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First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

The data on Swiss trade in precious metals for January 2014 have been broken down by country for the first time in 30 years, report swissinfo.ch and vaterland.li. It shows that Switzerland imports most of its gold, silver and precious coins from the UK, while its main export markets are in Asia. Total exports were over 5.3 billion euros in January, while imports were worth almost 6 billion euros.

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Silver Miners On Death Row

Silver Miners On Death Row

It is preposterous that gold and silver could be remonetized without the companies who produce these money metals achieving substantial prosperity.

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Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

The online magazine GoldReporter.de reports that gold exports out of Switzerland rose 77 percent last year, according to fresh data from swiss authorities. Also silver exports have increased.

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A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

Eric Sprott has been speculating since late 2012 that Western central banks could be running out of gold. He attributes the sell-off in gold and silver in 2013 to the fact that the Western banks needed a way to generate physical gold supplies. The metals prices were going down while there was a lot of liquidation of gold which increased the supply by an estimated 900 tonnes last year. Sprott explains in this article the case for a gold shortage.

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Physical Silver Demand At All Time Highs in 2013

Physical Silver Demand At All Time Highs in 2013

The Silver Institute, in cooperation with Thomson Reuters GFMS, announced the results of the World Silver Survey. This annual report on the global silver market since 1990, to bring reliable supply and demand statistics to market participants and the general public. In particular, total physical silver demand rose by 13% in 2013 to an all-time high. This was primarily driven by the 76 percent increase in retail investment in bars and coins coupled with a sturdy recovery in jewelry and silverware fabrication.

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Silver Improves Water Purifiers And Smart Tags

Silver Improves Water Purifiers And Smart Tags

In its monthly industry release, The Silver Institute reported once again several new applications of silver in products across several industries, in particular health, food and beverage. The Silver Institute has written extensively in the past how silver has helped breakthrough improvements in product development and industries.

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Infographic: Why Gold Will Continue To Flow To The East

Infographic: Why Gold Will Continue To Flow To The East

The following infographic explains the eclipsing gold demand of the East. The first part of the infographic shows how China and India combined account for more than half of the global gold demand when it comes to consumer demand. Statistics prove that this is a trend of the past decade. More interesting, though, is the second half of the infographic, where we can get a glimpse of future gold demand.

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Ted Butler: A Real Surprise In The Silver Manipulation Case

Ted Butler: A Real Surprise In The Silver Manipulation Case

After more than 25 years, I know better than to place all hope for ending the silver manipulation on any one government agency. Besides, I know the coming silver shortage will accomplish that in time anyway. Still, the apparent interest on the part of the GAO should not be minimized in its potential importance. It’s not every day such a pleasant surprise comes along.

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Which Drivers Made Of China The World’s Largest Gold Market?

Which Drivers Made Of China The World’s Largest Gold Market?

In this article, Frank Holmes from USFunds.com explains the drivers behind the Chinese gold market, and how China established to become the world’s largest gold market. In sum, he says that consumer demand has exploded because the purchasing power of the middle class has increased, that industrial demand has gone up as well, while the central bank has exchanged much of its dollar into gold.

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Dubai Global Gold Centre On Continuing Bullion Demand

Dubai Global Gold Centre On Continuing Bullion Demand

I am not surprised that business in Dubai has increased substantially. From what I see and hear, people in this region have no interest in what analysts at the major banks have to say about gold nor do they pay any attention to what Western main stream media has to report on gold. They are also not interested in the fact that Hedge funds in the West have trimmed their net long positions in gold. What is important to them is ownership of physical gold.

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Silver Miners Have Been Exploited For Generations By The Pilgrims Society

Silver Miners Have Been Exploited For Generations By The Pilgrims Society

In his latest letter, Charles Savoie, silver expert and author, explains with a recent example how he has attempted to inform society since December 2004 that the precious metals suppression is coming from the top down from one organization only, with a branch in London and a branch in Manhattan: The Pilgrims Society. Savoie describes and documents at great length (+500 pages) at SilverStealers.net how members of the organization have been seizing silver, stealing silver, devastating silver mining companies, shoving silver and gold out of the money system, and feeding off mining shareholders carcasses since its founding in 1902-1903.

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There Is No Direct Relationship Between Gold Price And ETF Stocks

There Is No Direct Relationship Between Gold Price And ETF Stocks

It does puzzle me why people think there should be a direct relationship between open interest or ETF stocks and price, given that they don’t have any problem understanding that the price of a company’s shares can go up and down while the number of shares on issues doesn’t change.

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The Real Reason Why Platinum And Palladium Prices Will Rise

The Real Reason Why Platinum And Palladium Prices Will Rise

Platinum and palladium are primarily responsible for purifying the air from motor exhaust of most of the pollutants that threaten air quality. So far, the price increase has been entirely due to supply constraints. Demand has been steady because of a lackluster recovery. If we experience a recovery of demand, the impact on the price of the metals could be dramatic. I believe it’s a matter of ‘when,’ not ‘if’ that happens.

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Official Trade Balance Manipulated by UK Sales Of 1464 Tonnes of Gold To Switzerland

Official Trade Balance Manipulated by UK Sales Of 1464 Tonnes of Gold To Switzerland

It appears that a massive 1464 tonnes of physical gold was sold from the UK to Switzerland in 2013, but that these figures were included in the Eurostat trade balance. The net result is that the UK trade deficit looked not that bad, while Switzerland had a spike in its trade surplus.
Of course, including gold sales in a trade balance does not make sense, and, ultimately, is proof of manipulation of data.

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