OPEC considers switching from dollars to euros or currency mix

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10p ET Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Here's a Reuters story about a lawsuit that, in the
United States, would be laughed out of court thanks
to the First Amendment. Canada is different from
the United States. Often that's good, but not always.

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

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Court OKs Barrick lawsuit against Blanchard

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/031209/minerals_barrick_blanchard_1.html]

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , Dec. 9 (Reuters) -- A
Canadian judge ruled on Tuesday that Barrick Gold Corp.
can proceed with its defamation suit in Ontario against a
New Orleans-based coin dealer that has accused the gold
giant of manipulating the gold price.

Judge Ian Nordheimer of Ontario's Superior Court of
Justice rejected Blanchard and Co.'s argument that Barrick's
case be dismissed on grounds the court lacked jurisdiction
and the province was an inconvenient venue for the case to
be heard.

Blanchard last year launched an antitrust suit in Louisiana
against the world's third biggest gold producer. It alleges
Barrick colluded with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co Inc. to
suppress the gold price for over a decade.

Earlier this year, Barrick launched a suit against Blanchard
accusing it of libelous statements that include comparing
Barrick to Enron, the bankrupt U.S. energy giant whose
name has become synonymous with corporate fraud.

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