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If Russia is serious, it''s about to blow up the gold price suppression scheme


Russian Central Bank Could Increase Gold in Reserves

From RIA Novosti News Agency
Thursday, November 24, 2005


MOSCOW -- The Russian Central Bank could increase the share of gold
in the national gold and currency reserves, a senior bank official
said Thursday.

First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Alexei Ulyukayev said the

Russian central bank will buy gold ''on all markets'' -- foreign and domestic


Beijing Adds to Copper Volatility

By Kevin Morrison
Financial Times, London
Thursday, November 24, 2005


Benchmark copper prices rose more than $100 on Thursday to within
sight of the record highs reached last week.

The gains came on rumours that China's State Reserve Bureau still

Placer Dome board rejects Barrick offer, reviews alternatives


10:09p ET Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary for
today at LeMetropoleCafe.com presents the evidence
that Russia has been paying close attention to and
acting on what GATA has been saying. You can find
Murphy's commentary at GoldSeek here:


Resource Investor quotes GoldMoney''s Turk on opening of Dubai exchange


Is this the only government that intervenes
in markets to control strategic commodities?

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Copper Auctions Aim to Bring Down Prices

By Zheng Lifei
China Daily, Beijing
Saturday, November 24, 2005


After two auctions in eight days, China plans to sell another 20,000

Caroline Baum: Europeans, conspiracy theorists lead M3 mourners


What's the Fed Up To?

By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, November 22, 2005


The Federal Reserve couldn't have handed conspiracy buffs a better

While Congress is still deciding whether Ben Bernanke, the Princeton
economist with the big mouth, is worthy of succeeding Alan
Greenspan, the Fed announced that it would discontinue publishing

China moves to knock down copper prices


From Reuters
Wednesday, November 23, 2005


MONTREAL -- Placer Dome Inc. said today its board of directors has
rejected an unsolicited takeover offer from Barrick Gold Corp. and
it is in talks with others about alternatives.

John Crudele: What''s the Fed up to with M3?


8:10p ET Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor's Jon Nones quotes extensively
from GoldMoney's James Turk, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report and consultant
to GATA, in this story about the opening of the
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange:


Russians may know that gold is their liberation, and they''ve got plenty of it


From Interfax News Agency
Tuesday, November 22, 2005


MAGADAN, Russia -- The Central Bank should review its gold and forex
reserves policy in favor of increasing the weighting of gold,
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Magadan.

Russian president wants central bank to increase gold reserves


8:42p ET Monday, November 21, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Brien Lundin of Gold Newsletter and our other friends at
Jefferson Financial in New Orleans, sponsors of the New
Orleans Investment Conference, are putting together
their first "gold cruise" as they prepare for resumption
of the New Orleans conference next year. The cruise
will start in Costa Rica on January 16 and wind its way

Putin supports Russian central bank plan to double gold reserves


8p ET Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Moscow Times story appended here has been
published with a wonderful photograph from the
Itar-Tass news agency showing President Vladimir
Putin holding a big gold bar at an exhibition
in Madagan in the Russian Far East. Just go to
the link contained in the story.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

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