Bank of Mexico Buys 100 Tons of Gold in February, March

Mexico's central bank and become the next big national bank to increase their holdings of gold. This follows the pattern of many other central banks increasing their gold reserves and should be seen as a positive sign for gold.

MAY 4, 2011, 12:32 P.M. ET

LONDON—Mexico's central bank purchased almost 100 metric tons of gold in February and March, another signal that emerging markets are likely to steadily raise their gold reserve holdings, industry participants say.

The purchase--reported in the International Monetary Fund's statistics on international reserves--follows a shift in the gold market to net central bank buying, following years of official sector sales, and should be welcomed as a positive sign for the yellow metal, said Jonathan Spall, director of commodities ...

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