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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.
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Published 16th February 2017
Welcome to the winter edition of Gold Investor, where leading market participants assess the relevance of gold against a backdrop of persistent geopolitical turmoil.
Published 3rd February 2017
2016 full-year gold demand gained 2% to reach a 3-year high of 4,308.7t. Annual inflows into ETFs reached 531.9t, the second highest on record. Declines in jewellery and central bank purchases offset this growth. Annual bar and coin demand was broadly stable at 1,029.2t, helped by a Q4 surge.
Published 25th October 2016
In the autumn edition of Gold Investor, Mohamed El-Erian, chief economist at global insurer Allianz and former CEO of PIMCO assesses the challenges faced by the global investment community and the contribution that gold can make within investment portfolios. We also look at the new Shari’ah Standard on gold and how Shari’ah-compliant investment options in the gold market can provide Islamic Financial Institutions and their customers with a great opportunity to diversify their investments.
Published 5th October 2016
Following a remarkable performance year-todate, the gold price fell by over 3% on 4 October, taking it below US$1,300/oz for the first time since the Brexit announcement in June 2016.
Published 16th May 2016
Download our gold investment infographic; explaining key gold product groups. This graphic focusses on Bars & Coins, Gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds and Jewellery.