Monday, April 03, 2006

RBC Capital Markets Offer 2006-2009 Outlook Perspectives

From the mouths of one of the world's biggest gold companies, Bobby Godsell, chief executive of AngloGold Ashanti, was recently reported to have, "predicted that worldwide gold production would stagnate, then fall in the coming years as large deposits of the precious metal become scarce," in an aritcle in the Financial Times.

After hitting a 25 year high last week, speculation around gold is a hot topic. Mr. Godsell also was reported to have said that, "“All of the gold majors are finding it difficult to replace their reserves. New mine production will be flat-to-declining.”

Even more telling, "RBC Capital Markets in London estimated that total gold production would rise slightly in 2006 and 2007, be flat in 2008 and start to fall in 2009. 'There hasn’t been a big gold discovery for years,' said an analyst."
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