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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).

e: lawrie.williams@sharpspixley.com

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold stuttering on Jackson Hole aftermath

31 Aug 2016 - Statement from the US Fed's Chair and Vice Chair, both seen as marginally hawkish on interest rate rises, have given the gold price a further knock this week in relatively thin trading as the northern holiday season draws towards a close.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australian Gold Output Hits 15-Year High

28 Aug 2016 - Australia appears to be bucking the peak gold trend with gold output continuing to rise. It has just hit a 15-year high.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold stutters, silver slips but banks still raising projections

24 Aug 2016 - Gold prices have been lacklustre since U.S. Independence Day, and silver even more so, given thin markets and little geopolitical news to give them a boost. they may stay in limbo until

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Do sales out of GLD presage gold price downturn?

22 Aug 2016 - Net gold purchases out of GLD have been largely replaced by net gold sales since the USA's Independence Day holiday, and bullion sales are also much weaker. Does this suggest gold prices turning down into the Fall.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold continues to seesaw around Fed rate hike likelihood

19 Aug 2016 - Is the U.S. Fed playing a dangerous game in allowing members to move the markets through personal dovish or hawkish statements on the likely timing of the next interest rates rise?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: UK’s post-Brexit gold surge to near record highs emphasises safe haven status

18 Aug 2016 - In the aftermath of the Brexit vote the combination of the drop in the £ sterling and the rise in the gold price has meant the latter is running at near record highs even though the dollar price is still well below the record

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: UK’s post-Brexit gold surge to near record highs emphasises safe haven status

18 Aug 2016 - In the aftermath of the Brexit vote the combination of the drop in the £ sterling and the rise in the gold price has meant the latter is running at near record highs even though the dollar price is still well below the record

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Negative interest rates: Great for gold but are they any good for the economy?

16 Aug 2016 - The world's central banks appear to be moving almost in concert towards the imposition of negative, or zero interest rates, but while this is very positive for gold there seems to be little evidence that it is providing any general economic stimulus.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver prices choppy in thin markets

12 Aug 2016 - With many key players in northern hemisphere markets on holiday, precious metals price trends tend to be erratc in a thin market

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Why does gold react so sharply to poss. Fed interest rate rise schedule?

09 Aug 2016 - While Asia may provide the biggest source of gold demand it is apparent that the gold price is, in reality, mostly set on the U.S. COMEX paper gold market, hence the undue influence of Fed interest rate deliberations on the gold price. But this could...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand hugely down on a year ago

05 Aug 2016 - Latest SGE gold withdrawal figures for July show continuing weakness in Chinese gold demand - down 25% year on year so far.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Top gold ETF setting the price agenda

03 Aug 2016 - The world's largest gold ETF, SPDR Gold shares (GLD) has added nearly 16 tonnes of gold over the past three trading days. Not coincidentally, the gold price has seen a sharp rise over the same period.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and Silver surge as dollar drops and GLD takes in more

02 Aug 2016 - Today has seen a continuation of the increase in gold, silver and pgm prices which were given a boost with the dismal US GDP growth figures announce on Friday. The dollar and equities have been falling while precious metals have been seeing good rises...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: What is China’s real gold demand?

27 Jul 2016 - Commerzbank analysts have again highlighted some of the discrepancies in Chinese gold demand figures as reported by GFMS as against gold import figures from Hong Kong - but even this doesn't represent the full anomalous picture.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: GFMS ups gold price forecast but fundamentals could be seen as gloomy

26 Jul 2016 - Despite some worrying statistical assessments of gold's changing supply/demand fundamentals, London specialist consultancy GFMS has raised its gold price forecast for the year by around 8%

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