Note on gold shipments and gold exchanges

9 September 1997

Press release

BIS Press Releases

PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ

9th September 1997

The Bank for International Settlements is today releasing a "Note on gold shipments and gold exchanges organised by the Bank for International Settlements, 1st June 1938 - 31st May 1945". This note, based on the BIS archives, gives a comprehensive overview of all gold location exchanges - both physical gold shipments and location swaps between depositories - organised by the BIS shortly before and during the Second World War. The note has been certified by Coopers & Lybrand, London. The note, together with the examination certificate, is available as from today on the BIS's own Web site (http://www.bis.org).