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Guidance for Monetary Authorities on the recommended practice in accounting for gold

Published 20th April 2017

Monetary authorities hold gold in the performance of their official functions, typically as part of the country’s official reserves. This functional purpose differs from the objectives of other entities who hold gold. Monetary authorities also commonly hold gold in much larger quantities than other entities. General purpose financial reporting frameworks lack appropriate guidance on accounting for gold, in particular for the gold classified as monetary gold, held by monetary authorities.

Categories: Investment, Reserve asset management

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Published 23rd July 2015

On Monday 20th July the gold price fell sharply, dropping 4.3% from its Friday closing price. This note explains what happened and counters some misconceptions.

Published 21st July 2015

Despite economic uncertainty in some regions, the gold price declined in the first half of 2015. While puzzling to some investors, this is consistent with market expectations that the risks could be contained. We believe that the gold price already reflects a possible rate hike later this year and that the US-centred perspective is missing a more comprehensive view of the market.

Categories: Investment

Published 26th June 2015

本视频阐释创建行业领先的黄金需求数据资源 -黄 金需求趋势的方法。我们阐释了我们在黄金行业 的独特地位如何给予我们无可比拟的市场见解, 以及如何了解不断演化的消费者行为,鉴别新兴 趋势,以及应用我们的知识和经验,提供完整的 黄金市场视野。

Published 18th June 2015


Published 18th June 2015

At a country level, China was the largest producer in the world in 2014, accounting for around 15 per cent of total global production. Our interactive gold mining map provides a breakdown of the top gold producing countries in the world, which demonstrates the geographical dispersion of gold mine supply.

Published 18th June 2015


Published 11th June 2015

This video explains how we create Gold Demand Trends, the leading industry resource for gold demand data. We explain how our unique position in the gold industry gives us unparalleled market insight and how we work to understand evolving consumer behaviours, identify emerging trends, and apply our knowledge and experience to provide a complete view of the gold market.

Published 14th May 2015

In a generally quiet quarter, global demand dipped 1% to 1,079t. However, the gold market’s complex eco-system was well balanced in Q1 2015. Conditions differed from market to market but at an aggregate level, these differences broadly cancelled out.


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