China's money supply rises 17%, exceeding target

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By Nipa Piboontanasawat and Helen Yuan
Bloomberg News Service
Saturday, May 13, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aFbsbycbXMbk&refer=h...

China's money supply growth exceeded the government target for a third month and lending accelerated, adding pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.

Independent cooperatives fight nationalizing mines in Bolivia

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Independent Miners
Confronted in Bolivia

By Dan Keane
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Sunday, May 13, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070513/ap_on_bi_ge/bolivia_miners__pride;_y...

India may tap FX reserves for infrastructure projects

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By Joe Leahy
Financial Times, London
Sunday, May 13, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f62f91a0-017d-11dc-8b8c-000b5df10621.html

MUMBAI -- India's growing currency reserves could be used to finance local infrastructure projects if a scheme being set up with 3i, the UK-based private equity group, receives central bank approval.

Mongolia's gold rush: blessing or curse?

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By Evan Osnos
Chicago Tribune
Sunday, May 13, 2007

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-070513mongolia-story,0,171329...

UYANGA, Mongolia -- The air underground was dank and smelled of labor.

Silver prices have Idaho's Silver Valley companies booming

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By Nicholas K. Geranios
Associated Press
via Helena Independent Record
Helena, Montana
Saturday, May 12, 2007

http://helenair.com/articles/2007/05/12/montana/000silver.txt

KELLOGG, Idaho -- As a precious metal, silver doesn't have the allure of gold. As an investment, it's not as hip as Google.

But dowdy old silver is suddenly chic.

There's a lot of money floating around with nothing to do

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If its owners had any sense, they'd buy something real, shiny, and yellow.

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Wall of Money Chasing Exotic Hedge Funds

By James Mackintosh
Financial Times, London
Saturday, May 12, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/fd330478-0024-11dc-8c98-000b5df10621.html

Disinformation about gold from The Globe and Mail

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9:15a ET Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Toronto's Globe and Mail today provides an example of the worst of journalism -- a story full of attitudinizing mockery that contains hints of its own contradiction but carefully avoids pursuing them or even allowing its targets to speak for themselves, concluding with an anonymous attack.

Business News Network interviews Peter Grandich

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8:25a ET Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Blanchard research note: Spain is latest to try to clobber gold

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11a ET Friday, May 11, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Today's research note from Neal Ryan of Blanchard & Co. reports a huge sale of gold by Spain's central bank, more evidence of the intensifying struggle of the central banks to suppress gold at this particular time. You can find the Blanchard research note at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1178895721.php

Foreign bondholders seen undeterred by weak dollar

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By Lucia Mutikani
Reuters
Friday, May 11, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSN1046448720070511?src=051...

NEW YORK -- Foreign appetite for U.S. Treasuries is unlikely to wane despite the dollar's slump, thanks to China's slow pace of currency reforms and a large pool of petrodollars that need to be recycled.