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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Press Releases

Past and present statements and Press Releases from the LBMA. Read More

Publications

LBMA publications past and present including articles from the Alchemist. Read More

Speeches

From past and present LBMA conferences, seminars and forums. 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

Forty Just Men

Monday, July 25, 2016

The latest in the series of articles in the LBMA’s Voices Project, Michele interviews John Wolff about his career spanning five decades, including his family’s close association with the London Metal Exchange and his involvement with the bullion market and the establishment of the LBMA.  Read More

A Golden Opportunity: Desperation, Disinflation and Debt

Monday, July 25, 2016

Almost a decade on from the global financial crisis, central banks around the world continue to resort to ever more unconventional monetary policies in order to stimulate economic growth. Having pursued successive rounds of quantitative easing, fiscal stimulus and interest rate cuts, several major economies now have nominal interest rates at zero or even in negative territory.   Read More

What Has Aluminium Got To Do With Gold? Throwing Some Light on Leasing in China

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why did China’s state-owned alumina and aluminium giant, Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), borrow more than 10 tonnes of gold from a commercial bank in June? The deal illustrates the highly evolved nature of China’s gold lease market, as well as the challenges facing more traditional gold leasing and the constriction of other credit channels.   Read More