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Big jump in gold sales spurs manipulation talk

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Some Analysts Say Only Manipulation Is Government's Attempt to Take Down Oil

By Moming Zhou
MarketWatch.com
Friday, August 29, 2008

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/big-jump-gold-sale-spurs/story.asp...

CNBC Europe spells 'gold manipulation' right

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9:10p ET Friday, August 28, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Somehow the issue of manipulation of the gold market made its way onto CNBC Europe today as the business channel interviewed Evy Hambro, portfolio manager for BlackRock Investment Management in London, and Jill Leyland, an analyst for the World Gold Council.

China makes it hard to believe commodity boom is over

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9:45p ET Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Grant, senior metals analyst for Centennial Precious Metals in Denver, has written a week's worth of what might be called economic travelogue from a trip through China. Among his observations:

No currency intervention? Jim Sinclair knows better

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9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Yesterday's story in the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei asserted that while the U.S. Treasury Department, European Central Bank, and Japan had devised a massive plan of currency intervention to support the U.S. dollar, no intervention had taken place:

http://www.gata.org/node/6532

Russia may cut off oil and gas to Europe

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, August 28, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/08/29/cnruss...

Fears are mounting that Russia may restrict oil deliveries to Western Europe over coming days, in response to the threat of European Union sanctions and NATO naval actions in the Black Sea.

U.S. appeals court validates gold clause in rental contract

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By Lisa Cornwell
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Thursday, August 28, 2008

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080828/oh_gold_clause_ruling.html?.v=1

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A landlord can enforce a clause in 1912 lease requiring that rent be paid in gold coin for a landmark building in Cleveland, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Let them mint paper: Now they're out of Krugerrands too

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It must have killed Bloomberg's Claudia Carpenter to have to report this.

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World's Largest Gold Refiner Runs Out of Krugerrands

By Claudia Carpenter
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, August 28, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=acH4WhPh1WJ0

Two competing silver prices in Never-Never Land

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11:50p ET Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Market analyst Peter DeGraaf's new commentary remarks humorously on the increasing separation of the price of silver and the price of paper promises to deliver silver. DeGraaf's commentary is headlined "Once Upon A Time, In Never-Never Land, There Were Two Competing Silver Prices," and you can find it at Gold-Eagle here:

'For every long there is a short' is no argument

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9:20p ET Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dollar rescue plan was drawn in March, Japanese paper says

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8p ET Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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