ECB gives cautious approval to League's bill on Bank of Italy gold reserves

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By Gavin Jones and Giuseppe Fonte
Reuters
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ROME -- The European Central Bank on Tuesday gave a substantial green light to a bill by Italy's ruling League party which seeks to spell out that gold reserves held by the Bank of Italy belong to the state, and not the bank itself.

Alaska gold property with $100 billion lode to get lifeline from Trump EPA

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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Trump administration is throwing a lifeline to the massive Pebble Mine planned near Alaska's Bristol Bay, as regulators move toward undoing Obama-era environmental restrictions that have thwarted the project.

Merrill Lynch fined by Justice Department, CFTC for spoofing in precious metals futures

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By Francine McKenna
MarketWatch.com, New York
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/merrill-lynch-fined-by-doj-cftc-for-sp...

T.K. Arun: Cryptocurrency might liberate the world from the U.S. dollar

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Why India Should Not Outlaw Cryptocurrencies

By T.K. Arun
The Times of India, Mumbai
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/why-india-shoul...

Leonid Bershidsky: Putin's big bet on gold is paying off

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By Leonid Bershidsky
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For years Russia has been the world's biggest sovereign gold bug. Even while gold prices were in the doldrums, it doggedly kept increasing its reserves. Now that gold is at the highest level since 2013, the tactic appears to be paying off.

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Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Recognition and adjustment

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7p ET Monday, June 24, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Now that the world has realized that central banks are faking it, Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report writes tonight at Sprott Money, the next bull market in gold has begun.

Dave Kranzler: Central banks and bullion banks mobilizing for another gold smash

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5:23p ET Monday, June 24, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold is the secret knowledge of the financial universe, GATA secretary says

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10:32 ET Monday, June 24, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold is the secret knowledge of the financial universe, your secretary/treasurer remarks in an interview, published today, with the Swiss precious metals advisory service proprietor Claudio Grass.

Zimbabwe declares interim RTGS dollar its sole legal currency

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By Nelson Banya
Reuters
Monday, June 24, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe today declared its interim currency to be the country's sole legal tender in a bid to stem black-market demand for foreign currencies.

From Nazis to refineries: How Switzerland has handled the world's gold

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By Dominique Soguel-dit-Picard
Swiss Info, Bern, Switzerland
Sunday, June 23, 2019

A new book exposes the dark history of gold laundering in Switzerland and the modern challenge of cleaning up a lucrative industry. This is the story of the Alpine nation's dominance over global gold trade.