Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams

Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams has been involved with both the technical and the financial end of the mining sector for over 40 years, formerly CEO of top mining industry business publisher, Mining Journal Limited, he was Mineweb's General Manager and Editorial Director up until October 2012 and is now Consultant Editor. He has worked as a mining engineer on gold, platinum, uranium and copper mining operations.

Articles by Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has today released its latest quarterly report on the state of the global platinum sector.  The report is based on figures produced by independent consultants SFA (Oxford).  While it...
All markets are rigged – and silver especially so! That may be a cynical appraisal but the fact remains that any entity with sufficient capital behind it can usually move any market in the direction that suits it – the size of the market...
I have to admit that personally I find some technical analysis of metal and other price trends somewhat difficult to fully understand – and some of the terminology used to express price patterns is foreign to me.  But there is no...
According to Metals Focus, global silver production may have peaked last year with the low metals price likely to lead to mine cutbacks and closures.

According to precious metals specialist research consultancy Metals Focus, a company...
Not for nothing is silver referred to as the ‘Devil’s metal’ or ‘gold on steroids’.  Silver investors during 2014 have seen their holdings dwindle in value – it started the year at close to $20 an ounce and looks like ending it...
So far this year gold has probably been the best performing asset class of all having risen around 12% to date.  But, within the overall precious metals sector, silver has only moved up a seemingly disappointing 7%, platinum 8% and...
Gold weakens on global cues and lackustre demand