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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Lake Shore Gold hits key milestone

Jan 09 - Financial Post

Gold futures up on global cues

Jan 06 - The Times of India

Gold, silver drop on sluggish demand

Jan 04 - The Times of India

Articles About Gold

Singer Rihanna arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards at Lincoln Center in New York June 2, 2014.
Rihanna Twerks, Smokes And Shows Off Her Exotic Dance In Skin-Coloured Bikini On A Recent Holiday In Italy

By IBTimes AU

Rihanna dances slowly and twerks on Bobby Shmurda's track "Hot N***a." The moment has been captured by one of her pals Melissa Ford and posted on her Instagram account. (7:37 pm)

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Windows Phone
MyBucks: The New StarBucks App For Windows Phone

By IBTimes AU

Elliot Forde, the developer behind the famous Instagram and Twitter stat app UnfollowSpy now brings the new StarBucks app called MyBucks for Windows Phones that allow users to pay its coffee using the said app. (4:00 pm)

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The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014.
Surge in UFO Sightings in Queensland Observed; Gold Coast 'Hot Spot' of UFO Encounters

By IBTimes AU

Queensland has seen an increase in the number of UFO sightings reported with people from across the state calling to relay what they have seen. Gold Coast has become the "hot spot" of UFO sightings, according to UFO Research Queensland. (2:10 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, SILVER, DIAMONDS

Xbox One
‘Forza Horizon 2’ Checks Out 150 Soundtracks And An Announced Demo

By IBTimes AU

Playground Games’ title, “Forza Horizon 2,” will get 150 soundtracks apart from the announced demo coming on Sept. 16 for the Xbox One. (11:06 am)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – September 2, 2014

By IG Markets

Market volumes remain well below average across the globe. (9:16 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, BNP PARIBAS, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

File photo shows a labourer working on gold bars at a plant of a gold refiner in Istanbul
British Beach Folkestone Yields Gold Bars

By IBTimes AU

At least a family and a group of three friends have struck rich after finding gold bars on Folkestone beach as part of the coastal town's third triennial arts festival. (Sep 01)

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Coders Rest In The Office Of Mojang, A Small Swedish Company Behind The Wildly Popular 'Minecraft' Video Game, In Stockholm
‘Minecraft Xbox One Edition’ Updates From Devs Plus More On Minecraft On The Xbox Platform

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One Edition for “Minecraft” is finally in the hands of Microsoft, as he developers give their take on some of their plans for the platform. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG, SONY

Halo 5
Xbox’s September Games with Gold Features Halo Reach As Halo 5: Guardians And Master Chief Collection Get Details

By IBTimes AU

The September Games with Gold for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 have been revealed, and it will include one of the “Halo” titles previously released. Also, a few more details and teasers for “Halo 5: Guardians” and “The Master Chief Collection” have been released. (Sep 01)

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting
Global Markets Overview – September 1, 2014

By IG Markets

Global markets are in for a big week on the central bank front, with the RBA, BoE, BoJ, BoC and ECB all set to meet. In the background will be the threat of Russia/Ukraine tension derailing the recovery. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, BNP PARIBAS, DEUTSCHE BANK, HSBC, FTSE

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning September 1, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the Chicago purchasing managers index rose from 52.6 to 64.3 in August - the biggest monthly point gain since July 1983. US personal income rose by 0.2% in July with spending down by 0.1% - both results fell short of forecasts. And consumer sentiment rose from 79.2 to 82. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK