The Perth Mint has expanded the market for Australian gold in China with its recent appointment as an International member of Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE).
As an International member of SGE, The Perth Mint would now also gain access to an extensive network of gold distributors trading directly on the SGE platform throughout China.
Attracting the who’s who among the globe’s greatest precious metals investors, Western Australia – which accounts for more than 70% of Australia’s overall gold production - has cemented itself as a major destination to explore and mine for the famous yellow metal.
With this in mind, Australia’s largest precious metal event, The Precious Metal Investment Symposium (PMIS), has this year pulled up stumps and relocated from Sydney to WA’s capital and world-renowned mining hub, Perth.
This month marks the 10 year anniversary since Lehman Brothers, one of the highest profile casualties of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), went bankrupt in the United States.
We spoke to Gold Industry Group Company Secretary Bron Suchecki, who was working at The Perth Mint at the time, and ABC Bullion Chief Economist Jordan Eliseo, about their memories from that time period.
The Perth Mint has created a strong new market for Australian gold producers with Chinese investors now buying more than 230 tonnes of Australian gold bullion, worth $11 billion, on the Shanghai Gold Exchange every year.