Ray Jia

Ray Jia

Senior Analyst, China

World Gold Council

Ray joined the World Gold Council in early 2019, and works within the Research team as the Senior Analyst, China. He previous held position with China Industrial Futures Ltd, focusing on the market analysis for major commodities classes and international macros for both individual and institutional investors.

Ray has a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the Adelaide University in Australia, and a Master degree of Investment from Pace University in US.

Shunto, stagflation and gold

The 2023 “Shunto” sent positive signals to Japanese employees regarding possible pay increases amid a backdrop of elevated inflation in the region. Shunto – the wage negotiations between major corporations and unions that take place every March – provides pay level guidance for all Japanese employers, large and small.