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GOLD.co.uk News aims to keep you up to date with the latest stories and headlines affecting the gold market as and when it happens.

10 Jun 2019

An Australian tech company has made a significant breakthrough in gold mining by finding a replacement for cyanide in the refining process.

The research came after a decade of collaborative work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which reported last August that there had been a breakthrough in the testing.

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10 Jun 2019

The Bank of England will do more to scrutinise investment funds to protect those who invest in them in future, according to chairman Mark Carney.

The announcement comes in the wake of the Woodford incident, in which stock picker Neil Woodford barred investors from withdrawing from his equity income fund due to an overwhelming demand to back out.

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05 Jun 2019

A high profile UK stock picker has shocked thousands of investors by announcing that they cannot withdraw their money from his investment fund until the end of the month.

The equity income fund, run by Neil Woodford and his Woodford Investment Management group (WIM), made the extraordinary announcement yesterday.

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24 May 2019

Theresa May broke down in tears today, as she announced that she will stand down as Prime Minister within weeks.

As she stood on the steps of Downing Street, Mrs May said she will resign as Conservative leader on June 7 but will remain as prime minister until a replacement is selected.

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14 May 2019

An Australian family have discovered a gold nugget worth more than £20,000 while out for a walk last Sunday.

The nugget, which weighs 624 grams, was discovered by accident when a young girl kicked what she thought was a rock and instead turned out to be a large lump of gold.

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13 May 2019

Last Tuesday, Republican Congressman Alex Mooney (West Virginia) introduced this bill to the House of Representatives, in the hope of the act becoming law and forcing the US government to audit the nation’s gold reserves.

To date, the US is estimated to hold 8,133.5 tonnes of gold in storage – the most of any nation in the world - but no such audit has ever successfully been performed by authorities in America.

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07 May 2019

Dubbed ‘Brown’s Bottom’, the sale of half of the UK’s gold reserves between 1999 and 2002 by then-Chancellor Gordon Brown is considered a particular low point in British history.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of this event, so we revisit Gordon Brown’s mistakes; how a cautious Chancellor let down his guard and undersold more than half of Britain’s gold reserves.

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07 May 2019

Global stock markets are rushing to sell following President Trump’s warning to China on Sunday that a tariff hike and fresh tariffs would be coming their way if they didn’t stop stalling talks.

Trump warned China that he would up the tariff rate to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Robert Lighthizer - US Trade Representative – accused Beijing of going back on promises already made.

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03 May 2019

The gold - silver ratio reached a 26-year high on Wednesday. At 87.136, the difference in value between an ounce of gold and an ounce of silver hasn't been greater since 1993.

If history repeats itself, silver could be about to increase in price, and investors are asking themselves when the ratio will finally start to drop.

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02 May 2019

The latest figures from the World Gold Council reveal that central banks across the world bought approximately 145.5 tonnes of gold in the first quarter of this year.

The ongoing US/China trade war, combined with Brexit and the Eurozone slowdown, has seen the desire for safe haven assets rise, with physical gold a popular way to diversify investments.

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02 May 2019

Nordgold has announced investment of $70 million into the Lefa mine in the past year, and plans to keep spending in 2019 and beyond.

The money was used to increase efficiency and extend the lifespan of the site, while also working to improve conditions for communities in the local area.

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02 May 2019

Three men have been jailed by a South Korean court for fraud following false claims last year that their company had found a large hoard of lost gold beneath the Sea of Japan.

Three unnamed business executives were responsible for a team that declared they had found the wreckage of the Russian cruiser ‘Dmitrii Donskoi’, and that it contained gold bullion lost during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.

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