Daily Dispatches

How much gold do Vietnamese keep under their pillows?


From Tuoi Tre
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Wednesday, April 16, 2008


It is estimated that some 600 tonnes of gold have been imported into Vietnam. Only a small part of the volume has been deposited at banks or crossed the borders again. How much gold are Vietnamese people keeping under their pillows then?

European authorities losing patience with collapsing dollar


By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Friday, April 18, 2008


Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union's "Mr Euro," has given the clearest warning to date that the world authorities may take action to halt the collapse of the dollar and undercut commodity speculation by hedge funds.

Chinese potash importers agree to triple payments


By Euan Rocha
Wednesday, April 16, 2008


NEW YORK -- Chinese fertilizer importers agreed on Wednesday to pay more than triple what they did a year ago for potash imports.

Oil surges as investors hunt an 'anti-dollar'


Now why wouldn't that be gold? Is oil's sharp
rise recognition that gold and silver can't
fully hedge inflation as long as their markets
are rigged by central banks?

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, April 17, 2008


Why high gold prices haven't led to more production


By Fabrice Taylor
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Ask an economist what happens to the supply of a commodity as its price rises and he'll tell you it eventually goes up as producers try to take advantage of good times.

Prices soaring as biggest grain exporters halt foreign sales


By Javier Blas, Isabel Gorst, and Lindsay Whipp
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Ted Butler: Super concentration


11:50p ET Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler reports that the concentration of the short positions in the gold and silver markets now appears to have reached an astounding level, a measure of the manipulation under way there. His new commentary, "Super Concentration," can be found at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:

G-7 may have to do more than talk to stop dollar's slide


By Simon Kennedy
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, April 14,2008


Group of Seven officials, signaling concern over a sliding dollar for the first time in 13 years, may have to match talk with action before the currency stages a sustained rebound.

James Turk: The dollar hasn't bounced


11p ET Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

John Browne: Gold might be shaking off central bank shackles


A Toast to Gold Power

By John Browne
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, April 13, 2008


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