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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: 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gold buying spree increasing its holdings by around 22 tonnes, while China's SGE sees physical gold continuing to be withdrawn at a strong level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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold would be a great gift this festive season

14 Dec 2015 - Gold is associated with gifting throughout a huge swathe of the world, so consider it as a gift for your loved ones this festive season. And with its great fundamentals it could very much be the gift which keeps on giving

CHINA: SGE Gold withdrawals head for huge new record year

11 Dec 2015 - Physical gold withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold exchange this year look to be heading for a new record level a massive 400 tonnes higher than in the prvious record year - 2013.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Why Has Gold Price Been So Depressed. Nobody Cares.

09 Dec 2015 - Gold has almost fallen totally out of favour as an investment asset in the West. Should this perception change even a little there could be a dramatic increase in price.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2016 Outlook for Gold and Industrial Metals

08 Dec 2015 - Gold and industrial metals may already be at their nadirs, or very close, so next year could see

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China, the SDR and gold. Eroding dollar hegemony.

07 Dec 2015 - The Chinese yuan's inclusion in the SDR is almost certainly not the non-event that U.S.-government friendly economists would have us believe,

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2016 a crunch year for physical gold supply

04 Dec 2015 - With Chinese and Indian demand for physical gold remaining strong and major available gold stocks declining fast, 2016 could be a crunch year in the supply/demand equation.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: India won’t replace China as top resources consumer

03 Dec 2015 - An enormous difference in philosophy between India and China suggests that the former cannot replace China as the main resources sector driver in the medium to long term - if ever.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: COMEX is fiction; a casino for paper gold – Hathaway

01 Dec 2015 - Top gold portfolio fund manager, John Hathaway, had some harsh things to say about the enormous volume of paper gold trades on COMEX and the effects of these on the gold price.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold nears $1050. Could go lower on Fed interest rates move.

30 Nov 2015 - There is now a consensus that the U.S. Fed will start to raise interest rates next month. What will the effects be on the gold price?

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