What the Kyrgyz Republic must do to diversify its economy

Backed by healthy gold reserves and multilateral agencies keen to improve infrastructure, the outlook for the Central Asian republic is positive. However, the population’s tense relationship with China must be addressed if it is to make serious economic headway.
March 18, 2020

Is gold a good bet right now?

The yellow metal has gained lustre among investors amid the prevailing low-rate environment and global geopolitical uncertainties – how high could it go?
July 24, 2019

Rio Tinto rumours boost value of Oyu Tolgoi

Mongolia’s vast copper-gold project remains stuck in a rut despite rumours that Rio Tinto is closing in on a takeover of the main project company, Turquoise Hill.
March 18, 2014

China becomes world's largest gold consumer

China overtook India last year as the world's biggest consumer of the yellow metal as retail investors bought unwanted gold from global institutional investors.
February 18, 2014

Poll result: Gold price

Readers predict where the gold price will end the year, in light of a recent price collapse.
April 29, 2013

The gold rotation

Big investors might not be rotating out of fixed-income yet, but a similar dynamic could be encouraging a shift out of gold and other commodities.
April 17, 2013

China’s gold shortage

Soaring gold demand in China has led to a supply shortfall that has widened 10 times since 2007.
April 16, 2012