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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia’s Plaurum sees PGMs more reliable than bitcoin

Nov 23, 2017

Russia's Plaurum Group analysts see precious metals - notably pgms as being more stable and reliable as an investment than bitcoin.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Big Surge in Swiss gold exports to India and China

Nov 22, 2017

Media reports of weak gold demand in India and China would seem to be premature given the latest Swiss gold export figures for October.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian gold reserves – now 1,800 tonnes and rising

Nov 21, 2017

With the addition of some 21.8 tonnes to its gold reserves in October, Russia has increased its reserve to over 1,800 tonnes and is thus rapidly closing the gap on China which with 1842.6 tonnes is officially the worlds fifth largest national holder of...

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold heads back up despite Friday’s take-down and stronger dollar

Nov 13, 2017

Gold has made something of a recovery from Friday's take-down on the paper gold futures market in making up most of its lost ground.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Europe pushes gold higher- USA slams it down – yet again!

Nov 11, 2017

The latest 'flash crash'in gold saw $4.2 billion worth of gold dumped on the paper gold futures market in a matter of minutes - but only accomplished a price fall of around $10.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: CHINA – ‘Official’ gold reserves now unchanged for a full year

Nov 09, 2017

China has again reported a zero increase in its gold reserves for October - for the twelfth month in a row.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Some positives from latest WGC report

Nov 09, 2017

While the media headlines from the latest World Gold Council Q3 Demand Trends report may be worrying from the gold bull's point of view, there are positives to be gleaned from it.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Indian gold imports heading for 900 tonnes in 2017 – maybe.

Nov 08, 2017

Latest gold import figures out of India suggest the country may be heading towards an annual figure of ca 900 tonnes, substantially higher than in 2016

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: CHINA - SGE gold withdrawals still up 6% YTD

Nov 07, 2017

Shanghai Gold Exchange October gold withdrawals came out at much the same as a year earlier leaving year to date figures up around 6% on 2016.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand up over 15% YTD

Nov 01, 2017

Latest figures from the China Gold Association put consumption up 15.49% for the first nine months of the year.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium premium over platinum to persist – Metals Focus

Oct 25, 2017

Precious Metals specialist consultancy, Metals Focus, sees palladium prices continuing to exceed those of platinum in the short to medium term at least.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s gold-for-oil threat to petrodollar

Oct 24, 2017

China's moves to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency may be denied, but with its 'gold-for yuan' option for oil purchases in its own currency it is moving another step closer.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian gold reserves: Another 34 tonnes added in September

Oct 21, 2017

Russia again upped it gold reserves in September with the purchase of 1.1 million ounce (34.2 tonnes) putting it easily on track to add a further 200 tonnes to reserves in the current year.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: What now for precious metals?

Oct 19, 2017

Another look at the likely price performance for precious metals in the light of the past week's price setbacks

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold back over $1,300, palladium over $1,000. Can they hold?

Oct 16, 2017

The gold price has returned to plus $1,300 while palladium has powered through $1,000 for the first time since 2001. The price drivers involved are dissimilar, but these prices levels should be sustainable - at least in the short term.

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