International Economic News
Massive Gold Heists Strike Mexico, Brazil
$2.5 million in gold centenario coins were robbed from government mint in Mexico in broad daylight last week. This follows a daring $40 million gold heist at an airport in Brazil recently.
Will Gold-Backed Currencies Be Revived?
Many countries in East Asia and the surrounding regions are considering adopting a gold-backed currency as a move away from the U.S. dollar.
Perth Mint Appointed as Member of Shanghai Gold Exchange
The Shanghai Gold Exchange continues to emerge as one of the world's premier gold trading platforms. Australia's Perth Mint has been named an international member of the exchange, strengthening ties between the two regional powers.
The Problem With Venezuela's Gold
Venezuela is not only in the midst of a protracted economic crisis, but the Maduro government is also facing a growing political impasse. Where does the country's gold fit into this difficult situation?
Ghana Opens Second-largest Gold Refinery in Africa
From the most recent data, Ghana ranks as #10 on the planet, and is second in the continent of Africa behind only South Africa.
South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary
The Rand Refinery (South Africa) is expanding its bullion coin program to include one-ounce Silver Krugerrands and Proof Platinum Krugerrands.