LBMA Media Centre

This is a dedicated area of the LBMA website devoted to keeping you up to date with the latest news updates, as well as past and present Press Releases, Publications and Speeches.

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Publications

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Speeches

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LBMA 2014 Silver Price Consultation Seminar

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The LBMA held a Seminar on 20th June which was open to LBMA members, ISDA member's and other bullion market participants to assess presentations from possible solution providers for a London daily silver price mechanism.  Read More

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