LATEST NEWS : Gold’s Flow East Seen for 20 Years as Incomes Increase Demand

The global flow of gold from west to east that helped to make China the world’s largest user will probably last for up to two decades as rising incomes spur demand, according to the China Gold Association. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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LATEST NEWS : China’s Income Inequality Surpasses U.S., Posing Risk for Xi

The income gap between the rich and poor in China has surpassed that of the U.S. and is among the widest in the world, a report showed, adding to the challenges for President Xi Jinping as growth slows. A common measure of income inequality almost doubled in China between 1980 and 2010 and now points to a “severe” disparity, […]

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Taiwan to allow banks to sell gold/silver coins from China

Taiwan will allow local banks to sell gold and sliver coins from China, the island’s Financial Supervisory Commission said on Tuesday. The move comes amid deepening ties in cross-strait relations, it said in a statement. Trade and financial ties between Taiwan and China has gathered steam since Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008. […]

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Barclays, Deutsche Bank Accused of Gold Fix Manipulation

Barclays Plc (BARC), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and three other banks were accused in a lawsuit of manipulating the London gold fix, a benchmark used throughout the $20 trillion market for the metal. Kevin Maher, a New York resident who says he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, sued yesterday in Manhattan federal court claiming the five banks […]

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Gold Declines as Traders Book Profits After Advance

Gold declined in New York, trimming a monthly advance, as some traders booked profits after prices climbed to a 17-week high and amid speculation a weaker yuan may hurt demand fromChina. Gold is the third-biggest gainer, after coffee and lean hogs, in the Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities this year on speculation haven demand […]

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China's yuan dislodges Swiss franc as 7th most-used currency: SWIFT

China’s yuan surpassed the Swiss franc to become the seventh most-used world payments currency in January, global transaction services organization SWIFT said on Thursday. With a market share of 1.39 percent, the yuan remained one of the top 10 most-usedcurrencies for payments worldwide for the third consecutive month. It ranked eighth in December. Yuan payments increased by 30.6 percent while the growth for all […]

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Yellen Leads Fed Damned Every Way by Emerging Market Angst

Janet Yellen is discovering that when it comes to providing monetary stimulus, theFederal Reserve is damned byemerging markets when it does and damned when it doesn’t. Sixteen months after she used a Tokyo gathering of global policy makers to defend her institution against criticism it was purchasing too many assets, Fed Chair Yellen attends this week’s Group of […]

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Gold Advances to Highest Since November on Dollar as China Buys

Gold futures rose to the highest price since November as physical purchases from China and a weakening dollar spurred demand. Silver extended its longest winning streak in almost six months. Gold is rebounding from its biggest annual drop since 1981 as global equities and emerging markets weakened and lower prices spurred physical buying. Chinese consumers returned from the week-long […]

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China’s Rescue of Troubled Trust May Stoke Risk-Taking

China’s eleventh-hour rescue of wealthy investors in a high-yield trust threatens to drive more money into the nation’s $6 trillion shadow-banking industry, undermining regulators’ efforts to deter excessive risk-taking. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the nation’s largest lender, yesterday told customers who had invested in the 3 billion-yuan ($496 million) trust product that they […]

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China Gold Imports From Hong Kong Rise on Stockpiling

Gold shipments to China from Hong Kong rose in October to the second-highest on record as jewelers and retailers bought the metal to build up inventories ahead of a peak-demand season at the end of the year. Net imports, after deducting flows from China into Hong Kong, were 129.9 metric tons in October, from 109.4 tons in […]

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