LBMA Media Centre

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Speeches

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Atomising Broadens the Realm of Precious Metal Utility

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Atomising creates fine-grade precious metal (PM) powders which have made a compelling impact on world markets. It liberalises alloy composition for PM refining and produces powders for many distinct industrial applications. PM powders have triggered the creation of heretofore unimagined products, and new industries have been forged with slashed costs and bolstered profits.   Read More

Links Between the Chinese and International Gold Prices

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

As US monetary policy and nagging tail risks continue to take centre stage, it is tempting to view gold’s fundamentals, among them Chinese demand, as irrelevant to gold price moves. A review of historical price data, however, suggests that China’s appetite for gold can influence the price.  Read More

Gold Demand Highlights Economic Risks - Global Uncertainty Impacting the Precious Metals Market

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Since the end of the gold standard in the early 1970s, gold’s role in the world economy has closely tracked periods of economic and political turmoil, expanding when confidence declines and retreating when confidence returns. The rise in demand for gold among investors, savers, central banks and consumers since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007 owes much to the safety and liquidity of gold relative to other assets.   Read More

Fifty Years on the Gold Trail

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

While he was at Cambridge, where he studied history and edited the University newspaper, Timothy Green began to write as a journalist. He then joined the London office of Time-Life, where he was a writer working with some of the great LIFE photographers. Here he looks back on his long career in the gold business.  Read More

Stewart Pixley, A Gentleman From a Bygone Era

Monday, July 25, 2016

As part of the LBMA’s Voices Project, Michele interviews Stewart Pixley, about his experiences of working in the family bullion brokerage business that was originally set up in 1852 by his great-grandfather in partnership with Henry Haggard.  Read More

Community Gold Mining for Development

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cameroon officially exports little gold and has no major gold mines. But for generations, family miners have foraged for gold flecks with shovel and pan. Such community mining differs from the co-operatives and small-scale industrial mines usually described as artisanal mining.  Read More

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind the Curtain

Monday, July 25, 2016

“If you were really great and powerful, you’d keep your promises!” cries Dorothy, stamping her foot in outrage in MGM’s classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. But the man behind the curtain is just a man. There is no other wizard but him. And so there is, in fact, no wizard at all.  Read More