The World Gold Council is a leading authority on gold and its uses. Our research provides comprehensive analysis of the industry, giving decision makers and stakeholders the information they need to understand the dynamic drivers of the gold market.
Published 9th March 2017
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Published 14th December 2016
The global gold bar and coin market has boomed in the past 10 years. Several factors have underpinned this growth, perhaps the most important being that successive financial crises have tested investors’ faith in governments, banks, monetary policies and fiat currencies around the world.
Published 1st December 2016
China has gone through remarkable change in the past 30 years. Within one generation, the shape of our economy has altered beyond all recognition: agriculture’s share of output has fallen and the service sector has become an important driver of growth; millions of people have migrated from the countryside to big cities; and we have become richer, with income per capita increasing by almost 700% between 1995 and 2015.
Published 22nd November 2016
Unprecedented monetary policies (including quantitative easing and negative nominal interest rates) have had the unintended consequence of dramatically reducing the pool of investable assets available to reserve managers. As central banks search for new investments, our analysis shows that gold compares extremely favourably to other traditional reserve assets with respect to safety, liquidity and return.
Categories: Reserve asset management
Published 9th November 2016
Donald Trump is poised to become the 45th President of the United States. Gold breaches US$1,300/oz.
Published 3rd November 2016