South Africa's 3 largest gold miners lost $543 million altogether last year ...


... but none of them questioned gold price suppression by governments and central banks.

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South African Gold-Mining Companies Pay High Price to Keep Digging

By Alexandra Wexler and Thandi Ntobela
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 7, 3018

New member of Mexican central bank's board wants transparency


Negroni-Sipping, Cigar-Smoking Economist Set to Shake Up Banxico

By Eric Martin
Bloomberg News
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jonathan Heath is ready to liven up the stuffy world of Mexico's central bank.

The economist tipped by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as his first board nominee doesn't wear neckties and has no plans to start now.

There's gold in them Yukon hills, mineral exploration companies say


By Dave Croft
Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Mineral exploration companies operating in the Yukon are optimistic after reporting promising finds this summer.

The chief executive officer of White Gold Corp, David D'Onofrio, says one of the target areas is showing gold that's likely among the highest grades ever discovered in the Yukon.

In Perth, Eric Sprott scorns gold forecasters and paper gold and silver


'No Friggin' Idea': Billionaire Investor Eric Sprott Doesn't Hold Back on Gold Forecasters

By Angela East, Sydney, Australia
Friday, October 5, 2018

PERTH, Australia -- Eric Sprott knows just a bit about how to make money in mining, so when the Canadian billionaire investor gets up to address a crowd people listen.

India considers barter for oil and currency swaps for China trade


Government May Explore Barter Trade for Oil Purchases

From The Times of India, Mumbai
Thursday, October 4, 2018

NEW DELHI -- India could go in for barter trade for its oil purchases and set up a rupee-renminbi payment mechanism for its trade with China if suggestions made by the commerce department are put into force.

Gold cascades out of Singapore to poor Cambodia, probably for smuggling into Vietnam


Advocacy Group Raises Questions About Cambodia's Gold Imports

By David Boyle and Malis Turn
Voice of America, Washington
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Peter Coy: The tyranny of the U.S. dollar


By Peter Coy
Bloomberg Business Week
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Another failed effort at regulation


9:23p ET Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke, writing at Sprott Money, comments today on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's nominal fine of $800,000 imposed on the Bank of Nova Scotia for manipulating the monetary metals futures markets.

Key metals player Bank of Nova Scotia admits rigging gold and silver futures


11:09a ET Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Few players in the gold and silver markets are bigger than the Bank of Nova Scotia, whose metals trading division, Scotia Mocatta, is world-renowned. The Bank of Nova Scotia is a member of the London Bullion Market Association and has had a seat at the daily London gold price fixing.

Don't take our word for it, GATA secretary says -- Examine the documentation yourself


9:58a ET Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed by Chris Marcus of the Miles Franklin coin and bullion dealership, your secretary/treasurer discusses what might end the gold and silver price suppression scheme of major governments.