Daily Dispatches

Mike Kosares: The $12 trillion federal debt bombshell

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12:10p ET Monday, February 11, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Italian populists claim central bank gold reserves for government

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Italian Populists Target Huge Gold Reserves and Some Cry Foul

By Lorenzo Tataro
Bloomberg News
Monday, February 11, 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-11/italian-populists-tar...

China reports a second month of increased gold reserves

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China Joins Global Central Bank Gold Rush as Its Foreign Exchange Reserves Stabilise

By Zhou Xin and Karen Yeung
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Monday, February 11, 2019

Gold will break the Maginot Line soon, von Greyerz tells KWN

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7:15p ET Sunday, February 10, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Saturday edition of Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter posted at GoldSeek

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1:17p ET Sunday, February 10, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Saturday edition of GATA board member Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter, headlined "Russia Mulls Eliminating Gold Tax to Boost Investment Demand," has been posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1549858942.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Italy explores bilateral Brexit deal with Britain as its own economic crisis nears danger point

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Italy is drawing up emergency plans to safeguard financial stability and keep trade with the UK flowing even if there is a no-deal Brexit, if necessary through a bilateral deal between Rome and London.

Italy's populist government attacks central bank leaders

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By Miles Johnson
Financial Times, London
Sunday, February 10, 2019

ROME -- Italy's coalition government slammed the country's central bank leadership and stock market regulator, escalating its attacks on establishment figures ahead of the European parliamentary vote in May.

Thieves mine catalytic converters for metal more valuable than gold

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By David Hodari
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Soaring palladium prices are inspiring an unusual band of criminals: catalytic converter thieves.

The exhaust-control devices common in most cars contain the silvery white precious metal, whose prices have climbed more than 50 percent since mid-August. Palladium is now more expensive than gold.

How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

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By Corina Pons and Maria Ramirez
Reuters
Sunday, February 10, 2019

EL CALLAO, Venezuela -- Venezuela's most successful financial operations in recent years have not taken place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the nation's southern reaches.

BIS gold swaps fall in January; data hints at price suppression in 2017

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By Robert Lambourne
Saturday, February 9, 2019

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