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Published 13th November 2014
According to the latest Gold Demand Trends report from the World Gold Council, covering the period July to September 2014, global demand for gold was down just 2% year on year to 929 tonnes (t).
Published 7th November 2014
The World Gold Council announced today that it fully supports the appointment of ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) as the new administrator of the Gold Fix.
Published 6th November 2014
In 2012 the World Gold Council launched the Conflict-Free Gold Standard following an in-depth consultation with its Members, government, civil society and supply chain participants. The Conflict-Free Gold Standard’s purpose is to provide a common approach via which gold mining companies can assess that their gold has been extracted in a way that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict. Since its launch two years ago, the Standard has been widely adopted and this year Member companies began reporting their conformance as part of their annual sustainability reports.
Published 23rd October 2014
The World Gold Council yesterday released its second Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution report at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development in Geneva. This edition of the report reinforces the continuing contribution responsible gold mining can make in supporting economic development in host countries.
Published 29th September 2014
Singapore, Monday, 29 September 2014 International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the World Gold Council, today announced that the new exchange-traded Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract (“Contract”) will launch on Monday, 13 October 2014.
Published 24th September 2014
“The growth dividend: how rising GDP lifts consumer gold demand” – one of a series of papers published today by the World Gold Council – highlights how gold demand benefits at all stages of the economic cycle, including in times of expansion as well as in times of duress.
Published 16th September 2014
World Gold Trust Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the World Gold Council, has named William Rhind as its Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is with immediate effect and alongside his responsibilities for ETFs, at the World Gold Council.
Published 11th September 2014
The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, and the China Gold Association have today signed a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Agreement’, at the official launch of the China Gold Congress & Expo 2014 on Sept 11, 2014, in Beijing. Together, the organisations aim to enhance the global understanding of the gold market and supply chain and China’s role within it through the exchange of research, data insights and developing innovations in gold for investment, technology and jewellery.