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PGM Catalyst Use & Recycling Seminar

November 7th & 8th, 2016

@ the NH Collection Barbizon Palace Amsterdam Netherlands

Registration Now Open!

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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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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 Ends Lower but Books Best Weekly Gain since July - MarketWatch 09/23/16
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Week Ahead: Gold Traders to Eyeball Data for Next Fed Move - Kitco 09/23/16
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Fed Kicks the Can Again – Gold Jumps for Joy! - Sharps Pixley 09/22/16
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U.S.: Walking Liberty Gold Coin and Others - Coin Week 09/22/16
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Scientists Forge Nanogold Chains with Atomic Precision
Researchers say their new jewelry is ideal for the study of interactions between light and matter in metallic nanostructures. - UPI 09/22/16
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Big Gold Miners See Muted M&A as Bullion's Rise Limits Bargains
The need for financial discipline was the dominant theme at the Denver Gold Forum this week, an annual conference for top miners, as the sector emerges from a deep, four-year slump. - Reuters 09/21/16
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South Africa Platinum Wage Talks Stalled
Wage talks in the platinum sector look set to drag on into a third month after the National Union of Mineworkers announced a dispute with Anglo American Platinum. - Miningmx 09/21/16
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Bridge Jewelry
Bridge jewelry is defied as pieces that 'bridge' the gap between costume and fine, often crafted using gold vermeil/gold fill and/or sterling silver with 'semi-precious' gemstones. A survey shows that bridge jewelry as a percentage of overall sales in the U.S. has either stayed the same or increased for retailers in recent years. - National Jeweler 09/21/16
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China Behind In Metal Recycling Game
China's recovery of platinum group metals from automobile recycling is less than in industrialized Western nations, reports the GFMS team of Thomsen Reuters. Meanwhile, the country's auto sector continues to grow, increasing by 3.3% year-on-year in 2015 to 24.5 million vehicles. - Kitco 09/20/16
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Central Banks Have Been Buying Gold with a Vengeance
Central banks are turning back to annual gold purchases in line with a century of practice between 1870 and 1970. - MarketWatch 09/20/16
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Florida Precious Metals Fraud Trial
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced today a victory after a trial involving a fraudulent precious metals scheme perpetrated by Robert Escobio of Miami, Florida, through his companies Southern Trust Metals, Inc. and Loreley Overseas Corporation. - Coin Week 09/19/16
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Will War on Cash Morph into a War on Gold and Diamonds?
Lawrie Williams at Sharps Pixley - 09/19/16
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