Gold valued at $8bn is buried inside mammoth mounds of discarded waste at sites owned by Sibanye Gold. The problem is getting it.
World stocks rise, led by a surge in bank shares, after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy to target interest rates.
Gold will likely soar to a record within five years as asset bubbles burst in everything from bonds to credit and equities.
Commodities trader and miner Glencore expects nickel prices to climb through 2018 as demand outstrips supply.
Big questions on the minds of gold watchers include the US election and the stability of the global economy.
SA’s rand strengthened to a one-month high against the dollar on Wednesday, leading global currency gains.
Ratings agency Moody’s has reduced the possibility of a credit downgrade for SA in November to less than 50 percent.
Emerging-market stock volatility hover near the highest level since June as traders await a verdict on monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has warned that the platinum industry is unlikely to meet the demand for the precious metal in the medium term.