LME's pitch for share of gold market faces bumpy ride

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By Peter Hobson and Pratima Desai
Reuters
Monday, January 23, 2017

LONDON -- Fears of inflexibility and rising costs are sapping enthusiasm for the London Metal Exchange's new suite of gold contracts, potentially leaving the exchange reliant on the threat of an increasing regulatory burden to drive uptake.

High-frequency trading radio masts criticized by planners

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By Hannah Murphy
Financial Times, London
Sunday, January 22, 2017

U.S. high-‎frequency traders aiming to build radio towers taller than the Shard in a tiny village in the English countryside have been criticized by local planning officials ahead of a crucial council meeting next week.

Gold price suppression is vital to govt. currencies but will fail, Turk says

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10:16a ET Saturday, January 21, 2017

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GATA board member Ed Steer interviewed by financial letter writer Dennis Miller

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10:21a ET Friday, January 20, 2017

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Mnuchin says long-term strength of U.S. dollar is important

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By Saleha Mohsin and Austin Weinstein
Bloomberg News
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers today the long-term strength of the U.S. dollar is important and said President-elect Donald Trump's comments that the currency was too high weren't meant as a longer-run policy.

Alasdair Macleod: A gold primer for 2017

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7:15p ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

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GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod explains today why Elliott wave theory has no application to gold trading and why amid steadily depreciating currencies, gold has every reason to rise. Macleod's commentary is headlined "Gold -- A Primer for 2017" and it's posted at GoldMoney's internet site here:

John Embry: Watch out when reality breaks through fake news, manipulated markets

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1:17p ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Sprott Asset Management's John Embry tells King World News today that people are going to be horrified when reality breaks through fake news, manipulated markets, propaganda, and economic data that has been falsified by government. An excerpt from his interview is posted at KWN here:

GATA Chairman Murphy interviewed by the Daily Coin

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10:17a ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

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With the gold price suppression scheme showing strain, the Daily Coin interviews GATA Chairman Bill Murphy about the prospects for the monetary metals. The interview is 23 minutes long and can be heard here:

http://thedailycoin.org/2017/01/18/bill-murphy-gold-silver-banking-cabal...

China cuts U.S. Treasury holdings to lowest level since 2010

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By Joe Rennison and Eric Platt
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

China cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries by $66 billion in November, reducing its position in the safe-haven debt to the lowest level since 2010 as the country battles to stabilise its currency.

Free candy bar more appealing to Californians than a free gold coin

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9:17p ET Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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