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At least Canada admits it when the gold is missing

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Mint Can't Account for Missing Gold

By Ian Macleod
Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) Citizen
Tuesday, June , 2009

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Business/Mint+account+missing+gold/1656084/...

OTTAWA -- A significant quantity of gold, silver, and other precious metals is unaccounted for at the Royal Canadian Mint.

Patrick Heller: Did U.S. export more than 175 million ounces of gold?

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11:51p ET Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Patrick Heller of Numismaster has elaborated on GATA consultant Rob Kirby's disclosure of massive and mysterious gold exports from the United States. Heller's commentary is headlined "Did U.S. Export Over 175 Million Ounces of Gold?" and you can find it at Numismaster here:

Congress begins chipping at Fed's secrecy, unaccountability

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Fed's Role in AIG May Be First Target of GAO Audit

By Scott Lanman
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aXLmKxJCk3fY&refer=n...

Ted Butler: Showdown time?

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11:35p ET Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

German chancellor attacks central banks

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By Bertrand Benoit and Ralph Atkins
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/846fd756-4f90-11de-a692-00144feabdc0.html?ncli...

Gene Arensberg: Raise caution flags for gold and silver

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9:30p ET Monday, June 1, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Insurance giant bets on gold for first time in 152 years

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But real gold or paper gold?

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By Andrew Frye
Bloomberg News
Monday, June 1, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&sid=ajf0L9wTPq6Y

NEW YORK -- Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., the third-largest U.S. life insurer by 2008 sales, has bought gold for the first time the company's 152-year history to hedge against further asset declines.

China bank adviser: We can buy stuff instead of Treasuries

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China's Yu Says U.S. Shouldn't Be Complacent About Treasuries

By Kevin Hamlin
Bloomberg News
Monday, June 1, 2009

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601068&sid=aatNgaPM2wQM&refer=h...

Fed says it's puzzled by yield curve steepening

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By Alister Bull
Reuters
Sunday, May 31, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE54U1NZ20090531

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is studying significant moves in the U.S. government bond market last week that could have big implications for the central bank's strategy to combat the country's recession.

Chinese students laugh at Geithner's assurances

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Geithner Tells China Its Dollar Assets Are Safe

By Glenn Somerville
Reuters
Monday, June 1, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSPEK14475620090601

BEIJING -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday reassured the Chinese government that its huge holdings of dollar assets are safe and reaffirmed his faith in a strong U.S. currency.

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