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New York Post''s John Crudele is looking for your questions

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11:55a ET Sunday, November 27, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Having gotten rid of Australia's national gold
reserves at historic low prices just before the
gold price turned up, the Reserve Bank of
Australia discovered this year that it still
had about A$19 million worth of the awful
stuff: 5,850 gold coins now believed to have
significant numismatic value, acquired prior to
1976, when Australian law, as the bank's

Newmont president sees gold at $525 early next year, $1,000 in 5 to 7 years

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1:05p ET Saturday, November 26, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA will have a part in the 2006 Vancouver Resource
Investment Conference, sponsored by Cambridge House
International and held Sunday and Monday, January 22
and 23, 2006, at the Vancouver Convention and
Exhibition Centre.

More than 230 mining and resource exploration
companies will be exhibiting, and among the speakers

Australia is cleaning out the gold vault; do you want a piece?

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Newmont Mining May Make Bid for Placer

By The Associated Press
Sunday, November 27, 2005

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/051127/australia_canada_placer_dome.html?.v=5

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Newmont Mining Corp. President Pierre
Lassonde confirmed Sunday that the world's largest gold producer is
considering making a rival bid for Canadian takeover target Placer

Gold may rise for fourth straight week and reach $500, Bloomberg survey says

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3:57p ET Sunday, November 27, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

John Crudele, the New York Post's financial writer,
may be the only major newspaper financial writer in
the United States to express skepticism of the
authorities and to report evidence of impropriety
in the markets. That's why his column is often
cited in GATA dispatches.

Now Crudele plans to start writing a question-

Gold price hike freezes Vietnamese real estate market

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By Rachelle Younglai
Reuters
Friday, November 25, 2005

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh05532_2005-11-25_23-42-54_n25615088_newsml

TORONTO -- Placer Dome Inc.'s chief executive has gone on the
offensive, hitting the road for face-to-face meetings with
shareholders and urging them to reject a hostile $9.2 billion bid

Join GATA at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference in January

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From Tuoi Tre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
via VietNamBridge.net
Saturday, November 26, 2005

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/biz/2005/11/515948/

Over the last two weeks real estate agents have had few customers.
Doan Khac Thuat, director of Saigon real estate trading, explained
that the dramatic gold price increase has caused trading activities

Investor quandary: Buy gold or gold mining stocks?

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M3 Mutterers Refuse to Give Thanks

By Peter Brimelow
CBSMarketWatch.com
Friday, November 25, 2005

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B45AB8ED5%2DDF4E%
2D4B92%2D8CCA%2DC34D1EEDBC67%7D&siteid=mktw&dist=

NEW YORK -- The stock market reaches for multi-year highs -- but so
does gold. Is that a warning sign?

Peter Brimelow: M3 mutterers refuse to give thanks

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4:53p ET Thursday, November 24, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

When Russian President Vladimir Putin this week attended a mineral
resources exhibition in the Russian Far East, endorsed the plan of
the Bank of Russia to double its gold reserves, and expressed
support for increasing his country's gold production, many assumed
that Russian gold purchases would come from domestic production and

Placer Dome CEO expects higher bid from Barrick

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By Steve James
Reuters
Friday, November 25, 2005

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh99624_2005-11-25_16-47-20_n25496006_newsml

NEW YORK -- With the price of gold inching toward $500 an ounce for
the first time in 18 years, investors might be in a quandary: whether
to buy gold bullion or shares in gold mining companies.

He who sells what isn''t his''n buys it back or ... hides in Xi''an?

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By Caroline Baum
Bloomberg News Service
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?
pid=10000039&sid=abJD2CVu7kHk&refer=columnist_baum

A chill wind swept across Western Europe, rattling the remains of
long-dead Germans who carried memories of wheelbarrows full of
worthless deutsche marks to their graves.

Stateside, the conspiracy theorists seized on the new information as

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