Precious-Metals Buyers Go Online -

By Anonymous

Consumers in Asia are leaving behind the local shops their families have used for generations

It’s the end of an era for precious-metals buyers and sellers in Asia.

For centuries, individual buyers of precious metals patronized the same shops and local dealers trusted by some families for generations. Now, amid the same general growth of e-commerce everywhere, bullion retailers in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, China and India are seeking to tap a rich vein of tech-savvy precious-metal purchasers who prefer to use their laptops or mobile phones to buy gold and silver.