Daily Dispatches

Gold-mining industry mostly ‘under water,’ Gold Fields CEO says

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By Kevin Crowley
Bloomberg News
Thursday, November 20, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Gold miners' costs are mostly higher than current spot prices, increasing the likelihood of writedowns next year, according to Nick Holland, chief executive officer of Gold Fields Ltd.

John Butler: Will Putin play his gold card?

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8:33a ET Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Unusual gold moves in Asian hours puzzle jittery traders

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They must not yet have heard about the Bank for International Settlements and the Exchange Stabilization Fund.

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By A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Senate report criticizes Goldman and JPMorgan over their roles in commodities market

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By Nathaniel Popper and Peter Eavis
The New York Times
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

http://dealbook.nytimes.com//2014/11/19/senate-report-criticizes-goldman...

Support for Swiss gold referendum proposal weakens as campaign heats up

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By Katharina Bart and Jan Harvey
Reuters
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Support among Swiss voters for a referendum proposal that would force a huge increase in the central bank's gold reserves has slipped to 38 percent, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, falling short of the majority backing it needs to become law.

Gold is being pounded to discourage support for Swiss initiative, Davies tells KWN

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4:41p ET Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Koos Jansen: Why did European central banks sell gold?

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10:53a ET Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Jim Otis: An open letter to monetary metals mining executives

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12:01a ET Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In an essay posted at Kitco, blogger Jim Otis itemizes the simple ways monetary metals mining companies could fight suppression of the price of their product in the futures markets. Otis' advice is headlined "An Open Letter to Mining Company Executives" and it's posted here:

German gold repatriation movement is going strong, Peter Boehringer tells KWN

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11:55p ET Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

One way or another, Ukraine's gold reserves have gone away

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1:23p ET Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge reports today that one way or another, Ukraine's gold reserves have disappeared:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-18/ukraine-admits-its-gold-gone

A report about their supposed removal from Kiev in the dead of night last March is posted at GATA's Internet site here:

http://www.gata.org/node/13754

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