Daily Dispatches

Gold lending rates roar back after jobs data

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By Josephine Mason
Reuters
Friday, December 5, 2014

NEW YORK -- The cost of lending gold returned to positive territory on Friday for the first time in over a month, capping a dramatic week-long recovery, as robust U.S. jobless data reinforced expectations of higher interest rates next year.

Koos Jansen: Belgium's central bank considers repatriating gold

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12:55a GMT Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Following those in Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium's central bank is considering repatriating its gold reserves, Bullion Star market analyst and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports tonight, citing the Flemish commercial broadcaster VTM:

Alasdair Macleod: Commodities and the dollar

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11:24a GMT Friday, December 5, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Koos Jansen: World Gold Council increases estimate of Chinese gold demand

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11a GMT Friday, December 5, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge: Draghi says we have nothing to fear but gold buying itself

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9:17p GMT Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge tonight hysterically calls attention to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's disclosure today that, as part of "quantitative easing," the bank has discussed purchasing "all assets but gold."

Paul Mylchreest: Long Nikkei / short gold -- profitable, dangerous, and missed by everybody?

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3:41p GMT Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

China said to consider scaling back restrictions on gold imports

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By Feiwen Rong
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 4, 2014

BEIJING -- China's central bank has circulated a draft plan to ease restrictions on gold imports, said people with knowledge of the matter, in a move that may lead to lower prices in the world's biggest market for bullion.

KWN interviews Kaye on metals' rise

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9:49a GMT Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

King World News offers a two-part interview with Hong Kong fund manager William Kaye about the surprising upward reversal in gold and silver prices, which he attributes to heavy physical demand offsetting the usual price suppression focused on futures market delivery dates and option expirations:

New York Sun: Beyond Bernard von NotHaus

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From the New York Sun
Wednesday, November 3, 2014

Pam Martens: JPMorgan rushed to hire trader who advertised market-rigging ability

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By Pam Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On April 29, 2010, at 7:47 in the evening, Francis Dunleavy, the head of Principal Investing within the JPMorgan Commodities Group, fired off a terse email to a colleague, Rob Cauthen. The email read: "Please get him in ASAP."

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