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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
25 Apr 2018 - One of the USA's most prominent fund founders, Jeff Gundlach, reckons gold is set to take off big time and could gain as much as $1,000. Maybe his call is too early, but a predicted onset of inflation could set it on its way.
21 Apr 2018 - Russia has consolidated it position as the world's fifth largest national 'official' holder of gold adding another 9.33 tonnes in March - bringing its total holding to nearly 50 tonnes more than China's 'official' holding as reported to the IMF.
18 Apr 2018 - Latest analysis fro metals consultancy GFMS sees silver supply in deficit for fifth successive year which could be positive for the silver price moving forward
18 Apr 2018 - According to the latest silver report from GFMS, global new mined silver output fell by 4% last year, but the consultancy anticipates a recovery in 2018. Last year's silver production winners and losers are tabulated.