World Gold Council reveals its consumer research report; survey highlights substantial opportunities for gold

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The World Gold Council launched its new consumer research report highlighting opportunities for gold for those working in both retail investment and jewellery markets. The significant piece of research, with an 18,000-strong sample, looks at a range of markets including China, India, North America, Germany and Russia, and highlights unique insights into attitudes towards and […]

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World Gold Council pitches for bullion banks in India to boost trade

In a report titled ‘The need for Bullion Banking in India’, the WGC has recommended that banks or similar institutions be given flexibility to launch gold-backed products, with appropriate checks and balances. The report has been submitted with the government, which has been planning to come out with a broad gold policy. WGC managing director […]

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Silver expected to outperform gold in new year, price likely to rise 14%

The new Hindu calendar, Samvat 2015 has proven to be good for both gold and silver with the two precious metals giving 21.3 and 22.4 per cent returns, respectively. However, the demand for both the metals took a hit this Dhanteras and Diwali because of high prices. According to data from the Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA), the demand, which […]

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New report from the World Gold Council points the way for gold industry resilience in the face of climate-related risks

The World Gold Council launched its ‘Gold and Climate Change: Current and future impacts’ report, aiming to provide investors and industry stakeholders with greater clarity around both gold’s emission profile and the role that gold can play as a climate risk mitigation asset in long-term investment strategies. Building on the World Gold Council’s initial work […]

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Indian gold imports hit three-year low in September 2019, as prices jump

India’s gold imports plunged 68 per cent year on year in September to their lowest in more than three years as record domestic gold prices curbed retail buying, reported Reuters last week. Lower imports by the world’s second biggest consumer could cap gains in global prices that are trading near their highest level in over six years, […]

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