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James Turk: Another 25-year high for gold

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AngloGold Sees Growth,
Explores Takeover Options

By Orla Ryan
Reuters
Sunday, April 30, 2006

http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?
type=businessNews&storyID=2006-04-
30T095601Z_01_ALL035728_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-GHANA-ANGLOGOLD-20060430.XML

ACCRA, Ghana -- AngloGold Ashanti expects its gold production to
grow by 500,000 ounces through organic growth next year and is

Bernanke''s confiding in CNBC''s Maria Bartiromo spooks market

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'Feeding Frenzy' Alarms Copper Users

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?
xml=/money/2006/05/02/cncopp02.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/money/2006/05/0
2/ixcitytop.html

Copper users have threatened to turn their backs on the London Metal
Exchange, alleging hedge funds are driving copper prices to

AngloGold considers takeovers while it is in ''active de-hedging mode''

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Peter Hambro: An encounter with Mr. Goldfinger

The mining boss explains why he exports
the precious metal from Russia with love

By Tim Webb
The Independent, London
Sunday, April 30, 2006

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article360954.ece

If Peter Hambro had his way, we would all swap our money ("paper

An interview with Britain''s gold miner in Russia, Peter Hambro

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By Alister Bull
Reuters
Friday, April 28, 2006

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?
type=bondsNews&storyID=2006-04-
28T162803Z_01_N28383174_RTRIDST_0_ECONOMY-SNOW-DOLLAR-UPDATE-2.XML

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Friday that
the Group of Seven's statement last week must speak for itself,

Treasury secretary affirms ''strong dollar'' policy in a way that raises doubts

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From Islamic Republic News Agency
via Payvand.com
Wednesday, April 26, 2006

http://www.payvand.com/news/06/apr/1231.html

TEHRAN -- Iranian Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh said on
Wednesday that the establishment of an oil stock exchange is in its
final stage and the bourse will be launched in Iran in the next
week.

He told reporters, upon arrival from Qatar, where he attended the

Chinese central banker repeats urgent warning on U.S. dollar reserves

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12:03a ET Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Tocqueville Gold Fund manager John Hathaway has a
new essay examining the the means and purposes of
central banks in concealing inflation. It's titled
"Liar's Poker: How Central Bankers Fritter Away
Their Time -- and Ours." You can find it at
Gold-Eagle here:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_05/hathaway042606.html

Barclays silver ETF begins trading Friday

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From Reuters
Thursday, April 27, 2006

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060427/3/2jpvp.html

HONG KONG -- Jewellery makers in Hong Kong, a leading world
supplier, are switching to silver because they cannot predict how
high gold prices will go, industry officials said on Thursday. Gold
touched a 25-year high last week, driven by high oil prices,

Dollar drops as Fed chairman suggests interest rate hikes may end

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5:41p ET Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In an essay at GoldSeek adapted from his newsletter,
Financial Insights, our friend Richard Appel discusses
the short positions in the precious metals and copper,
concurring in what GATA Chairman Bill Murphy has been
writing over at LeMetropoleCafe.com. Appel's essay is
titled "Short Squeeze" and you can find it here:

Iran will launch oil exchange next week, oil minister says

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The Threat to a Fistful of Petrodollars

By Liam Halligan
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, April 23, 2006

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?
xml=/money/2006/04/23/ccliam23.xml

From Russia, you might say, with love. This weekend, Alexei Kudrin,
Russia's finance minister, dropped a bombshell in Washington.

Attending the annual meetings of the World Bank and International

John Hathaway: How central bankers fritter away their time -- and ours

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9:44p ET Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

For months there have been reports from all over the
world about the theft of copper from public and private
installations. Thieves are even dying for the stuff, as
when one tried dismantling a streetlight the other day
and was electrocuted. Today's copper theft story is
appended.

You may recall the story from The Wall Street Journal

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