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Precious metals event to shine in Sydney

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Precious metals event to shine in Sydney

Australia’s largest precious metals event, the Precious Metals Investment Symposium (PMIS), returns in October for its 10th year, bringing together explorers and producers, to bullion companies and other investment vehicles.

To be held on 24 to 26 October 2019 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, New South Wales, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is an industry partner of the event for the 4th year, alongside member sponsors The Perth Mint, G4Si and ABC Bullion.

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Inside the GFC: Q & A with Bron & Jordan 10 Years On

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Inside the GFC: Q & A with Bron & Jordan 10 Years On

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.

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Gold Investor Series: Weight & Purity

Gold Investor Series: Weight & Purity

The gold industry is very particular when it comes to measuring gold, which is not surprising considering how valuable it is relative to its size.

While many countries moved to metric system, the precious metals industry globally continued to use the historic troy ounce as its basic unit of measure. If you think it is an unfair advantage for countries that didn’t change, like the USA, you would be wrong as a troy ounce is not the same as an ounce – is it actually heavier. It is its own unique measurement unit.

Gold Industry Group Chairman to headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

Gold Industry Group Chairman to headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes, a precious metals industry expert, will headline a key group of speakers at the 7th Annual Precious Metals Investment Symposium, being held in Sydney in October.

A thought leader on the global precious metals market, Mr Hayes will share his knowledge and unique insights into the industry at the two-day event. He will also discuss the ‘case for gold’ and investing long-term in precious metals to build wealth and reduce risk.

Gold partnership strengthens Precious Metals Symposium

Gold partnership strengthens Precious Metals Symposium

Australia’s largest precious metals event and the peak body of the country’s gold sector have come together in partnership at a time when enthusiasm for precious metals is at its highest in several years.

With many gold companies’ share prices having doubled and the Australian dollar gold price nudging record highs, the organiser of the Precious Metals Investment Symposium, Kerry Stevenson, says: “Our collaboration with the Gold Industry Group is a fantastic way to show the strength of the industry and its importance to Australia’s economy. 

ABC Bullion launches gold saver

ABC Bullion launches gold saver

Last month Gold Industry Group member ABC Bullion launched its Gold Saver; a direct debit savings plan linked to physical gold and silver assets.

The ABC Bullion Gold Saver works like a traditional savings account but instead of saving in Australian dollars, funds are invested in gold or silver.

Perth Mint achieves record half-year results

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Perth Mint achieves record half-year results

The Perth Mint posted record revenue of $4.4 billion and pre-tax profit of $24.9 million for Q1/Q2 of the 2015/16 financial year.

Premier Colin Barnett said the result reflected the significance of the Mint to the State and its future development.

“Gold mining has been at the cornerstone of the State’s advancement for more than a century, and The Perth Mint has always played an integral role in that industry,” Barnett said. 

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Member Blog: Beginners Guide to Investing in Precious Metals

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Member Blog: Beginners Guide to Investing in Precious Metals

Physical gold and silver have been seen as the ultimate store of wealth for millennia, and have been highly sought after by investors the world over.

Demand remains strong today across the globe, with thousands of tonnes purchased annually from a diverse group of investors that include Indian housewives, central banks, hedge funds and family offices. 

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