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  1. Precious metal

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Barlow's 1958 MGA was probably the most therapeutic crisis cure in metal. Tipped 'to surprise a few tycoon's rides' in last week's Footdown, the little powder-blue convertible ... unrecognised. Other standouts included a shimmering metallic blue 1974 Morgan 4/4 1600, a stunning 1959 Jaguar Mark IX with a sumptuous red leather interior and a white 1961 Ford Anglia that could have ...

  2. Gold's return anything but precious for investors

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... For the modern world, however, gold's time is past. There is no such thing any longer as a precious metal. Buying gold is a gamble, at best a speculation, but certainly not an investment. It's ... and Peruvian stocks, too. And why keep it to stocks? As the table shows, a number of dross metals such as lead, nickel and copper have also done much better than gold over this period. So have soft ...

  3. Glittering through the centuries

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Andrea Pawlyna The beautiful precious metal has a history going back thousands of years and it is now used in industry, medicine, dentistry and even food Gold's beauty and intrinsic ... every civilisation since has coveted the precious metal. Gold's shiny, yellow lustre neither tarnishes nor corrodes and can be produced in different colours by alloying it with other ...

  4. Everybody say 'om'

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mantra was launched in 2004 by two friends, local girl Jill Hui and Shagun Khanna, the Maharaja of Patiala's granddaughter. The pair wanted to create a line that paid homage to the rich culture of India while offering women accessories that are styli ...

  5. Schroders unveils gold, metals fund

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... through futures contracts. The Schroders Alternative Solutions Gold and Metals Fund will start with a nearly even split between its exposure to precious metals and industrial metals. More than 60 ... the precious metal's recent price spike may have just been a prelude to bigger rises. 'You could easily see over the next several years that prices rise not to US$1,000 an ounce, but prices ...

  6. Heady metal

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... although their values are safe, their designs are anything but. Precious metals used to be reserved almost exclusively for goblets and 18-piece dinner sets, but today's craftspeople are far ... of the ripples in sand. Working in gold and silver isn't cheap, and prices are skyrocketing. So who buys items made from such precious metals? Many designers who work with gold and silver say ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representative polls last year for Pak Nai Tsuen in Yuen Long. Lai Kin-ping, 41, and Ng Wah-tak, 35, will appear in Tuen Mun Court today. Suit filed over missing gold Mitsui Bussan Precious Metals has ...

  8. out of the woods

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... Jonathan Hopfner The 19th-century American philosopher Henry David Thoreau is best known for living a back-to-basics existence in a spartan forest cabin, an experience chronicled in his work Walden. Germany-based Faber-Castell has released a pen that honours Thoreau's legendary retreat. The Walden Woods limited-edition rollerball pen is made from precious metals and ash ...

  9. BHP delivers Games medals

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing The price of precious metals may be going through the roof on the commodities markets, but the 6,000 Olympic medals officially handed over to Beijing yesterday ... accolade to human sporting endeavour. The nation's athletes hope to grab much more than a handful of the 2,000 gold medals, each plated with at least 6 grams of the precious metal ...

  10. Lawsuit adds to gold firm's woes

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger The controversy swirling around 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings grew yesterday, after a Japanese bank filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of the precious metal giant to retrieve ... of default. Lam founded the 3D-Gold company after moving from Guangdong to Hong Kong when he was 21, and grew the company into one of the city's biggest manufacturers of gold and other precious ...




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