Venezuela stopped bond payments in September

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By Jonathan Wheatley
Financial Times, London
Monday, April 9, 2018

Venezuela stopped paying bondholders in September, according to central bank data, contradicting statements by President Nicolás Maduro that the country would continue to honor its debts while negotiating a resettlement with its creditors.

Is Sharps Pixley's Ross Norman really a friend of gold, and his clients?

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11:19p ET Monday, April 9, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ross Norman, proprietor of venerable London bullion dealer Sharps Pixley, writes today, "Gold is struggling to find friends."

Is Norman himself one? It apparently depends on the day.

Trump's 'America first' puts dollar last, Deutsche Bank analyst says

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By Lananh Nguyen
Bloomberg News
Monday, April 9, 2018

President Donald Trump's "America First" policy means the dollar will have to weaken, according to Deutsche Bank AG.

Russia would dump dollar and euro in oil trade with Turkey and Iran

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From Russia Today, Moscow
Monday, April 9, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said the country is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran.

Dave Kranzler: Is trader positioning in silver futures bullish?

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3p ET Monday, April 9, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Venezuela's kleptocratic regime gives gold, oil industries to military

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The Bloody Grab for Gold in Venezuela's Most Dangerous Town

By Andrew Rosati
Bloomberg News
Monday, April 9, 2018

In Venezuela's gold capital, national guardsmen block the roads. Military convoys and motorcycles circle while soldiers keep wary watch behind sandbag checkpoints or patrol with faces covered by balaclavas and rifles in hand.

China studies yuan devaluation as tool in trade dispute

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From Bloomberg News
Monday, April 9, 2018

China is evaluating the potential impact of a gradual yuan depreciation, people familiar with the matter said, as the country's leaders weigh their options in a trade spat with U.S. President Donald Trump that has roiled financial markets worldwide.

Wall Street Raw Radio's Mark Leibovit interviews GATA's Bill Murphy

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11p ET Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ed Steer: Another superb CoT report for silver

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6:30p ET Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA board member Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter for Saturday, "Another Superb CoT Report for Silver," has been posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1523190360.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org


Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

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By Andrew Torchia and Bernardo Vizcaino
Reuters
Sunday, April 8, 2018

In Dubai's decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region's top center for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering.