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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold in the Doldrums, but precarious geopolitical issues could counter

05 Jun 2018 - May and June are typically weak months for the gold price and the gold bears are taking advantage, but geopolitical issues could see a reversal in the second half of 2018.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Trump opens Pandora’s box. Global trade war very positive for gold.

04 Jun 2018 - President Trump has imposed tariffs on some steel and aluminium imports. If this is the first salvo in what could become a global trade war this would be very positive for gold says Martin Murenenbeeld.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: April Swiss gold exports: India improving but China better

31 May 2018 - The latest release of figures for Swiss gold exports in April show Greater China as comfortably the largest destination for Swiss gold again, but Indian imports are seen as beginning to pick up too.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: YoY gold output still rising in world’s No. 2 producer

29 May 2018 - Even though Australia's Q1 gold out put was around 7% lower than in Q4 2017, the overall production trend is still rising with output higher than at the same time a year ago.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: UK Gold Imports and Exports – Some surprises

22 May 2018 - The UK remains at the centre of global gold trade and while there are few surprises in the March 2018 gold import figures, significant exports that month to mainland China and Turkey could be raising some eyebrows.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia continuing to increase gold reserves – adds 18.66 tonnes in April

19 May 2018 - Russia has yet again added to its gold reserve total in April keeping it in fifth place among national global gold reserve holders as reported to the IMF.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Further thoughts on peak gold

18 May 2018 - Additional thoughts on peak gold following a couple of emails from Jeff Christian of the CPM Group which agree that Ian Telfer's assertion that all major gold deposits have been found already is, at best, premature.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak gold according to Ian (Telfer)

17 May 2018 - Goldcorp chairman and industry doyen, Ian Telfer, reckons we are at peak gold - or thereabouts - a view with which we would agree, but also says allthe mega gold deposites to be found already have been - with which we would take issue.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Mixed forecasts on platinum

16 May 2018 - Two detailed reports on platinum at the start of London Platinum Week come up with differing opinions on some aspects of the market, although have broadly similar conclusions overall.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ETF inflows up sharply in April – WGC

14 May 2018 - While equity markets and the gold price have remained flat so far this year one area of encouragement for gold investors may be a reportedly high level of gold inflows into gold ETFs in April.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s official gold reserves unchanged – again

08 May 2018 - The Chinese central bank has yet again released an unchanged gold reserve tonnage for the end of April, while its overall forex reserves have hit a five-month low, due - so officials say - to dollar strength against other leading currencies.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand way up in April

05 May 2018 - Using the latest Shanghai Gold Exchange gold withdrawal figures as a guide to demand, the latter is picking up nicely with April withdrawals well up on those of the past few years.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Q1 gold demand lowest for 10 years

03 May 2018 - The latest Gold Demand Trends report from the World Gold Council sees Q1 gold demand at its lowest for 10 years due almost entirely to a fall in investment demand in key markets. Other demand sectors are somewhat similar or up on a year ago.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Polymetal CEO very bullish on silver

27 Apr 2018 - A meeting with Vitaly Nesis, CEO of Polymetal - Russia's second largest precious metals miner and one of the key participants in the growth of Russian and Kazakh gold production was instrumental in learning more about the company - and also Nesis' very...

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Greater China tops Swiss gold export list, India slumps

26 Apr 2018 - Latest Swiss gold export figures show that Greater Chinese demand is still in place but Indian demand appears to be slipping badly

Lawrence Williams

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