10 Jan 2017 - According to latest figures out of the Chinese central bank the country sold almost 21 tonnes of gold in December, the first reported such sale at least since the beginning of this century.
07 Jan 2017 - The latest published figure for Shanghai Gold Exchange gold withdrawals in December brings the year's total to 1,970 tonnes - very substantial, but still the first time the annual figure has been below 2,000 tonnes since 2012
04 Jan 2017 - At 36.7 tonnes, Turkey's gold imports in December were enormous - even in a global context. While some may be destined for onwards export to Iran, Turkey remains one of the world's largest gold consumers in its own right.
03 Jan 2017 - Will 2017 see a repeat of 2016, at least as far as gold and silver are concerned. We look at their 2016 performance and prospects for 2017.
24 Dec 2016 - 2016 may see peak global gold output, but any ensing decline will be small initially and unlikely to make any serious gold price impact until the end of the decade.
21 Dec 2016 - The Russian central bank is continuing as the biggest purchaser of gold for its reserves with the addition of just over 31 tonnes in November
19 Dec 2016 - When gold is in retreat, as it has been recently, many of the strngly pro-gold commentators tend to sieze on perhaps spurious arguments as to why the situation will be shortlived in order to keep their subscribers happy
15 Dec 2016 - Gold and silver continued to fall in the aftermath of yesterday's U.S. Fed rate hike news, although it should be recognised that the main culprit in the price fall has been continuing dollar strength.
14 Dec 2016 - Despite a 100% chance being seen that the US Fed would raise interest rates by 25 basis points, the gold price plummeted on the news.
13 Dec 2016 - SGE gold withdrawals in November were a huge 40% higher than in October suggesting the annual total may yet reach 2,000 tonned
12 Dec 2016 - A kook at some of tghe points raised in the latest 'Things that make you go hmm..'newsletter pointing to some of the positives for gold in the current uncertain political and economic environment.
10 Dec 2016 - With gold dropping below $1,160 yesterday and an FOMC meeting this coming week seen as likely to reult in a raised U.S interest rate after a year of prevarication, what is in store for the gold price?
09 Dec 2016 - There are some major anomalies in gold supply and demand statistics, and activity which make accurate price forecasting virtually impossible
05 Dec 2016 - Despite an Italian referendum result which would seem to favour gold, the metal price plunged when markets opened following a brief upwards spike when the likely referendum result became apparent.
04 Dec 2016 - GFMS's Chinese gold consumption figures skewered by bullionstar.com's Koos Jansen