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

Germany’s Bundesbank has just made great play of the fact that it managed to repatriate some 85 tonnes of gold from New York in 2014 and 35 tonnes from Paris. Technically, as the Bundesbank points out this is very much on schedule with...
The prospect of a Syriza victory in the Greek elections next week has been gold price supportive, but beware – it’s not a foregone conclusion. Some of the recent positive action in the gold price has been due to fear of a Syriza win in the...
Well there’s nothing like being optimistic at the start of a New Year and there are certainly many factors to be optimistic about if you are a gold bull. Gold demand remains strong – notably in China and India with those countries alone...
While the Hong Kong gold export figures may no longer provide such a good proxy for the level of Chinese gold imports as in days past, given the apparent rise in imports through Shanghai and Beijing (which are not imported) the Hong Kong...
The predictable ‘No’ vote in the Swiss gold referendum did indeed prompt a quick knee-jerk downwards reaction in the gold price, this was exceedingly short-lived, the result having been already assumed by the markets, and an immediate...
Apologies for returning to Chinese and Indian gold demand again – but we do feel these two nations are so important for the future of the gold price given the huge amounts of gold they continue to absorb. This in total has to be close to,...
There remains a debate over whether gold and silver prices are ‘manipulated’, although perhaps the debate should actually be are the prices manipulated by central banks, governments and the major investment banks in an attempt to control (...
The total world's holdings of gold could be transported by a single solitary oil tanker.

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