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Russia, China and BRICS: A New Gold Trading Network

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com One of the most notable events in Russia’s precious metals market calendar is the annual “Russian Bullion Market” conference. Formerly known as the Russian Bullion Awards, this conference, now in its 10th year, took place this year on Friday 24 November in Moscow. Among the speakers lined up, the most notable […]

Risk Of Online Accounts Seen As One of Largest Brokerages In World Temporarily Halts Online Trading After “Glitch”

– ‘Technical issue’ at Fidelity blocks access to online accounts, stops online trading– Fidelity is 3rd largest brokerage by client assets: $1.7 trillion at the end of 2016– NatWest, RBS, Ulster Bank  have experienced online banking “issues” in November– Clients left without access to funds & failed payments & little to no recourse– Social media exposing […]

Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17% to 222T in Q3

– Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China– Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth– Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand – Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y)– Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan […]

China Launches Yuan-Ruble Payment System

The monetary regimes of China and Russia, two of the world’s most resource-rich nations, are drawing closer with every passing day. In the latest push for convergence, China has established a payment versus payment (PVP) system for Chinese yuan and Russian ruble transactions in a move to reduce risks and improve the efficiency of its […]

How The Fed Helps The US Spy On Foreign Governments

It's widely known that the Federal Reserve has been tasked by Congress with a "dual mandate" to maintain stable consumer-goods prices, low unemployment and – oh yes – buoyant equity prices. However, as Reuters revealed on Monday, the central bank has another legally binding obligation that might upset some of its clients: Helping the US […]

Russia Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rates For The First Time In Seven Months

The Russian Central Bank surprised markets when it unexpectedly cut interest rates by 25 bps to 9.75% (30 economists expected no change, 8 predicted a 25 bps cut), its first rate cut in four meetings or 7 months, as inflation, which has dropped from a peak of 17% to just 4.6% last month, appears to […]

Putin Gold Buying Is Back – Buys One Million Ounces In January

Russia Gold Buying Returns – Adds Substantial One Million Ounces To Reserves In January Russia gold buying returned in January with the Russian central bank buying a very large 1 million ounces or 37 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The increase in the gold reserves came after Russia did not buy a single ounce in December […]