Take record low interest rates. Add natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan, and dollops of turmoil in the oil rich Middle East and North Africa. Shake, and garnish with the ever-present threat of spiralling inflation, sovereign debt implosions and more than a dash of uncertainty. The result, commodity market bulls will tell you, is the perfect blend for rising gold prices.
On 29 March 2011, the UK Stock Market Awards held its first awards ceremony for UK listed companies. Avocet won the award for the Best Basic Resources Company 2011. The event was sponsored by Shares magazine.