China's gold intent -- ICBC bank reclassified as an LBMA market maker

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By Mark O'Byrne
GoldCore, Dublin
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ICBC Standard Bank, China and the world's largest bank, has been reclassified as a spot market making member of the London Bullion Market Association with effect from today, according to a note posted on the LBMA website last night. ...

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New York Fed president refuses a question about gold swaps in public

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3:20p HKT Tuesday, April 3, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Last week at a public forum the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, was asked whether the Federal Reserve has engaged in gold swaps with other central banks. He refused to answer.

New York Sun: The Gilder

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From the New York Sun
Monday, April 4, 2016

Truth can take a long time to get out but cycles do turn, von Greyerz tells KWN

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7:25p HKT Monday, April 4, 2016

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Ronan Manly: Singapore Exchange's gold kilobar contract flops

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7:16p HKT Monday, April 4, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Ronan Manly reports today that the Singapore Exchange's touted gold kilobar contract has failed utterly, with trading volume practically zero. Manly's report is headlined "SGX Kilobar Gold Contract vs. Trading with BullionStar" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

GATA secretary covers gold and commodity market rigging on CNBC Asia

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10:34a HKT Monday, April 4, 2016

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Gold rush by Russia makes up for billions lost in currency rout

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By Andrey Biryukov
Bloomberg News
Sunday, April 3, 2016

Here's why Governor Elvira Nabiullina is in no haste to resume foreign-currency purchases after an eight-month pause: Gold's biggest quarterly surge since 1986 has all but erased losses the Bank of Russia suffered by mounting a rescue of the ruble more than a year ago.

Zimbabwe urged to set up a gold reserve bank

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Good advice from Doug Casey to another resource-rich country insisting on being poor.

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Zimbabwe Urged to Set Up a Gold Reserve Bank

By Conrad Mwanawashe
Zimbabwe Herald, Harare
Monday, April 4, 2016

http://www.herald.co.zw/set-up-gold-reserve-bank/

SEC investigates ex-JPMorgan debt traders

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Kara Scannell and Joe Rennison
Financial Times, London
Sunday, April 3, 2016

NEW YORK -- The top US securities watchdog has launched an investigation into government debt trades made by two former JPMorgan Chase employees who left the bank earlier this year after a dispute over compliance procedures.

'Unallocated gold' means 'no gold,' Rickards says

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10:58p HKT Sunday, April 3, 2016

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