Daily Dispatches

South African central bank to build gold reserves slowly

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By Michael Hamlyn
IAfrica.com, Cape Town, South Africa
Friday, March 27, 2009

http://business.iafrica.com/news/1589960.htm

The [South African] Reserve Bank is planning to increase its hoard of gold, as it juggles the different currencies in which its reserves are denominated.

A new world currency draws nearer after Geithner's slip

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/5051075/A-world-currency-mo...

Alarm as UK Treasury bond auction fails

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By Robert Winnett
The Telegraph, London
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5051738/City-...

Fears are growing on the financial markets that Britain may not be able to repay the billions of pounds in debt it is amassing to rescue banks and revive the economy.

Dollar falls on Geithner's openness to China's currency proposal

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By Oliver Biggadike and Ye Xie
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aNRvu1DywrG0

NEW YORK -- The dollar fell the most in almost a week against the euro on concern Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner supported a Chinese plan to blunt demand among global central banks for the greenback.

Treasuries fall amid doubts on demand, failed UK bond auction

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By Dakin Campbell and Susanne Walker
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aAHStUZFitk8&refer=h...

NEW YORK -- Treasury notes fell for a fifth day after an auction of $34 billion in five-year notes drew a higher-than-forecast yield, spurring concern record sales of U.S. debt are overwhelming demand.

AIG rescue assured much bigger payday at other banks

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Treasury Preserves Bank Payday with AIG Rescue Cash

By Mark Pittman and Christine Harper
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5V0jKS7y.WI&refer=h...

Bloomberg TV archive carries Murphy interview

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12:11a ET Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bloomberg TV has placed on its Internet video archive Bernard Lo's interview Tuesday with GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, and the video and sound quality is a lot better than what we were able to record from the live streaming Internet from Asia. You can find the interview at Bloomberg here:

Make the Tennessee Hillbilly howl by helping GATA

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10:54p ET Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Today's mail brought another note from our friend who calls himself the Tennessee Hillbilly and who on March 3 pledged to match the next $2,000 in contributions to GATA (http://www.gata.org/node/7223). He wanted to know what he owed us.

China hints at reduction in dollar holdings

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By Steven C. Johnson
Reuters
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2461991920090324

More documentation of central bank gold rigging -- buried

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9:24p ET Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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