Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams

Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams has been involved with both the technical and the financial end of the mining sector for over 40 years, formerly CEO of top mining industry business publisher, Mining Journal Limited, he was Mineweb's General Manager and Editorial Director up until October 2012 and is now Consultant Editor. He has worked as a mining engineer on gold, platinum, uranium and copper mining operations.

Articles by Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams

The latest delivery figures from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) remain remarkably high with 65.7 tonnes withdrawn in week 38 (ended Sept 25th) making a massive total so far this year of 1,958.7 tonnes.
The huge level of weekly Shanghai Gold Exchange delivery numbers is becoming something of a repetitive news item and is perhaps losing its impact, but it shouldn’t. Week 37 (ending September 18th) saw another 63 tonnes delivered out of...
New York closed yesterday with the gold price at $1,119.70 up from $1,105.50. Gold then rose in Asia to $1,121.00. In the euro this was €991.16 up €11.11. This morning the dollar index started the day at 95.26, slightly lower than the 95....
New York closed Friday with the gold price at $1,108.40, up $1. This morning gold was trading at $1,108.00 in Asia. In the euro this was 976.60 down €12.99. This morning the dollar index started the day at 95.09 one full point down from...
Another week and gold has been falling again, but investors don’t know which way to turn given the yo-yo performance of the major stock indices – particularly in the U.S. and Asia. Gold has been damaged by yet another set of indicators...
August is always a weak month for physical gold moving through China’s Shanghai Gold Exchange – or rather it has been up until now. The big months for SGE withdrawals are normally at the beginning and the end of the year ahead of The...
At the beginning of the current year, precious metals forecasters were predicting that due to what were seen as extremely positive fundamentals, palladium would outperform its precious metals peers. In the event, palladium has actually...
What’s happening with the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) and Chinese gold demand as expressed by the weekly physical gold withdrawals from the Exchange – a strong indicator at the very least of Chinese physical gold consumption taking all...
Another day and yet another episode in the great gold/markets/dollar/renminbi saga. While the Shanghai Composite Index fell another 1.3%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was also down around 1%, Japan's Nikkei and European and American...
Contrary to some of the expressed media-disseminated information, Chinese physical gold demand, as indicated by gold withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), remains at a very high level indeed for this time of year.

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