Press Releases

World Gold Council appoints David Harquail as new Chair

The World Gold Council announces the appointment of David Harquail, President and CEO of Franco-Nevada Corporation, as its new Chair. Mr Harquail succeeds Randall Oliphant, who has served as Chair for the past four years.

The World Gold Council welcomes Resolute Mining as a Member

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, welcomes Resolute Mining Limited (“Resolute”) to its Board of Members. Resolute is one of the fastest growing producers listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has continuously been mining and producing gold for 25 years. Resolute is an experienced and active explorer, developer, operator and innovator, with long life mines in southern Mali and Queensland, Australia and has recently been awarded two prospective large-scale exploration concessions in Egypt.

Gold demand slips from last year’s record Q1, although retail investment demand remains steady

Global gold demand in Q1 2017 was 1,034 tonnes (t), a decline of 18% compared to the record Q1 in 2016, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. Inflows into Exchange Traded Funds(ETFs) totalled 109t which, although solid, were nonetheless a fraction of last year’s near-record inflows. Slower central bank demand also contributed to the weakness. Bar and coin investment, however, was healthy, at 290t, an increase of 9% year-on-year, while demand firmed slightly in both the jewellery and technology sectors.

The World Gold Council welcomes Newcrest Mining as a Member

Newcrest Mining (“Newcrest”) has re-joined the World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry. Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies with mines located in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and in Côte d’Ivoire.

World Gold Council appoints John Reade as Chief Market Strategist

The World Gold Council today announced that it has appointed John Reade as Chief Market Strategist. John joins the World Gold Council from Paulson & Co, where he served as Managing Partner of Paulson Europe and Gold Strategist. Prior to Paulson & Co, John worked at UBS as the Precious Metal Strategist for a number of years. He is widely viewed as one of the preeminent gold analysts in the world.

Gold demand rises 2% in 2016 as investment surges to four-year high

Global gold demand rose 2% in 2016 to reach 4,309 tonnes (t), the highest level since 2013, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. This was largely driven by inflows into gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) of 532t, the second-highest year on record, as investors responded to concerns over future monetary policy, geopolitical uncertainty and negative interest rates.

“India’s Gold Market: evolution and innovation” examines the entire gold supply chain and the drivers for future growth

The World Gold Council today launched the report titled ‘India’s Gold Market: evolution and innovation’. This report explains the entire supply chain for India’s gold market– from imports and recycling through to consumer demand – and how it is likely to develop in the coming years. It also provides an overview of existing gold-related policies and how they have evolved over recent years.