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Global Demand For Gold Soars 38 Per Cent

Posted By admin On July 21, 2009 @ 3:12 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Brisbane Times [1]
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Global demand for gold soared 38 per cent in the March quarter compared with the same period in 2008, as investors banked on the metal’s safe-haven role amid tough economic conditions.

Strong investor appetite for gold countered a fall in demand for the precious metal in jewellery and industrial uses, World Gold Council investment research manager Rozanna Wozniak told a teleconference on Tuesday.

“Jewellery demand weakened, which isn’t surprising given the extreme economic conditions that consumers face: rising unemployment, falling house prices and low levels of consumer confidence,” Ms Wozniak said.

“Industrial demand also weakened. Once again, this is hardly surprising given the economic conditions.

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