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12 Nov, 2019, 08:00 GMT New World Gold Council Survey Highlights Substantial Opportunities for Gold

The World Gold Council today launched its new consumer research report highlighting opportunities for gold for those working in both retail...


23 Oct, 2019, 07:00 BST New Report From the World Gold Council Points the Way for Gold Industry Resilience in the Face of Climate-related Risks

The World Gold Council today launched its 'Gold and Climate Change: Current and future impacts' report, aiming to provide investors and industry...


12 Sep, 2019, 05:00 BST World Gold Council Launches Responsible Gold Mining Principles

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has today announced the launch of its Responsible Gold Mining...


02 May, 2019, 05:01 BST Gold Demand Lifted by Central Banks and ETFs in Q1, Reveals the World Gold Council

Global gold demand grew to 1,053.3t in the first quarter of 2019, up 7% on the same period last year, according to the World Gold Council's latest...


08 Nov, 2018, 09:30 GMT World Gold Council Launches Definitive Platform for Gold Data, Analytics and Research

The World Gold Council today launched Goldhub, a market-leading source of data, insights and analytical tools aimed at helping investors understand...


17 May, 2018, 07:00 BST The 30-Year View: Examining the Future of Gold

The World Gold Council today launched a one-off essay collection, Gold 2048, bringing together industry-leading experts from across the globe to...


05 Dec, 2016, 11:01 GMT Launch of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standard on Gold, Developed in Collaboration With the World Gold Council

The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the World Gold Council are delighted to announce the...


03 Jun, 2015, 09:00 BST Gold mining industry contributed over US$171 billion to global economy according to World Gold Council

A new report released today from the World Gold Council, produced in association with Maxwell Stamp, a leading international economics consultancy,...


15 Feb, 2013, 16:00 GMT 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% higher...


14 Feb, 2013, 06:00 GMT 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% higher...


15 Nov, 2012, 07:22 GMT 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 comparison with...


16 Aug, 2012, 06:00 BST 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...


17 May, 2012, 06:00 BST 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...


19 May, 2011, 06:00 BST Gold Outlook Positive for 2011 as Diverse Markets and Strong Fundamentals Drive Demand

The outlook for global gold demand remains robust throughout 2011 against a background of another strong quarter, the geographic and sectoral...


28 Mar, 2011, 09:30 BST Unexpected Magnetism in Gold Nanomaterials Explained

The recently discovered magnetic properties of gold nanoparticles are the subject of the lead article in the new issue of the journal, Gold Bulletin. ...