Daily Dispatches

European central banks to fall short of gold sales quota again


By Atul Prakash
Thursday, May 31, 2007


LONDON -- Europe's central banks are again likely to sell less gold this year than an agreed annual limit of 500 tonnes, despite a pickup in recent weeks, analysts say.

Couldn't they have voted for MorganChase or Citigroup instead?


Italians Complain Country
is Run by Goldman Sachs

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Italians grumble that Goldman Sachs runs their country, much as the Jesuits ran countries during the Counter-Reformation.

Senators draft legislation for currency intervention by U.S.


Bill Seeks New Approach
to U.S. Currency Battles

Financial Times, London
Wednesday, May 30, 2007


The surprising relevance of Ron Paul


The Crank

The Surprising Relevance of Ron Paul

By Michael Crowley
The New Republic
June 4, 2007

Forced to trial, MorganChase settles copper price-rigging lawsuit


By Ryan J. Foley
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Tuesday, May 29, 2007


MADISON, Wisconsin -- J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has settled a long-running antitrust lawsuit filed by copper companies who claimed the bank's predecessor conspired with a Japanese trading house to manipulate the copper market in the 1990s.

Ted Butler: Raptor update


5:25p ET Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Deliberately missing the big points about gold


2:16p ET Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

How soon will MorganChase, Goldman need seats on this exchange?


Vietnam's First Gold Exchange
Opens in Ho Chi Minh City

From Vietnam Economic Times, Hanoi
Monday, May 28, 2007


During the opening session yesterday at the Saigon Gold Trading Exchange, 7,250 taels of gold, equal to 93 billion Vietnamese dong (US$5.8 million), were traded.

Why the Plunge Protection Team needs scrutiny


By John Crudele
New York Post
Sunday, May 27, 2007


First the Mint went after the Liberty Dollar; now it's the Silver Surfer


11:40a ET Monday, May 28, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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