China sees no need for great FX reserves shift

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From Reuters
Sunday, September 17, 2006

http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&stor...

SINGAPORE -- China has no need to make a big change in the composition of its $954.5 billion stockpile of reserves, the country's foreign exchange regulator said in remarks published on Sunday.

Iran knocks bank boycott, considers dumping dollars

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Iran Vows Legal Action
on U.S. Move Against Bank Saderat

From Agence France-Presse
via Financial Express, Mumbai
Sunday, September 17, 2006

http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=9/17/2006&section_id=2...

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 -- Iran has vowed to take legal action to challenge US sanctions on the Iranian lender Bank Saderat and has said it is considering shifting some of its foreign exchange reserves out of the dollar.

Liberty Dollar proponents vow to resist government crackdown

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From the Buffalo News
Saturday, September 16, 2006

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060916/6002444.asp

An attempt to buy beer at a Buffalo Sabres game using silver medallions known as Liberty Dollars landed two Derby men in trouble with Buffalo police last December. Now the federal government is warning people all over the United States that the medallions are "not legal tender" and that using them as money is a federal crime.

Is U.S. trying to drive Iran out of the dollar?

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U.S. Asks Finance Chiefs
to Limit Iran's Access to Banks

By Steven R. Weisman
The New York Times
Sunday, September 17, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/world/middleeast/17paulson.html?_r=1&o...

SINGAPORE, Sept. 16 -- The United States pressed the top finance officials of the world’s leading industrial nations on Saturday to crack down on what Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said was the exploitation of their banking systems by at least 30 Iranian front companies involved in illicit activities.

India nears approval of gold ETFs

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Gold ETF Guidelines to be Announced Shortly

By Press Trust of India
via The Hindu, Madras
Saturday, September 16, 2006

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200609160314.htm

MUMBAI -- Market regulator SEBI is busy giving finishing touches to the long-awaited detailed guidelines on the gold exchange-traded fund (ETF), which will allow retail investors to buy and sell gold like units of mutual funds.

Hugo Salinas Price: Silver money for Mexico

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9:45p ET Friday, September 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's great friend Hugo Salinas Price, president of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver, is reflecting on silver money's potential to help unify Mexico after the recent bitterly close presidential election there. Price was a speaker at GATA's Gold Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, a year ago August, and his new essay is headlined "Silver Money for Mexico." You can find it at Gold-Eagle here:

Here's where to find Frank Barbera's market letter for Sept. 15

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11:10a ET Friday, September 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The attachment of the Frank Barbera gold market letter that I tried to send to you in the dispatch of a few minutes ago did not make it into the e-mail but it HAS been posted at GATA's Internet site here:

http://www.gata.org/files/BarberaLetter091406.pdf

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

Frank Barbera's gold market letter for Sept. 14

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11a ET Friday, September 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Grandich of The Grandich Letter today distributed the gold market letter of his friend Frank Barbera, whom Grandich considers an outstanding analyst and with whose analysis Grandich agrees completely. They graciously have given permission to send it along to you, so if I have made our new dispatch attachment mechanism work, it is attached as a PDF file.

FNArena's Greg Peel hurls gold derivatives and GATA at GFMS

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12:30a ET Friday, September 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Greg Peel of Australia's FNArena.com is an awfully quick study. His analysis of the latest gold market report from Gold Fields Mineral Services audaciously includes some comments about gold derivatives and GATA's work, things that seldom are raised in polite financial journalistic company. You can find Peel's analysis, headlined "GFMS Calls Gold at US$700 by Year-End," here:

Having gotten only 7,000 shares, Barrick extends bid for NovaGold

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Barrick Gold Extends Bid for NovaGold,
Seeking to Kill NovaGold Poison Pill

By Craig Wong
Canadian Press via CanadianBusinss.com
Thursday, September 14, 2006

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headline_news/article.jsp?conten...

VANCOUVER -- Barrick Gold Corp. has extended its US$1.5-billion offer to buy NovaGold Resources Inc. to Sept. 29 and says it will seek a hearing at the British Columbia Securities Commission to cancel the junior gold miner's shareholder rights plan.