Ted Butler: An interesting anniversary

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9:17p ET Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Putin's Russia roars but its economy can't sustain a superpower

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
via The Australian Financial Review, Sydney
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Russia's GDP was smaller than that of Texas even before the latest and most lethal sanctions imposed by Washington. It has diminished further to Benelux proportions after the rouble's 10 percent crash this week, the steepest fall since the late 1990s.

Craig Hemke: A lesson in suppression

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11:50p ET Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A hundred tonnes of paper gold were dumped on the futures market yesterday to control the monetary metal's price amid war tension, the TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke writes today.

Explosion more likely than bull market in metals, GATA chairman says

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9:56a ET Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

So much for Iran's trying to get away from the dollar

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Iran Seeks to Pin Rial to the Dollar as It Hits Record Low

By Nasser Karimi
Associated Press
via ABC News, New York
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Iran moved on Tuesday to enforce a single exchange rate to the dollar, banning all unregulated trading after the rial hit an all-time low.

Bullion Star interviews GATA secretary in Singapore

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9:05a ET Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bundesbank strives to show Germans that their gold is real

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By Carolynn Look
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

If Germans have any doubts about the authenticity of their gold -- and some of them really do -- their central bank is doing all it can to qualm their concerns.

Correction to Allan Flynn's report on traders charged with 'spoofing'

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7p ET Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Allan Flynn of the "Comex, We Have a Problem" blog has made a correction in his recent report about traders charged with "spoofing" the monetary metals futures market, a report that was called to your attention by GATA last Friday here:

http://www.gata.org/node/18156

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Revisiting September 2011

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6:37p ET Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report, writing for Sprott Money, today shows how the slam in the gold price in September 2011 was a central bank operation that engineered the years-long bear market that followed in the monetary metal.

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.