Daily Dispatches

Citigroup asks Treasury what to do with $1.1 billion Maduro gold deal

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By Patricia Laya
Bloomberg News
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Citigroup bankers have been holding talks with U.S. Treasury officials to figure out how to handle a gold deal they had arranged with Nicolas Maduro's regime in Venezuela, people familiar with the matter said.

Shareholders' Gold Council doesn't want to hear about market rigging

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10a ET Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Deutsche Bank lost $1.6 billion on municipal bond bet, concealed it

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By Jenny Strasburg and Gretchen Morgenson
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Deutsche Bank racked up a loss of $1.6 billion over nearly a decade on a complex municipal-bond investment that it bought in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis and failed to confront even as markets were upended and regulations tightened.

Feds advance Alaska's Pebble gold and copper project with release of draft environmental review

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By Alex DeMarban
Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska
Wednesday, February 20,2019

The Trump administration today unveiled the first draft environmental review of the controversial Pebble gold and copper project.

Barrick outlines agreement with Tanzania aimed at ending Acacia gold export ban

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By Niall McGee
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-barrick-outlines-agreem...

Is palladium the magic bullet against the banking cartel, or is it about to crash?

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9:13p ET Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In sharp U-turn, monetary policy easing is back in play across Asia

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By Marius Zaharia
Reuters
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HONG KONG -- A slowing global economy and increasing strain on businesses from a year-long Sino-U.S. trade war are tilting central banks from Japan to Australia toward monetary easing in a remarkable 180-degree turn.

Shuli Ren: U.S., not China, is the currency manipulator

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The Yuan Has Been Tracking the Dollar, So Any Volatility Begins at Home in Washington.

By Shuli Ren
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

President Donald Trump should take a look in the mirror. China isn't the currency manipulator.

Ronan Manly: Unaccountability with Australia's gold is typical of central banking

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11:05a ET Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Elaborating on his interview with Russia Today this week about the refusal of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England to account for Australia's supposed gold reserves --

http://www.gata.org/node/18881

Australia's gold also may have been lost at Bank of England

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2p ET Monday, February 18, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Venezuela's gold isn't the only monetary metal raising questions about the custodianship afforded by the Bank of England, Bullion Star gold researcher Ronan Manly writes today.

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