LBMA Media Centre

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

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Platinum and Palladium Availability

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A consideration of the key themes which are expected to impact on the inventories and availability of platinum and palladium. With significant deficits forecast for both metals the expectation is that prices will increase, but not necessarily just yet.   Read More

Algorithmic Trading Facts and Fantasies

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An explanation of how systematic traders like AHL use mathematical models to try and predict the future path of prices, and why AHL uses algorithmic execution to increase speed and efficiency, with the ultimate aim of increasing investor returns by driving down trading costs.   Read More

Market Dynamics: India, Asia and the World

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An assessment of the market dynamics in Asia and the rest of the World and the potential impact that factors including recent government policy may have on the short-term and long-term demand for gold in India.   Read More

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A review of this fascinating exhibition at the British Museum, which runs until 23 March 2014. With more than 300 pieces on display it powerfully brings to life the sophisticated metal working techniques employed by Colombian craftsmen over more than 3,500 years.   Read More

Managing Post-Trade Risk in Precious Metals Portfolios - Susan Hinko & Mattias Palm, TriOptima

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Portfolio compression, also known as multilateral early termination, of OTC derivative portfolios has arrived in the precious metals derivatives market and is gaining traction. In March 2013, TriOptima completed the first portfolio compression cycle for precious metals forwards and swaps, terminating $7.2 billion in notional principal outstandings. Six institutions were able to reduce their gross positions in gold and silver, unlocking regulatory capital and reducing collateral requirements. Additional precious metals cycles are scheduled for later this year.   Read More

The Outlook for Silver Industrial Demand - Philip Newman, Metals Focus

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Silver industrial demand has gone through a difficult period in recent years. The 2008 global recession and subsequent sluggish economic recovery have impacted end-use demand in a number of key industrial sectors. In addition, high and volatile silver prices have incentivised manufacturers to thrift on the use of silver in a range of applications. While the economic impact on industrial offtake is cyclical in nature, thrifting in practice is rarely reversed and effectively results in demand destruction.  Read More

Recycle, Refine, Remanufacture - Robert G. Surash, Rochester Silver Works, LLC (RSW)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Three simple words: ‘Recycle, Refine, Remanufacture’ was the major theme that process chemist Robert G. Surash of Rochester Silver Works, LLC (RSW) presented at the 37th IPMI June 2013 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert’s presentation focused on these three processes and the connectivity to RSW’s operations that culminates in the production of high-grade (ACS-certified) invariantquality silver nitrate.  Read More