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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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,...

  32. 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...

  33. April 12, 2013

    Cyprus and gold: vaulting ambition

    Does anyone remember “giscards”? They were French government bonds issued in 1973, named after president of the day Valéry...

  34. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2013

    A new era for gold?

    Here follows a thoughtful commentary on the changes going on in gold market from BNY Mellon’s Neil Mellor, including the...

  35. March 11, 2013

    The shock news that made gold price soar

    Shortly after 8pm on September 26 1999, Wim Duisenberg, then president of the European Central Bank, made an unexpected...

  36. February 18, 2013

    Royal Mint to restart production in India

    Britain’s Royal Mint plans to manufacture gold coins in India to tap into the world’s largest gold market, and provide...

  37. February 15, 2013

    Banks drive gold sales

    Demand for gold reached a record in value terms in 2012, according to the World Gold Council, although in tonnage terms it...

  38. February 14, 2013

    China likely to launch gold ETF this year

    China is likely to launch its first exchange traded funds backed by physical gold this year, boosting demand for the metal,...

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