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War against Gold

indian_warThe war against gold continued in India. Many Indian customers find out this week that it is no longer possible to purchase gold by credit card. The Reserve Bank of India is leaving no stone unturned to discourage gold buyers in India. Indian consumers tend to convert gold purchases into equated monthly installments of three months or six months but Central Bank asked banks to stop accepting credit card for this kind of gold purchases. This affects most of the customers who enjoyed purchase and repay for it in longer term. Gold imports significantly decreased by 70 % and also compared to record high imports in May on the level of 162 tones. On the other hand some banks are trying to accommodate to new conditions. They try to buy gold on consignment basis and to keep it in places like Dubai due to the lower storing charges and bring to India by paying full money when required. Banks having such an infrastructure abroad would find this viable. Imports might rise again after the new arrangements are in place, said a sector official. Many also presuppose that demand in India traditionally pick up with the start of a series of Hindu festivals in August. Demand peaks during the festival of lights, also known as Diwali, in November.

The data about Chinese gold imports have been released last week. China imported 108 tons of gold and we witnessed the second largest import after the record level seen in March at 136 tons. China looks like heading to absorb over 50% of global gold output this year – and still rising. The reason why we did not witness a new record could be in the fact that gold is hold in strong hands for now and investors are not willing to sell at present prices. So far net imports through Hong Kong for the first five months of the year have totaled over 413 tons – double those of a year earlier when China imported just over 830 tons in the full year.

South Korea ranked 34th in gold holdings last month data showed Monday. South Korea’s gold holdings reached 104.4 tons. The country was ranked 56th in July 2011.

Gold sales from Australia’s Perth Mint declined for a second month in June. Sales of gold bars and coins totaled 49,460 ounces in June, compared with 92,781 ounces in May and 116,755 ounces in April. The similar situation is with the U.S. Mint which sold 57,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins in June from 70,000 ounces in May and 209,500 ounces in April.

Matúš Pošvanc

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