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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: Another flash crash in gold - engineered or fat finger? Quick recovery

27 Jun 2017 - Monday's flash crash when 56 tonnes of gold were offloaded on the markets in one minutre as London opened was dismissed by much of the mainstream as a 'fat finger' trade, but these offloads seem to happen too often to be coincidental.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss Gold exports rise with India still No.1 by huge margin

24 Jun 2017 - The official figures for Swiss gold imports and exports for May are in and India again is by far the largest destination for Swiss re-refined gold - for the fifth successive month.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold mine output turning down this year. Is Peak Gold with us?

22 Jun 2017 - Latest analysis from Metals Focus sees global gold production turning down marginally this year after rising year-on-year for almost a decade.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another 21.8 tonnes to gold reserves in May

20 Jun 2017 - Russia added nother 21.8 tonnes of gold to its reserves in June after only a 6.2 tonne increase a month earlier

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Fed rose tinted view knocks gold back a few notches

16 Jun 2017 - Analysis of the statement at the end of this week's FOMC meeting has seen the gold price marked down, but burgeoning gold demand in Asia keeps the yellow metal's long term future positive.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s ‘official’ gold reserves unchanged for 7th straight month

08 Jun 2017 - The Peoples Bank of China has reported yet another month of unchanged gold reserves. Is this realistic or has the country just reverted to only announcing its gold reserve increases as and when it seems opportune?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand falling, not rising

07 Jun 2017 - Latest SGE withdrawal figures for May now put the cumulative year-to-date total marginally below that of a year ago and well below the record 2015 level,

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Lewitt, Minsky, Williams and gold

06 Jun 2017 - Two very erudite newsletter writers give their uncompromising views on the direction of central bank policies and their conclusions are disturbing.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Equities markets nervous as gold nears $1,300

06 Jun 2017 - Gold has been trading for much of the day in the $1,290s putting the psychological $1,300 level in play. What could drive it through this level - and higher?!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold – Scenarios from $700 to $5,000

05 Jun 2017 - The latest In Gold We Trust magnum opus comes up with pricing scenarios ranging from a low of $700 to a high of $5,000, and levels in between but the report's authors put thbe probability at the higher levels.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Could gold hit $1,300 this week?

05 Jun 2017 - Potential Black Swan events are lining up which could drive the gold price through $1,300. None of these are in any way certainties but in combination they could contribute to the kind of unease which could restimulate safe haven investment.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold: A play on the Fed and the UK election?

02 Jun 2017 - Two events taking place over the next two weeks could be the short term gold price drivers - the UK General election which looks like being far closer than initially predicted and the FOMC meeting when the next U.S. interest rate decision will be made.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australia's Q1 gold output down on Q4 2016 but....

29 May 2017 - March quarter Australian gold output was 8% below that of Q4 2016, but still marginally up on a year earlier. Total gold production this year could well hit 300 tonnes or more.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: So who is really manipulating the gold price?

27 May 2017 - Analyst and economic and precious metals commentator Jim Rickards, comes up with an alternative opinion as to who is behind gold price suppression, if indeed it is happening.

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.

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