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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: Russia adds still more gold to reserves

23 Sep 2017 - Russia added another 15.6 tonnes of gold to its official reserves in August keeping it on track to keep adding to its holding at a similar rate to the past three years.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will silver outperform gold in the months ahead?

15 Sep 2017 - Silver has been underperforming gold - an unusual occurrence when the gold price has been rising but precious metals consultancy, Metals Focus reckons that we'll see a turnaround in the months ahead.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Some encouragement for gold bulls – GLD adds 4 tonnes

14 Sep 2017 - There are several positive factors which could impact the gold price in the days and weeks ahead. Keep watching GLD!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Be wary: Gold, Silver, GLD turning down again post Labor Day

12 Sep 2017 - After peaking at the time of the Labor Day holiday, gold, silver and GLD deposits appear to have turned down. Is this the start of a downwards trend? Other factors would still seem positive for precious metals.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China says it adds zero to its gold reserves – again

11 Sep 2017 - For the 10th month in a row China has reported a zero increase in the volume of its gold reserves, although the overall value has increased due to a rising gold price. We continue to doubt the veracity of the official Chinese figure!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand heading for 2,000 tonnes this year

08 Sep 2017 - Latest figures from the Shanghai Gold Exchange show that withdrawals this year are running ahead of a year ago, suggesting China will absorb more than 2,000 tonnes of gold in the current year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold’s post Labor Day positives but does conflict loom?

07 Sep 2017 - Gold has so far seen a post Labor Day boost, although opinions are mixed as to whether this may continue. But the threat of military action still looms and this could drive gold through the roof should it happen.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold’s post Labor Day positives but does conflict loom?

07 Sep 2017 - Gold has so far seen a post Labor Day boost, although opinions are mixed as to whether this may continue. But the threat of military action still looms and this could drive gold through the roof should it happen.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price: Latest bomb test could see fireworks next week

03 Sep 2017 - The latest North Korean H-bomb test and the claim it can fit nuclear warheads to its ICBMs represents a serious escalation in the confontation with the U.S. and could have a serious positive impact on the gold market when it re-opens next week.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: $5,000 gold – then $10,000. Gold bulls sing from same songbook

01 Sep 2017 - Some big names are predicting $10,000 gold. Do they have a point? Yes - over time.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold surges as Kim ups provocation

29 Aug 2017 - North Korea has launched a ballistic missile on test which apparently overflew Japan to land in the Pacific Ocean. This will be considered yet another provocative act by the U.S. Administration and the gold price moved upwards accordingly.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australian gold output a whisker under 300 t/y, but royalty threat looms

28 Aug 2017 - Had it not been for a poor June quarter from Newcrest's Cadia East mine, Australian annual gold production for the 2016/17 financial year would have comfortably exceeded 300 tonnes.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Even another flash crash can’t keep gold price down

28 Aug 2017 - The flash crash following the 'mysterious' trade of 2 million gold ounces on Friday was shortlived indeed and could presage the long-awaited take off in the gold price.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ends the week above $1,290 after Yellen and Draghi statements

26 Aug 2017 - Somewhat anodyne statements from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole see the Dollar fall, Euro rise and gold end the week at above $1,290

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: July Swiss gold exports: Turkey and India top the list

23 Aug 2017 - The latest announcement of Swiss gold exports for July has Turkey as the No.1 recipient that month with India in second place.

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