12/29/2011

ING shelves trade sale of Belgian insurer

Instead, ING's Belgian insurance operations will be included in the European and Asian business, which is being readied for an eventual listing, the person told Reuters.

12/28/2011

Gold trading frenzy clampdown

Gold exchanges in China outside of two in Shanghai are to be banned, authorities said in a statement released on Tuesday.

12/26/2011

Russian reserves stage biggest weekly fall since Jan '09

According to Artyom Biryukov, an analyst at HSBC, the central bank lost $4.2 billion from a negative reassessment of its gold position in reserves and another $6.6 billion from currency moves mostly in euro and sterling.

12/16/2011

Chinese Cut Back on London Luxury Homes Purchases

Buyers from the world’s second-largest economy accounted for 4.9 percent of sales in Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Belgravia in the three months through September, down from 12.6 percent in the previous quarter,

12/07/2011

Will silver hit $50 per ounce next year?

As of right now, silver price is hovering right around the $35 per ounce price range, with a short-term forecast of $35-$40 through year-end, as well as a price above $50/oz by the end of 2012. This according to Thomson Reuters GFMS's Philip Klapwij

11/29/2011

Silver bullion can beat hyperinflation

Investors do not want to hold money in banks these days, fearing a bank run. Moreover, the financial situation in the US is not getting better.

11/28/2011

The Hottest Prime Property Markets Around The World

Investors looking to broaden their portfolio are always on the hunt for prime property. But luxury home prices are beginning to ease as the rout in the global economy is hurting home prices.

10/10/2011

Hedge fund to help rebuild hotels in Japan

Asia’s second largest hedge fund Sparx Group Co has launched a fund to invest in rebuilding hotels located in Japan that were impacted in the March earthquake.