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
Summary: Gold took a beating last week at the hands of US rate hike expectations and unexpectedly strong data. Now, renewed dollar strength against EUR and GBP is keeping the pressure up on the yellow metal.