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SEC investigates GM''s pension reports and its deals with Delphi

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Just how do they IMPLEMENT such a policy,
if not by rigging the currency, bond, and
metals markets?

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Snow Says Strong Dollar in U.S. Interest

From Reuters
Thursday, October 27, 2005

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?
type=bondsNews&storyID=2005-10-
27T195920Z_01_N27495370_RTRIDST_0_ECONOMY-SNOW-DOLLAR-UPDATE-1.XML

No journalist has yet cracked the boilerplate of the ''strong dollar policy''

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11:47p ET Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The story appended here from Thursday's London Telegraph
about the opposition of the Silver Users Association to a
silver bullion investment fund seems important for three
reasons:

First, it publicizes the likelihood of a silver shortage and
thus may spark investment interest regardless of whether
the silver bullion investment fund is started.

Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs better open trading offices in Dubai

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The Plot Thickens at GM with SEC Subpoenas

By Nat Worden
TheStreet.com Staff Reporter
Thursday, October 27, 2005

http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/markets/natworden/10249751.html?
cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating General
Motors' handling of retirement benefits and its relationship with

Jason Hommel: Silver users fear silver shortage

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9:14p ET Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Market analyst Peter Grandich, editor of the Grandich
Letter, took his support for GATA onto an hour-long
interview Monday with Jim O'Connell's "Market Call"
program on ROB-TV in Canada. Despite skepticism
from O'Connell, Grandich said he has been persuaded
by GATA that the gold market is being manipulated.

Until Sunday you can see the interview with Grandich

David Morgan: The Silver Users Association is ''managing'' the price of silver

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Perhaps this means that the central banks
did more propping up of the dollar because
the ordinary markets wouldn't....

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Market Insight: Reserve diversification and the dollar

By Chris Flood
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f00bbfac-463e-11da-8880-00000e2511c8.html

London Telegraph acknowledges central bank interest in suppressing metals prices

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Bema, Arizona Star and Placer Dome
Reach Agreement in Principle on Cerro Casale

Bema Gold. Corp. Press Release via Business Wire
6:54 p.m. Wednesday October 26, 2005

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051026/266258.html?.v=1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Bema Gold Corp., Arizona Star
Resource Corp., and Placer Dome Inc. have agreed in principle

Dollar''s share of central bank reserves rose in 2004, IMF reports

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5:11p ET Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In a new essay, silver advocate Jason Hommel examines
the Silver Users Association's fear of an exchange-traded
fund for silver, and thus the fear of investment in silver
and the compelling reasons for investors to get their
silver while they can. The essay is titled "Silver Users
Fear Silver Shortage" and you can find it at

Bema, Arizona Star, and Placer Dome settle Chilean mine project dispute

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11:11p ET Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor today published an interview
with silver market analyst David Morgan, editor
of The Morgan Report, and put to him the
question: Is the Silver Users Association
"managing" the silver market?

Morgan answered affirmatively, pointing out that
silver is the only commodity for which a "users

Market analyst Grandich supports GATA in Canadian TV interview

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12:28p ET Monday, October 24, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bloomberg News Service's Caroline Baum has
written a column, appended here, ridiculing
suggestions that the U.S. government might
be more involved in the equities, currency,
and gold markets than it lets on. While the
column is disappointing as journalism --
after all, journalism would consist of
requests for access to Federal Reserve and

''Helicopter Money'' Bernanke to replace Greenspan at Fed, AP says

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6:53p ET Sunday, October 23, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The news story from India appended here shows the
ordinary and candid work of one particular central
bank that, fearing competition from gold, seeks to
discourage gold ownership among individuals and to
steer their wealth into paper financial instruments
instead.

The argument over just how productive and socially
useful gold is as an investment is an old one, but

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