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Gold Investor June 2017

Gold Investor June 2017

Welcome to the summer edition of Gold Investor, where leading commentators and market participants discuss new developments for gold and its evolving global role. Read more

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2017

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2017

The World Gold Council’s leading industry publication on gold demand trends, analysed by both sector and geography for the first quarter 2017.

Consultation paper to discuss recommended practice in gold accounting

Guidance for Monetary Authorities on the recommended practice in accounting for gold

It is widely recognised that the functional purposes for why monetary authorities hold gold differ from commercial entities, and current accounting practices do not reflect this. This lack of an appropriate accounting treatment has meant monetary authorities have adopted a variety of different methods, some of which can act as a barrier to investing in gold. Following interest for some form of standardisation in this area, draft recommended guidance has been written and the World Gold Council is now calling for interested parties to submit their feedback on the guidance by 31 July 2017.

GST's impact on India's gold market

GST's impact on India's gold market

On 1st July, India’s labyrinth of taxes will be replaced with a simple, nationwide Goods & Services Tax (GST). This is the biggest fiscal reform since India’s liberalisation in the early 1990s.

Gold reserves statistics

Gold reserve statistics

Gold plays an important part in central banks’ reserves management, and they are significant holders of gold. This data – compiled using IMF IFS statistics – tracks central banks’ reported purchases and sales and gold as a percentage of central banks’ foreign exchange reserves.

Shari’ah Standard on Gold

Shari’ah Standard on Gold

Launch of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standard on Gold, developed in collaboration with the World Gold Council. Learn more…

The global investment market: new perspectives on consumer behaviour

The global investment market: new perspectives on consumer behaviour

In 2016 we concluded a comprehensive research programme investigating gold buying behaviour across the major markets – China, India, Germany and the US. Learn about our findings…

About the World Gold Council

About the World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. With our unique insight into the global gold market, we see unrealised potential for gold across society and intervene to create new possibilities.

Interactive gold market charting

Interactive Gold Market Charting

Create custom charts on the global supply and demand of gold.