India’s January gold imports plunge 48% to four-month low: Report

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India’s gold imports in January plunged 48% from a year earlier to their lowest level in 4 months as a rally in local prices near record highs prompted buyers to curtail purchases, Reuters reported ascribing the news to a government source. India, the world’s second-biggest buyer of gold imported 36.26 tonnes in January, compared with […]

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Gold demand in 2019 nudges lower as price-driven slump in consumer demand outweighs ETF inflows: WGC

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Global gold demand declined to 4355.7  tonnes in 2019, down 1% on 2018, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. The year 2019 was broadly one of two distinct halves; resilience and growth across most sectors in the first six months contrasted with widespread weakness in the second. Central bank demand […]

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Gold-backed ETFs post $1.3 billion outflow in November 2019: WGC

Gold-backed ETFs saw $1.3 billion of net outflows across all regions in November, according to the latest monthly data from the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a stronger dollar, a Brexit extension, and stronger equity markets from September and October highs. However, global gold-backed assets under management still grew 35 per cent this year as a […]

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World Gold Council’s consumer 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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De-dollarization push by China and Russia, among others might skyrocket gold prices even higher

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The gold bears have finally caved under the deafening barrage of fiscal and geopolitical catalysts, from Fed hints to intensely brewing conflict with Iran. Gold is already trading well above its 5-year high. Not only has the U.S.-Iran conflict reached a boiling point, with Trump readying to deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle […]

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WGC releases ‘Blueprint for Gold Spot Exchange in India: Report of the Industry Steering Committee’

Chaired by the World Gold Council, the industry steering committee  has released a blueprint for Gold Spot Exchange in India. The report is both wide ranging and inclusive, covering the vision of the industry committee for the future, combined with pragmatic guidance around successful implementation of the Gold Spot Exchange in India. A feasibility study […]

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Near term gold demand may soften, reforms in India and China likely to support long term demand: WGC in Mid-year 2019 Gold Outlook

In its mid-year 2019 gold outlook released today, World Gold Council has said that over the next six to twelve months, financial market uncertainty and accommodative monetary policy will likely support gold investment demand . “Price momentum and positioning may fuel rallies and create pullbacks, as investors continuously reassess their expectations based on new information, […]

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