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.

Latest News

Find out what the LBMA and its committees are currently doing.

Read More

Press Releases

Past and present statements and Press Releases from the LBMA.

Read More


LBMA publications past and present including articles from the Alchemist.

Read More


From past and present LBMA conferences, seminars and forums.

Read More

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 full article

Walter De Wet, Standard Bank Plc. 
Mr Walter de Wet, Head of Commodity Research, Standard Bank Plc Walter joined Standard Bank in 2007 as Head of Commodities Research. As part of his current duties he interacts with corporate clients, institutional investors and hedge funds across the globe. Together with the rest of the team he performs research and provides strategic advice on the global commodities markets. The team covers base metals, precious metals, bulk commodities and energy. Walter’s specific area of focus is precious metals. The commodities research team draws substantial knowledge and market insights from Standard Bank’s global presence in the physical commodity markets in both precious- and base metals. Walter holds a PhD in Econometrics. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.