Daily Dispatches

Litigation costs may devastate gold rigger Morgan Chase''s earnings this year


By James Rowley
Bloomberg News Service
Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and his family over 25
years stashed at least $15 million in more than 125 hidden accounts
at Citigroup Inc. and other banks, a U.S. Senate report said.

Gold imports cause surge in Thailand''s trade deficit with Australia


Gold Prices Drop as Fewer
Jobless Claims Boost Dollar

By Pham-Duy Nguyen
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, March 17, 2005


SEATTLE -- Gold prices in New York fell after a report showed fewer
Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, boosting the

Citigroup, Riggs Bank helped Chile''s former dictator launder money abroad


Citigroup, Morgan Stanley Named in Parmalat Probe

By Clara Ferreira-Marques and Giada Zampano
Thursday, March 17, 2005


MILAN -- Prosecutors investigating the Parmalat scandal have accused
four foreign banks and an Italian asset management firm of helping

Ted Butler: Criminal intent


By Dow Jones Newswires
Tuesday, March 15, 2005


HONG KONG --The future path of the U.S. dollar is likely to depend
much less on the actions of Asian central banks than on U.S.
domestic policies, the economist Joseph Stiglitz said Tuesday.

Indications that Asian central banks are reducing their large

James Turk elaborates on the growing discrepancy between the CRB Index and gold


From Bloomberg News Service
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Tuesday, March 15, 2005


A judge ordered Barrick Gold Corp. and J.P. Morgan
Chase & Co. to try to settle a 2-year-old lawsuit filed
by coin dealer Blanchard & Co. to avoid a 10-day trial

World Gold Council conspires to induce Indians to trade their gold for paper


From Reuters
Tuesday, March 15, 2005


VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Barrick Gold Corp. confirmed reports
on Tuesday that a U.S. judge had ordered it and coin dealer
Blanchard and Co. to try to settle an acrimonious antitrust suit,

Judge tells Barrick and Morgan to discuss settlement with Blanchard


11:23p ET Monday, March 14, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to GATA supporter Mark Webber for transcribing
the interview with Sprott Asset Management's John
Embry on ROB-TV's "Night Cap" program in Canada last
Thursday, March 10. The transcript, with a little
editing, is appended here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Settlement conference in Blanchard suit is ordinary procedure, Barrick says


4:16p ET Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, concurring
with GATA's findings, has elaborated in his newsletter on
the growing discrepancy between the Commodities Research
Bureau price index and the price of gold. His analysis has
been reprinted at KitcoCasey and you can find it here:

U.S. policy, not Asian central banks, will drive dollar, economist says


India Hopes to Wean Citizens From Gold

By Anand Giridharadas
International Herald Tribune, Paris
Wednesday, March 16, 2005


MUMBAI, India -- The Indian government is placing a long-range wager
that an increasingly prosperous population can be coaxed to part --

Canada''s ROB-TV interviews Sprott Asset Management''s John Embry


Our Currency, Your Problem

By Niall Ferguson
The New York Times Magazine
The New York Times
Sunday, March 13, 2005


Every congressman knows that the United States currently runs
large "twin deficits" on its budget and current accounts.

Deficit 1, as we well know, is just the difference between federal

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