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Diplomatic cables disclose more conspiring by Western governments to rig gold market

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11:18a ET Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Two U.S. State Department diplomatic cables from 1974 obtained by GATA researcher R.M. show Western central bank and treasury officials engaged in secret discussions -- that is, conspiring -- to control the price of gold and prevent any increase in its recognition as money.

Secret IMF report: Hide gold loans and swaps for market manipulation

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11:58p ET Monday, December 10, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Western central banks conceal their gold loans and swaps because information about them is "highly market-sensitive" and accountability about them would hinder secret currency market interventions by central banks, according to a confidential report by the International Monetary Fund obtained this week by GATA.

IMF study in 1999 found 80 central banks lending 15% of official gold reserves

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12:31p Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Austrian central bank refuses to answer gold leasing questions

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By Lars Schall
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A GATA Dispatch on November 26 was headlined "Austrian Press Agency Cites GATA in Report on Possible Audit of Austria's Gold":

http://www.gata.org/node/11961.

Four days later I sent by e-mail this interview request to Christian Gutlederer, spokesman for the Austrian central bank, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank:

"Dear Mr. Gutlederer:

Sure, there's probably still gold in central bank vaults, but how many claims to it?

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1:18p CT Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his otherwise spectacularly obtuse commentary the other day about the clamor to audit Germany's gold reserve --

http://www.gata.org/node/11868

Chris Powell: Gold and silver are crucial to the liberation of all markets

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Remarks by Chris Powell
Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
New Orleans Investment Conference
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

So just ask them: Western central banks have enormous secrets about gold

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By Lars Schall
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's strange what you encounter when you try to take a serious look at the gold policy of central banks and their agents, the bullion banks.

Auditors report on negligent custody of German gold posted at GATA's Internet site

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10:43a CT Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

For study by our German-speaking friends, GATA has obtained a copy of the report of the German Federal Court of Auditors about the Bundesbank's negligent custodianship of the German national gold reserves. The report well may contain important details that were not included in yesterday's Associated Press story:

FLASH: German gold report reveals secret sales that likely were part of swaps

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3:51p CT Monday, October 22, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

With the Associated Press report appended here, the German gold audit story has just exploded into the English-language press with some important revelations:

Russia's central bank takes note of GATA and gold price manipulation

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Perspectives on Gold: Central Bank Viewpoint

By Oleg V. Mozhaiskov
Deputy Chairman, Bank of Russia
The London Bullion Market Association Bullion Market Forum
Baltschug Kempinsky Hotel, Moscow
June 3-4, 2004

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