Daily Dispatches

Indian customers lured by gold's lower price

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By Javier Blas and Shyamantha Asokan
Financial Times, London
Friday, September 5, 2008

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/89cfe296-7aba-11dd-adbe-000077b07658.html?ncli...

LONDON -- Gold demand in India is booming as retail consumers in the yellow metal's biggest importer return to the market after a 20 per cent fall in the price of bullion.

China's central bank is short of capital

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By Keith Bradsher
The New York Times
Thursday, September 4, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/worldbusiness/05yuan.html?ref...

HONG KONG -- China's central bank is in a bind.

Banks reel as ECB redraws funding rules

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By Ralph Atkins, Anousha Sakoui, and Paul J. Davies
Financial Times, London
Thursday, September 4, 2008

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b65c2842-7a6a-11dd-adbe-000077b07658.html?ncli...

Bank stocks in Europe and the UK fell sharply and the risk of owning their debt leapt on Thursday after the European Central Bank declared a crackdown on abuses of its bank liquidity operations.

U.S. must buy more assets to prevent 'tsunami,' bond manager Gross says

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By Jody Shenn
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, September4, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aZLLPW9YEa60&refer=h...

NEW YORK -- The U.S. government needs to start using more of its money to support markets to stem a burgeoning "financial tsunami," according to Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund.

Troubled lenders' junk swaps with Bank of England soar

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Lenders May Have Tapped Bank Scheme for L200 Billion

By Philip Aldrick
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/09/03/cnsls1...

Ted Butler challenges CFTC to detail biggest silver short

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2:30p ET Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Silver market analyst Ted Butler today elaborates on his disclosure of the recent hyper-concentration of the short position in the silver market, speculating that it was a U.S. government operation. Butler writes:

Peter Brimelow: Radical gold bugs say manipulation will fail

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By Peter Brimelow
MarketWatch.com
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/radical-gold-bugs-say-manipulation...

NEW YORK -- Down but not out.

The radical gold bugs have taken some body blows recently, but they're still fighting, and gold is still struggling back.

James Turk: Uptrends continue for gold and silver

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10p ET Monday, September 1, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

World Gold Council responds to failure of commodity market regulation

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World Gold Council and Damas Launch 2008 'Generation Gold' Youth Campaign

From AMEInfo.com, Dubai
Monday, September 1, 2008

http://www.ameinfo.com/167556.html

Gene Arensberg: Banks' huge shorting of gold, silver looks like manipulation

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9:30a ET Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Resource Investor's Gene Arensberg seems convinced in his latest "Gold Gold Report" that the recent enormous shorting of gold and silver by a few banks was a market manipulation and likely a currency intervention inspired by the U.S. government.

Arensberg writes:

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