALS-Base metals head higher on hopes of trade deal, U.S. rate cut

10 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 10 Industrial metals prices rose sharply on Wednesday after U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened a new round of trade talks and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month.

METALS-Zinc slides to 2-week low as Chinese supply rises

04 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 4 Zinc prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Thursday as rising Chinese production and a collapse in the premium for cash metal on the London Metal Exchange (LME) pointed to a better supplied market.

Graphic: Don't get too positive on silver just because gold's racing higher

03 Jul 2019

LONDON Weakening global economic growth, lacklustre demand and huge stockpiles mean silver prices are unlikely to join gold in rocketing to new highs, analysts say.

METALS-Copper hits 1-month high as Chile strike underlines deficit

25 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 25 Copper prices reached a one-month high on Tuesday as a strike at a major mine in Chile underlined a supply shortfall, although investors were on edge ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later this week.

Gold poised for fresh peaks after vaulting six-year high

25 Jun 2019

LONDON Gold looks set for further gains after rising bets on lower interest rates, a weaker dollar and confrontations between the United States and countries including China and Iran catapulted prices to six-year highs.

METALS-Copper holds near 3-week highs on trade talk optimism

19 Jun 2019

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Swiss refiner Metalor to stop processing artisanal gold

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Switzerland's Metalor, one of the world's biggest gold refineries, said on Monday it would work only with gold from large industrial mines in order to reduce the risk of illegality in its supply chain.

METALS-Chinese stimulus hopes support copper

11 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 11 Copper prices touched their highest in two weeks on Tuesday, lifted by hopes that top consumer China will pump money into building metals-intensive infrastructure.

METALS-Copper stumbles towards eighth consecutive weekly loss

07 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 7 Copper prices were set for their eighth straight weekly fall after trade disputes, signs of slowing global economic growth and disappointing U.S. jobs data weakened the demand outlook for metals.

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