Press Releases

Emmy Kondo joins the World Gold Council jewellery team

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has appointed Emmy Kondo to fulfil a strategic business development role within the jewellery team. Emmy will be focusing her attention on the online community LoveGold, which is approaching half a million followers and on jewellery market development across the world. Based in Chicago, Emmy will report to Sally Morrison, Managing Director, Jewellery.

Singapore Kilobar Gold - first in the world to trade on exchange platform

At the annual London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Bullion Market Forum held for the first time in Singapore today, Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, announced a new exchange-traded Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract[1] (“Contract”). This is the first wholesale 25 kilobar gold contract to be offered globally.

World Gold Council joined by Silver Wheaton

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has welcomed Silver Wheaton to its Board of Members. Silver Wheaton is the largest precious metals streaming company in the world and has recently expanded its gold streams with acquisitions from Vale SA and Hudbay Minerals Inc.

Central Bank Gold Agreement renewal demonstrates continued commitment to transparency and gold producing nations

The World Gold Council welcomes the decision by European central banks to agree on a new Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA). The Agreement, the fourth of its kind, marks a continued commitment from some of the world’s largest gold reserve holders to preserve the clarity and transparency that this agreement provides for gold market participants. It also firmly reasserts the importance of gold as an asset in global monetary reserves.