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The strong-dollar policy turns up again

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Chief of Staff Is Expected
to Shake Up 2 Key Teams

By Elisabeth Bumiller
The New York Times
Thursday, March 30, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/30/politics/30bush.html?
_r=1&oref=slogin

WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Joshua B. Bolten, the incoming White House
chief of staff, is expected to press President Bush to assemble new

Ted Butler: Signed, sealed, delivered?

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By Alison Guerriere Ciaccio
Dow Jones Newswires
Friday, March 31, 2006

http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/060330/15/3zr0c.html

NEW YORK -- The World Gold Trust Services has its sights set on Asia
and the Middle East for the next roll-out of its highly successful
gold exchange-traded fund after gaining large market share in the
U.S. since the streetTRACKS Gold Shares ETF was launched in November

Turk has his gold-silver chart; GATA has Dick Powell singing about it

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Prestowitz Urges Koizumi
To Call for 'Plaza Accord II' at G-8

From Kyodo News Agency
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060328/kyodo/d8gki7284.html

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi should take the lead at a
Group of Eight meeting in calling for a "Plaza Accord II," former
U.S. trade negotiator Clyde Prestowitz said Tuesday.

President''s new chief of staff wants Goldman Sachs CEO as Treasury secretary

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By Eckart Woertz
The Daily Star, Beirut
Thursday, March 30, 2006

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?
edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=23341

The prospect of selling oil for inflated dollars should send Middle
Eastern central banks to the logical hedge commodity: gold

There is no doubt that gold is regaining its luster as an asset

Gold ETF sponsor sets sights on Asia for round-the-clock trading

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Treasury Repeats that Strong Dollar is in U.S. Interest

From Reuters
Thursday, March 30, 2006

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?
type=bondsNews&storyID=2006-03-
30T160150Z_01_WAT005179_RTRIDST_0_ECONOMY-DOLLAR-URGENT.XML

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Treasury spokesman repeated on Thursday that a
strong dollar was in the U.S. interest and said that currency values

Eckart Woertz: Time for Gulf economies to increase gold reserves

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8:47a ET Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant James Turk, founder of GoldMoney
and editor of the Freemarket Gold & Money Report,
has recast his chart of the gold-silver price
ratio and concludes that "there is just too much
momentum underpinning the metals for them to stop
now."

Turk adds: "After all, what would you rather own?
Gold/silver or paper? Sound money or a rapidly

Former U.S. trade negotiator plots world''s escape from the dollar

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From Reuters
Monday, March 27, 2006

http://today.reuters.com/summit/summitarticle.aspx?
type=summitNews&summit=LatinAmericaInvestmentSummit06&storyid=2006-
03-28T044406Z_01_N27318371_RTRUKOC_0_US-LATAM-SUMMIT-PENOLES-
PRICES.xml&show=all&src=cms

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Penoles, the world's top refined silver

Prepare for dollar collapse, Asian Development Bank warns

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11:56p ET Sunday, March 26, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Alex Wallenwein, editor and publisher of the Euro vs.
Dollar Currency War Monitor, reflects on Reg Howe's
essay on the admission of the Bank for International
Settlements that it facilitates the rigging of the gold
market. You can find Wallenwein's essay -- "Reg
Howe's BIS Gold Shocker, and What It Means to
You" -- at SafeHaven.com here:

Penoles increases silver price outlook and will buy more silver concentrate

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By David Wigan
Reuters
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?
type=ousiv&storyID=2006-03-
28T111300Z_01_L27514894_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-MARKETS-AUTOS-GM-DC.XML

LONDON -- Like the elephant in the living room, the decline of
General Motors is a problem that investors don't want to think about

Credit investors ponder a GM-sized hole in the financial universe

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From Agence France-Presse
via AlJazeera.net
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/50B0028B-B417-4FDE-866C-
842CB3280A4F.htm

East Asian economies need toprepare for a possible collapse of the
US dollar, the Asian Development Bank says.

The warning comes as the US trade deficit reaches a record high and

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