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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: Tensions boost gold price – will it move up or down?

12 Apr 2017 - International geopolitics and some poor US domestic job creation statistics have combined to give gold an extra safe haven boost.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese CB reports zero addition to gold reserves in March – back to its bad o...

09 Apr 2017 - The Chinese central bank has reported no monthly increase in its gold reserves for the fifth successive month. Is this an indication that it is returning to its old stealth increases only reporting them as and when it considers it expedient to do so?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Indian gold imports picking up?

08 Apr 2017 - huge increase from February a year ago.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Not a ‘black swan’ event but gold spikes on US missile strike

07 Apr 2017 - The gold price received a relatively muted circa $15 boost on news of a US missile strike on the Syrian military airfield from which an alleged chemical weapons attack was launched.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World Top 20 Gold Miners and Mines

02 Apr 2017 - The listings of the world's biggest gold mining companies and mines as presented in Metals Focus' Gold Focus 2017 show some significant changes year on year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Top 20 Gold Producing Nations See Small Gain in Output in 2016

30 Mar 2017 - The latest analysis of global gold supply and demand from the Metals Focus consultancy confirms that 'peak gold' such as it is, is not quite with us yet, but it could arrive in the current year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak Gold: Not there yet! – CPM Group

26 Mar 2017 - Contrary to the opinions of dome observers, the detailed analysis of global gold output by Jeff Christian and the CPM Group suggests we will not be at 'peak' or 'peaking' gold for another year

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold exports to India top the table in February

23 Mar 2017 - In confirmation that gold demand is beginning to pick up again in India, gold imports from Switzerland in February topped the list of Swiss gold importing nations.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds another 9.33 tonnes to its gold reserves in February

21 Mar 2017 - The Russian central bank reports that it continued to add to its gold reserves in February, but at a far lower rate than in the previous month

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Lies, Damn Lies, Fake News, Fake Views and Gold

20 Mar 2017 - According to Grant Williams much of today's statistical data on which the US Fed in particular relies on to make its decisions has been manipulated to make it impossible to compare with the past.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: PDAC Take-Away. Optimism for gold and mining in general

20 Mar 2017 - There was an optimistic tone at this year's PDAC Convention, with attendee numbers up on a year ago Gold remains the principal driver behind junior mining and exploration activity

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Cautious Fed sees gold, silver and global equities rise, dollar fall

16 Mar 2017 - Gold and the dollar seem to have both reacted counter-intuitively to the US Fed's decision to raise interest rates by a conservative 25 basis points again.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold holding up well as day of reckoning approaches

14 Mar 2017 - Gold and silver appear to have stabilised ahead of this week's FOMC meeting which is expected to result in a small rise in US interest rates

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China's SGE gold withdrawals strengthen ytd

08 Mar 2017 - Gold withdrawals out of the Shanghai Gold Exchange stronger year to date than in 2016 but still down on the record 2015 year

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia’s gold reserves could overtake China’s this year

07 Mar 2017 - With the Russian central bank adding to its gold reserves big time and China's telling us it's keeping theirs unchanged, Russia's official gold reserves could soon overtake those of China in volume!

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