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Even Gold Mining Companies Have Problems

So you’ve got a hole in the ground and you’re mining a precious metal and selling it on the open market. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, actually. The gold mining industry as a whole is nearing a point where they’ll need to reduce output or even shut down some of their operations completely. With the price of gold reaching a four-year low, mines are being forced to slash costs and rethink their strategies. Gold prices have lost ground to the U.S. dollar which has... Continue Reading

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What does the recent gold mining unrest mean for gold investors?

Last Wednesday, AngloGold Ashanti (JSE:ANG) (NYSE:AU) became the latest of  major gold mining companies to announce a major restructuring. Their shares dropped 16% in the wake of the announcing the need to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue to spin its international assets into a new London-listed company. This move follows mining giant BHP Billiton’s (ASX:BHP) recent decision to split some of its less profitable assets into a new Australian-listed company. Fellow gold miner Gold Fields (NYSE, JSE:GFI) also split its South African assets... Continue Reading

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