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World Gold Council conspires to induce Indians to trade their gold for paper


From Reuters
Tuesday, March 15, 2005


VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Barrick Gold Corp. confirmed reports
on Tuesday that a U.S. judge had ordered it and coin dealer
Blanchard and Co. to try to settle an acrimonious antitrust suit,

Judge tells Barrick and Morgan to discuss settlement with Blanchard


11:23p ET Monday, March 14, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to GATA supporter Mark Webber for transcribing
the interview with Sprott Asset Management's John
Embry on ROB-TV's "Night Cap" program in Canada last
Thursday, March 10. The transcript, with a little
editing, is appended here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Settlement conference in Blanchard suit is ordinary procedure, Barrick says


4:16p ET Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, concurring
with GATA's findings, has elaborated in his newsletter on
the growing discrepancy between the Commodities Research
Bureau price index and the price of gold. His analysis has
been reprinted at KitcoCasey and you can find it here:

U.S. policy, not Asian central banks, will drive dollar, economist says


India Hopes to Wean Citizens From Gold

By Anand Giridharadas
International Herald Tribune, Paris
Wednesday, March 16, 2005


MUMBAI, India -- The Indian government is placing a long-range wager
that an increasingly prosperous population can be coaxed to part --

Canada''s ROB-TV interviews Sprott Asset Management''s John Embry


Our Currency, Your Problem

By Niall Ferguson
The New York Times Magazine
The New York Times
Sunday, March 13, 2005


Every congressman knows that the United States currently runs
large "twin deficits" on its budget and current accounts.

Deficit 1, as we well know, is just the difference between federal

America again tells the world: Dollar is our currency but your problem


By Peter Brimelow
Monday, March 14, 2005


NEW YORK -- Last week the Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRB)
surged to levels not seen since the alarming weeks of late 1980. The

Peter Brimelow: Will gold sector miss the party?


8:21p ET Sunday, March 13, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters story appended here affirms the progress
being made in Mexico by GATA supporter Hugo Salinas
Price toward remonetizing silver, of which Mexico is
the world's largest producer. Price will address
GATA's Gold Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon,
in August.

You may particularly enjoy the comment quoted from
an average "woman in the street" at the bottom of the

New book puts human face on Sunshine Mine disaster


By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 12, 2005


ALGIERS, Algeria -- OPEC has reached its production limit, and
trying to stretch output by 1 million barrels per day isn't likely
to lower oil prices, Algeria's minister for energy and mines said.

James Turk: Another ''waterfall'' decline in U.S. dollar may be imminent


By John Beresford-Peirse
and Mark Tannenbaum
Bloomberg News Service
Saturday, March 11, 2005


U.S. 10-year Treasury notes fell, the biggest fluctuation of any
government debt market in the world today, after the trade deficit
widened more than forecast on consumer demand for imported goods.

India''s Financial Express reports GATA''s research on CRB/gold disparity


By Tom Dyson
Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13, 2005


At some point the other afternoon, Addison Wiggin
approached our desk with a twinkle in his eye.

"The Japanese are about to start dumping their dollars,"
he said.

We didn't even bother asking for details; the dollar/yen

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