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Strengthening consumer demand mitigates impact of gold-backed ETF outflows

Gold investment demand fell in Q1 driven by hefty outflows in gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as growing expectations of higher interest rates impacted sentiment, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

The World Gold Council welcomes Aura Minerals, B2Gold and Sandstorm Gold Royalties as a new Members

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces Aura Minerals, B2Gold and Sandstorm Gold Royalties have joined its Board of Members. 

The World Gold Council welcomes Zhaojin Group as a member

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces Shandong Zhaojin Group Co., Ltd (Zhaojin Group) has joined its Board of Members.

A weak fourth quarter sets the seal on 11-year low for annual gold demand

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its far-reaching effects, was the driving factor behind gold consumer demand weakness throughout 2020, leading to a 14% decline in annual demand to 3,759.6t. Last year was the first sub-4,000t year since 2009 according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

The World Gold Council welcomes Equinox Gold as a new Member

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces that Equinox Gold Corp. has joined its Board of Members. 

New findings from the World Gold Council highlight gold mining’s opportunity to achieve net-zero via energy transition

The World Gold Council today launched its ‘Gold and climate change: The energy transition’ report, which looks at gold mining’s energy transition and climate impacts over the next decade. This should provide investors and industry stakeholders with greater clarity around gold’s greenhouse gas emissions profile and its potential pathway to net-zero, in line with Paris Agreement targets.

The World Gold Council welcomes Torex Gold as a new Member

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces Torex Gold Resources Inc. (‘Torex Gold’) has joined its Board of Members.

24K Hard Gold Jewellery Industry Standard Advocate launch event held in Beijing

On November 19th in Beijing, at the 2020 China Jewellery Industry Capital Forum-Gold Market Development Forum and the Launch Event of  “24K Hard Gold Jewellery Industry Standard” Advocate, the five major gold industry associations and the five leading gold jewellery retail companies joined hands with various participating organizations and launched the Advocate together, to vigorously promote the standardization process of 24K hard gold products. 

“Gold Responsibility & Paramount Mission” — Chinese Gold Industry’s Epidemic Prevention and Anti-Epidemic Social Responsibility Report released in Beijing

The Press Release of Chinese Gold Industry’s Epidemic Prevention and Anti-Epidemic Social Responsibility Report themed “Gold Responsibility & Paramount Mission”, co-organized by China Gold Association, Shanghai Gold Exchange, World Gold Council and Sina Finance, was held in Beijing on 6 November. 

Events

World Pensions Summit 2019

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

Executive Programme in Gold Reserves Management - 2019

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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.