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Published 3rd August 2018

The World Gold Council has today announced that Aram Shishmanian will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer next year after 10 years of leadership.

Published 2nd August 2018

Global gold demand remained muted in Q2 2018 at 964 tonnes (t), 4% below the same period in 2017, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. Slower inflows into gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) created a weak comparison against the highs of last year, contributing to the lowest H1 demand since 2009. Whilst China, the world’s largest gold market, saw a 7% rise in consumer demand as bar and coin demand rose 11% and jewellery demand hit a three-year high.

Published 25th July 2018

On July 25th, the 3rd China International Gold Conference, co-sponsored by the China Gold Association and the World Gold Council, was held in Beijing. At the event, the Development Research Center of the State Council and the World Gold Council jointly issued the "Recommendations for the futher development of China's gold market report".

Published 27th June 2018

The World Gold Council today launched its ‘Gold and Climate Change’ report, aiming to provide investors with greater clarity around gold’s impacts on climate change.

Published 21st June 2018

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has today published a consultation paper on its Responsible Gold Mining Principles.

Published 17th May 2018

The World Gold Council today launched a one-off essay collection, Gold 2048, bringing together industry-leading experts from across the globe to analyse how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years.

Published 3rd May 2018

Gold demand had a soft start to 2018, reaching 973 tonnes (t), the lowest first quarter since 2008. This was largely caused by a fall in investment demand for gold bars and gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as a subdued gold price environment hampered demand.

Published 28th March 2018

Today, the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) and World Gold Council led the IIFM-WGC Industry Consultative Meeting on Gold Documentation and Products Standardisation in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting was hosted by Borsa İstanbul at their campus.

Published 21st March 2018

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has welcomed Detour Gold Corporation and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to its Board of Members.

Published 6th February 2018

Gold demand rallied in the closing months of 2017, gaining 6% year-on-year in Q4 to reach 1,095.8 tonnes (t). However, overall demand for the full year fell by 7% to 4,071.7t, compared with 2016, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

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