from Breakingviews:

Gold’s rally won’t outlast tectonic rate shift

December 11, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Italy’s budget progresses as Brussels watches

By Mike Peacock
December 1, 2014

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Italy's lower house approved Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's tax-cutting 2015 budget on Sunday. It will now move on to the Senate, where it must be passed by the end of the year. The budget is at the centre of a tussle with the European Commission, which says it does not do enough to reduce the country's huge public debt.

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

Marginal oil producers, gold investors heed caution ahead of OPEC meeting

November 13, 2014

Oil markets made history this week as Brent crude prices dipped below $78 to a four-year low. This comes ahead of a meeting by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Nov. 27th.  Up for debate is whether or not Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, will decide to cut production.

from Breakingviews:

Gold bulls have precious little to cling to

November 6, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

Ebola will not be the last global epidemic, time to hit the reset button on how we treat it – author

October 23, 2014

(Updates with current news on New York City doctor testing positive for Ebola and World Health Organization's expectations for a vaccine.)

from Breakingviews:

Gold’s geopolitical ledge won’t hold up

September 1, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Expert Zone:

National agenda to bring $100 billion of domestic household savings in capital markets in next five years

July 9, 2014

(Rajiv Deep Bajaj is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Capital Ltd. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of Thomson Reuters)

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – Crypto-sale of the Century

July 1, 2014

Details on the sale of about 30,000 bitcoin have been spare, but what can be inferred by reading through the lines is that the sale of about $18 million went a lot better than many expected - particularly those who expected to get the coins on the cheap somehow. The prevailing market rate at the end of Monday was about $639, according to Coindesk, currently the leader in the pricing world, and the chatter trickling out was that the unsuccessful bidders - including hedge fund Pantera and SecondMarket's Barry Silber, who put together a consortium of more than 40 bidders - aimed too low in one of those "Price is Right" moves but without the warmth of Bob Barker to confront you when you lose on these things.

from Full Focus:

Nevada’s gold rush

June 10, 2014

It took almost two years to finally get the green light, but Reuters photographer Rick Wilking was given near-total access to Newmont Mining's massive series of open pit and underground gold mines in northeast Nevada – one of the largest open-pit gold mine complexes in the United States. It's an industry few see in-person – and the results are in your jewelry and in almost any electronic device you own.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – The “Everything Is Awesome” Rally

May 30, 2014

Sometimes the biggest pain trade is not being in the market at all, and that's certainly the case in 2014. We're in something of a Goldilocks environment when it comes to major markets: Bank of America-Merrill Lynch laid this out pretty well in a note yesterday, noting that global equities, US stocks, emerging markets, government bonds, gold, high yield bonds and investment grade corporate are all up between 3.9 and 5.2 percent so far this year.