– Gold demand globally -7% in Q1, 2018 – Gold Demand Trends (WGC)

– Gold ETF demand fell sharply year on year from very high levels but had 5th consecutive quarter of inflows

– Investment demand was strong in the US where ETF holdings rose another 32.4 tonnes as “stock market volatility sparked US inflows”

– Store of value bullion coin and bar demand fell 15% as reported Chinese, German and American demand fell

Gold demand in Turkey (FT) and Iran surges (BBG) due to Trump concerns, inflation on currency debasement and devaluation

– Global jewellery demand was roughly flat at 487.7t

– Technology demand had sixth consecutive quarter of growth

– Central bank demand remains robust at 116.5 tonnes

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News and Commentary

Gold Edges Up Ahead of U.S.-Sino Trade Talks (Reuters.com)

Gold extends gains as dollar weakens after dovish Fed remarks (Reuters.com)

Gold ends at 2-month low, then climbs after Fed statement (MarketWatch.com)

Fed holds rates steady but points to higher inflation (CNBC.com)

Cleaner may get to keep solid gold bars worth £240,000 he found in bin in South Korean airport (Indep