HSBC agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a criminal probe into currency rigging, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers.
Geologists have discovered bacteria on a patch of earth in regional Queensland that takes natural traces of gold and turns them into nuggets.
Following Scotland's example, the French government decided to ban fracturing and oil extraction in all its territories and moved towards renewable energies.
Against a backdrop of bullish gold prices, the Indonesian government has decided to take control of Grasberg, the world's largest gold mine.
In 2017, the world debt of countries increased again, reaching hitherto unrealized peaks.
Chinese media reports report that an important silver deposit has been discovered in the autonomous region of Mongolia.
Under compliance reasons, banks interfere with the purchase of crypto money by blocking funds transfer to trading platforms or closing customer accounts using virtual currency. Australian banks are leading the way.
The situation in Venezuela illustrates the reality of a country in crisis and the need for people and government to hold physical assets as a bargaining chip.
Despite a significant shift investments towards crypto-currencies, 2017 remains a record year for gold, with an increase of +13.6%.