Switzerland’s gold shipments export fell to 10-month lows as gold price surged since April

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According to Swiss customs data, Switzerland’s gold shipments to China, India and Turkey fell in April and dropped to 10-month lows amid a surge in gold price.

Switzerland is a global transit hub for gold, which is why the country’s customs export data is often used as a market gauge and an analysis which counties are purchasing gold and when.

Swiss gold exports fell to 112,975 kg in April from March’s 147,707 kg. Gold shipments to Hong Kong were at around 5,000 kg – the lowest level since November. Gold Price surged above USD 2,000 an ounce in April. Analysts believe that a surge of gold price wight on Asian demand, which is price-sensitive. 

Recently, China and India are the world’s top gold customers. Turkeys’demand on gold has increased recently because of the high inflation and the depreciating of its own currency. 



由于金价自 4 月以来飙升,瑞士的黄金出口量跌至 10 个月低点



4 月份瑞士黄金出口量从 3 月份的 147,707 公斤降至 112,975 公斤。数据显示,运往香港的黄金数量约为 5,000 公斤,为 11 月以来的最低水平。黄金价格在 4 月份飙升至每盎司 2,000 美元以上。分析人士认为,金价飙升打压了对价格敏感的亚洲需求。



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China’s Last Emperor’s wristwatch sold for US 5 Million

A Patek Philippe wristwatch once owned by the Chinese last emperor of Qing dynasty, Aisin-Groro Puyi – sold for USD 5.1 million hammer at an auction in Hong Kong Tuesday.

The Patek Philippe Reference 96 Quantieme Lune, which is one of just eight known to exist according to Philipps acution house which handled the sale.

The 1.2-inch-diameter platinum timepiece features an Arabic numeral dial, pink gold hands and a “moon phase” function that shows hoe visible the moon is from Earth at any given time. It is not known how Puyi actuired the timepiece, though records show it was initially sold via a luxury store in Paris. It is because some of its internal mechanisms date to 1929, though the model was not sold by Patek Philippe – a Swiss watchmaker known for fitting complicated movements into slim cases – until 1937. Phillips added that historical documents prove the former emperor took it with him to a Soviet prison camp in Khabarovsk. Puyi later gifted it to Georgy Permyakov, a fluent Mandarin speaker who served as his tutor and Russian translator during his time in detention.

The auction house – Phillips spent 3 years on reserching the object’s history and confirming its provenance. It is an unprecedented reserch project with a worldwide team of watch specialists, historians, journalists and scientists according to a press release of the auction house.

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