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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australian gold output a whisker under 300 t/y, but royalty threat looms

28 Aug 2017 - Had it not been for a poor June quarter from Newcrest's Cadia East mine, Australian annual gold production for the 2016/17 financial year would have comfortably exceeded 300 tonnes.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Even another flash crash can’t keep gold price down

28 Aug 2017 - The flash crash following the 'mysterious' trade of 2 million gold ounces on Friday was shortlived indeed and could presage the long-awaited take off in the gold price.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ends the week above $1,290 after Yellen and Draghi statements

26 Aug 2017 - Somewhat anodyne statements from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole see the Dollar fall, Euro rise and gold end the week at above $1,290

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: July Swiss gold exports: Turkey and India top the list

23 Aug 2017 - The latest announcement of Swiss gold exports for July has Turkey as the No.1 recipient that month with India in second place.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian CB adds 12.4 tonnes to its gold reserves in July

20 Aug 2017 - The Russian central bank continues to report monthly additions to its gold reserves - around 70% of its domestic gold production has gone into its reserves so far this year.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold breaches $1,300 but immediately knocked back down

20 Aug 2017 - As many had forecast, the gold price did breach $1,300 on Friday, but was rapidly knocked back down to earth ending the day back below where it had started.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold taking another tilt at $1,300

17 Aug 2017 - The release of the latest set of minutes from the August FOMC meeting are being seen as an indicator that the Fed may not implement another interest rate increase this year and gold has been benefiting accordingly.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold - Rhetoric and U.S. economy calling the price

14 Aug 2017 - Will the U.S.- North Korean militaristic rhetoric continue and lead to a shooting war? What is the likely impact on the gold price as the northern holiday season draws to a close?

Lawrence Williams


14 Aug 2017 - An update and rewrite of a recent article using the theme from Chumbawumba's Tubthumping as an analogy for recent activity in the pricing performance of gold which seemingly gets 'knocked down' but gets up again.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Tubthumping gold

09 Aug 2017 - Gold has seen a succession of sharp price falls, followed by a recovery which reminds the writer of the refrain from the 1990s hit record by Chumbawumba entitled 'Tubthumping'.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold reserves: Playing the old game

09 Aug 2017 - China has now reported a zero increase in its gold reserves ever since the yuan has officially become a constituent part of the SDR. Has it reverted to only reporting gold reserve increases at five or six year intervals?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is there a pattern to Russia’s central bank gold purchases?

05 Aug 2017 - There seems to be a distinct target number appearing in Russian central bank gold additions.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:Chinese gold demand up 3.5% on 2016 ytd but way down on 2015

04 Aug 2017 - Latest SGE gold withdrawal figures for July show an increase over those of a year ago, but still well down on those for the record 2015 year.

Lawrence Williams

World Gold Council and RBC fear impact of GST on short term Indian gold demand

01 Aug 2017 - The World Gold Council fear that India's Goods and Services Tax could pile further pressure on short term demand in India. Their concerns are shared by RBC, who additionally report that the longer term outlook for the worlds No.2 consumer of the yellow...

Jack Carnell

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: June Swiss gold exports: 90% moving east

27 Jul 2017 - Latest gold import and export figures from Switzerland emphasise both the huge ever continuing gold flows to Asia and the Middle East from the west and the tightness building in the supply of available physical gold.

Lawrence Williams

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