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Gold eases, palladium falls from 16-1/2-year high

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices fell on Tuesday, pressured by the stronger U.S. dollar ahead of an annual meeting of central bankers this week, while palladium fell from its highest level since February 2001.

07 Aug 2017

Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

LONDON Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.

04 Aug 2017

LME seeks consensus to cut rents for storing metal

LONDON The London Metal Exchange is seeking agreement from its network of metal warehouse owners to cut the rents charged for storage, which could boost the amounts of metal registered under LME warrant and improve transparency.

04 Aug 2017

LME seeks consensus to cut rents for storing metal

LONDON, Aug 4 The London Metal Exchange is seeking agreement from its network of metal warehouse owners to cut the rents charged for storage, which could boost the amounts of metal registered under LME warrant and improve transparency.

01 Aug 2017

Gold hits highest in seven weeks on struggling dollar

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold hit its highest in almost seven weeks on Monday, boosted by a struggling dollar and U.S. economic data that cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates again this year.

24 Jul 2017

Gold hits one-month high, eyes on Fed and dollar

LONDON Gold prices hit a one-month high on Monday as a weaker dollar and political turmoil in the United States boosted sentiment ahead of the Fed's monetary policy meeting later this week.

18 Jul 2017

Gold price rises to two-week high as dollar slides

LONDON Gold prices hit a two-week high on Tuesday as the dollar fell on fading prospects of an imminent increase in U.S. interest rates and expectations of stronger demand from the physical market.

13 Jul 2017

LME favorite to clear for new base metals platform NFEx: sources

LONDON The London Metal Exchange is the favorite to clear trades for the new base metals platform NFEx as it would be the most efficient option for those wanting to use both venues, sources familiar with the matter said.

11 Jul 2017

Gold hovers near four-month low, undermined by firm dollar

LONDON Gold prices hovered near four-month lows on Tuesday and the dollar held firm on expectations of tighter U.S. monetary policy as the market awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week.

06 Jul 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Glencore makes large cobalt deal, securing EV battery supplies for VW

LONDON Mining giant Glencore has signed a major deal to sell up to 20,000 tonnes of cobalt products to a Chinese firm, a move that in turn helps Volkswagen secure car batteries for its shift to electric vehicles, four sources said.

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