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Welcome to the BullionByPost gold and silver news service. We bring you the headlines as and when they happen. Our news team aims to cover all the latest stories affecting the gold and silver bullion markets, as well as reporting on other precious metals, the state of major currencies, and movements in the stock market.

We provide commentary on the state of the economy and wider current affairs or political decisions that impact the markets, giving our customers as much insight as possible and allowing them to make educated choices when it comes to buying and selling in the precious metals market, whether it's for investment purposes or a collection.

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The value of the Turkish Lira plunged on Friday, losing 23% of its value in a day. The currency sits precariously at 6.93 Lira per Dollar or 1 Lira for every 14 Cents. Strains on the economy, including trade tariff pressure from President Trump, has severely hampered the Turkish currency, with members of the public rapidly turning to investment safe havens such as gold.

13 Aug 2018, 5:12 p.m.

An anonymous British amateur gold prospector has found what is believed to be Britain’s largest ever gold nugget. Nicknamed the ‘Douglas Nugget’, the gold has been valued at a staggering £50,000 – with experts reckoning it could fetch even more due to its rarity.

13 Aug 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Today, Wednesday 8th August, the exchange rate has dropped from €1.13308 to €1.12714. Confidence fell after the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, told the Sunday Times that there was a 60% chance of a no-deal Brexit. 

8 Aug 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Many commentators have been suggesting recently that gold has reached its bottom with prices more or less set about the $1200 an ounce level.  However, Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money, has said that gold could be in for a ‘monster rally’.

1 Aug 2018, 11:50 a.m.

A team of South Korean treasure hunters has re-discovered the lost shipwreck of the Russian cruiser ‘Dmitrii Donskoi’, just off the coast of the Korean island of Ulleungdo in the Sea of Japan.

The sunken vessel is believed to contain almost £100 billion worth of gold bullion bars and coins, weighing approximately 200 tonnes, in around 5,500 boxes or containers.

20 Jul 2018, 1 p.m.

Newly released inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics show that last month the UK rate of inflation was 2.4% - less than market analysts had predicted having accounted for rising oil prices.

19 Jul 2018, 9:53 a.m.

June was a disappointing month for bullion and other commodities. Prices fell across all three major currencies and all four major precious metals as the US trade tariffs ramped up their obstructions to free trade between the EU, China, and America...

13 Jul 2018, 4:50 p.m.

In a stunning exclusive interview with The Sun, US President Donald Trump has slammed UK Prime Minister Theresa May over her government’s approach to Brexit, warning that a soft Brexit would damage trade relations between the US and UK – potentially scuppering a deal at all.

13 Jul 2018, 12:30 p.m.

The US Government has published plans to implement further trade tariffs against China, following the recent $34 billion tariff spat.

China has called the threat “totally unacceptable” and are continuing to press the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to take action against what they believe to be unlawful behaviour from the United States.

11 Jul 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Sterling registered its largest daily loss for three and a half weeks against the US Dollar on Monday in the two hours following Boris Johnson's surprise resignation as Foreign Secretary.

The move came less than 24 hours after David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, also resigned his position and means that eight MPs - six from the front bench - have resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet in the last 12 months.

11 Jul 2018, 12:01 p.m.

The consistent strength of the US Dollar, boosted by the ongoing US/China/EU trade dispute, has decreased the value of platinum and the demand for the precious metal.

4 Jul 2018, 1:20 p.m.

With asteroids constantly passing through our solar system containing millions, billions, and even trillions of tonnes of precious and rare earth metals, it’s only logical that investors and scientists are keen to get mining these bumper resources.

Such a feat would take billions of Dollars but the resulting accomplishment could both preserve our environment and make those backing the missions a substantial profit. The big question is: can we do it?

4 Jul 2018, 10:56 a.m.