A strong third quarter lifts gold demand to pre-pandemic levels

The World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report reveals that gold demand (excluding OTC) in the third quarter of 2022 hit 1,181 tonnes, up 28% year-on-year. Strong demand pushed the year-to-date total to its pre-COVID levels. Gold demand was bolstered by consumers and central banks, although there was a notable contraction in investment demand.

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Declaration of Responsibility and Sustainability Principles

The gold industry has come together, convened by LBMA and World Gold Council, to sign a Declaration of Responsibility and Sustainability Principles which formally expresses a shared commitment to operating in a responsible and sustainable way based on clear set of shared goals. The Declaration was announced at the LBMA/LPPM Global Precious Metals Conference, Lisbon on 18th October.

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An SRO for India’s gold industry

India’s gold industry has evolved and matured over recent years. Initiatives have been taken to create greater cohesion and consistency, improve compliance and foster confidence. That is why the time is right to establish a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) for India’s gold industry.


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