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Barrick and Randgold to merge

Two of the world’s major gold companies have emerged from the poor northern summer with an industry-shaking merger.

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Brandgold: Mark Bristow says the new company will be 50% managed by Randgold alumni

Barrick Gold (US:ABX) and Randgold Resources (LSE:RRL) will come together, resulting in a company producing around 6.6 million ounces per annum.