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Lawrence Williams

Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams is a well known London-based writer and commentator on financial and political subjects, but specialising in precious metals news and commentary. He is a qualified and experienced mining engineer having graduated in mining engineering from The Royal School of Mines, a constituent college of Imperial College, London – recently described as the World’s No. 2 University (after MIT).

e: lawrie.williams@sharpspixley.com

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: India top importer of Swiss gold for fourth successive month

24 May 2017 - Latest gold export figures from Swiss customs show India the biigest recipient of re-refined Swiss gold for fourth successive month. Substantially more Swiss gold also flowed directly into mainland China than into Hong Kong.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s SGE revises gold withdrawals lower

23 May 2017 - The Shanghai Gold Exchange has adjusted its previously reported month-by-month and cumulative figures for gold withdrawals and the figures now tally

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Sharp drop in Russia’s gold reserve increase in April

20 May 2017 - The Russian central bank reports only a 200,000 troy ounce (6.2 tonnes) increase in its gold reserves in April, compared with four times that level in March, but trhe nation's monthly announced reserve increases do fluctuate substantially.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Like a rubber ball, gold keeps bouncing back

17 May 2017 - The gold price seems to be nothing but resilient. It appears to be bouncing back up again after its recent sharp fall

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver price prospects set fair

15 May 2017 - Latest estimates fom GFMS, put silver supply in deficit for the second successive year, with the prospects of such a deficit continuing with lower output and rising industrial use.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China Gold Demand Holding Up Well. May even be better still

12 May 2017 - China's SGE has announced its latest gold withdrawal figures - for April - but theres a significant anomaly in the announced cumulative year to date figure which could suggest Chinese demand is even higher than the month by month figures suggest

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China and India step up to the gold demand plate

10 May 2017 - China's ongoing high level of gold demand plus a return to previous levels of Indian gold demand should provide good support to the global gold price this year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold imports – anomalous suppliers

03 May 2017 - Some traditional gold importers were among the biggest exporters of gold to Swizerland in March. Why?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: March Swiss gold exports show India no.1 again

02 May 2017 - The latest Swiss gold export figures for March show that India, once again, was easily the top recipient, taking in more than Hong Kong and China combined.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold’s wholly predictable drop after French vote

24 Apr 2017 - The French opinion polls were vindicated as the first round of the Presidential Election went very much as predicted and, unsurprisingly the gold price suffered accordingly in Asian and European trading. It had been bouyed by the very slim possibility...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The Trump Dilemma – To strike or not to strike? Should one buy gold anyway?

21 Apr 2017 - President Trump has a serious dilemma into how to deal with North Korea. Military action is perhaps too dangerous an option to contemplate, but to do nothing may lead to 'loss of face'.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another big tranche of gold to its reserves

21 Apr 2017 - Figures from the Russian Central Bank show that it added 800,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in March bringing the year-to-date volume to close to the country's total new mined gold output for the period.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another big tranche of gold to its reserves

21 Apr 2017 - Figures from the Russian Central Bank show that it added 800,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in March bringing the year-to-date volume to close to the country's total new mined gold output for the period.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China Q1 gold demand 7.7% Up On 2016

17 Apr 2017 - According to data published on the SGE website, China's Q1 gold demand, as represented by SGE withdrawals, is running above that of a year ago, although still well below the record 2015 figure.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: North Korean tensions persist. Gold price remains strong.

17 Apr 2017 - North Korean tensions persist as the U.S.maintains its anti-regime rhetoric. China currently appears to be working with the U.S.on bringing on change, but the prospect of a miitary strike remains and the gold price remains strong accordingly.

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