GOLD EAGLE.com (1 Sept.2013);
(Prakata- ketika bangsa China membeli menabung emas macam pisang goreng, umat islam terus leka dengan 'kekayaan ilusi' wang kertas. Pak arab lagi teruk, bina bangunan mega/tinggi atas pulau dan padang pasir. Buat mega mall, resort dan hotel, nak tarik pelancung asing. Mana zakat minyak dan harta ayn ?. Tunggu lah saat kehancuran....fa-tanzir... aqibatul mukazibin).
In the second quarter of 2013
consumer demand for gold jumped 71 percent in India, last year’s biggest
gold buyer, but over the same time period gold demand gained 87 percent
in China, 2012s second largest buyer.
“Mainland Chinese purchasers have
been ferocious. First, they emptied stores in their own country. Caibai,
Beijing’s largest gold merchant, had a queue 30 feet out the door on
the morning of the 19th. “So many people in line,” remarked a customer
in Nanjing, where one person splashed out 2.9 million yuan on ten gold
bars each weighing a kilogram. Retailers ran out of stock in Guangzhou.
The China Gold Association reported that on the 15th and 16th retail
sales of gold tripled across China. Daily sales soared to five times the
usual level at one retail chain. Volume on the Shanghai Gold Exchange,
considered a proxy for the metal’s demand in China, surged, setting
consecutive records of 30.4 metric tons on the 19th and 43.3 tons on the
22nd. The previous record was 22.0 tons on February 18 of this year.
As Chinese emptied the shelves in
their own country, they also went south and swarmed shops in Hong Kong,
sometimes in groups. Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest jeweler by
market capitalization, said some stores popular with Mainland Chinese
ran out of gold bars and that demand had not been as strong since the
Demand for “9999” bullion—99.99% pure
gold—was five times normal according to Haywood Cheung Tak-hay,
president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society. His
organization effectively ran out of holdings as members tried to meet
supply shortfalls. “In terms of volume, I haven’t seen this gold rush
for over 20 years,” Cheung told the Financial Times. “Older members who
have been in the business for 50 years haven’t seen such a thing.” Gordon G. Chang, 4/28/2013,China Goes Gold Crazy
It has been reported that on June 14th 2013 over 10,000 Chinese lined up, in the streets of Jinan, to buy gold bullion. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG and UBS AG opened new eastern gold vaults this year.