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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).


LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Precious metals performing positively – pgms in front.

14 Jan 2018 - Precious metals prices have got off to a good start in the first two weeks of the year with pgms leading the way,

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold on a tear as dollar weakens - silver being left behind

13 Jan 2018 - The gold price has just had a strong week - at least in US dollar terms, but silver has been left behind a bit, although did make something of a late run.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold reserve increases – back to the bad old days

08 Jan 2018 - China has once again reported a zero increase in its official gold reserve meaning it appears not to have raised its gold reserve level ever since its currency became part of the IMF's SDR basket in October last year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s 2017 Gold Demand back over 2,000 tonnes

05 Jan 2018 - Full year figures published by China's Shanghai Gold Exchange put 2017 gold withdrawals back over 2,000 tonnes after falling below this level in 2016. The SGE withdrawals are probably the best indicator of changes in the country's overall gold demand.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Metals Focus' precious metals predictions for 2018

04 Jan 2018 - A review of major precious metals consultancy Metals Focus' expectations for precious metals prices in the current year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver continue rising as dollar and bitcoin slip

02 Jan 2018 - Opening trading in Asia and Europe in the New Year has seen both gold and silver pick up pace. Will this positive movement survive the opening of North American markets?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Dollar being allowed to fall; Gold up; Silver disappoints so far

29 Dec 2017 - So far the final day of precious metals trading ahead of the New Year is proving distinctly positive for most of the precious metals, but how things will play out in 2018 remains uncertainly positive!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Precious metals price predictions for 2018 – gold, silver, pgms

28 Dec 2017 - Price forecasts for gold, silver, platinum and palladium for the year ahead.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Precious metals price predictions for 2018 – gold, silver, pgms

28 Dec 2017 - Price forecasts for gold, silver, platinum and palladium for the year ahead.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss Gold Exports – Mainland China Top Dog again

22 Dec 2017 - November's Swiss gold exports see the continuing flow of bullion from West to East and sees mainland China return to being the top destination for the Swiss re-refined gold that month.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver edge up as bitcoin tanks

22 Dec 2017 - The last trading day before the Christmas Holiday has seen bitcoin tank and gold and silver pick up. Will it last?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia upping the ante in its gold reserve increases

21 Dec 2017 - Russia has announced it has added another 29 tonnes to its gold reserves in November making 2017 already a record year for its Central Bank gold reserve increases - with another month to go before the year end!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2018 gold price forecasts - Murenbeeld and World Gold Council

16 Dec 2017 - The latest annual gold price forecast from Dr. Martin Murenbeeld is conservatively positive but may well still disappoint the gold bulls out there.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium outperforming platinum – but for how long?

15 Dec 2017 - With palladium at a 14% premium over platinum we ask how long such a price differential can persist. We do not think it is sustainable and view the ultra-long term future for pgm prices as bleak anyway.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold facing severe headwinds despite overvalued dollar – Murenbeeld

09 Dec 2017 - One of the most influential and impartial gold price forecasters, Dr Martin Murenbeeld, sees difficult times ahead for the gold price short term unless the dollar index is engineered downwards by the U.S. Administration.

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