Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: Why Europe must end in tears

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6:55p ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod today criticizes the Bank of England for blaming its policy failures on everything but their true causes: the bank's own constant interventions in and interference with markets. Macleod's commentary is headlined "Why Europe Must End in Tears" and it's posted at GoldMoney here:

Jan Skoyles: Why Islamic standards for gold investment will increase offtake of metal

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6:22p ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldCore's Jan Skoyles explains today why the new Islamic standards for gold investment are likely to increase demand for real metal. Her commentary is headlined "Shariah Gold Standard Approved for $2 Trillion Islamic Finance Market" and it's posted at GoldCore here:

Avery Goodman: The mysterious case of 186 tonnes of missing gold

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By Avery B. Goodman
Thursday, December 8, 2016

The British Office for National Statistics just admitted that it miscalculated British imports by some L6 billion pounds sterling! Guess what they missed. That's right. What else? You guessed right: gold:

http://www.gata.org/node/16984

It always seems to be gold. Hmmm. ...

TF Metals Report: Case closed -- The fact of bullion bank gold and silver price manipulation

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6:08p ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Allan Flynn: CFTC and Justice Dept. could find nothing wrong in silver market

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11:50a ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Allan Flynn today reviews some pretty telling details of the new evidence filed in the silver market rigging class-action lawsuit --

http://www.gata.org/files/SilverFixingCaseFiling-12-07-2016.pdf

Gold doing well in currencies besides dollar, Naylor-Leyland notes on CNBC

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11:10a ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bank of England shows off its gold vault again, but to whom does the metal really belong?

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Prince Charles doesn't seem to have asked.

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Can I Take One of These Home? Prince Charles Is Shown Bank of England's Vaults Where 400,000 Gold Bars Worth L100 Billion Are Stored

By Rebecca English
Daily Mail, London
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As jokes go it probably wasn't the most tactful, but at least it tickled Prince Charles.

Indian demonetization effect: 15 tonnes of gold sold on Nov. 8-9

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By Ram Sahgal
The Times of India, Mumbai
Thursday, December 8, 2016

UK failed to measure huge imports of gold after Brexit vote

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Oops! Experts' L6 Billion Blunder Sends UK Trade Deficit Soaring

By Philip Aldrick
The Times, London
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Britain's trade deficit with the rest of the world is L6 billion larger than previously thought -- and at a record high -- because the nation's beancounters made a mistake in their sums.

Chile rejects attempt to block modified Barrick Gold mine project

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By Anthony Esposito and Susan Taylor
Reuters
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chile has rejected an attempt by local communities to block modifications needed to keep Barrick Gold Corp.'s controversial Pascua Lama project alive, a resolution by the ministerial committee involved showed on Wednesday.

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