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Koos Jansen: Dutch central bank thinks about coming clean on gold reserves

Section: Daily Dispatches

4:30p ET Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The central bank of the Netherlands, gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today, is considering finding a more secure and convenient vault for the country's gold reserves, now kept at the bank's headquarters. Jansen also reports that the bank is considering his request for it to publish a list of the gold bars that constitute its reserves -- the bars' minters, serial numbers, and date of minting.

Since such transparency might impair a primary objective of modern central banking -- that is, exaggeration of gold reserves and supplies through swaps, leases, and other legerdemain -- De Nederlandsche Bank may need a few more centuries to devise an explanation for rejecting Jansen's request. In the meantime, he reports, his request purportedly remains under consideration.

Jansen's report is headlined "Dutch Central Bank Considers Relocating Gold Vault and Publishing Gold Bar List" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

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


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