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Published 3rd August 2017

Global gold demand in Q2 2017 was 953 tonnes (t), a fall of 10% compared with the same period in 2016. This was reflected in a 14% decline in demand for the first half of 2017, which slowed to 2,004t, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

Published 6th July 2017

The LME (London Metal Exchange) and the World Gold Council have today confirmed that LMEprecious will launch on 10 July 2017, as planned. All preparations are now complete with regulatory go-ahead also received.

Published 4th May 2017

Global gold demand in Q1 2017 was 1,034 tonnes (t), a decline of 18% compared to the record Q1 in 2016, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. Inflows into Exchange Traded Funds(ETFs) totalled 109t which, although solid, were nonetheless a fraction of last year’s near-record inflows. Slower central bank demand also contributed to the weakness. Bar and coin investment, however, was healthy, at 290t, an increase of 9% year-on-year, while demand firmed slightly in both the jewellery and technology sectors.

Published 10th April 2017

Newcrest Mining (“Newcrest”) has re-joined the World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry. Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies with mines located in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and in Côte d’Ivoire.

Published 9th 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.

Published 3rd 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.

Published 24th 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.

Published 5th December 2016

يسرّ هيئة المحاسبة والمراجعة للمؤسسات المالية الإسلامية (AAOIFI) ومجلس الذهب العالمي الإعلان عن صدور المعيار الشرعي رقم 57 حول الذهب وضوابط التعامل به (" المعيار"). ويتناول هذا المعيار أحكام الشريعة حول الذهب بصوره وتصنيفاته المختلفة، والضوابط الشرعية للتعامل به وأحكام المنتجات المالية المبنية عليه في المؤسسات.

Published 5th December 2016

The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the World Gold Council are delighted to announce the issuance of ‘Shari’ah Standard No. 57 on Gold and its Trading Controls (“the Standard”). The Standard deals with the Shari’ah rulings for gold in its various forms and categories, the Shari’ah parameters for gold transactions and the rulings for gold-based financial products in institutions.

Published 8th 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. Net inflows into Exchange-traded products (ETPs) helped drive a sharp increase in investment demand, but this was not enough to offset falls in other areas, notably jewellery and purchases by central banks.

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