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The Royal Mint Refinery, a Window onto the London Gold Market - Michele Blagg, King’s College London

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tim Green, in his recent publication ‘The London Good Delivery List: Building a Global Brand’ (2010), provided a detailed account of the expansion of the London refining industry following the ‘gold rushes’ that took place from the mid-19th century and resulted in many new refining houses and brokerages being established in London. Inspired by Tim’s research, Dr Michele Blagg built on these accounts for her own research. Here she presents a précis of her doctorial study into a bullion refining facility, the Royal Mint Refinery, operated by N M Rothschild & Sons between 1852-1967. The study, which focused on the interaction between Rothschild and the London gold market, reveals much about the significant players in the industry and contributes to the wider understanding of the current renaissance for gold.   Read More

Gold and Unlawful Armed Conflict - Terry Heymann, World Gold Council

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This article outlines the factors that have led governments, business and civil society to work together to address the misuse of gold to fund armed conflict. It summarises the initiatives that the gold industry has put in place to provide confidence to investors, customers and communities.   Read More

The Indian Gold Jewellery Market - Shekhar Bhandari, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In this candid interview, Shekhar Bhandari, Head of Business for Forex, Derivatives and Precious Metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank, talks about the significance of gold jewellery to Indian culture. He even finds time to look into his crystal ball to see what the future holds for demand for gold in India.  Read More

A Royal Visit to Remember - Louise Lee, Bank of England

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The recent visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to the Bank of England’s gold vaults was certainly a visit to remember. In this feature article Louise Lee, Manager of Gold & Foreign Exchange Settlement Operations of the Bank of England, reviews the royal visit and discovers what the Gold State Coach has in common with a stack of gold.   Read More