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Torgny Persson

Torgny Persson is the founder and CEO of BullionStar. In this blog,
Torgny is sharing what's happening inside BullionStar as well as news
and research from the local and global precious metals markets.

Gold or Fiat? That is the question…

Gold or Fiat? That is the question…

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What happens when you deposit money at the bank? Most people don’t think much about it. The bank probably safekeeps the money in their vault. Then I can come to the bank to withdraw my money any time. Right? Wrong. When you deposit money at the bank, you immediately relinquish your ownership to that money. The bank will not … Continue Reading arrow

Pro-Gold Governments and Central Banks

Pro-Gold Governments and Central Banks

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Many gold bugs argue that governments and central banks are generally biased against gold. In some cases, like I described in my previous post, they are right. Certain countries, with India as the most notable example, have adopted hostile gold policies. In this post, I will however show that the tide has turned with many central banks not … Continue Reading arrow

Anti-Gold Governments and Central Banks

Anti-Gold Governments and Central Banks

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Do central banks understand gold? Do they care about gold? Are they “pro-gold” or “anti-gold”? I will try to shed some light on this frequently discussed subject. In this first post, I will discuss the gold policies of some countries’ often pointed out to make the case that central banks are discouraging private gold hoarding … Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar Financials 2014 – Year in Review

BullionStar Financials 2014 – Year in Review

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BullionStar financial oversight at the end of 2014. BullionStar reports 2014 gross revenue of SGD 53 M. The average order was SGD 6,475 whereas the medium order was SGD 1,018. BullionStar.com had more than 850,000 visits in 2014. By introducing new concepts to the bullion industry, BullionStar expects to continue to grow significantly in 2015. Continue Reading arrow

Press Release – Gold Bars traded without spread – A world’s first!

Press Release – Gold Bars traded without spread – A world’s first!

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SINGAPORE: Singapore bullion dealer BullionStar Pte Ltd is launching the world’s first physical gold bar traded without any spread between the buy and sell price. BullionStar is offering its customers’ to buy and sell 100 gram gold bars at the exact same price. The obverse of the 100 gram gold bar. The obverse features BullionStar’s … Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar – First company in Singapore to pay employees in Gold and Silver!

BullionStar – First company in Singapore to pay employees in Gold and Silver!

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BullionStar is the first employer in Singapore to pay employees in Gold and Silver! View Channel News Asia’s coverage featuring BullionStar’s CEO, Mr. Torgny Persson and Sales Manager Mr. Vincent Tie. The press release can be read here. Continue Reading arrow

Introducing the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Series coins

Introducing the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Series coins

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The 2015 Australian Lunar Silver Goat is now available in stock for immediate delivery.The Chinese Lunar Calandar The ShengXiao, is known in English as the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is a system that relates each year to an animal according to a repeated 12-year cycle. It is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese Lunar … Continue Reading arrow

Mr Torgny Persson, CEO of Bullionstar Pte Ltd interviewed by Channel NewsAsia on 28 August 2014!

Mr Torgny Persson, CEO of Bullionstar Pte Ltd interviewed by Channel NewsAsia on 28 August 2014!

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Mr Torgny Persson, CEO of BullionStar Pte Ltd gave his views on Channel News Asia 28 August on the reason why gold and silver is valuable and why it is better to own gold than diamonds as the pricing of gold and silver is more transparent. Continue Reading arrow

Buying gold using Bitcoin at BullionStar!

Buying gold using Bitcoin at BullionStar!

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Watch this video to see when David from CoinRepublic visited BullionStar’s bullion retail shop at 45 New Bridge Road in Singapore to buy gold using Bitcoins. Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar’s opening ceremony

BullionStar’s opening ceremony

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  BulllionStar officially opened its bullion retail, showroom and vault Friday 1 August 2014 with many industry representatives being present. Guest of Honor for the opening ceremony was the Swedish charge d’affaires to Singapore Ms. Karin Öhman also helping with the ribbon cutting ceremony.Below follows a transcript from Mr. Persson’s speech from the opening ceremony... Continue Reading arrow

Interview with BullionStar’s CEO on the development of the Asian gold market
Is BullionStar’s Bitcoin idea as good as gold?

Is BullionStar’s Bitcoin idea as good as gold?

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Bullionstar’s forray in allowing investors to trade Bitcoin for precious metals was featured in E27 – Asia’s leading resource platform for innovation-led businesses. Continue Reading arrow

Enlightening presentation by CEO Torgny Persson at Passport to Freedom conference in Las Vegas 2014!
Launch of BullionStar’s new shop

Launch of BullionStar’s new shop

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BullionStar’s new one-stop-shop for bullion is opening Monday 14 July 11:00 am. Location: 45 New Bridge Road New Bullion Showroom, Retail Shop & Vault – All in one location! With the move we will no longer have any operations in Marina Bay Financial Center Tower 2. More information will follow shortly. Continue Reading arrow

A high score of 8/10 at Bullion Reviews Singapore!

A high score of 8/10 at Bullion Reviews Singapore!

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A big thanks to our customers on their great reviews of BullionStar on Bullion Reviews Singapore! Find out how we managed to score a high score of 8 upon 10. Continue Reading arrow

Bitcoin Bullion Dealers Seek Asian Market Entrance in Singapore

Bitcoin Bullion Dealers Seek Asian Market Entrance in Singapore

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BullionStar’s CEO was intereviewed by leading alternative currency news portal, Coindesk, for being the first bullion dealer in Asia to offer Bitcoin payment for purchasing physical precious metals. Continue Reading arrow

The Straits Times 25th May 2014 – Taking a shine to gold and silver
Singapore gold bar premiums hit record on tight supply

Singapore gold bar premiums hit record on tight supply

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SINGAPORE, May 29 (Reuters) – Premiums for physical gold in Singapore touched new highs this week as supplies proved hard to acquire, even as premiums in other Asian countries eased after gold prices bounced off two-year lows seen in April. Dealers in Singapore, a center for bullion trading in Southeast Asia, were quoting up to … Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar is interviewed by Reuters

BullionStar is interviewed by Reuters

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With the recent dip in precious metals spot prices since April, we were asked by Reuters on our outlook in the bullion market. Continue Reading arrow

How to get free offshore gold storage in Singapore

How to get free offshore gold storage in Singapore

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  Reporting from: Singapore The government of Singapore has been busy in recent years. Not content to be the world’s second freest economy, it has set out on a mission to take the world bullion market by storm. Today, this tiny southeast Asian country at the tip of Malaysia holds only a few percent of … Continue Reading arrow

PRECIOUS-Gold falls as stock markets hold firm; physical demand strong

PRECIOUS-Gold falls as stock markets hold firm; physical demand strong

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Gold falls after gains seen on Monday, last week * Nikkei edges higher in choppy trade * Coming up: U.S. consumer confidence at 1400 GMT (Updates prices) By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE, May 28 (Reuters) - Gold fell on Tuesday as Asian stock markets and the dollar firmed after a turbulent week, undermining the metal's appeal … Continue Reading arrow

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