Gold Vault Opens in China as Bullion Goes From West to East

A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China’s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in Asia’s largest economy. The facility is the biggest for the Hong Kong-based company, and it can also store diamonds, jewelry and art, Joshua Rotbart, […]

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Gold Bulls Persist on Dollar Drop as Stimulus Kept: Commodities

Gold analysts are bullish for a second week on speculation that prolonged U.S. stimulus and a weakening dollar will boost demand for the metal as a haven. Seventeen analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News expect prices to advance next week, nine are bearish and six neutral. The Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Index, a measure against 10 currencies, slid to […]

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Gold Futures Advance to Three-Week High on Stimulus Speculation

Gold futures rose to a three-week high on speculation that the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of monetary stimulus to boost economic growth. Fed policy makers will delay reducing $85 billion in monthly bond purchases until March, according to the median estimate of 40 economists in a Bloomberg survey last week. The partial U.S. government 16-day […]

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China aiming for 'de-Americanised world’ with renminbi replacing dollar

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest oil importer and goods trading nation. Over the next five years, it will surpass the rest of the world combined in its consumption of base metals. Given the scale of the country’s consumption of fossil fuels and raw materials, it is only a matter of time […]

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Gold Advances Most in a Week on U.S. Government Shutdown Concern

Gold advanced the most in a week as U.S. lawmakers struggled to reach an accord on raising the nation’s debt limit, increasing demand for the precious metal as a haven. With the U.S.’s borrowing authority set to lapse Oct. 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that he had a “productive conversation” with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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Moscow Exchange Plans Gold to Silver Trading to Broaden Appeal

“OAO Moscow Exchange will introduce trading of gold and silver as early as this month as part of plans to make metals more accessible to smaller banks by reducing transaction costs. The exchange will quote gold and silver in Russian rubles per gram, with minimum trades starting at 10 grams of gold and 100 grams […]

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Will the Next Financial Crisis Cost More than $14 Trillion?

“The psychological hangover from the 2007-2009 financial crisis seems to still be with us. Indeed, in the second edition of Conquer the Crash (p. 91), Robert Prechter noted: “The psychological aspect of deflation and depression cannot be overstated.” But the worst of the financial crisis was five years ago. Is it odd to even mention […]

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Gold Bulls Raise Wagers Most in Month on Stimulus: Commodities

“Hedge funds’ combined holdings in gold futures rose the most this month as continued U.S. monetary stimulus spurred investors to sell short contracts and sent prices toward the first quarterly advance in a year. The net-long position in bullion jumped 12 percent to 78,654 futures and options in the week ended Sept. 24, the most […]

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Thai Gold Buyer Doubles Imports After Bear Slump: Southeast Asia

“YLG Bullion International Co., Thailand’s biggest domestic gold importer, expects to more than double purchases this year after the bear market in prices spurred a surge in demand for physical metal. The company may import as much as 200 metric tons in 2013, from 92 tons last year, Chief Executive Officer Pawan Nawawattanasub said in […]

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Gold Imports to China From Hong Kong Climb on Physical Demand

“Gold shipments to China from Hong Kong increased in July as importers took advantage of local prices that were an average 2.1 percent higher than global markets and as mainland investors bought jewelry and coins. Net imports, after deducting flows from China into Hong Kong, were 113 metric tons, from 101 tons a month earlier, […]

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