Daily Dispatches

Australia's central bank reports on its gold reserves ...

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... just days after Bullion Star's Ronan Manly questions bank's custody of them:

http://www.gata.org/node/18882

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Australia's Gold ... Safely in the Hands of the Bank of England

By Shane Wright
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia
Friday, February 22, 2019

Ted Butler: CFTC and Justice Dept. overlook manipulative short position in silver

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8:28p ET Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

At the urging of Jim Cook of Investment Rarities and with the assistance of 24hGold, silver market analyst Ted Butler's most recent proprietary letter has been posted in the clear.

Alasdair Macleod: The return to a gold exchange standard

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4:17p ET Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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.

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