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Did the PBOC Covertly Buy 1,747 Tonnes of Gold in London?

Does the PBOC buy 400-ounce Good Delivery bars in London & covertly transport these gold bars to its gold vaults in China mainland, or are they shipped to Switzerland, refined into 1 Kg 9999 gold bars, sent forward to Chinese mainland where they’re required to be sold through the SGE gold exchange, from where they can be bought by the PBOC?

PBOC Gold Purchases: Separating Facts from Speculation

PBOC buys gold with their foreign exchange reserves than with renminbi – China’s FX reserves are worth about $3.7 trillion & mostly held in USD. Gold on SGE is quoted in renminbi, so PBOC can’t exchange USD with gold there. PBOC is likely to buy gold abroad & these purchases should be added to the visible gold flows.

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