Italian business leaders (92%) and citizens (85%) overwhelmingly agree that the nation’s gold reserves have an important and positive role to play in the country’s economic recovery.
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an Alternative to Austerity
We are witnessing some of the biggest changes to the Eurozone since it was created. Recent steps to resolve, or at least stem, the Eurozone debt crisis are moving apace and discussions of greater fiscal, economic and, even, political union are gathering momentum. Can gold be part of the solution?
As part of gold's growing financial usage the World Gold Council conducted a case study to examine gold's potential role on bank balance sheets as part of new liquidity buffers being discussed in global banking regulations within Basel III.
New collateral practices mean that gold investors can now use their gold holdings as a source of collateral at some clearing houses.
How much gold emerging-market central banks should be holding from a domestic currency perspective.Download (PDF 1.6 MB)
This case study examines gold’s potential role on bank balance sheets.Download (PDF 1.6 MB)