Russia's out to break the monopoly of the dollar as it boosts its gold reserves.
Iran has a new gold-processing plant.
A gold nugget auctioned in California sold for a whopping $400,000.
A $162 million conditional bid from Canadian miner SEMAFO has been rejected by Australian company Orbis Gold.
Asia now has a gold-dispensing automated teller machine, and it is located in Singapore. The two ATMs are in Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa.
China's international gold exchange opens on Thursday.
At least a family and a group of three friends have struck rich after finding gold bars on Folkestone beach as part of the coastal town's third triennial arts festival.
The world's appetite for the safe haven yellow metal gold has dropped in the second quarter of 2014 by as much as 16 per cent compared a year ago, the World Gold Council said on Thursday.
A gold reserve holding 127 tonnes of the precious safe haven yellow metal has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The find is estimated to be worth 40 billion yuan ($6.5 billion).
Gold bugs have been pointing to a recovery since shrugging off a strong triangle-like pattern breakdown in May.