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.

Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams Articles

The latest Gold Survey from Thomson Reuters GFMS holds out few surprises coming to very much the same conclusions as others of this ilk from Metals Focus and CPM Group. It does however put China back as the global No. 1 gold consumer last...
It now looks as though Q1 gold withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) will have reached around 625 tonnes – a 10.8% increase on last year’s record figure of 564 tonnes. The actual figure for the week ending March 27th (no...
Speculation on if and when the FOMC will recommend the start of US interest rate rises continues to move gold up and down.
In a marginally more upbeat assessment of gold’s likely future supply/demand situation and pricing, Metals Focus is predicting the likely end to the gold bear market this year.
It is so frustrating when top bank analysts ignore the data from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) and instead rely totally on data from the World Gold Council as supplied by GFMS. The WGC admits itself that its figure of Chinese gold...
Analysts at the French Bank Societe Generale (SocGen) in their latest research report have forecast that the gold price, having given away all its early year gains, was headed sharply lower, as it saw the dollar continue its gain in...
The first LBMA Gold Price benchmark price has come in at $1171.75, but the make-up of the price setting participants continues to raise questions. The new LBMA Gold Pricing benchmarking process came into effect today and the 10.30 am price...
While Russia may not have added to its gold reserves in January this does not mean its gold buying spree is over – at least not yet.
The latest figures for net gold exports from Hong Kong into China confirm the latter nation’s strong demand in the run up to the Chinese New Year holiday. The figure for January was 76 tonnes, up from 71 tonnes in December, but it should...
We are looking at parallels between looming supply shortages for copper and gold, and the likely different patterns the two metals will follow given copper is very much an industrial metal whereas gold largely revolves around financial and...
The total world's holdings of gold could be transported by a single solitary oil tanker.

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