Asset managers and investors from around the world have come to regard Singapore as the gateway to ASEAN and the Asia Pacific.
Geopolitical crisis takes centre stage in February
Strong Q4 lifts full year demand 10%
Annual demand recovered across virtually all sectors – the notable exception being ETFs, which saw net annual outflows
Gold may face similar dynamics in 2022 than those from last year as competing forces support and curtail its performance.?
With very little mining and modest levels of recycling, India is heavily reliant on bullion imports to meet its domestic demand. Indian official imports have continued to grow despite high import duty with official imports averaging 760t over the last decade.
Gold rose 2% in November based on the LBMA reference price, rallying early in the month before giving up most of those gains in the following weeks.
Gold has long been valued for its distinctive investment benefits. Although gold is no longer the basis of the international monetary system, its status as a bastion of stability has endured, a role which has become ever more important in today’s uncertain environment.
Gold rose slightly in October, despite a risk-on environment and increases in short-term bond yields?
Q3 gold demand down 7% to 831t
ETF outflows outweighed continued recovery in other sectors?
Fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s already declining cash target rate dropped to 0.1% in 2020, the lowest since 1990. This led to a reduction in Australian superannuation fund allocations to cash and bonds and an increase in risk-on assets, such as equities, in the hunt for returns. But will this move help achieve their desired returns at reasonable risk levels?