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Ben ''Helicopter Money'' Bernanke will be chairman of Council of Economic Advisers

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By Floyd Norris
International Herald Tribune, Paris
Saturday, April 2, 2005

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/04/01/business/WBMARKET02.html

Third-world countries used to complain that all their assets were
owned by foreigners, sometimes viewed as exploitative first-world
capitalists. That cry can still be heard occasionally in such places

Here''s how they''re keeping the dollar up and gold down

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Barrick, Blanchard Didn't Settle Gold Plot Suit

From Reuters
Thursday, March 31,2005

http://www.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh58857_2005-03-31_18-37-03_n31727076_newsml

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Barrick Gold Corp. and Blanchard, the
New Orleans bullion and coin dealer that accuses the miner of

Asian central banks thought to be snapping up dishoarded European gold

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Europe Gold Holds Firm,
Shrugs Off IMF Gold Report

From Reuters
Thursday, March 31, 2005

http://www.reuters.co.za/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:424bcf2f:3afece84
4b2d7a8f?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=8046883

LONDON -- Gold prices held above support at $426 per ounce on
Thursday in Europe, with the market discounting remarks by the

No settlement in Blanchard suit against Barrick and Morgan Chase

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9:36p ET Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

James Turk, founder of GoldMoney, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report, and consultant
to GATA, has been interviewed about his new
book, written with John Rubino, "The Coming
Collapse of the Dollar," and about the
international financial situation generally. You
can listen to it at HoweStreet.com here:

Gold market discounts more IMF sales talk

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ECB Sells 47 Tonnes of Gold

By Kevin Morrison and Ralph Atkins
Financial Times
Thursday, March 31 2005

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/df9f21fc-a20d-11d9-8483-00000e2511c8.html

The European Central Bank declared on Thursday it had sold 47 tonnes
of gold, the first disposal of any of its official reserves since
its creation in 1999.

Richard Appel: The action of gold and the dollar is surreal

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Markets Shrug Off Gold Sales by ECB

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Friday, April 1, 2005

The European Central Bank revealed yesterday that it had quietly
sold 47 tonnes of gold over recent months, but said it planned no
further sales before September.

The gold markets shrugged off the surprise announcement, which marks
the first time the ECB has joined national central banks in cutting

Audio interview with James Turk, author of ''The Coming Collapse of the Dollar''

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These are the gangsters who, until last year,
controlled the silver market on the U.S.
commodities exchanges....

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AIG Accounting May Have
Overstated Worth by $1.7 Billion

By David Plumb and Jesse Westbrook
Bloomberg News Service
Wednesday, March 31, 2005

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?
pid=10000006&sid=a1fPWNXLlbs0&refer=home

Hank Fellerman: An open letter to Newmont Mining

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9:35p ET Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro-Pacific Capital in
Newport Beach, California, has written what
may be the best brief analysis of the parasitism
that constitutes the world economy under the
dollar regime. It's titled "Even Stephen Roach
Has It Wrong" and it makes the point that may be
obvious to everyone who is not in the financial

''We know money,'' AIG boasts, but -- ooops -- they just misplaced $1.7 billion

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IMF Presses Case for Gold Sales
to Help Relieve Debt Burden

By Andrew Balls
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/64d0dcee-a146-11d9-95e5-00000e2511c8.html

WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund believes the best way
to provide more debt relief for the world's poorest countries is for

Last sentence has only news in this Financial Times story about IMF gold sales

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1:52p ET Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Longtime GATA supporter Hank Fellerman has written
an open letter to Newmont Mining, in which he owns
shares, asking why Newmont has done nothing to help
GATA or to expose the suppression of the gold price.
Other Newmont shareholders might do well to express
similar concerns. You can find Fellerman's letter
here:

http://www.gata.org/NewmontLetter.html

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