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PGM Catalyst Use & Recycling Seminar

November 7th & 8th, 2016

@ the NH Collection Barbizon Palace Amsterdam Netherlands

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4th Annual IPMI New York Platinum Dinner!  

Thursday Sept 15, 2016
Location: The New York Palace Hotel, New York city
Keynote Speaker:  Ms. Liz Claman

Ms. Liz Claman is the anchor of the Fox Business Network show, "Countdown to the Closing Bell", is Co-Anchor of Fox Business, Co-Anchor of "After the Bell" and also hosts Fox Business Global Power



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Risk Management of Precious Metals Seminar: Transportation / Plant Operations / Insurance

IPMI wishes to thank the presenters and sponsors for making our Risk Management Seminar a success!


The IPMI Video Series on Gold Supports Museum Exhibit

November 16, 2015 - Pensacola, Florida - The International Precious Metals Institute released a series of 7 videos today produced in support of the "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up" exhibit which will open on November 19th at the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

The videos will be part of this exhibit which includes over 100 gold objects from over a dozen public and private collections.

IPMI Gold Series

Gold Ore
Mining for Gold
Gold Refining
Gold Uses and Applications
Gold Rush Fever
Gold Coins of America
Gold Bars -The Rothschild Collection

The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation's only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system.  More information on this exhibit, including a list of object highlights, can be found at www.moaf.org/exhibits/gold .

IPMI is the largest worldwide association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups within the precious metals community. The Institute was organized to provide a forum for the exchange of factual information on all aspects of precious metals and precious metals technology.


IPMI Thanks its 2016 New York Platinum Dinner sponsors

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Sponsor of Special Drink at the Platinum Dinner




The Awards Committee of the IPMI is pleased to announce the 2016 Student Scholarship Award Winners!

IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award – Professor Stephen L. Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IPMI Henry J. Albert Award – Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University
IPMI Carol Tyler Award – Professor Maria Flytzani-S tephanopoulos, Tufts University
IPMI Faculty Advisor Award -Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
IPMI Student Award - Pengcheng Chen-Northwestern University
IPMI Gemini Award - Yuxiang Chen-Carnegie Mellon University
IPMI Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award - David Primer, University of Pennsylvania
IPMI Metalor Award - Adrian Tlahuext-Alca- Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat
IPMI Bright Futures Award - Alice Chang-California Institute of Technology
IPMI NY Chapter Award - Brian Conn-University of Toedo
IPMI Johnson Matthey Award-Anish Dasgupta - Pennsylvania State University
IPMI Colt Refining Award - Yuxing Song-University of Houston
IPMI Elemetal Award - Ling Chu-Scripps Research Institute
IPMI Republic Metals Richard Rubin Award - Sarah Nathan-Cornell University



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Gold Sees Decent Gains on Bargain Buying, Short Covering - Kitco 10/25/16
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Gold Score Highest Settlement in 3 Weeks - MarketWatch 10/25/16
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Rand Refinery Issuing Silver, Platinum Krugerrands
To celebrate the 50th year of the Gold Krugerrand, the Rand Refinery is expanding its bullion coin program to include Silver Krugerrands and Platinum Krugerrands for investors. - Coin Week 10/25/16
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Gold Fields to Invest $1.4 billion in Ghana’s Damang Mine
Gold Fields is to invest $1.4bn over an eight year period in its Damang mine in Ghana, which will extend the life-of-mine from 2017 to 2024, during which period Damang will produce 1.56 million ounces of gold. - Miningmx 10/24/16
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Worst Day for Gold ETFs since April 2013
GLD's holdings hit a 2016 high early July, but nearly 30 tonnes have been pulled from the fund's vaults since then. - Mining.com 10/24/16
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Johnson Matthey Opens New PGM Refinery in China
The refinery in Zhangjiagang will meet growing recycling demand and bring customers leading edge refining and metal management services. - Johnson Matthey 10/21/16
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Umicore - Trading Update Q3 2016
Catalysis revenues were up by 10% driven largely by strong growth in Automotive Catalysts for both light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty diesel applications. A 7% revenue increase in Recycling mainly reflects higher processed volumes and solid supply conditions in Precious Metals Refining. - Umicore 10/21/16
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Morgan Stanley Named as New LBMA Silver Price Participant
CME Group and Thomson Reuters today announced that Morgan Stanley has joined the LBMA Silver Price as a new member. CME Group and Thomson Reuters operate the Silver Price. - CME Group 10/21/16
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U.S. Silver Eagle Demand 'Returned with a Vengeance'
Sales of US Mint Silver Eagles in the month of October have reached 2,925,000, 75% higher than those seen in September when just 1,675,000 were sold. - GoldSeek 10/21/16
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AMCU Reaches Tentative Wage Deals with Platinum Miners
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has reached tentative wage deals with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Lonmin, following almost two months of unfruitful negotiations. - Mining.com 10/21/16
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U.S.: JSA Warns of Surge in Distraction Thefts
The Jewelers Security Alliance is warning store owners to be on the lookout for distraction thefts allegedly being perpetrated by members of the nomadic ethnic group Roma, also known as Gypsies. The most recent theft happened Tuesday at a jewelry store in Gilroy, Calif. - National Jeweler 10/21/16
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SGE Leading Gold Price Recovery
It has been noticeable over the past few days that the relatively new Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) gold price benchmark has been leading the way in terms of setting the direction of the global gold price level. - Sharps Pixley 10/20/16
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