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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China imports 400 tonnes of Swiss gold in H1

Jul 23, 2018

Greater China (mainland plus Hong Kong) remained the principal destination for Swiss gold exports again in June. So far this year Greater China has imported around 400 tonnes of gold from Switzerland alone.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia continues to add to its gold reserves

Jul 21, 2018

Russia, which has been running down its holdings of U.S. Treasuries, is continuing to increase its gold reserves at a rate of over 200 tonnes a year. At the current rate of increase the nation's holdings will exceed 2,000 tonnes by the end of 2018.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Murenbeeld downgrades 2018/19 gold price forecasts

Jul 21, 2018

Canadian gold economic analytical consultancy, Murenbeeld & Co. has come up with a revised forecast for the gold price over the remainder of this year and next with a likely year-end figure of only $1,293

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2018 gold price predictions – where are we now?

Jul 19, 2018

The continuing strength of the U.S. dollar has seen the gold price marked down to below the $1,220 level making earlier projections for the metal's likely price performance this year look a little optimistic.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s gold reserves – fact or fiction?

Jul 15, 2018

China has again reported a zero increase in its official gold reserves to the IMF for the 20th successive month increasing speculation that it is building up its gold holdings in other non-reported accounts.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: How the mighty are fallen. RSA gold on the decline

Jul 14, 2018

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) used to be by far the world's biggest gold producer but output there peaked nearly 50 years ago and has been on the decline ever since.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Markets nervous as Trump trade rhetoric escalates

Jul 11, 2018

The U.S.-China trade (tariff) war appears to be escalating and markets are reacting nervously accordingly.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold held back by dollar index upturn

Jul 10, 2018

Gold looked as though it might be about to break out from its recent weak trading range, but has been brought back down to earth by a stronger dollar

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China H1 gold demand exceeds 1,000 tonnes

Jul 06, 2018

Chinese gold demand as measured by SGE gold withdrawals seems to be holding up well and has already exceeded 1,000 tonnes at the half year mark

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: H1 2018 Investment – all fall down (almost)

Jul 01, 2018

Gold and silver may be down in price year to date, but other assets - apart from oil - have performed little better and some, like bitcoin, infinitely worse

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Turkey - another country significantly raising its gold reserves

Jun 27, 2018

Russia has been by far the biggest buyer of gold for its central bank as reported monthly to the IMF, but recently Turkey has joined in as the second largest reported buyer of gold for its central bank.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Greater China’s imports of Swiss gold continue strong

Jun 25, 2018

Latest Swiss gold export figures point to continuing strong Chinese demand in May, although Indian demand still fairly low

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Dollar devaluation against gold inevitable – Murenbeeld

Jun 23, 2018

Dr Martin Murenbeeld firmly believes that it is inevitable that the U.S. dollar will have to be devalued against gold as an ultimate result of escalations in President Trump's tariff impositions.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: What happens to gold in a global equities crash?

Jun 22, 2018

Precious metals prices would probably also suffer short term should there be a global equities downturn, but they would likely recover faster and better.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another 18.7 tonnes of gold to reserves

Jun 21, 2018

Russia added another 18.66 tonnes of gold to its reserves in May bringing it ever closer to the 2,000 tonne level.

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