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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.

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Dr Jonathan Butler is Precious Metals Strategist
at Mitsubishi Corporation in London where he is responsible for business development as well as Mitsubishi’s global research on the gold, silver and PGM markets. Jonathan previously worked as Publications Manager at Johnson Matthey, where he led the publications team and was responsible for producing the company’s semi-annual benchmark ‘Platinum’ reviews. Jonathan gained his doctorate in geosciences from the University of Edinburgh and also holds MSc and MA degrees from the University of Oxford.