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2014-06-19 08:23:14

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most liquid of all 'liquid alts', one of a series of papers published today by the World Gold Council, highlights how gold exhibits the characteristics of liquid alternatives (or 'liquid alts') without many of the inherent disadvantages associated with this growing sector. There has been a surge in the creation and demand for liquid alternatives following the financial crisis as investors look to alternative assets to provide efficient...

2014-05-22 08:22:46

TSX:SLW NYSE:SLW VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Wheaton Corp. ("Silver Wheaton" or the "Company") (TSX:SLW) (NYSE:SLW) is pleased to announce that it has joined the World Gold Council. Through its recent acquisitions of gold streams from Vale S.A. and Hudbay Minerals Inc., Silver Wheaton has seen a substantial increase in both its current and forecast future gold production from its diverse portfolio of global mining assets. "During 2013, Silver Wheaton...

2014-05-20 00:20:19

LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, which covers the period January-March 2014, shows a return to the long-term quarterly average demand trends established over the past 5 years. Following an exceptional year in 2013 gold demand in Q1 2014 was 1,074 tonnes (t), almost unchanged compared to the same period in 2013 - a clear demonstration that the fundamentals of the gold market remain robust. Global demand for jewellery, the most...

2014-04-15 00:20:23

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major report published today by the World Gold Council "China's gold market: progress and prospects" suggests that private sector demand for gold in China is set to increase from the current level of 1,132 tonnes(t)(1) per year to at least 1,350t by 2017(2). Following the record level of Chinese demand in 2013, which saw the country become the world's largest gold market, the report suggests that while 2014 is likely to see consolidation, the...

2014-03-25 08:23:11

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hedging EM risks? Think gold, one of a series of papers published today by the World Gold Council, highlights how gold can be used by investors to mitigate systemic risks, act as a cost-effective currency hedge and reduce tail risks in emerging markets. Over the past decade, the paper notes, investors have profited from exposure to emerging markets, owing to their strong economic growth, favourable demographics and industry deregulation. However...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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