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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: The implications for gold of a global stock market crash

15 Sep 2015 - Global stock markets are ALL well below their 52 week highs and behaving with considerable nervous volatility. Could this be the beginnings of a major market crash and if so what would happen to gold?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s SGE gold demand beating global new mined supply

14 Sep 2015 - July and August Chinese gold demand figures as suggested by SGE withdrawals are actually higher than the world's total supply of newly mined gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Could gold drop below $1,000? If there’s a stock market crash - yes.

10 Sep 2015 - Gold could fall back below $1,000 but not directly as a result of Fed interest rate rises, but if there is a major stock market crash again as in 2008.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: WPIC increases platinum deficit forecast for 2015

08 Sep 2015 - The latest quarterly review of the global platinum industry from The World Platinum Investment Council is now forecasting a larger annual deficit this year than it was at the end of the previous quarter

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China SGE August gold deliveries phenomenal

06 Sep 2015 - In what is normally one of the weakest months for gold deliveries through the SGE, this August's figures have come in at a new monthly record

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver hugely underperforming gold despite "astonishing" Indian demand

03 Sep 2015 - Silver investors have seen the metals price drop around 25% this year and the gold:silver ratio hit close to 80

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium no beneficiary of recent gold price rises

02 Sep 2015 - Palladium has been one of the worst performing metals year to date, down around 25%, despite being tipped as likely to be one of the strongest performers at the beginning of the year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS - Latest SGE deliveries enormous: Physical gold may be nearing crunch point

29 Aug 2015 - In week 33, the SGE reported deliveries of 73 tonnes of gold – the fourth highest week on record and at a time of year when Chinese demand is normally at its weakest.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold’s 2015 performance far better than generally believed

28 Aug 2015 - Gold has performed better than most stock markets so far this year

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