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OPINION – The sooner the US tapers QE, the better for gold prices

Opinion pieces are the views of the author: they do not represent the views of FastMarkets London 28/11/2013 – Tapering – for gold, it’s the buzzword. It feels as if every single move in the gold price in recent months …

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FOCUS – Q3 gold demand at 4-yr low; ETFs outflows, India to blame – WGC

London 14/11/2013 – Third-quarter gold demand fell to a four-year low while investors fled exchange-traded funds, figures released by the World Gold Council (WGC) showed. In the July-September period, global gold demand was just 868.5 tonnes, the figures showed, a …

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FOCUS – Gold price remains fragile, ETF outflows continue – BarCap

London 01/11/2013 – Holdings in gold-backed exchange-traded products (ETPs) have resumed their downward trend despite last week’s largest daily increase in holdings since January, Barclays Capital said. Net redemptions of 47 tonnes since then – exceeding the outflows of the …

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FOCUS – Physical gold shortage has eased – SocGen

London 24/09/2013 – The shortage of physical gold available for immediate delivery in Asian markets has eased, Société Générale said. This shortage, brought about by an explosion in demand following the heavy price falls the metal sustained earlier this year, …

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Indian gold prices slump into discount, demand collapses

London 13/09/2013 – Gold physical premiums took a battering this week, pummelled by a flood of recycled supply in India and buyers staying on the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. In India, the metal …

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Consumer gold demand rockets by more than half in Q2 – WGC

Gold consumer demand rose by more than half in the second quarter of this year thanks to strong demand in China and India, the World Gold Council (WGC) said. Recent falls in the gold price have boosted demand significantly – …

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Indian gold premiums soar tenfold to $30-40 on import restrictions and shortages

London 31/07/2013 – Premiums on gold sold in India rocketed to $30-40 for 1kg bars over the London spot price, the chairman of the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation told FastMarkets. The premium is at its highest in …

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Indian premiums rocket to $20 on import rules

Indian physical premiums shot to eye-watering levels this week as jewellers scrambled for material after the government announced further measures aimed at curbing imports, traders told FastMarkets. “Mumbai premiums rocketed to $20, and even at that price, there is no …

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