Gold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: BloombergGold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: Bloomberg
Gold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: Bloomberg

Gold rally spurs industry M&A deals in first quarter as unprofitable, marginal mines become viable again

  • Global M&As involving gold miners jumped five-fold in the first six months to 279 from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Refinitiv
  • Political tensions with western governments are forcing Chinese miners to look at targets in Africa, Central Asia and South America, law firm says
Topic |   Zijin Mining Group
Gold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: BloombergGold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: Bloomberg
Gold's haven qualities have come back in focus this year amid rising geopolitical tensions, with record-high prices seen aiding M&A deals. Photo: Bloomberg
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