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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

America again tells the world: Dollar is our currency but your problem


By Peter Brimelow
Monday, March 14, 2005


NEW YORK -- Last week the Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRB)
surged to levels not seen since the alarming weeks of late 1980. The

Peter Brimelow: Will gold sector miss the party?


8:21p ET Sunday, March 13, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters story appended here affirms the progress
being made in Mexico by GATA supporter Hugo Salinas
Price toward remonetizing silver, of which Mexico is
the world's largest producer. Price will address
GATA's Gold Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon,
in August.

You may particularly enjoy the comment quoted from
an average "woman in the street" at the bottom of the

New book puts human face on Sunshine Mine disaster


By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 12, 2005


ALGIERS, Algeria -- OPEC has reached its production limit, and
trying to stretch output by 1 million barrels per day isn't likely
to lower oil prices, Algeria's minister for energy and mines said.

James Turk: Another ''waterfall'' decline in U.S. dollar may be imminent


By John Beresford-Peirse
and Mark Tannenbaum
Bloomberg News Service
Saturday, March 11, 2005


U.S. 10-year Treasury notes fell, the biggest fluctuation of any
government debt market in the world today, after the trade deficit
widened more than forecast on consumer demand for imported goods.

India''s Financial Express reports GATA''s research on CRB/gold disparity


By Tom Dyson
Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13, 2005


At some point the other afternoon, Addison Wiggin
approached our desk with a twinkle in his eye.

"The Japanese are about to start dumping their dollars,"
he said.

We didn't even bother asking for details; the dollar/yen

Mexico mulls silver lining against currency crash


You Can't Bet Bottom Dollar

By Tom Plate
The Korea Times, Seoul
Sunday, March 13, 2005


LOS ANGELES -- Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a major test
of the core stability of the global financial system.

How do we know that a jolt is coming? It's simple. Just consider:

Weaker dollar and inflation fears rattle Treasury market


By Nicholas K. Geranois
Associated Press Writer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Saturday, March 12, 2005


SPOKANE, Wash. -- When fire broke out in Idaho's Sunshine Mine in
1972, there was little panic. Miners knew there wasn't much to burn

Tom Dyson: Is Japan getting ready to dump the dollar?


12:19p ET Sunday, March 13, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report and consultant
to GATA, has gotten out his U.S. dollar charts
again and writes that the dollar seems to be
even weaker than he thought it would be. Turk
sees a chance that there soon will be another
"waterfall" decline in the dollar, which would

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