http://silverseek.com/headlines/Capital%20Update en Fear of regulation causes big swings in London's silver benchmark http://silverseek.com/article/fear-regulation-causes-big-swings-londons-silver-benchmark-16533 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> London&#039;s silver price benchmark is plagued by big, unpredictable fluctuations that risk undermining its credibility and may complicate efforts by the London Bullion Market Association to find a new operator, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data and 10 industry sources. The benchmark is used by silver producers and consumers around the world, including jewelers and electronics firms, to price their contracts in the multi-billion-dollar a day trade. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-silver-benchmark-exclusive-idUSKBN17T1XS" target="_blank">Reuters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">London's silver price benchmark is plagued by big, unpredictable fluctuations that risk undermining its credibility and may complicate efforts by the London Bullion Market Association to find a new operator, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data and 10 industry sources.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The benchmark is used by silver producers and consumers around the world, including jewelers and electronics firms, to price their contracts in the multi-billion-dollar a day trade. </span></p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/fear-regulation-causes-big-swings-londons-silver-benchmark-16533" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:37:53 +0000 admin 16533 at http://silverseek.com New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets http://silverseek.com/article/new-research-shows-how-silver-could-be-key-gold-standard-flexible-gadgets-16381 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Research published in the journals Materials Today Communications and Scientific Reports has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications. Currently, touch screen devices mainly rely on electrodes made from indium tin oxide (ITO), a material that is expensive to source, expensive to process and very brittle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mediacentre/press/2016/new-research-shows-how-silver-could-be-key-gold-standard-flexible-gadgets" target="_blank">Surrey</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Research published in the journals <em>Materials Today Communications</em> and <a href="http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25365"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Scientific Reports</em></span></a> has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.</span></p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/new-research-shows-how-silver-could-be-key-gold-standard-flexible-gadgets-16381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:02:40 +0000 admin 16381 at http://silverseek.com Six Hundred Million Ounces of Silver to be Consumed in Photovoltaics and Ethylene Oxide Production Through 2020 http://silverseek.com/article/six-hundred-million-ounces-silver-be-consumed-photovoltaics-and-ethylene-oxide-production-th <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two of the everyday industrial uses for silver are in photovoltaic cells (the main constituents of solar panels) and as a catalyst for the production of ethylene oxide (an important precursor in the production of plastics and chemicals). These two uses of silver will together account for 120 Moz per year of consumption on average from 2016 to 2020, an increase of 32% compared to 2015 levels, according to a new report issued today by the Silver Institute. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.silverinstitute.org/site/2016/12/15/six-hundred-million-ounces-of-silver-to-be-consumed-in-photovoltaics-and-ethylene-oxide-production-through-2020/" target="_blank">The Silver Institute</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>(Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2016) Two of the everyday industrial uses for silver are in photovoltaic cells (the main constituents of solar panels) and as a catalyst for the production of ethylene oxide (an important precursor in the production of plastics and chemicals). &nbsp;These two uses of silver will together account for 120 Moz per year of consumption on average from 2016 to 2020, an increase of 32% compared to 2015 levels, according to a new report issued today by the Silver Institute.</p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/six-hundred-million-ounces-silver-be-consumed-photovoltaics-and-ethylene-oxide-production-th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:26:44 +0000 admin 16186 at http://silverseek.com Traders Accused of Rigging the Silver Market http://silverseek.com/article/traders-accused-rigging-silver-market-16172 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bloomberg&#039;s Christian Berthelsen reports on traders manipulating silver prices. He speaks on &quot;Bloomberg Markets.&quot; (Source: Bloomberg) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-12-12/traders-accused-of-rigging-the-silver-market" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.bloomberg.com/api/embed/iframe?id=2abe77b1-f144-42d8-ad9a-868271339e9b" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><h2 class="video-info__summary"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Bloomberg's Christian Berthelsen reports on traders manipulating silver prices. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)</span></h2><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:16:58 +0000 admin 16172 at http://silverseek.com ‘3, 2, 1, Boom’ -- Silver-Fixing Allegations in a Dozen Chats http://silverseek.com/article/%E2%80%983-2-1-boom%E2%80%99-silver-fixing-allegations-dozen-chats-16171 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A cache of documents from Deutsche Bank AG include what a group of silver investors claim is a “smoking gun”: private electronic chats showing traders from numerous banks conspiring to rig prices from 2007 to 2013, according to a court filing in New York last week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-12/-3-2-1-boom-silver-fixing-allegations-in-a-dozen-chats" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A cache of documents from Deutsche Bank AG include what a group of silver investors claim is a “smoking gun”: private electronic chats showing traders from numerous banks conspiring to rig prices from 2007 to 2013, according to a court filing in New York last week.</p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/%E2%80%983-2-1-boom%E2%80%99-silver-fixing-allegations-dozen-chats-16171" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:32:09 +0000 admin 16171 at http://silverseek.com Deutsche Bank Records Said to Show Silver Rigging at Other Banks http://silverseek.com/article/deutsche-bank-records-said-show-silver-rigging-other-banks-16159 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eight months after Deutsche Bank AG settled a lawsuit claiming it manipulated gold and silver prices, documents it disclosed as part of the accord provide “smoking gun” proof that UBS Group AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, Bank of Nova Scotia and other firms rigged the silver market, plaintiffs claim. