A Swiss prosecutor said on Monday
he was seeking prison terms for Israeli billionaire Beny
Steinmetz and two associates over the alleged payment of bribes
linked to the allocation of mining licences in Guinea between
2005 and 2010.
Barrick Gold Corp is
not actively seeking to sell its Tongon mine in Ivory Coast and
the Massawa project in Senegal but will consider various options
for both, Chief Executive Mark Bristow told Reuters on Monday.
The U.S. dollar index was
roughly flat on Monday and sterling and the euro saw a modest
rise as the foreign exchange market fell into an August lull, a
traditionally quiet trading period with many investors and
traders on vacation.
Canadian lender Desjardins Group said on
Monday it spent C$70 million ($53 million) in the second quarter
related to a data privacy breach earlier this year that exposed
personal information of 2.9 million members.
U.S. prosecutors on Monday
criminally charged a junior analyst at RBC Capital Markets with
insider trading, saying he bought options in a digital printing
company after learning it was in talks to be acquired by an RBC