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Hummingbird Resources joins the World Gold Council

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has welcomed Hummingbird Resources to its Board of Members. As part of joining the World Gold Council, the company has agreed to adopt and adhere to the Responsible Gold Mining Principles.

Q1 gold demand supported as COVID-19 fuelled safe-haven investment

Global gold demand held firm at 1,083.8t in Q1 2020, a rise of 1% on the same period last year, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

Gold demand in 2019 nudges lower as price-driven slump in consumer demand outweighs ETF inflows

Global gold demand declined to 4355.7  tonnes (t) in 2019, down 1% on 2018, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. The year 2019 was broadly one of two distinct halves; resilience and growth across most sectors in the first six months contrasted with widespread weakness in the second. 

World Gold Council introduces pioneering methodology and analytic tool for understanding the drivers of gold’s performance

The World Gold Council today announced the launch of QaurumSM, an innovative web-based tool designed to deliver a robust quantitative approach to analysing how gold may react under diverse macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions.

New survey highlights substantial opportunities for gold

The World Gold Council today launched its new consumer research report highlighting opportunities for gold for those working in both retail investment and jewellery markets.

Surge in ETF inflows supports Q3 gold demand growth

Global gold demand grew modestly to 1,107.9t in the third quarter of 2019, a rise of 3% on the same period last year, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

World Gold Council responds to the ECB’s announcement that the Central Bank Gold Agreement won’t be renewed

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced today that the Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA) won’t be renewed for a fifth time. Read the response from the World Gold Council's Managing Director, Central Banks & Public Policy, Natalie Dempster.


World Pensions Summit 2019


The World Gold Council was delighted to be a lead sponsor at the 10th World Pension Summit in The Hague, Holland.

EVOLVE2019: Investment Summit

The World Gold Council - in partnership with State Street Global Advisors - is pleased to invite you to EVOLVE2019, an incisive dialogue around key issues reshaping asset management.

Executive Programme in Gold Reserves Management - 2019


The World Gold Council’s flagship summit for senior officials from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, and finance ministries.

This year’s programme will be led by distinguished scholars from the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University, experts from the World Gold Council and other industry experts.

Investment Summit on Gold 2019

The role of gold in an era of uncertainty

We are pleased to invite you to the World Gold Council, Tsinghua PBC School of Finance and the China Gold Association’s conference on the role of gold in an era of uncertainty.

Russian Bullion Market Forum

The precious metals market and its associated financial instruments play a significant role as an alternate source of investment. The Forum brings together experts in the market, both in Russia and globally, to discuss a range of issues connected with the market and the future of the industry.

Mining Journal Select Conference


Mining Journal Select London is a carefully selected group of projects as nominated by the Mining Journal from around the world for the Gold & Silver, Copper & Zinc and Energy Minerals commodity groups.