Press Releases

World Gold Council launches new video on the impact of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard

In 2012 the World Gold Council launched the Conflict-Free Gold Standard following an in-depth consultation with its Members, government, civil society and supply chain participants. The Conflict-Free Gold Standard’s purpose is to provide a common approach via which gold mining companies can assess that their gold has been extracted in a way that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict. Since its launch two years ago, the Standard has been widely adopted and this year Member companies began reporting their conformance as part of their annual sustainability reports.

Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract To Launch in October 2014

Singapore, Monday, 29 September 2014
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the World Gold Council, today announced that the new exchange-traded Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract (“Contract”) will launch on Monday, 13 October 2014.

China Gold Association and the World Gold Council partner to advance understanding of the gold market

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, and the China Gold Association have today signed a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Agreement’, at the official launch of the China Gold Congress & Expo 2014 on Sept 11, 2014, in Beijing.

Together, the organisations aim to enhance the global understanding of the gold market and supply chain and China’s role within it through the exchange of research, data insights and developing innovations in gold for investment, technology and jewellery.

2014 年第 2 四半期の世界の金需要は 長期トレンドへの回帰を示し続ける

ワールド ゴールド カウンシルがまとめた最新の『ゴールド・デマンド・トレンド』によると、2014 年 4
~6 月期の世界の金需要は、例外的な高需要水準の年となった 2013 年以降、長期トレンドへの回
帰を示し続けています。第 2 四半期の金総需要は 964 トンと、前年同期比で 16%減少しました。これ
は消費者および投資家が活動を控え、慎重な姿勢になったことによるものです。