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Apr 15, 2013, 12:58 ET

Commentary on the gold market from the World Gold Council

                      General statement...

Mar 13, 2013, 07:00 ET

Central banks adding gold and alternative assets to diversify US dollar and euro reserves

A new report by the World Gold Council, "Central bank diversification strategies – rebalancing from the dollar and the euro", examines the...

Mar 13, 2013, 07:00 ET
Central banks adding gold and alt assets to diversify US dollar & euro reserves.  (PRNewsFoto/World Gold Council)

Central banks adding gold and alternative assets to diversify US dollar and euro reserves

 A new report by the World Gold Council, "Central bank diversification strategies – rebalancing from the dollar and the euro," examines...

Feb 15, 2013, 11:00 ET
World Gold Council's Marcus Grubb discussing the long-term fundamentals of gold.  (PRNewsFoto/World Gold Council)

2012 Sees Gold Demand Hit Record Value Level. Q4 2012 Up 4% Year-on-year As India, China And Central Banks Drive Demand

In value terms, gold demand in 2012 was US$236.4bn – an all-time high. Gold demand in value terms for the final quarter of the year was 6%...

Feb 14, 2013, 07:00 ET

2012 sees gold demand hit record value level. Q4 2012 up 4% year-on-year as India, China and central banks drive demand

In value terms, gold demand in 2012 was US$236.4bn – an all-time high. Gold demand in value terms for the final quarter of the year was 6%...

Feb 14, 2013, 01:00 ET

2012 Sees Gold Demand Hit Record Value Level - Q4 2012 up 4% Year-on-Year as India, China and Central Banks Drive Demand

In value terms, gold demand in 2012 was US$236.4bn – an all-time high. Gold demand in value terms for the final quarter of the year was 6%...

Nov 15, 2012, 17:49 ET
World Gold Council's Marcus Grubb discussing the long-term fundamentals of gold.  (PRNewsFoto/World Gold Council)

Global Gold Demand Reflects Challenging Global Economic Climate: ETFs up 56% and India up 9% in Q3 2012

Global gold demand in Q3 2012 was 1,084.6 tonnes (t), down 11% from the record Q3 2011 figure of 1,223.5t.  This dip in demand is in...

Nov 15, 2012, 07:00 ET

Global gold demand reflects challenging global economic climate: ETFs up 56% and India up 9% in Q3 2012

 Global gold demand in Q3 2012 was 1,084.6 tonnes (t), down 11% from the record Q3 2011 figure of 1,223.5t.   This dip in demand is...

Nov 15, 2012, 02:22 ET

Global Gold Demand Reflects Challenging Global Economic Climate: ETFs up 56% and India up 9% in Q3 2012

Global gold demand in Q3 2012 was 1,084.6 tonnes (t), down 11% from the record Q3 2011 figure of 1,223.5t.   This dip in demand is in...

Sep 06, 2012, 06:19 ET

Advanced by Gold - World Gold Council Sponsors Prestigious Event to Showcase New Developments in Gold Technology

The World Gold Council's most recent quarterly Gold Demand Trends report revealed that in the second quarter of 2012 over 112 tonnes of gold with...

Aug 16, 2012, 13:05 ET
World Gold Council's Marcus Grubb discussing the long-term fundamentals of gold.  (PRNewsFoto/World Gold Council)

Gold's performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends...

Aug 16, 2012, 07:00 ET

Gold's performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends...

Aug 16, 2012, 01:00 ET

Gold's Performance Reflects Continued Challenging Economic Climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends...

May 17, 2012, 08:00 ET

China, Central Banks and ETFs Underpin Demand for Gold

Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold...

May 17, 2012, 01:00 ET

China, Central Banks and ETFs Underpin Demand for Gold

Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold...

Feb 16, 2012, 08:00 ET

Record Investment Demand Boosts Global Gold Demand to an All Time High in 2011

 Global demand for gold in 2011 rose to 4,067.1 tonnes (t) worth an estimated US$205.5 billion - the first time that global demand has...

Feb 16, 2012, 01:00 ET

Record Investment Demand Boosts Global Gold Demand to an All Time High in 2011

Global demand for gold in 2011 rose to 4,067.1 tonnes (t) worth an estimated US$205.5 billion - the first time that global demand has exceeded...

Nov 17, 2011, 08:00 ET

Gold Demand up 6% in Third Quarter 2011

Gold demand in the third quarter of 2011 reached 1,053.9 tonnes, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year. This equates to...

Nov 17, 2011, 01:00 ET

Gold Demand Up 6% in Third Quarter 2011

Gold demand in the third quarter of 2011 reached 1,053.9 tonnes, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year. This equates to...

Oct 26, 2011, 08:00 ET

Gold Enhances Portfolio Performance and Reduces Risk for Investors in Alternatives

A distinct allocation to gold within a portfolio including alternative assets such as private equity, hedge funds, real estate and commodities, can...