Although some companies have learned to ride the waves of geopolitics quite efficiently, still in most cases political tensions only complicate the dealings of energy companies.
After 2012 sanctions, Iran gold demand crashed 65% in 3 years
BRIAN MAHER's opinion on FED decisions.
Total consumer credit rose 5.1% in the first quarter, compared to a year earlier.
U.S. dollar index taps highest level since late December
With limited upside for precious metal prices, miners are refocusing on productivity, says Nathan Flesher, who works for McKinsey's mining arm.
The Indian rupee, which hit its lowest in 15 months against the U.S. dollar on Monday, is expected to depreciate even more, analysts said.
Despite misguided economic policies and rising geopolitical tensions, the long market expansion has prevailed. But times may be changing.
Trade turnover between Russia and China grew by 31 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Russian customs data.
The once promising Venezuelan gold industry is in a total mess, despite government efforts.