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Flight to cash in the Eurozone

Each year we use less cash in daily transactions, but at the same time the amount of banknotes in circulation inside the Eurozone is increasing at a rapid rate. Last year, the total value of all banknotes in circulation reached €1,08 trillion, an increase of 6,5% compared Lees verder..

Graph: Dutch stock market in dollars, oil and gold

The Dutch stock exchange jumped to more than 450 points after the QE announcement by the European Central Bank, the highest level since 2008. It is a remarkable rise, considering the fact that the stock market dropped below 400 points just a month ago! A ten percent rally over Lees verder..

Gold heading to Asia through Switzerland

Gold export figures from the Swiss Customs Administration show that most of the physical metal is being exported to Asian countries. In the first three months of 2014, most of the yellow metal went to Hong Kong (206,44 tonnes). India came in second with a net import volume Lees verder..

Graph: Peak Exorbitant Privilege

In a search for the latest current account numbers of some European countries we stumbled upon an interesting page on Wikipedia. The page contained the cumulative current account balance of practically all countries in the world between 1980 and 2008, using data from the IMF website. We Lees verder..

Graph: Saving debt at all costs

Saving debt at all costs. Expanding central bank balance sheet and falling interest rates (h/t: @cigolo) Saving debt at all costs “My friend, debt is the very essence of fiat. As debt defaults, fiat is destroyed. This is where all these deflationist get their direction. Not seeing Lees verder..

Graph: How much gold and dollars did central banks buy?

Earlier this month we published a graph about the US Treasury purchases by foreign countries. From these numbers we concluded China and Japan were the main buyers of this dollar denominated debt, together with the United Kingdom and the Caribbean banking sector. The oil-exporting countries, Russia, Hong Lees verder..

Graph: Quarterly gold demand in the past five years

In the latest quarterly report (PDF) from the World Gold Council we found an interesting table containing the quarterly gold demand figures from the last five years. We have made a graphical representation of these data, so we can clearly see some significant developments in the physical Lees verder..

Central banks bought a small amount of gold in September

Central banks have bought a very small amount of gold during September, according to data from the IMF. From the list of central banks that have been buying gold in 2013, Turkey added most to their reserves in September (+3 tonnes). A very small amount compared to Lees verder..

China imported 116,3 tonnes of gold in September

According to the latest data from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, China has imported 116,3 tonnes of gold from Hong Kong during the month of September. Gross imports went down a little compared to the month before, but compared to September last year it was Lees verder..