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-08/deutsche-bank-records-alleged-to-show-banks-rigged-silver-prices" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Eight months after Deutsche Bank AG settled a lawsuit claiming it manipulated gold and silver prices, documents it disclosed as part of the accord provide “smoking gun” proof that UBS Group AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, Bank of Nova Scotia and other firms rigged the silver market, plaintiffs claim.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The allegation came in a filing Wednesday in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed in 2014 by individuals and entities that bought or sold futures contracts.</span></p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/deutsche-bank-records-said-show-silver-rigging-other-banks-16159" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:04:47 +0000 admin 16159 at http://silverseek.com Deutsche Bank Pays $38 Million To Settle Silver Manipulation Lawsuit http://silverseek.com/article/deutsche-bank-pays-38-million-settle-silver-manipulation-lawsuit-16029 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 is shaping up as the year when countless conspiracy theories will be confirmed to be non-conspiracy fact: from central bank rigging of capital markets, to political rigging of elections, to media rigging of public sentiment, and now, commercial bank rigging of silver. In short, tinfoil hat-wearing nutjobs living in their parents basement have been right all along. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-17/deutsche-bank-pays-38-million-settle-silver-manipulation-lawsuit" target="_blank">ZeroHedge</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>2016 is shaping up as the year when countless conspiracy theories will be confirmed to be non-conspiracy fact: from central bank rigging of capital markets, to political rigging of elections, to media rigging of public sentiment, and now, commercial bank rigging of silver.</p><p>In short, <em>tinfoil hat-wearing nutjobs living in their parents basement </em>have been right all along.</p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/deutsche-bank-pays-38-million-settle-silver-manipulation-lawsuit-16029" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:40:51 +0000 admin 16029 at http://silverseek.com Banks must face U.S. silver rigging lawsuit; UBS is dismissed http://silverseek.com/article/banks-must-face-us-silver-rigging-lawsuit-ubs-dismissed-16000 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver investors may pursue a lawsuit accusing two major banks of conspiring to fix prices and exploit market distortions, affecting $30 billion traded each year in the precious metal and related instruments, a federal judge has ruled. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/silver-lawsuit-decision-idUSL2N1CB10S" target="_blank">Reuters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Silver investors may pursue a lawsuit accusing two major banks of conspiring to fix prices and exploit market distortions, affecting $30 billion traded each year in the precious metal and related instruments, a federal judge has ruled.</p><p><span></span></p><p>U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan rejected efforts by Bank of Nova Scotia ("ScotiaBank") and HSBC Holdings Plc to dismiss the lawsuit, in a decision made public on Tuesday.</p><p><span></span> <span class="article-divide first-article-divide"></span></p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/banks-must-face-us-silver-rigging-lawsuit-ubs-dismissed-16000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:22:15 +0000 admin 16000 at http://silverseek.com CME Group and Thomson Reuters to Enhance LBMA Silver Price Benchmark http://silverseek.com/article/cme-group-and-thomson-reuters-enhance-lbma-silver-price-benchmark-15407 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CME Group, the world&#039;s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, in its capacity as joint administrator and calculation agent for the LBMA Silver Price, and Thomson Reuters, the world&#039;s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the implementation of new measures to further enhance and develop the LBMA Silver Price Benchmark, based on ongoing consultation with participants and approval of the independent Oversight Committee. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://cmegroup.mediaroom.com/2016-03-22-CME-Group-and-Thomson-Reuters-to-Enhance-LBMA-Silver-Price-Benchmark?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mediaroom%2FCMsF+%28CME+Group+Media+Room%29" target="_blank">CME Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="xn-location">LONDON</span>, <span class="xn-chron">March 22, 2016</span> /<a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/" target="_blank" rel="external">PRNewswire</a>/ --&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmegroup.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow, external">CME Group</a>, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, in its capacity as joint administrator and calculation agent for the LBMA Silver Price, and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the implementation of new measures to further enhanc</p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/cme-group-and-thomson-reuters-enhance-lbma-silver-price-benchmark-15407" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:53:05 +0000 admin 15407 at http://silverseek.com Silver market in disarray after benchmark price fixed far below spot rate http://silverseek.com/article/silver-market-disarray-after-benchmark-price-fixed-far-below-spot-rate-15244 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> London 28/01/2016 – The silver market was thrown into disarray on Thursday after the LBMA Silver Price was set 84 cents below the spot and futures price this morning. The LBMA Silver Price – the crucial daily benchmark used by producers and traders around the world to settle silver products and derivatives contracts – was set at $13.58 per ounce. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://silverseek.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/featured_article/imagefield_default_images/img-default.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-featured_article imagecache-default imagecache-featured_article_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-article-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.bulliondesk.com/silver-news/update-silver-market-disarray-after-benchmark-priced-far-below-spot-rate-108129/" target="_blank">bulliondesk</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> bulliondesk </div> </div> </div> <p>London 28/01/2016 – The silver market was thrown into disarray on Thursday after the LBMA Silver Price was set 84 cents below the spot and futures price this morning.<br /><br />The LBMA Silver Price – the crucial daily benchmark used by producers and traders around the world to settle silver products and derivatives contracts – was set at $13.58 per ounce.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://silverseek.com/article/silver-market-disarray-after-benchmark-price-fixed-far-below-spot-rate-15244" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:47:28 +0000 admin 15244 at http://silverseek.com