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Motsepe coins it

Africa Rainbow Minerals chairperson Patrice Motsepe earned almost 74% more during the group's 2010 financial year than in 2009, according to the company's annual report.

Village on fundraising path

Village Main Reef is to ask shareholders for permission to raise up to R40m, to bolster cash reserves and finalise the acquisition of Consolidated Murchison.

Court to rule on Potash-BHP suit

A US court will rule on Potash Corp's request for a preliminary injunction against unsolicited suitor BHP Billiton, ahead of the November 18 deadline on the Anglo-Australian miner's $39bn tender offer.

Gold stocks on fire

Gold stocks have rallied on the back of international inflation fears, the record high price of the yellow metal and an attractive rand gold price.

Zoellick’s plan highlights dollar angst

World Bank President Robert Zoellick's call for a new global currency system with gold as a reference point highlights the depth of unease about a weakening dollar.

Indian firm takes over Zim steelmaker

India's Essar Group has won a bid to revive Zimbabwe's collapsed parastatal Zisco steelmaker, following a scramble for the shares of the beleagured firm.

Zoellick seeks new gold standard debate

UPDATED: Leading economies have to consider readopting a modified global gold standard to guide currency movements, says World Bank president Robert Zoellick.

Gold edges towards $1,400

Gold hit another record around $1,394/oz before speculators cashed in, but an unpopular decision by the Federal Reserve could still spur buying.

Canada blocks BHP bid, stuns investors

Canada has blocked BHP Billiton's $39bn bid for Potash Corp, saying the deal would not benefit the nation.

What next for BHP after failed bid?

Q&A: What will BHP Billiton, sitting on an estimated $11bn warchest, do to chase growth after Canada blocked its $39bn bid for Potash Corp?