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Will the west regret pursuing cash for gold? + MORE


According to Reuters’ calculation, the implied oil demand in China slipped -0.8% m/m to 9.71M bpd in April. From a year ago, demand added +1.1% due to a low base last year as demand had decelerated from elevated levels reached in the first quarter at that time. For the first 4 months of the year, oil demand gained +0…

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Commodity prices gained as Ukraine tensions escalated with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, stating that the Ukraine “is as close to a civil war as you can get”. Investors were concerned that the crisis would disrupt oil supply to a number of European countries. The front-month contract for WTI crude oil rose for a third consecutive day and settled at 102…

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While the west ponders precious metals, it is fast being left behind by the eastern hemisphere. As Roland Khounlivong, GoldMoney’s Head of Dealing, explains, if you need one good reason to include gold and other precious metals in your investment portfolio then the simple rules of supply and demand should apply…

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Crude oil prices soared as the US signaled lifting export ban while inventory might have dropped last week. The rally was in spite of a rather mixed US economic picture. US retail sales disappointed in April while the March reading was revised up to the strongest level in 4-years.

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Crude oil prices remained firm in European session although ZEW confidence data in Europe surprised to the downside. Investors were thrilled by expectations that US’ supply would decline while the country seeks of lift exports ban as domestic production soars.

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The Industrial Precious Metals

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A global commodities expert says palladium prices look set to rise over the next two years, and platinum could start behaving more like gold and less like an industrial metal due to Chinese jewellery demand. Leon Westgate from Standard Bank, London was speaking at a recent seminar organised by online precious metals trader, GoldMoney…

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Vancouver, BC, Canada – MAY 13, 2014 – Miranda Gold Corp. (‘Miranda’) (TSX-V: MAD) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Oribella project, in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. This new project lies about 40km southwest of Medellin and was acquired through a purchase agreement with Antioquia Gold Inc…

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Market sentiment damped by a number events happed in the US and Europe. In the US, encouraging jobless claims and regional Fed surveys were offset by disappointing NAHB, IP and real wages data. In Europe, civil war in Ukraine loomed and it’s likely that Russia would intervene. Eurozone’s GDP growth surprised to the downside…

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