Melissa Pistilli has been reporting on market-shaking news in the resource and mining investment sector for over five years and has been with the Investing News Network since 2008. She has written on a wide variety of topics, from managing political risk in the mining industry to manipulation in the silver market. Formerly the managing editor of the Investing News Network, Melissa now serves as a senior reporter writing for Lithium Investing News and Uranium Investing News. She is most interested in the impact of global economics, politics and sociocultural influences on the commodities markets, and this shows in her reporting. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in English education as well as a master’s degree in teaching of writing, both from Humboldt State University, California. She currently resides at the heart of Canada’s mining industry — Vancouver, British Columbia.
Despite the recent drop in gold and silver prices in the international markets, prices for precious metals in India still remain at a premium and buyers are holding out for cheaper prices, stunting demand.
Argentina is South America’s second largest economy and ranks 10 on The Silver Institute’s list of top silver producing countries in the world. In 2010, Argentina produced 20.6 million ounces of silver.
Silver suffered a sharp setback in early trading Monday as the market reacted to the Bank of Japan’s move to devalue the yen. Investors and traders will be monitoring the actions of other central banks, such as China which many anticipate will loosen its monetary policy by the end of the year.