Daily Dispatches

Gary North: Pushing on a string


10:17a ET Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Edmund Conway: Is this the death of the dollar?


By Edmund Conway
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, June 20, 2009


After two smugglers were stopped last week with what at first appeared to be $134 billion in US state bonds, the tension and paranoia surrounding the fate of the dollar hit a new high.

2 killed, others rescued in S. Africa mine shaft collapse


By James Macharia
Sunday, June 21, 2009


JOHANNESBURG -- Gold Fields, the world's fourth-biggest gold producer, said on Sunday two workers were killed after a tunnel in an underground shaft caved in, trapping five miners.

Mining group Xstrata plots merger with Anglo American


By Mark Kleinman and Louise Armitstead
The Sunday Telegraph, London
Sunday, June 21, 2009


U.S. says smuggled Treasury bonds were fake


Italian Mafia Blamed for $134 Billion in Fake Treasury Bills

From the Financial Times, London
Thursday, June 18, 2009


One summer afternoon, two "Japanese" men in their 50s on a slow train from Italy to Switzerland said they had nothing to declare at the frontier point of Chiasso.

World Gold Council expects no impact from IMF sales


World Gold Council Welcomes Clarity
with Regards to IMF Gold Sales

Press Release via Business Wire
Friday, June 19, 2009


And the South African Reserve Bank supports gold price suppression


About 10 Workers Trapped in South African Gold Mine

By James Macharia
Saturday, June 20, 2009


William Pesek: Suitcase with $134 billion puts dollar on edge


By William Pesek
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Two Japanese men are detained in Italy after allegedly attempting to take $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds over the border into Switzerland. Details are maddeningly sketchy, so naturally the global rumor mill is kicking into high gear.

McEwen Capital launches junior gold mining index


By Peter Koven
National Post / Financial Post, Toronto
Wednesday, June 17, 2009


It always bothered Rob McEwen that there was no benchmark to measure how his junior gold investments were doing. So in his usual fashion, the gold entrepreneur decided to do something about it.

Korelin Economics Report interviews GATA's Ed Steer


8:40a ET Friday, June 19, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Casey Research market analyst Ed Steer, a member of GATA's Board of Directors, was interviewed yesterday about gold and silver price suppression by Al Korelin on the Korelin Economics Report and you can listen to it here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

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