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After the Gold Crash

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What caused last spring’s historic crash is less important now than how it has changed our market since. Gold prices fell 30% across 2013, yet squeezed nearly all that drop into Q2 alone and achieved almost half of it in two days in April. Such violence unleashed Asian bargain-buying, needed to match Western selling...  Read More

Salvage of the Century, HMS Edinburgh and Her Cargo of Gold

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

News of the record-breaking salvage recovery of silver bars aboard SS Gairsoppa, sunk off the Irish coast in 1941, brought to mind the 1981 salvage operation of HMS Edinburgh. Dr Michele Blagg has delved into various historical archives to bring the fascinating story of HMS Edinburgh to life.  Read More

The Importance of Silver Standards in Archaeology

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Using certified silver standards produced by the LBMA, researchers at the Goethe University have undertaken analysis of the composition of silver coin dating back to 500 BC in order to understand the origins of the silver bullion used to mint the coinage and also the changes caused by key historical events over the last 2,000 years or more.  Read More

China's Gold Market: Progress & Prospects

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The growth of China’s gold market has been phenomenal. China went from accounting for 7% of global gold demand in 2003 to 26% in 2013. Jewellery demand more than trebled and, once the prohibition of private ownership of gold bullion was lifted in 2004, investment demand soared. The World Gold Council recently produced a report considering the reasons behind this growth and exploring what the future holds for China. A synopsis of this report is reproduced here by Alistair Hewitt.   Read More

Voices of the London Bullion Market

Monday, March 31, 2014

A status update on the oral history project which Michele is undertaking on behalf of the LBMA. As part of the project she will be conducting interviews with market participants to complement written records. She would be happy to hear from you if you would like to participate in the project.   Read More