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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: SGE gold withdrawals down in Feb but up YTD

06 Mar 2018 - China's SGE gold withdrawals for February are marginally down on 2017 but this will primarily be due to the mid-month timing of the Chinese New Year. It occurred in late January last year.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak gold maybe but Australian and Russian output still rising

04 Mar 2018 - Although global gold output is estimated to have risen marginally in 2017 the increase was so small that Peak Gold is probably already with us. Australia is one country which saw gold production rise in 2017 - to the highest level since 1999.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold demand growing as supply starts to fall

28 Feb 2018 - A positive view on gold's fundamentals as demand, particularly in Asia, remains positive and new mined production may just be beginning to fall.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: German court ban yet another platinum headwind

27 Feb 2018 - The latest Metals Focus Newsletter sees the German court decision to allow two cities to ban older diesel vehicles from polluted areas as yet another headwind for platinum

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Mainland China biggest destination for Swiss gold in January

23 Feb 2018 - Latest gold export figures from Switzerland for January show Chinese demand still running strong

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia now World no. 5 national gold holder – but is it?

21 Feb 2018 - Russia has added another 18.7 tonnes of gold to its reserves in January which puts it ahead of China as the world's fifth largest national gold holder - but is it in reality?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold bears play while Chinese away

20 Feb 2018 - The Chinese are off on their New Year holidays which gives the precious metals bears additional opportunity to influence the markets.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Markets finding it tough to find their feet

16 Feb 2018 - The recent huge dives in equity markets have left them struggling to find their feet - a new direction remains obscure. For the moment gold is benefiting, but silver being left behind

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia may now be World No. 2 Gold Miner

14 Feb 2018 - According to a Reuters report, the Russian Finance ministry has put Russian gold output in 2017 at 306.9 tonnes which probably means that Russia now becomes the world's second largest gold producer after China.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China: Jan SGE gold withdrawals up; Central Bank Gold reserves unchanged

08 Feb 2018 - China's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) has announce January gold withdrawal figures around 21% higher than a year ago. Meanwhile the nation's Central Bank has announced yet another month of zero official gold reserve increases.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold steadying the investment ship as equities and bitcoin crash

05 Feb 2018 - General equity prices around the world have fallen sharply over the past couple of days, while gold has steadied. Are equities following bitcoin down - the latter has fallen almost 60% in the past month? But be warned - precious metals could fall too...

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China world’s largest gold consumer but figures understate

05 Feb 2018 - The China Gold Association has announced new figures confirming that China remains the world's largest gold consumer but we think this substantially understates the true picture of real Chinese gold flows

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold exports in 2017 lower but still 80% plus flowing east

02 Feb 2018 - Annual Swiss gold export figures for 2017 show exports at the lowest level for 11 years, but still substantial, with over 80% headed for Asia and the Middle East.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Precious metals markets manipulation – 3 major banks accused by CFTC

30 Jan 2018 - Three non-U.S. banks and six individuals are facing criminal proceedings over alleged spoofing activities in the precious metals futures markets.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold not allowed to close the week above $1,350.

27 Jan 2018 - Futures market activity and gentle dollar support prevented gold ending the week above the psychological US$1,350 level.

Lawrence Williams

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