Daily Dispatches

Toronto Globe and Mail highlights 'the new global gold rush'

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The New Global Gold Rush

By Andy Hoffman
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Saturday, February 29, 2008

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080229.wr-cover01/B...

Tye Burt has always been able to get the most out of the unwanted, the discarded and the overlooked.

IMF says any gold sales will only substitute for unsold central bank quotas

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10:42p ET Friday, February 29, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fed officials say they'll act against inflation eventually

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Fed Officials Vow to Keep Watch on Inflation

By Mark Felsenthal
Reuters
Friday, February 29, 2008

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN2922264120080229

NEW YORK -- The Federal Reserve's rapid-fire interest rate reductions were warranted, but the central bank must reverse course quickly once calm is restored to financial markets, Fed officials said on Friday.

Commodity boom backfires on consumers

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By Michael Mackenzie
Financial Times, London
Friday, February 29, 2008

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/94457f9e-e6e3-11dc-b5c3-0000779fd2ac.html

James Turk: Follow the trend

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3:45p ET Friday, February 29, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Paul takes Bernanke to school about inflation

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9:30p ET Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, got the better of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in an exchange yesterday during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.

Anything to divert gold demand from physical to paper

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New Exchange-Traded Notes
Aim to Double, Short Gold

By John Spence
MarketWatch.com
Thursday, February 28, 2008

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7B74B66BFC%2D9A33...

IMF gold sales may be off-market transactions

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Maybe this bit of gold dishoarding is
just the price of keeping China and
Russia from doing a lot more dishoarding
of dollars.

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No Timetable Yet for Proposed Gold Sales

From Reuters
via The Guardian, London
Thursday, February 28, 2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7344838

G7's readiness to 'stabilize' markets reiterated by Japanese official

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What's the difference between "stabilizing"
and "rigging"? Probably just which side of
the trade you're on.

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By Natsuko Waki and Toni Vorobyova
Reuters
Thursday, February 28, 2008

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWLB785620080228

Another public pension fund official recommends gold

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11a ET Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

John Rubino, co-author with GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk of "The Coming Collapse of the Dollar," has just found a new supporter of gold within the financial establishment: Shayne McGuire, director of global research for the Texas Teacher Retirement System. Interviewed by Rubino, McGuire remarks of gold:

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