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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: Gold price plunges in China’s market absence

04 Oct 2016 - The gold price has seen a sharp downplunge today in the absence of any Chinese guidance due to the week long closure of the Shanghai Gold Exchange for the ironically named Golden Week holiday

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The parallels between Brexit and US Presidential election. Buy gold!

28 Sep 2016 - There are possible similarities between the U.S. Presidential polls and those running ahead of the Brexit vote. So don't write off a Trump victory even if the polls suggest a Clinton win. And if Trump wins there could be huge political and economic...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will falling Chinese imports put the brakes on rising silver price?

25 Sep 2016 - Recent analysis from Germany's Commerzbank suggests that falling Chinese silver imports will put the brakes on metal price rises. We disagree and suggest its all about the gold price.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Fed kicks the can again – gold jumps for joy!

22 Sep 2016 - The gold price recovered much of its lost ground as the U.S. Fed failed to raise interest rates again at its September meeting

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The Curious Case of Swiss Gold Flows - Next Episode

21 Sep 2016 - The anomaly that is the make-up of Swiss gold imports and exports continued in August with the UK remaining by far the biggest recipient yet again.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian Central Bank Gold Purchases Pick Up Again

21 Sep 2016 - The Russian central bank has announced its biggest monthly increase in its gold reserves this year for August, putting year to date rises on par with those of a year ago.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will the war on cash morph into a war on gold and diamonds

19 Sep 2016 - There is a propaganda war in progress by economists, central bankers and politicians to suggest the world should do away with cash.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central bankers hate to be seen to be wrong

16 Sep 2016 - Fedspeak ahead of next week's FOMC meeting has led to volatile equities and precious metals, but is there a danger that the Fed will talk itself into the next rate rise to 'save face' given its earlier predictions.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is China trying to stabilize the gold price?

13 Sep 2016 - Recently the Shanghai Gold Exchange looks to have been flexing its muscles in gold price setting by coming up with higher benchmark prices that the New York close.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Hillary – white hope to black swan

12 Sep 2016 - Hillary Clinton's health issues are now at the forefront of the U.S. Presidential campaign. Could they cause her to withdraw? Perhaps unlikely. Could it affect the Fed's interest rate deliberations? We have already seen a big fall in equities markets.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:Chinese central bank gold purchases still slowing

08 Sep 2016 - China only increased its gold reserves by 4.9 tonnes in August - another instance of a possible skowdown iv

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: More disappointing U.S. data propelling gold towards $1,350

06 Sep 2016 - Precious metals started the post-US summer holiday period with a degree of strength, helped by what was perceived as weak Services PMI data.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold Flow reversals – will they continue after U.S. holiday season over?

05 Sep 2016 - Will the current gold price malaise continue once the U.S. is fully back from the summer holiday season.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold Flow reversals – will they continue after U.S. holiday season over?

05 Sep 2016 - Will the current gold price malaise continue once the U.S. is fully back from the summer holiday season.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central bank gold buying – what the media reports don’t really tell you

01 Sep 2016 - While media reports of late are pointing to a decline in central bank buying, there have only been three central banks making significant gold resrve increases on a month by month basis.

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