LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds just short of 160 tonnes to gold reserves in 2019

21 Jan 2020 - The Russian Central Bank has announced the addition of a further 300,000 troy ounces of gold (9.33 tonnes) to its reserves in December bringing the annual total for 2019 to 158.5 tonnes - over 100 tonnes less than a year earlier.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium, platinum and rhodium leading the way.

20 Jan 2020 - The platinum group metals are undergoing a particularly strong market with palladium leading the way amongst the major traded metals in the precious metals complex, but for how long can it maintain this strong performance?

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Murenbeeld’s very positive gold forecast priced

19 Jan 2020 - Martin Murenbeeld;s latest gold price predictions for 2020. While not necessarily pleasing the out and out gold bulls out there the forecast is indeed very positive by his standards - and he is usually pretty accurate in his assessments..

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s gold volume unchanged again in Dec. but forex total rises

15 Jan 2020 - Despite the value of China's foreign exchange reserves rising by a greater amount than expected in December the country's total gold reserve volume remained unchanged again, although its value did rise with the increased gold price over the month.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand 20% down y-o-y

14 Jan 2020 - Latest figures released by the Shanghai Gold Exchange suggest that China;s gold demand in 2019 was over 400 tonnes lower than in the previous year

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold’s hugely eventful week

12 Jan 2020 - While tensions between the U.S. and iran may have cooled down a little following last week's killing of general Qasem Soleimani, the gold price likely remains volatile as these could be resurrected at an y time.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver dive as Iranian tensions ease

09 Jan 2020 - Tensions appear to have eased since the American assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq and a somewhat limited Iranian response, Gold and silver prices fell back, but remain considerably higher than they were at the start of...

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold spikes on U.S. strike but gold stocks fall

05 Jan 2020 - The gold and oil prices surged following the U.S. drone strike which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, apparently as authorised by President Trump. Gold put on around $50 in an event that seems certain to further destabilise the region

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: An interestingly positive year for gold and silver in prospect

01 Jan 2020 - As we enter a new decade we see that precious metals, all advanced in 2019, but only palladium, where fundamentals remain strong, recorded a better advance than the principal equity indices. But what of the New Year?

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Christmas cheer for gold as it breaches $1,480 brick wall

25 Dec 2019 - In the final two trading days before Christmas the gold price breached the seemingly impenetrable $1,480 'brick wall' and moved up close to $1,500 again. Can it hold, or extend, these better levels into January and beyond?

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds a further 9.33 tonnes to its gold reserves

22 Dec 2019 - The russian central bank has announced it has added a further 300,00 troy ounces (9.33 tonnes) of gold to its reserves in November, so is adding gold at a slightly slower rate this year to date

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: ‘Very bullish' on gold – Murenbeeld

21 Dec 2019 - One of the more conservative and most accurate gold price forecasters, Dr. Martin Murenbeeld, has commented that he is ''very bullish'' on gold, but this does not necessarily indicate a huge increase

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is Russia already the world’s No. 2 gold producer and on way to No. 1?

20 Dec 2019 - According to Russia's Union of Gold Producers the nation is already the world's No. 2 gold producer after China and on current trends could move to become the world No, 1 as soon as next year.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China reports zero change to gold reserves again as forex holdings fall

17 Dec 2019 - China has reported a zero increase in volume of its gold reserves for the second successive month, but forex reserve vale falls by $9 billion

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2020 Forecasts – gold, silver, pgms and geopolitics

17 Dec 2019 - Forecasts of precious metals prices and major stock indices for the year ahead. Geopolitical developments though are probably the key and could easily make these forecasts redundant!

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