Return of the gold bugs

ARTICLE - The price of gold could go to $340 an ounce within the next three months - and continue to soar after that.

This not any old forecast by a "gold bug", those gold enthusiasts, but a complete about-face by one of the staunchest pessimists on gold prices in the business.

Andy Smith is the precious metals analyst at Mitsui Securities in London.

In a business that breeds many of its own experts from the ranks of the mining industry, Andy Smith stands out as a specialist in the dismal science

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