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    1. November 13, 2014

      India regains position as world’s top gold consumer

      India regained its position as the world’s top gold consumer overtaking China in the third quarter as demand for jewellery...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Gold price bears take charge of bullion

      When the price of gold collapsed in the summer of 2013 Chinese buyers stepped in sensing a bargain, in the process putting...

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    1. September 3, 2014

      India gold smuggling rises on import curbs

      India is suffering a renewed spate of gold smuggling at the start of the annual festive period, which traditionally prompts...

    2. August 14, 2014

      Gold loses shine as Chinese curb jewellery purchases

      India regained its position as the world’s leading gold buyer in the second quarter as Chinese demand for jewellery, gold...

    3. August 8, 2014

      Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

      A combination of sectarian violence in Iraq and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine helped gold break...

    4. July 24, 2014

      China gold demand falls by a fifth, but output rises

      China’s gold demand fell by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2014 from a year ago as consumer interest in bullion bars...

    5. July 16, 2014

      Time called on the London gold fix

      The near-century old gold fix could soon be history after the four banks that run the global benchmark said they were...

    6. June 30, 2014

      Singapore seizes on soaring Asia gold demand

      At an industrial zone in Singapore a worker in heat-resistant clothing pours molten gold into rectangular moulds to create...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      When commodity collateral shenanigans go wrong

      We’ve long reported about China’s amazing commodity collateral shenanigans, featuring almost every commodity or physical...

    8. June 25, 2014

      Singapore to launch gold contract

      Singapore has unveiled plans for an exchange-traded gold contract, boosting its ambitions to become Southeast Asia’s gold...

    9. June 18, 2014

      Fixteria a chance to excise gold trade’s vestigial organ

      Gold is a noble metal that can prompt base behaviour. Bullion dealers therefore have an interest in showing their market is...

    10. June 18, 2014

      Reform or die: gold price fix under pressure

      The 117-year-old London Silver Fix is nearly dead. Is its younger but more illustrious sister going the same way? That was...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of darkish pools: US regulators have been demanding that volumes in Alternative Trading...

    12. June 18, 2014

      World Gold Council to explore gold ‘fix’ reform

      For almost a century it has been used to measure the worth of everything from wedding rings to bullion bars. But now, after...

    13. Material World

      May 20, 2014

      Demand for gold in the emerging markets continues to glitter

      The gold price might have dropped by 28 per cent in the last year, and central bank acquisitions of the yellow metal might...

    14. May 19, 2014

      Europe central banks commit to hold gold

      Gold bulls received a boost on Monday as European central banks renewed a five-year agreement by committing not to sell...

    15. April 25, 2014

      Gold miner and the metal itself help in fight against malaria

      When AngloGold Ashanti began a malaria control programme at its gold mine in Obuasi in the Ashanti region of southwest Ghana...

    16. April 18, 2014

      Bumpy ride in prospect for gold investors

      Gold investors look set for a bumpy ride during the next year because of the “distinct possibility” of prices falling 15 per...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2014

      China in gold collateral financing shock

      This Reuters story about China having up to 1,000 tonnes of gold tied up in financing deals is doing the rounds, courtesy of...

    18. April 15, 2014

      China companies hoard gold for collateral

      Chinese companies may have accumulated up to 1,000 tonnes of gold for use as collateral in financing deals rather than to...

    19. March 27, 2014

      Japan buyers rush to snap up gold as tax rise looms

      A landmark increase in Japan’s sales tax has led to a rush for small gold bars as retail investors pile into the precious...

    20. March 26, 2014

      Gold rediscovers its sparkle as jewellery investors seek safety

      There is nothing like geopolitical uncertainty to send investors scuttling for shelter. This is likely to be one reason why...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2014

      India's gold strike: government sits on hands

      On Monday, India’s gold industry went on strike, a symbolic protest against government efforts to curb official imports and...

    22. beyondbrics

      February 19, 2014

      India and gold: no longer top, but still growing

      India’s policy makers clamped down on gold imports last year, repeatedly hiking duties and introducing quantitative...

    23. February 18, 2014

      Gold demand falls 15% in 2013

      Global gold demand fell by 15 per cent to a four-year low in 2013 as US investors sharply reduced holdings of the precious...

    24. January 8, 2014

      Gold’s great sell-off

      Assets under management in gold exchange-traded products more than halved in 2013 as investors fell out of love with gold...

    25. November 21, 2013

      Gold price slides to four-month lows

      Gold dropped to its lowest level since July amid expectations the US Federal Reserve would move to scale back its...

    26. November 14, 2013

      Gold demand falls to four-year low

      Global gold demand fell to a four-year low in the third quarter amid widespread investor disillusionment with the precious...

    27. November 8, 2013

      Gold rebrand seeks to entice young buyers

      For many young adults, gold evokes images of ostentatious bling or, at best, memories of a grandmother’s jewellery box. Now...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2013

      India and gold (1): jewellers in a desperate spot

      What can India do about its gold habit? In the first part of a beyondbrics series, to accompany the FT’s Analysis of India...

    29. October 25, 2013

      Gold producers accused over ‘misleading’ data

      A furious row has broken about between a high-profile gold investor and the industry body charged with promoting the...

    30. September 15, 2013

      Gold mine measure ‘to reflect true costs’

      Gold is being mined by some of the world’s biggest producers at costs that are higher than the price of the precious metal,...

    31. Material World

      September 11, 2013

      Love Gold...and wool, and fur, and crystals: the pro-active luxury supply chain

      Yesterday, at Narciso Rodriguez’s show, close readers of show notes (ie, those who are not using their wait time runway side...

    32. July 26, 2013

      Gold stalls after regaining $1,300

      Gold recovered the $1,300 a troy ounce level for the first time in a month as investors digested last week’s dovish signals...

    33. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2013

      India hikes gold import duties - again

      For the second time this year, the Indian government has hiked duties on gold imports. As Indian buyers are famously price...

    34. May 20, 2013

      Gold: Chinese and Indian demand

      Some think gold’s rally is over. Maybe it is. Others are holding on for all kinds of reasons. One of those reasons is demand...

    35. May 18, 2013

      Gold comes under pressure as institutional investors flee

      Gold came under pressure this week, hitting a one-month low as financial investors turned to equities and continued to...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2013

      India's Akshaya Tritiya spurs gold buying on religious, not financial, grounds

      Monday marked the Hindu festival of Akshaya Tritiya, considered as an auspicious day to buy precious metals. And with last...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2013

      India's love affair with gold: breaking up is hard to do

      Yes, it's made of gold Indians are easily the world’s most voracious buyers of gold so as prices fall, demand should rise,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2013

      Some (more) crushing news for goldbugs

      No respite for gold producers in the southern hemisphere on Tuesday morning… And no dead cat bounce splat for the gold...

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