Gold miners headed for the altar?
Barrick Gold is reportedly planning a $19.0 billion hostile takeover of Newmont Mining. The plan is for a two-part deal involving Australia’s Newcrest Mining, which would end up with Newmont’s Australian assets.
Head of Commodity Strategy, Saxo Bank Group
Summary: Raised hopes of a US-China trade deal driving stocks higher, a softer dollar and output cuts have supported oil following its December collapse, but worries about the global economy still nag.