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Bumpy ride in prospect for gold investors

Source: Financial Times, 18th April 2014

Thomson Reuters GFMS forecasts average 2014 price will be $1,225 an ounce – 13% down on 2013 average of $1,410

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Gold retail investment up 31% in 2013, jewellery up 18%

London, 17 April 2014

Thomson Reuters today released the 2014 edition of the GFMS Gold Survey.  Now in its 47th iteration, this year’s Survey identifies physical demand (including official sector purchases) at an all-time high in 2013 of 4,957 tonnes, a 15% increase over 2012 and some 703 tonnes higher than the supply of new gold and scrap during the year.  While demand is forecast to outstrip new gold plus scrap supply in 2014, the market is expected to be closer to fundamental balance than last year.

Miners team up for rival Osisko offer

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

Fight to control the coveted Malartic mine in Quebec intensifies after Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold team up in an attempt to trump Goldcorp’s bid

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China concerns spark metals fall

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The sell-off was sparked by disappointing economic data from China showing the money supply in March grew at the weakest pace in more than a decade

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China companies hoard gold for collateral

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The World Gold Council said there would be little growth in China’s gold consumption in 2014 because of last year’s ‘exceptional’ advance

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Chinese companies hoarding gold for collateral

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The World Gold Council said there would be little growth in China’s gold consumption in 2014 because of last year’s ‘exceptional’ advance

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Chinese gold buying set to ease

Source: Financial Times, 14th April 2014

In a report published on Tuesday, the World Gold Council said there would be little growth in China’s gold consumption in 2014 because of last year’s ‘exceptional’ advance

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Gold: In search of a new standard

Source: Financial Times, 14th April 2014

The London fix has served the bullion market for almost a century, but critics say the system is opaque and must be reformed

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Copper miners see better days ahead

Source: Financial Times, 14th April 2014

The big companies are still profitable, prices are not expected to fall further, and the forecast surplus is small and predicted to be short-lived

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China buys Glencore mine for $6bn

Source: Financial Times, 13th April 2014

Sale to a consortium led by MMG underscores the country’s continued demand for commodities to feed industrial growth

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