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China offers silver bullion for investment

27 july 2009

China has finally realized the importance of silver as an investment option and cleared the way for people to put their money on silver bars.
The bars are available in 500 gm, 1 kg, 2 kg and 5 kg with a purity of 99.9 per cent. This move comes after the increasing importance of silver is felt in all bullion markets across the globe.
In 2007, Gold was 50 times more expensive than silver. But now that figure has reached to over 70 times, the highest in the past five years.
According to market analysts, silver has been undervalued in recent years. The metal is a wise investment for individual investors.
Beijing Caibai Shopping Mall is the first to offer silver bullion as an investment opportunity. Wang Chunli, general manager of Beijing Caibai Shopping Mall said "The price for the first batch of the bullion is set very low, close to the cost of the raw material. The investment threshold is not high, and is more suitable for the general public. Silver is much cheaper than gold."

Yekaterina Davydova, Rough&Polished Asian Bureau Editor in Beijing