Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: Confusion over U.S. unemployment

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12:15p ET Friday, April 10, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. unemployment statistics are so unreliable that they never should be used as economic indicators, GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod writes today. His commentary is headlined "Confusion over U.S. Unemployment" and it's posted at GoldMoney here:

Tocqueville's strategy letter: Gold is as contrarian as it was in 1999

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8:30a ET Friday, April 10, 2015

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India's rich temples may open gold vaults for Prime Minister Modi

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By Meenakshi Sharma and Krishna N. Das
Reuters
Thursday, April 9, 2015

The two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai devoted to the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha bristles with closed-circuit cameras and is guarded by 65 security officers.

Torgny Persson: Pro-gold governments and central banks

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7:15a ET Friday, April 9, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Pam and Russ Martens: Americans don't trust the Fed because it's too secretive

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade, New York
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Having defeated the Crown in a bloody revolution some two centuries ago, Americans don't like living under a patriarchy, oligarchy or kleptocracy. Unfortunately, the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, is a little of all three.

James McShirley: 11 rules for gold price suppression

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By James McShirley
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1. Daily gold gains are capped at 1 percent (limit up) or 2 percent (expanded limit up).

2. Gold isn't allowed to have any follow-through rallies.

Somebody is regularly profiting by front-running the Reserve Bank of Australia

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ASIC Looks at RBA over Currency Trading Anomaly

By Vesna Poljiak
Sydney Morning Herald
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Unusual trading in the Australian dollar seconds ahead of each of the past three Reserve Bank of Australia policy outcomes could be a result of insider leaks, automated algorithmic trading during a market lull, or shrewd guesses.

A billion dollars disappears from little Moldova's banking system

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By Mihaela Rodina
Agence France-Presse
via Yahoo News
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CHISINAU, Moldova -- A billion dollars is a lot for Europe's poorest state of Moldova -- particularly when it disappears.

Russia ready to offer Greeks cash in return for assets

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By Tom Parfitt and Mehreen Khan
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Russia could offer debt-ridden Greece controversial loans and discounts on supplies of natural gas in exchange for the country's "assets," according to reports in Moscow.

Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, is due to arrive in the city today and will meet Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, on Wednesday.

World Bank chief endorses rival Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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By Shawn Donnan
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The World Bank's US-appointed president has vowed to find "innovative" ways to work with a new Chinese-led Asian infrastructure bank, welcoming it as a "major new player" in the world of development.

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