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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: Asian gold demand soars in 2015 yet price still falls

27 Nov 2015 - Both China and India appear to be seeing big surges in gold demand, but still the gold price falters.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The falls and rises in Chinese gold imports

26 Nov 2015 - An analysis of the true Chinese gold demand situation as represented by known gold flows.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: So what will gold do next year?

24 Nov 2015 - With the year end approaching we take a look at what mightbe in store for the precious metal in 2016.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia buys more gold in October and SGE deliveries remain very positive

21 Nov 2015 - The Russian central bank increased its gold reserves by a further18.7 tonnes in October while SGE gold withdrawals are now running 374 tonnes higher than at the same time in the frecord 2013 year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Physical gold demand extremely strong – central bank and retail

17 Nov 2015 - Central Bank gold demand and retail demand both appear to be running high somewhat contradicting gold's price performance

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:China gold demand already passes 2013 annual record.

14 Nov 2015 - China's gold demand year to date as expressed by SGE gold withdrawals has already surpassed the full year 2013 record.

METALS FOCUS: Indian gold initiatives to have little effect on imports

11 Nov 2015 - London precious metals consultancy sees only a limited initial take-up of the government's gold monetization schemes designed to reduce gold imports

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central Bank Gold Purchases. Where we are and will they continue?

08 Nov 2015 - Central Bank gold purchases have been a significant element in global gold demand for the past three years. How large are they and will they continue?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: August UK gold exports direct to mainland China dwarf Hong Kong

05 Nov 2015 - UK's August gold exports show far more exported direct to mainland China than to Hong Kong

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World Gold Reserve Changes Year To Date

04 Nov 2015 - The World Gold Council has published year to end September figures for global national gold reserves and highlighting the changes in reserve figures.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Excessive negativity about China is not supported by fact

02 Nov 2015 - Much of the media analysis on the Chinese slowdown ignores the facts behind key government policy in transforming the nation into an even more dominant force in the future.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Huge YTD 2015 Chinese SGE gold demand will pass full year record in 2 weeks

01 Nov 2015 - Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawals so far this year have already exceeded last year's full year levels and should surpass the 2013 record in 2 weeks' time

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Indian gold imports 730 t YTD. So is it really top consumer?

30 Oct 2015 - India's gold imports are heading for between 900-1000 tonnes this year but does this put it past china as the world's top gold consumer?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold moving up ahead of FOMC meeting deliberations

28 Oct 2015 - Gold has moved back above $1180 this morning on the feeling that today's FOMC meeting will again turn into a can-kicking session as far as potential interest rate rises are concerned. But beware - the Fed may have painted itself into a corner with a...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: New Hong Kong gold exports support record high China demand forecast

27 Oct 2015 - Latest figures from Hong Kong of net gold exports to mainland China of a little under 100 tonnes in September support our analysis that China's 2015 gold demand is heading for a comfortable new record.

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