Daily Dispatches

World Gold Council''s feeble attempt to help gold


6:30p ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Those of us who think that there is much more to the
possible combination of AngloGold and Gold Fields
than meets the eye should read another good article
at www.theminingweb.com by Tim Wood.

Here's the URL:


Minesite report puts the gold clues together


11:55p ET Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

I'm stealing and sending to you below excerpts from
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary tonight,
sent by email to his subscribers at
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com, because it has important
news and may encourage our side after a seemingly
bad day.

If you want to see all this stuff -- and make me feel

Mining Web examines friendly terms for AngloGold/Gold Fields merger


1:14a ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Another important article, this one at
www.theminingweb.com. It asks whether
the Bank of England, the great gold
seller of the last year, is responsible
for the current rally in gold.

You can find the article here:


Spiralling gold lease rates spur central bank talk


12:56p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's big news in gold today.

First, a story from the Mining Web/MoneyWeb people:

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Anglogold bidding for Gold Fields

By Tim Wood
Posted: 02/27/2001
04:00:00 PM
Miningweb 1997-2001

--- Developing World Exclusive ---
Third update - 11h45 EST.

NEW YORK -- Miningweb learnt late on Friday that Anglogold was still

Anglo said hot for Gold Fields; Bank of England choking?


9:45p ET Monday, February 26, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

On such a big day for gold it's hard not to dispatch
something to the long-suffering, so I've purloined a
few excerpts from GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas"
commentary tonight at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com. They're
below. If you'd like to see the whole commentary, visit
the Cafe and consider a free trial membership.

Prudential says GATA is moving the gold market


7:27p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You may enjoy this Reuters story about the rising
gold lease rates. This story makes it seem that
perpetual gold bear Andy Smith is whistling past
the graveyard. Here he suggests that South American
countries still have gold to lend. Well, maybe the
wife of Paraguay's finance minister has a nice

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Newsletter writer pledges help to GATA, and latest "Midas" excerpts


11:05p ET Sunday, February 25, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

An Australian with an interest in gold who follows
GATA's work and dispatches, Sid Reynolds, recently
wrote to AngloGold's marketing director, Kelvin
Williams, for elaboration about Williams' criticism of
GATA at the Indaba 2001 gold conference in Cape Town,
South Africa. (You may recall that, during the
conference, I posted to you the full text of Williams'

If AngloGold really wants gold up, it might ask some questions


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
February 25, 2001

During my recent visit to South Africa, it was
suggested that it might be possible to organize a
meeting of the mining ministers of the African gold-
producing countries, at which the Gold Anti-Trust Action
Committee could convey its findings about the
manipulation of the gold market.

It is hard to imagine an issue of greater importance to

GATA plans Africa Gold Conference to expose manipulation


Bright future for gold
helps N. American producers

TORONTO, Feb. 23 (Reuters) -- The belief that gold is
heading above $300 and that a fresh round of
restrictions was in the works on selling gold from
central bank reserves helped North American gold miners
to a strong showing on Friday.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's gold and precious minerals
index, which includes some of the world's top gold

Wall Street Journal reports GATA/Howe lawsuit


Gold producers divided on hedging

By Adrienne Roberts
The Financial Times
February 21, 2001

In any other industry, the closing out of a small hedge
position would attract little interest. It would not be
considered worth a public announcement, nor would it
push up a company's share price. Only in the gold
industry is hedging such a politically charged issue.

When Gold Fields, South Africa's second largest gold

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