Liquid gold flows from a furnace into a casting mold to create a 28 kilogram gold bar in the foundry at the South Deep gold mine in Westonaria, South Africa (Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg)

Barrick Gold, Randgold in Advanced Talks on Merger

(Bloomberg) -- Barrick Gold Corp. is said to be in advanced negotiations to merge its operations with Africa-focused rival Randgold Resources Ltd., protecting the Toronto-based miner’s crown as the...