Daily Dispatches

Saudi regime expropriates detainees for their freedom

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Saudi Authorities Offer Freedom Deals to Princes and Businessmen

By Simeon Kerr
Financial Times, London
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Saudi authorities are negotiating settlements with princes and businessmen held over allegations of corruption, offering deals for the detainees to pay for their freedom, say people briefed on the discussions.

Twice burned -- how Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

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By Alexandra Harney and Steve Stecklow
Reuters
Thursday, November 16, 2017

TOKYO -- When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

Bank said to be informing against co-conspirators in Treasury bond rigging

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Wall St. Traders Secretly Used Chat Rooms to Rig Treasury Bond Prices, Lawsuit Says

By Kevin Dugan
New York Post
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wall Street banks secretly shared client information in online chat rooms to rig auctions for the $14 trillion US Treasuries market, according to an explosive lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday.

BIS official urges accountability while his press office rejects it

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2:33p ET Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Even as the Bank for International Settlements was refusing on Tuesday to answer GATA's questions about the bank's activity in the gold market --

http://www.gata.org/node/17793

German Precious Metals Association honors GATA consultant Dimitri Speck

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1:40p ET Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial analyst and GATA consultant Dimitri Speck, author of "The Gold Cartel," has been given the German Precious Metals Association's Winged Sculpture prize, which is awarded annually to people or projects whose work has engaged the public with precious metals and related topics.

The bitcoin exchange CME plans to use for futures is down

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By Camila Russo
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This is exactly what the bitcoin futures naysayers have been warning about: One of the exchanges which CME Group Inc. would use to price the contracts is having serious issues.

Get 2017's New Orleans Investment Conference on audio and video discs

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12:07p Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you missed GATA's presentation at the New Orleans Investment Conference, you can still see it and the others, as conference organizer Brien Lundin explains in the announcement appended here.

What did Greenspan mean about leasing gold if the price rose?

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You have to be pretty obtuse not to understand it.

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11:14a ET Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest for today posted at GoldSeek

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8:57p ET Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Today's edition of GATA Board of Directors member Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest, headlined "JPMorgan's Silver Short Position Now at 195 Million Ounces" has been posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1510688397.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Jan Skoyles: ECB study proposes ending bank deposit insurance

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12:25p ET Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldCore's Jan Skoyles comments today on a study by the European Central Bank recommending that deposit insurance be eliminated at banks in Europe.

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