News and events
9 February, 2017
The World Gold Council today announced that it has appointed John Reade as Chief Market Strategist. John joins the World Gold Council from Paulson & Co, where he served as Managing Partner of Paulson Europe and Gold Strategist. Prior to Paulson & Co, John worked at UBS as the Precious Metal Strategist for a number of years. He is widely viewed as one of the preeminent gold analysts in the world.
3 February, 2017
Global gold demand rose 2% in 2016 to reach 4,309 tonnes (t), the highest level since 2013, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. This was largely driven by inflows into gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) of 532t, the second-highest year on record, as investors responded to concerns over future monetary policy, geopolitical uncertainty and negative interest rates.
“India’s Gold Market: evolution and innovation” examines the entire gold supply chain and the drivers for future growth
24 January, 2017
The World Gold Council today launched the report titled ‘India’s Gold Market: evolution and innovation’. This report explains the entire supply chain for India’s gold market– from imports and recycling through to consumer demand – and how it is likely to develop in the coming years. It also provides an overview of existing gold-related policies and how they have evolved over recent years.
Launch of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standard on Gold, developed in collaboration with the World Gold Council
5 December, 2016
Launch of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standard on Gold, developed in collaboration with the World Gold Council.
8 November, 2016
Global gold demand reached 993 tonnes (t) in the third quarter of 2016, a fall of 10% compared to the same period last year, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.
13 October, 2016
Indian Gold Coin: An introduction to branded gold coins
Gold coins are intrinsic to gold demand, not just in India, but across the world. In most countries that have an affinity with gold however, that relationship is symbolised by a sovereign gold coin. These coins foster domestic demand, but they are also widely exported, encouraging economic growth and driving brand awareness overseas.
7 October, 2016
The World Gold Council, the market development organization for the gold industry, today announced that it has appointed Joseph Cavatoni, Managing Director USA and ETFs, who joins from Blackrock.
11 August, 2016
Continued growth in Q2 2016 (+15%) brought total H1 gold demand to 2,335t – the second highest first half on record.
9 August, 2016
The World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange (LME), together with Goldman Sachs, ICBC Standard Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, OSTC and Societe Generale, today announce their intention to introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products.
22 June, 2016
Sibanye Gold and OceanaGold Corporation have joined the World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry. Sibanye is the largest individual producer of gold in South Africa and one of the 10 largest globally. OceanaGold is a rapidly growing multinational gold producer with assets located in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States.
12 May, 2016
Global gold demand reached 1,290 tonnes (t) in the first quarter of 2016, a 21% increase compared to the same period last year, making it the second largest quarter on record, according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. This increase was driven by huge inflows into exchange traded funds (ETFs), fuelled by investor concerns regarding economic fragility and an uncertain financial landscape. Concurrently, global demand for jewellery was down 19%, as higher prices and industrial action in India and a softening of the economy in China meant many consumers delayed making purchases.
World Gold Council signs memorandum of understanding with the DMCC to support the promotion and adoption of a Shari’a standard on gold in Dubai
25 April, 2016
At the 2016 Dubai Precious Metals Conference, the World Gold Council hosted a successful seminar to update industry participants on the latest developments in the creation of a global Shari’a Standard on Gold (“the Standard”). The event kicked off the schedule and showcased gold product ideas that will be enabled by the Standard.
22 April, 2016
A year and half after it was established in September 2014, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) has launched the first yuan-denominated gold benchmark price. The launch ceremony was held at the Shanghai International Convention Center on April 19, 2016. Pan Gongsheng, Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Zhao Wen, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government and over 300 delegates including the World Gold Council, The Silver Institute and major domestic and foreign gold producers as well as consumers and investment institutions attended the ceremony.
19 September, 2016
After a successful couple of years at UC Berkeley, the World Gold Council is bringing its flagship Executive Programme in Reserve Asset Management to the University of Cambridge in 2016.