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China Playing a Major Role in Global Silver Market – New Silver Institute Report Explores Dramatic Changes in Last Decade

(Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2012) China’s role in the global silver market has dramatically changed over the past decade. Once a small player in the global market, China today is the world’s leading market for both physical investment and paper trading of silver futures and other similar products, and is the second largest silver …

Pragmatism, not pushiness—China adopts low-key approach to secure economic interests in the Arctic, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 27 November 2012) Aware of the suspicions some countries have about its intentions in the Arctic, China is adopting a deliberately low-key public stance that avoids talk about minerals, oil and gas and focuses on climate change and shipping routes. Nevertheless, China is determined not to be sidelined in decisions that it believes will …

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Gold – the Hot Commodity of 2012 and 500 B.C.

With Interest in the Precious Metal High, Art Expert Examines Its Past If ever gold was precious, it’s now. “Gold has remained at or near record high prices, even while the value of other commodities falls,” notes art expert Terry Stanfill, author of Realms of Gold: Ritual to Romance (realmsofgoldthenovel.blogspot.com), a book that blends factual ancient …