Governments keep metals down to avert 'derivatives nightmare,' Murphy says

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9:40p ET Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Banks brace for more FX-rigging pain as civil lawsuits come forth

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By James Titcomb
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Banks are bracing for hundreds of millions of pounds in new claims for foreign exchange manipulation from class-action lawsuits triggered by last week's vast market rigging fines.

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and four other banks were ordered on Wednesday to pay $6 billion (L3.84 billion) by UK and US authorities.

ECB would save Greek banks but not the government, Sprott tells KWN

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6:50p ET Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Koos Jansen: China sets up gold fund for central banks

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6:40p ET Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen elaborates on today's announcement that the Shanghai Gold Exchange will be arranging acquisition of gold for as many as 60 countries participating in the "Silk Road" trading area.

The objective seems to be to reduce the U.S. dollar's function as the world reserve currency.

60 countries invest in Chinese fund to facilitate central bank gold purchases

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China Sets Up Largest Gold Fund

From Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
Saturday, May 23, 2015

XI'AN, China -- A gold-sector fund involving countries along the ancient Silk Road has been set up in northwest China's Xi'an City during an ongoing forum on investment and trade this weekend.

Reuters: Austrian central bank plans to repatriate gold from Britain, newspaper says

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From Reuters
Friday, May 22, 2015

VIENNA, Austria -- Austria's central bank plans to repatriate some of its gold reserves from Britain after facing criticism for storing too much of the precious metal abroad, the Krone newspaper reported today without naming any sources for the information.

Officials at the Austrian National Bank were not immediately available for comment.

Hyperinflation in Venezuela, which just pawned its gold

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By Hannah Dreier
Associated Press
via Yahoo News, New York
Friday, May 22, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.

Defaults, bankruptcies will make things plain, but too late, Sprott says

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2:25p ET Friday, May 22, 2015

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Austria reported to repatriate 110 tonnes of gold from Bank of England

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12:16p ET Friday, May 22, 2015

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Austria is repatriating 110 tonnes of gold from the Bank of England, according to an Austrian newspaper report cited today by gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen, who writes about it at Bullion Star here:

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/koos-jansen/kronen-zeitung-austria-rep...

Dave Kranzler: Government fraudulently reported April inflation numbers

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11:18a ET Friday, May 22, 2015

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