Diamonds sparkle in shaky commodities market

They have hit a rough patch, but canny commodities investors could take a shine to diamonds, platinum and palladium, writes Fiona Bond

Mapping mineral deposits and mining around the globe

Jonathan Clayton locates the major deposits of mineral wealth around the world and signposts future growth in the global mining sector

‘Gold will keep glittering while demand remains strong’

The beauty of gold as an investment has driven prices to record highs and, as Raymond Snoddy discovers, the safe-haven asset has more than one champion

Fields of gold may see yields fall

With the summer’s crop drought triggering a spike in the price of agricultural commodities, Fiona Bond considers the outlook for the months ahead

Golden wonder approaches $2,000

Following recent rumours that the Indian government is considering a rise in import duty on gold, Chris Johnston assesses opinion on the likely trajectory of the precious metal into 2013

Desiring double-digit hot trades

There’s no denying that commodities are shaping up to be the favoured asset class, with gold, oil and copper proving particularly attractive. Fiona Bond discovers how to make the best return