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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:Chinese Gold Assoc figures equate domestic gold demand to SGE withdrawals

19 Jan 2016 - Figure from the Chinese Gold Association's yearbook shows China's gold demand is virtually identical to SGE withdrawal figures, hugely contradicting WGC estimates.

UPDATE: Announced figure for week 1 SGE gold withdrawals truly phenomenal. Is it a typo.

17 Jan 2016 - The announced figure for Week 1 SGE gold withdrawals was so enormous that observers feel it may have been a mistake. But if not ....

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Metals Focus bullish on palladium long term but...

14 Jan 2016 - While long term prospects for palladium look bullish, things could still get worse before they get better

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold:Silver ratio needs big gold bull market to bring it down

13 Jan 2016 - Those who follow the Gold:Silver Ratio in expectation that it will come back to the historical 16 level will likely be disappointed. The ratio could drop, but will take a mega run up in the gold price if it is to do so.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Could gold be the answer in a difficult 2016

11 Jan 2016 - We may be seeing the beginnings of a change in investor sentiment towards gold as equities markets remain fragile and global geopolitical uncertainties abound.

UPDATE WITH CHART: 2015 SGE gold withdrawals total 2596 t - 19% higher than previous record

08 Jan 2016 - China's full 2015 year SGE gold withdrawals have come out at 2,596.4 tonnes, 19% higher than the previous record achieved in 2013.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold advances in an ever-more unstable geopolitical and investment climate.

06 Jan 2016 - Not even one week into the New Year and three unanticipated geopolitical and financial events have disrupted markets and boosted gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Ill wind. Gold price falls in USD but still positive for many nations

04 Jan 2016 - As 2016 starts with more geopolitical instability, it should be recognised that gold mine production has not been falling and currency movements have meant miners have not been suffering nearly as much from the gold price fall in USD as analysts have...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Black Swans hatching – gold advances

04 Jan 2016 - The first full trading day in 2016 has seen markets fall and gold rise on fallout from a 7% downturn on the Shanghai market and increased Middle East tensions due to the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Are China’s gold imports rising or falling?

29 Dec 2015 - Conflicting media headlines on China's gold imports from Hong Kong can give a misleading impression of what is actually happening with Chinese gold imports.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2015. Precious metals in retrospect

24 Dec 2015 - A look at the relative performances of gold, silver, platinum and palladium in 2015

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Scary year ahead. Should we be buying gold and silver

22 Dec 2015 - Portents for 2016, according to a number of well-respected observers - are beginning to look decidedly scary. Will this turn the investment sector back into buying gold and silver?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another 21.8 t gold and 46t more drawn out of China’s SGE

20 Dec 2015 - The Russian central bank has been continuing its gold buying spree increasing its holdings by around 22 tonnes, while China's SGE sees physical gold continuing to be withdrawn at a strong level

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold one step forward, two back post Fed rate decision

18 Dec 2015 - An initial jump in the gold price following the U.S. Fed's decision to start raising interest rates, did not last with gold coming down to the $1050 level as the dollar rose.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Goode insights on China gold

16 Dec 2015 - A view of what is going on in the Chinese gold sector following on from the China Mining Conference in Tianjin.

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