Author: Bullion Star

Blood Brothers: The Bank of England and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)

Blood Brothers: The Bank of England and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)

The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is a London-based, globally active, trade association for “the promotion and regulation of commerce relating to the London Bullion Market”. The “London Bullion Market” here collectively refers to the London Gold Market and the...

From Gold Trains to Gold Loans – Banca d’Italia’s Mammoth Gold Reserves

From Gold Trains to Gold Loans – Banca d’Italia’s Mammoth Gold Reserves

Italy’s gold has had an eventful history. Robbed by the Nazis and taken to Berlin. Loaded on to gold trains and sent to Switzerland. Flown from London to Milan and Rome. Used as super-sized collateral for gold backed loans from...

Hanging by a Thread – “Very skeptical” judge – former FBI/SEC official eyes London gold and silver fix lawsuits

Hanging by a Thread – “Very skeptical” judge – former FBI/SEC official eyes London gold and silver fix lawsuits

by Allan Flynn Five months have lapsed without decision, since London gold and silver benchmark-rigging class action lawsuits received a cool response in a Manhattan court. Transcripts from April hearings show, in the absence of direct evidence, the claims dissected by...

Infographic: The Indian Gold Market

Infographic: The Indian Gold Market

  The Indian gold market is one of the world’s largest and most extensive gold markets, with an estimated 23,000 tonnes of private gold held within India’s borders. In India, gold is revered and held as a traditional form of...

Chinese Gold Bar Photos – Lost in Translation

Chinese Gold Bar Photos – Lost in Translation

China is now in pole position as regards annual global gold mining output. Much if not all of Chinese domestic gold mining output is refined into standard gold by Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) approved refiners and then sold through the SGE.  A lot...

What Are These Huge Tonnages In “Precious Metals” On Chinese Commercial Bank Balance Sheets?

What Are These Huge Tonnages In “Precious Metals” On Chinese Commercial Bank Balance Sheets?

There has been much conjecture since 2014 about the increasing numbers in the “precious metals” category on the balance sheets of listed Chinese commercial banks. By the end of 2015 China’s largest banks were holding RMB 598 billion in precious metals....

Is there any gold bullion stored at the US Mint in Denver?

Is there any gold bullion stored at the US Mint in Denver?

Anyone with even a passing interest in US official gold reserves will probably recall that the US Treasury claims to hold its gold (8,133.5 tonnes) over four locations in continental United States, namely at three US Mint facilities in Fort Knox (Kentucky),...

Song Xin: Increase Gold Reserves And Join SDR

Song Xin: Increase Gold Reserves And Join SDR

by Koos Jansen The Chairman of the China Gold Association and General Manager and Party Committee Secretary of China National Gold Group Corporation, the latter being China’s largest gold mining enterprise, is Song Xin and happens to be one of my favorite...

The Power Of The Gold Community: Crowdfunding For FOIA Request Fort Knox Audit Documents Completes Within 24 Hours.

The Power Of The Gold Community: Crowdfunding For FOIA Request Fort Knox Audit Documents Completes Within 24 Hours.

Since 2014 I’ve been investigating the alleged audits of the US official gold reserves. Of course my goal is to figure out if these audits are credible, or if they’re invented by the US government to silence the people that think gold...

Spectacular Chinese Gold Demand 2015 Fully Denied By GFMS And Mainstream Media

Spectacular Chinese Gold Demand 2015 Fully Denied By GFMS And Mainstream Media

In the Gold Survey 2016 report by GFMS that covers the global gold market for calendar year 2015 Chinese gold consumption was assessed at 867 tonnes. As Chinese wholesale demand, measured by withdrawals from Shanghai Gold Exchange designated vaults, accounted for 2,596 tonnes...

Infographic: The Chinese Gold Market

This Chinese Gold Market infographic guides you through the largest physical gold trading market in the world, China. An impressive 16,000 tonnes of gold are held within China’s borders. Did you know that the Chinese wholesale demand for physical gold...