A few more bits of news, because god knows it's so darn enlightening.
Calculated Risk - Feb ISM improves, consumer sentiment improves. Eppur si muove, eh?
Mineweb - Finland is ranked #1 for mining! They block Youtube here at work, so you'll have to find Monty Python's "Finland" song on your own.
Mining.com - Glencore delays Xstrata merger to address accusations of helping Iran build nuclear weapons. Um... Ivan Glasenberg just spent a whole hour telling everyone at the BMO conference about how fucking smart he is, and now this? Selling nuke-building material to Iran?
Mineweb - too early to ring gold's death knell. And please check out their other article, it's time to ring gold's death knell. They really should get together and co-ordinate their articles better.
Interesting point btw - the Indian jeweller interviewed thinks nothing's wrong, everything's fine, and Indians will be buying loads of gold again come April. So, no $1300 gold.
Also, here's the money shot:
Elsewhere in Asia, "[gold] demand from jewelers has recovered a little [with] prices below $1600," says Heraeus Metals general manager Dick Poon in Hong Kong, "though investors are either selling or sitting on the sidelines."
Yes, you did read that correctly.
Yes, yes there is.
There really is, yes.
No I didn't make it up.
Yes, there is a man with the name of Dick Poon.