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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

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Articles About Gold

HSBC
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 24, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market opened stronger today as expected and by lunch the market had been boosted by the better than expected "Flash" Chinese manufacturing data for July. The HSBC China flash Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI) for July hit a 18month high up 52. (2:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014: Daily Events Guide to the Game Highlights in Glasgow [Day 1-5]

By IBTimes AU

Here are the daily events guide and game highlights in the Commonwealth Games 2014. (1:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COMMONWEALTH GAMES, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Xiaomi Mi 4 Specs, Features and Price: Apple of China Outranking Korea's Tech Giant

By IBTimes AU

This article provides an in-depth comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphones. It also tackles on their current positions in the consumer market as well as an overview on their sales. (1:08 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone
Global Markets Overview – July 24, 2014

By IG Markets

It was another positive night for equities, with gains through European and US trade mainly driven by optimism around US corporate earnings. Geopolitical risk was largely ignored yet again with traders favouring equities. (9:27 am)

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

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 24, 2014

By Comsec

IMF released updated US growth forecasts. US growth forecasts for 2014 were lowered from 2% to 1. 2015 growth forecasts were kept at 3% - which would be the fastest expansion since 2005. The IMF believes the Fed can keep policy rates at zero for longer than mid-2015 if inflation stays subdued. (8:36 am)

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

Jeremy Lin
Lakers' Jeremy Lin Brimming With All-Star Potential

By IBTimes AU

Jeremy Lin could be an All-Star for the first time in his career, if he does well in his maiden season with the Los Angeles Lakers (1:59 am)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, STORM, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Anna Meares: Five Things to Know About Australia’s Flag Bearer in the 2014 Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Anna Meares was chosen as Australia’s flag bearer in the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. (11:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 237.5km 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon, July 22, 2014.
Bradley Wiggins on Rival: F*cking Chris Froome, English Aims Gold at Glasgow 2014

By IBTimes AU

Sir Bradley Wiggins is off to get the gold medal in the team pursuit competition at the Commonwealth Games 2014. But before he starts his quest for greatness, Wiggins had some strong words to people asking him about his Sky and English cycling teammate. (6:53 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 23, 2014

By Comsec

Today was a solid day for the markets and investors at last we saw the market putting some good ruins on the board and the ASX 200 hit a new 6 year high. The market was boosted by positive quarterly numbers from BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) and a strong rally into bank, insurance and transport stocks. (6:41 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, COPPER, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, QANTAS

Alicia Steer (L) and Gemma MacLean pose on "The Big G" 3-D structure at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, July 22, 2014. The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games takes place on July 23.
Aussie Sports Sets Targets for Medal Tallies for Sports Participating in Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Australian sport is drawing a hard and fast line on future funding support to various sports which will not be able to special medal targets in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (4:41 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, LONDON