UK Gold

I Definitely Do - Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

Harriet Lamb | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

It is one of the great scandals of our time that in 2014 small-scale miners of such a precious metal should work in appalling, dangerous conditions for less than $1 a day. Because that is the sad truth hidden away deep underground.

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

30 Gold Bullion Bars Have Been Buried On A British Beach...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

People have been rushing to dig up a beach in Folkstone, Kent, after an artist buried £10,000 worth of gold bars beneath the sand. Berlin-based a...

Yes, That Is An iPhone With Putin's Face Engraved In Gold On The Back

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone is a truly revolutionary product that's in the hands of millions of people -- and that's precisely the problem. How are you supposed to sta...

Guantanamo: The First Postmodern Institution

Tom Johnson | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Future horizons shine flecked with gold and freedom in the American dream. The continued existence of Guantanamo tarnishes it with blood.

Barclays Now Fined For Fixing The Price Of Gold

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Barclays has been fined £26 million by the City watchdog over failings in relation to the fixing of the price of gold over a nine-year period. The...

How a Currency Trader Plays the Ukraine Crisis

Mike Baghdady | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Traders are chess players; watching and strategizing moves ahead of what is actually taking place. It takes patience and discipline to play the game successfully, but those virtues can pay off handsomely.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

N Korea 'Sells Gold To China' (But Who Knew It Had Any?)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

North Korea has reportedly began selling large amounts of gold to China in order to avoid an imminent economic collapse. "Since several months ago,...

China's Stealth Move in the Currency Wars

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Will Bancroft

Five years on from the Great Financial Crisis and whilst it might feel like little's changed for us as individuals, different nations and their central banks are engaged in heated currency wars. In a race for exports and to inflate away huge debts it often looks like a game to print as fast as you can.

Gold Grows on Trees, But Money Doesn't

Adrian Ash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adrian Ash

So money really does grow on trees, agree headline writers everywhere today. Gold, in fact, has been found in minute quantities in eucalyptus trees in Australia. Analyzing tree leaves and bark could now unearth gold deposits up to 30 metres below ground elsewhere in the world, geochemists say.

Why the Internet Means the End of Government Money

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

You might say that during this long stretch of monetary history our freedoms and choice were restricted as we laboured away under state-imposed money systems. However, since 1990 there have been huge changes taking place.

This Isn't the Debt Default Gold Is Looking For

Adrian Ash | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK
Adrian Ash

No denying it - the threat of US debt default has been a non-event for gold and silver so far. For long-time investors, the irony looks so thick you c...

Rosia Montana Gold Project: Debate Is Good

Catalin Hosu | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK
Catalin Hosu

It is worth asking whether the protests, never as large as they have been reported, really do represent any significant body of public opinion in Romania. Recent polls suggest this is not the case.

Open Letter to Greg Hands MP about Cyanide Mining in Romania

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Dear Mr Hands, I received an invitation to at dinner which is to take place next Thursday (20th June) at the House of Lords - at which you are billed...

Luxury Hotel Offering Gold iPads To Guests...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

The Burj Al Arab, the "world's only 7-Star hotel" is redefining the boundaries of the absurdly luxurious by issuing every guest their own 24-carat gol...

Musings: The Business of Luxury

Freya Simms | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Freya Simms

The crossover between investments of passion or alternative assets such as property, art, fine wine, classic cars, gold and watches seems to be increasingly blurred as people seek to classify what is worthy of the attention or wallet of a connoisseur or a collector and those who just enjoy surrounding themselves with the finer things in life.

Catch a Falling Knife, (But Wear Steel Gloves)

Nick Beecroft | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

I guess the major market event this week has been gold's 'flash crash,' which started last Friday and continued on Monday, taking the metal down by $200 over these two days. So, why did this happen and what to do now?

Gold - A Safe Haven From Collapse, But Not Much Else

Jeremy Cook | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Gold offers no yield. There is no reward for holding it other than the smug feeling that you are protected from any potential economic Armageddon that's on the horizon. If you believe that's on the cards, then go right ahead and back up the truck and load up on the yellow metal until you're heart's content. Otherwise, you're best to leave it well alone.

Margaret Thatcher: Friend of Gold, Not Gold Bugs

Adrian Ash | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

Whatever your view of Margaret Thatcher and her legacy, she was a sure friend of gold. Long before she abolished exchange controls in 1979, she had barked against the Gold Coins Order of 1966 in Parliament, calling it "the final indignity" of the then-Labour government's economic mismanagement.

Cyprus: Big Lie of the Financial Crisis Finally Explodes

Adrian Ash | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

Putting cash on deposit makes you a creditor. And in financial crises, the creditor always pays in the end (borrowers can't; they don't have any money). Whether through inflation, default or a 'levy', savers are sure to suffer in the end.

Negative Interest Rates: Ready to Play?

Adrian Ash | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

Negative interest rates are the latest balloon floated by the Bank of England.

The Streets Are Paved With Gold Pawnshops

Yousif Nur | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Yousif Nur

Deep in the heart of suburbia there's always strange tales of goings-on behind closed doors of bored housewives and the like. I don't read them, but ...

Museum Hits The Jackpot

Posted 02.04.2013 | Home

A collection of gold and silver antiques worth millions of pounds has been donated to the Ashmolean Museum. Around 500 objects, which belonged to a...

Planet Appetite: Still Gold in Them There Hills in Yukon, Canada

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Miners first put Yukon on the map. During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, they trekked over the mountains from Alaska, first to Whitehorse then to Dawson City - they're still digging out nuggets.