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Rio Olympics Represents So Much More Than Just The Medals

Johnny Luk | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Sport
Johnny Luk

To me sports breaks down social barriers because it strips everything to the basic level. It leaves little to interpretation. You are measured by your ability, not skin colour and that authenticity is both refreshing in an increasingly wishy-washy world, and motivating for those who want it enough.

Gold Isn't Just for Olympic Medals - We're Now Using It to Boost Cancer Therapies

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Dr Helen Rippon

Heading up a cancer research charity is a pretty cool job. I get to be close to some of the most innovative, exciting research happening right now all...

What is the Value of Money?

Lewis Worrow | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, almost every country uses a system of fiat money, which we may define as "currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is no...

Prince - A Thank You

Lucy Horobin | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Horobin

I consider myself SO lucky to have seen him live. Remember the impromptu gigs of 2013? There I was, tucked up in bed, when it was announced that Prince was doing a show in London, that night. Join a queue and hope for the best, apparently. I was SO close to jumping out of bed in my pyjamas, driving in to town and queueing in the pouring rain for just a small chance to catch a glimpse of Prince...

Brexit Risk Sparks UK Gold Rush

Adrian Ash | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

The Brexit debate has sparked a surge in the number of UK investors choosing to buy gold or defence. Whatever you think of staying or leaving, that looks a smart move as the uncertainty rises.

Putting Value Back Into Price

Harriet Lamb | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We need our prices to reflect the value of what things actually cost to produce. Coffee quality control at COMSA cooperative, © Santiago Engelhardt. ...

Which 'Sexiest Man In The World' Is Looking A Little Different These Days?

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Bagwell | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey might have topped many a Sexiest Man in the World poll in his time, but we’re not sure his latest look is going to go down quite...

Why I Am Putting My Name Out in the Jewellery World to Back Fairtrade Gold

Liz Earle | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Style
Liz Earle

If we can achieve an ethical and fair provenance for goods as transient as a T-shirt, surely we can also work towards creating a fairer and more transparent journey for the gold that we wear as jewellery - something also worn next to our skin and so often given as a symbol of eternal love. Fairtrade gold gives us that opportunity.

In-App Purchases Are Nothing, This Person Bought £500,000 Of Real GOLD Using Their Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech

Capitalism has officially reached a new, high? Someone has set what might be the world record for most money spent on a smartphone. There are plent...

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...