Who owns the world’s largest gold producers?

Institutional investors have become the dominant shareholders in the largest gold mining companies, with implications for their activities.* In the early 2000s, institutional investors (highly capitalised financial players such as hedge funds and pension funds) have increasingly turned to owning gold mining companies as a form of speculative investment. In a context of rising gold prices, holding gold mining stocks (thus … Continue reading Who owns the world’s largest gold producers?

Another take on gold mining

by Julie de los Reyes How gold has circulated matters for understanding the impetus for gold extraction. A recent presentation in London on the gold market’s outlook served as a reminder on the importance of paying attention not only to the production of things, but also how they are circulated. For industry analysts, the linkages are … Continue reading Another take on gold mining

Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania

by Giorgos Velegrakis This is interview was originally given for the environmental Magazine Oikotrives in Greece and was translated and published in English and Spanish by the open journal xpressed. In the areaof Rosia Montanain Romania the residents have been putting up a fight for the past 14 years against the gold mining plans of the … Continue reading Interview with researcher Irina Velicu on the gold mine of Rosia Montana, Romania