Daily Dispatches

Liam Halligan: Volatile Russia could be bad news for everyone

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By Liam Halligan
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, December 20, 2014

"Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it."

How about some journalism on that 'elite cell' at Treasury waging economic war?

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The Week the Dam Broke in Russia and Ended Putin's Dreams

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gallows humour is back in Moscow. Asked what he would do to stop the rouble spiralling out of control, the former governor of Russia's central bank replied: "I would pick up a pistol and shoot myself."

Canadian government approves Seabridge's KSM mine project in British Columbia

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By Terri Theodore
The Canadian Press
via The Huffington Post, New York
Friday, December 19, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- The federal government approved Friday the environmental assessment application for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia near the Alaska border.

Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

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Tom Braithwaite and Richard Blackden
Financial Times, London
Friday, December 19, 2014

Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has lambasted the "eternal lobbying" of Wall Street after regulators granted the industry more time to comply with a rule designed to prevent them from owning hedge funds.

Russia can bring West down any time, Roberts tells KWN

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9:55p ET Friday, December 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Russia can bring the Western financial system down any time it wants to with a couple of policy changes, former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts tells King World News today:

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-russia-unleash-ultimate-blac...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Too big to tax: Settlements are tax write-offs for big banks

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By Lynnley Browning
Newsweek, New York
Monday, October 27, 2014

At the Justice Department, senior officials like to congratulate themselves on the headline-making, big-bucks settlements they have imposed upon banks and lenders for their part in causing the 2008 mortgage meltdown that sparked the biggest American financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Russia expanded gold reserves for 8th month amid ruble rout

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By Anna Andrianova and Laura Clarke
Bloomberg News
Friday, December 19, 2014

Russia, the world's fifth-biggest gold holder, added to its hoard for an eighth month even after having to use its international reserves on defending the ruble.

Koos Jansen: 'Spectacular' volumes of gold and silver imported by India in November

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2:50p ET Friday, December 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Market rigging by U.S. hinges on gold exports to Asia, Roberts tells KWN

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2:06p ET Friday, December 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Paul Craig Roberts: Financial market manipulation is the new trend -- Can it continue?

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12:35p ET Friday, December 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts earned his tin-foil hat years ago but he deserves a whole bauxite mine for his commentary this week, "Financial Market Manipulation Is the New Trend -- Can It Continue?"

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