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Palladium price at 13-year high amid supply fears

Palladium price at 13-year high amid supply fears

South African strikes push precious metal to highest price since 2001. The price of palladium has jumped to its highest levels since 2001, with a single troy ounce costing $872.90 (£509.88) as of July 8. Once thought of as a lower-cost alternative to platinum, palladium has risen in price for the 13th consecutive year. This

Good run continues as UK hallmarking climbs 19.2%

February figures show positive momentum for 9ct and sterling silver. The positive run of UK hallmarking continued last month, with the total number of units hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices up 19.2% compared to February 2013. The figures for February outline strong performances for 9ct gold assaying, which climbed 33.3%, and sterling silver,

5.2% upswing for hallmarking in November

Falling gold price linked to 7.2% increase in gold assaying. The latest hallmarking figures for November 2013, as compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office (BAO), reveal a positive upswing across all precious metals, with total hallmarking up 5.1% compared to November 2012. The BAO described this month’s figures as "promising", with the number of gold