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The Indian government’s crackdown on election fraud resulted in a cumulative seizure of 107 kg of gold last month - gold intended to bribe voters, with a value of 300 million Rupees or £3.3 million.
India's general election runs in seven phases, from April 11th to May 19th, before the results are totalled and announced to the public on May 23rd.
15 Apr 2019, 3:38 p.m.
China has added to its national gold reserves for the fourth consecutive month according to the latest figures issued by the People’s Bank of China.
Monthly figures from the bank disclosed an additional 11.2 tonnes had been bought by the Chinese government – an extra 360,000 troy ounces of gold bullion.
8 Apr 2019, 1:57 p.m.
- UK house prices up by 2.6% for Q1 2019 compared to Q1 2018
- Prices are down 0.2% from the three months previous
- London prices down 3.8% for Jan - Mar
- Quarterly prices down in England for the first time since 2012
8 Apr 2019, 12:27 p.m.
International stock markets have reached a six-month high point this week. Fresh data put the MSCI All-Country World Index up by 1.1% to 514 points - its best position since last October.
Positive talks and progress between the US and China over trade triggered stock market gains last week and saw a return of optimism to trading, with gains made on the FTSE, Dow Jones, Nikkei and Shanghai exchanges.
3 Apr 2019, 1:39 p.m.
The Pound has hit a one-week high today after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed she would meet with Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, to discuss ways to make a compromise over Brexit.
3 Apr 2019, 1:35 p.m.
The US Treasury 10-year bond notes have officially fallen to a lower yield rate than the 3-month bond notes – the first inversion between these particular bonds since 2007.
The fiscal anomaly is usually an early indicator of recession, and last Friday also say the 3-year bond notes invert against 1-year bonds, with the latter yielding 2.46% compared to only 2.26% for the 3-year bonds.
25 Mar 2019, 5:31 p.m.
- Palladium price peaked at $1,621 per ounce
- Threat of supply cut from Russia
- Increased demand from China due to emissions targets
- Platinum also making gains as rival metal offers alternative
21 Mar 2019, 11:34 a.m.
India could have no need for imported physical gold within the next five years according to Rajesh Khosla, Managing Director of MMTC-PAMP.
Speaking at the 6th India International Bullion summit, Khosla said India would stop importing gold within five years.
19 Mar 2019, 1:27 p.m.
The Office for Budget Responsibility downgraded its growth forecast for 2019 yesterday from 1.6% to 1.2%, in line with the Chancellor’s Spring Statement.
The OBR pointed to the global slowdown and a degree of knock-on effect from Brexit as causes for the economic slowdown but highlighted a much better performance over the next five years.
14 Mar 2019, 11:37 a.m.
- Gold back up to £996 per ounce following Geoffrey Cox’s admission
- Pound volatile against US Dollar & Euro
- Theresa May warns of her deal or no Brexit at all
- DUP & Tory Eurosceptics intend to vote against the PM again
- Meaningful vote expected around 7pm this evening
12 Mar 2019, 4:47 p.m.
The price of gold has risen to £997.75 per ounce – up from £977.89 yesterday – following news from the European Central Bank that the Eurozone will experience even weaker growth this year.
Yesterday the European Central Bank announced that they were cutting their growth forecast for the Eurozone in 2019, with the ECB president Mario Draghi stating that there would be no increases in interest rates this year and that the ECB would reintroduce cheap loans for banking institutions as a stimulus package for the continent.
8 Mar 2019, 5:29 p.m.
The UK economy faces recession in the event of a no-deal Brexit happening this year according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The OECD has downgraded the UK’s growth for 2019 to just 0.8% (down from 1.4%), at the same time that IHS Markit has reported confidence levels have hit the lowest since both the Brexit referendum result in 2016 and the financial crisis in 2008/09.
6 Mar 2019, 12:12 p.m.
The US Dollar is enjoying a surge in value following news that the US and China were finally making progress again in trade talks, with a deal seeming likely this time round.
4 Mar 2019, 3:32 p.m.
Romania is the latest country to hit the headlines following a proposed parliamentary bill from the Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea and PSD senator Serban Nicolae, who are pushing for the National Bank of Romania to bring the majority of the nation’s gold reserves back to the country from the Bank of England.
1 Mar 2019, 5:33 p.m.
The price of gold has dropped below £1,000 per ounce in the past 24 hours as the Pound climbed to a stronger position against both the US Dollar and the Euro, fuelled by fresh investor confidence following Theresa May’s concessions yesterday over a possible Brexit delay.
27 Feb 2019, 11:48 a.m.
Barrick Gold, one of the world’s largest gold miners, is looking at a hostile takeover of rivals Newmont Mining. The aggressive move from Barrick would see them buy Newmont in an all-share deal for $17.8 billion.
27 Feb 2019, 10:34 a.m.
The US Mint has announced that it has temporarily suspended sales of all silver 1oz American Eagle coins, following an increase in sales for the start of the year.
26 Feb 2019, 3:46 p.m.
The People’s Bank of China has reported its second month of gold buying, increasing its bullion reserves to 59.94 million troy ounces or 1,864.34 tonnes as of the end of January.
19 Feb 2019, 11:20 a.m.
The United States of America now boasts a staggering $22 trillion debt – more than the USA’s entire annual economic output. $1 trillion additional debt was added to the economy in just 11 months, and $3 trillion has been added since February 2016.
18 Feb 2019, 5 p.m.
Global stock markets have hit a new high point in 2019 today following the surge in Asian stock performance, led by China’s markets which ended 3% up following today’s trading.
18 Feb 2019, 1:58 p.m.