The US Mint ran out of its smallest American Eagle gold coin after demand surged following the biggest drop in futures in three decades.Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 6:16am
My husband dropped a rare hint that he'd like some cufflinks with old coins in them for his birthday next month. The only problem is I have no idea where to purchase such an item! Help?29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society is launching silver trading in three different currencies, predicting continued gains in precious metal prices and rising mainland demand.18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Volatility is understandably a risk that makes investors think twice. The uncertainty of gold prices since record highs were reached early last month has many a potential buyer sitting on the fence and those thinking of selling wondering what to do. It is a problem that is especially vexing for mainland Chinese and Indians, who traditionally turn to the precious metal at this time of year.6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
In times of economic crisis, cash is king. But in times of stagflation - which occurs when the economy is not growing but prices are - gold is the emperor.
The arrival at the weekend of the first gold-bullion vending machine in Beijing seems to bear this out.26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
With just 300 days until the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, 63 different types of commemorative coins went on sale in Hong Kong yesterday.
Designed and made by Britain's Royal Mint, it is estimated sales of the coins will fetch up to GBP100 million (HK$1.23 billion) worldwide.23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
If gold were to be used for ornamental and industrial purposes, the reason that makes it a commodity, its value would most likely be in the region of US$600 an ounce, some consultants and researchers contend.5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
China's product safety agency has cracked down on more than 1,200 manufacturers involved in the production of more than one billion yuan (HK$1.2 billion) worth of fake products in a nine-month campaign against the infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR), according to a government-organised online exhibition that opened yesterday.12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Coin collectors and dealers around the world now benchmark the value of a coin based on the 70-point Sheldon Scale, developed in 1949 by William Sheldon, a collector in the United States, to determine different levels of preservation of coins, with one denoting a worn and damaged condition, and 70 the perfect uncirculated condition.22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Mainland websites offering high-quality fake banknotes were still operating yesterday despite regulators promising a crackdown before the Lunar New Year, when cash transactions typically peak for the year.
Several online sellers of the fake notes in Guangdong claim the notes' security threads and watermarks can cheat detectors, and are ideal for shopping or gambling.15 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Zhaojin Mining Industry, a gold miner in Shandong province, has posted 34.6 per cent higher profit for the first half of the year as rising prices of the precious metal offset lower output.18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Chinese collectors fuelled the auction boom yesterday by snapping up most of the lots on offer at Sotheby's sale of antiques at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Buyers spent HK$451.27 million at three themed auctions of Chinese porcelain and imperial objects, many of which had been in the hands of overseas collectors for decades.9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
A jobless chef and a shopkeeper were yesterday jailed for dealing in counterfeit coins bought in a Shenzhen shopping centre.
The District Court heard that Sin Kwok-fai, 47, bought 1,068 coins in batches of about 200 at the Dongmen Commercial Centre, paying $3 each for fake $10 coins and $1 each for fake $5 coins.20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Deal seeks to boost firm's processing unit as hedge against metal price risk
Hunan Nonferrous Metals' parent company, Hunan Nonferrous Metals Holding Group, is in talks to buy into a loss-making customer in an effort to boost its downstream operations, according to the company's management.26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Builder and investment house demand costs related to failed Villa Pinada project
The embattled director of True Gold Investments is facing further legal action after he was named in three High Court actions seeking to recover $73.38 million.4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am