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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: Making gold great again: All eyes on the White House

21 Jan 2017 - Initial thoughts that perhaps the Trump Presidency might be more conciliatry towards its opposition were dashed on listening to his inauguration address. His policies could thus prove to be very positive for gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Same old, same old. Yellen speaks, gold falls

19 Jan 2017 - The gold price slipped sharply following Janet Yellen's latest statement although this did little more than re-iterate the previous statement made after December's interest rate rise.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold starts higher after US Holiday. Silver disappointing. Gloomy on pgms.

17 Jan 2017 - Precious metals prices moved higher this morning following the Martin Luther King Day holiday, but silver's advance remains muted and the future for pgms uncertain

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: A dismal future for pgms

17 Jan 2017 - Faster growth in electric vehicle production than expected could suggest a dismal long term future for pgm prices with platinum particularly vulnerable because of the 'war' on diesel emissions.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold: $1,200 breakthrough but not held - but next week?

14 Jan 2017 - As the controversy over Donald Trump's assumption of the US Presidency continues one can probably anticipate further gold price strength in the week(s) ahead

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Anti-Trump accusations and rhetoric stimulating gold price

11 Jan 2017 - The unprecedented level of spinning against Donald Trump by the U.S. Security services and others is undermining the U.S. economy and is thus positive for gold in an era of political uncertainty.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is China falling out of love with gold? Does it make any difference?

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2016 SGE gold withdrawals lowest for four years

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

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Huge rise in Turkish gold imports in December

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: How did gold and silver really do in 2016 and where are they headed this year?

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold mine output may have peaked – but will it make any difference?

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds 31 tonnes of gold to reserves in November

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

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Clutching At Straws. Gold's Mega Bugs Look For Silver Linings

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

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver dip further as dollar continues on upwards path

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.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold hammered on U.S. Fed rate decision

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.

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