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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: 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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold within striking distance of $1,300 as Asian demand picks up

13 Apr 2017 - Asian gold demand appears to be picking up again after a weak 2016 and coupled with geopolitical uncertainties is driving the gold price close to the $1,300 level

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Tensions boost gold price – will it move up or down?

12 Apr 2017 - International geopolitics and some poor US domestic job creation statistics have combined to give gold an extra safe haven boost.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese CB reports zero addition to gold reserves in March – back to its bad o...

09 Apr 2017 - The Chinese central bank has reported no monthly increase in its gold reserves for the fifth successive month. Is this an indication that it is returning to its old stealth increases only reporting them as and when it considers it expedient to do so?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Indian gold imports picking up?

08 Apr 2017 - huge increase from February a year ago.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Not a ‘black swan’ event but gold spikes on US missile strike

07 Apr 2017 - The gold price received a relatively muted circa $15 boost on news of a US missile strike on the Syrian military airfield from which an alleged chemical weapons attack was launched.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World Top 20 Gold Miners and Mines

02 Apr 2017 - The listings of the world's biggest gold mining companies and mines as presented in Metals Focus' Gold Focus 2017 show some significant changes year on year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Top 20 Gold Producing Nations See Small Gain in Output in 2016

30 Mar 2017 - The latest analysis of global gold supply and demand from the Metals Focus consultancy confirms that 'peak gold' such as it is, is not quite with us yet, but it could arrive in the current year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak Gold: Not there yet! – CPM Group

26 Mar 2017 - Contrary to the opinions of dome observers, the detailed analysis of global gold output by Jeff Christian and the CPM Group suggests we will not be at 'peak' or 'peaking' gold for another year

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold exports to India top the table in February

23 Mar 2017 - In confirmation that gold demand is beginning to pick up again in India, gold imports from Switzerland in February topped the list of Swiss gold importing nations.

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