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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: UK Gold Imports and Exports – Some surprises

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia continuing to increase gold reserves – adds 18.66 tonnes in April

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Further thoughts on peak gold

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak gold according to Ian (Telfer)

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Mixed forecasts on platinum

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ETF inflows up sharply in April – WGC

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s official gold reserves unchanged – again

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand way up in April

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Q1 gold demand lowest for 10 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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Polymetal CEO very bullish on silver

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...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Greater China tops Swiss gold export list, India slumps

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

LAWRIE WILLIAMS – Gold signalling a $1,000 price rise – Gundlach

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds to gold reserves again in March

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver market in deficit for fifth year – GFMS

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

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World Top 20 Silver producers 2017

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.

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