Canadian mining firm has apologized after reaching an agreement with demonstrators shot and wounded while protesting the company's Guatemalan gold and silver mine, according to statements on Tuesday from both sides.
United States crude oil futures rose Thursday to hit a 31-month high settlement after a volatile trading session while the US dollar fell to a three-year low against major currencies following on the Federal Reserve's intention to keep interest rates near zero.
Gold advanced to a record, set for the best run since November 2006 after rising for nine days, as investors sought to protect their wealth against a weaker dollar, faster inflation and geopolitical tension in the Middle East. Silver climbed to a 31-year high.
The world’s largest container shipping line, Moeller-Maersk A/S, won a contract to build and operate a 1.1 billion US dollars pier at Peru’s largest port, the government announced in Lima.
Gold climbed above 1,400 US dollars an ounce to the highest price in almost seven weeks in London as unrest in the Middle East and North Africa spreads. Silver reached a 30-year high and palladium advanced.
Gold rose Thursday to a one-month high as rising consumer prices in United States and the UK boosted investor demand for an inflation hedge. Silver touched a 30-year high.