FT story on gold price rigging was erased deliberately


2:54p ET Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Financial Times' Monday report about a study concluding that the daily London gold price fixing is manipulated probably half the time was deliberately removed from the newspaper's Internet site by the newspaper's editorial staff and did not vanish because of any programming glitch.

The confirmation has come from the newspaper's customer service department in reply to inquiries from readers. While the newspaper has not yet answered further inquiries seeking an explanation for the action, it would hardly surprise close followers of the gold market who read the Financial Times to be told that the newspaper's publishing the story in its newsprint edition was itself a mistake, since the FT seems to have a policy against acknowledging gold market manipulation and against reporting anything that might discomfort bullion banks or Western central banks that trade surreptitiously in gold.

Fortunately, the FT story in question, quickly called to your attention by GATA on Sunday night U.S. Eastern time, has been captured by the Google Internet archive here:


The FT's reply to inquiries reads:

"This is regarding the query you raised about the missing article in FT.com. Our Editorial Team have confirmed that it was their decision to remove the story 'Gold Price Rigging Fears Put Investors on Alert" from FT.com. Should you want to get further information on this please send your query to ean@ft.com. For any inquiries or assistance that you may need, do not hesitate to contact us.

"Kind regards, Rusella Canio, Customer Service Executive, Financial Times Customer Service."

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.


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