The BIS press office may be the new Maytag repairman

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9:54a ET Friday, May 4, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant Robert Lambourne, our expert on the Bank for International Settlements, noted this week that the BIS is late in posting its monthly statement of account for March, which typically contains obscure data about the bank's largely surreptitious interventions in the gold market on behalf of its client central banks.

GATA Chairman Murphy, mining entrepreneur Neumeyer interviewed on manipulation

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7:51p ET Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

South African gold miners settle lung-disease lawsuit

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By Felix Njini
Bloomberg News
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mining companies including Anglo-American Plc agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit from workers who said they contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines.

Mike Kosares: The case for gold in the era of financial virtual reality

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4:28p ET Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Goldman Sachs to pay $110 million to resolve forex probes

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By Greg Farrell
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has agreed to pay about $110 million to resolve allegations that its foreign exchange traders improperly shared information about client orders on an electronic chat room, putting clients at a disadvantage.

Venezuela stops paying $1 billion debt to Canadian gold miner

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By Jonathan Wheatley
Financial Times, London
Monday, April 30, 2018

Venezuela has stopped making payments on more than $1 billion it owes to a Canadian mining company, highlighting the country's extreme difficulties in paying off its overseas debt.

Zimbabwe's former central banker says he printed money to prevent coup

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From Bulawayo 24 News
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono says he was forced to print money even when he knew it would cause hyperinflation because the government was desperate to forestall a coup by hungry soldiers.

St. Louis Fed says bitcoin is 'like regular currency'

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By David Z. Morris
Fortune magazine, New York
Saturday, April 28, 2018

http://fortune.com/2018/04/28/st-louis-federal-reserve-says-bitcoin-is-l...

Paris to decide fate of huge gold mine in forests of French Guiana

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By Chloe Farand
The Guardian, London
Friday, April 27, 2018

Through the window of the small propeller plane leaving the capital, Cayenne, the jungle's canopy stretches out as far as the eye can see.

More than 90% covered by luxuriant rainforest, French Guiana has little in common with mainland France bar the name.

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Royal Canadian Mint calls mounties after 2 kilos of gold vanish

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By Kelly Egan
Ottawa Citizen
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Two kilograms of gold have gone missing from the Royal Canadian Mint, three years after an employee repeatedly -- and with international notoriety -- stole chunks of the precious metal by hiding it in his rectum.