Daily Dispatches

U.S. regulators to back more oversight of virtual currencies


By Michelle Price and Pete Schroeder
Monday, February 5, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Digital currencies such as bitcoin demand increased oversight and may require a new federal regulatory framework, the top U.S. markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Mike Kosares: Gold takes center stage in dollar scare


2:32p ET Monday, February 5, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Trump administration, USAGold's Mike Kosares writes today, doesn't want the "strong dollar" policy of previous administrations but a dollar that can be "strategically benign."

Fines against bullion banks for market rigging vindicate GATA, Sprott says


8:47p ET Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sudanese pound is on the way to becoming an ounce


Sudan Central Bank Weakens Bank Trading Exchange Rate to 31.5 Pounds to Dollar

From Reuters
Sunday, February 4, 2018

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudan's central bank said today it had decided to weaken the exchange rate at which banks can trade their scarce supply of dollars to an upper limit of 31.5 Sudanese pounds per U.S. dollar.

Bitcoin ban expands across credit cards as big U.S. banks recoil


By Jennifer Surane and Laura J. Keller
Bloomberg News
Friday, February 2, 2018

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife.

Silver Doctors interviews GATA's Murphy on Friday's market crashes


10:11a ET Saturday, February 3, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Is U.S. waging a 'cold war' to weaken the dollar?


By Daniel Shane
CNN, Atlanta
Friday, February 2, 2018

The dollar is at its weakest level in years against other major currencies. Experts say the drop is being driven, at least in part, by the U.S. government. And some suggest it's a deliberate campaign aimed at boosting the American economy at the expense of major trading partners like Europe and Japan.

All trapped gold miners in S. Africa rescued unhurt


By Jeanette Chabalala
News24, Johannesburg
Friday, February 2, 2018

WELKOM, South Africa -- The National Union of Mineworkers confirmed today that all 955 Sibanye Gold mine workers who were trapped underground have been resurfaced.

"The mine workers were rescued at around 6:30 this morning," the union's national spokesperson, Livhuwani Mammburu, confirmed to News24.

Nearly a thousand gold miners trapped underground in South Africa


Central banks and bullion banks are working hard to keep them trapped.

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By Allan Seccombe
Business Day, Johannesburg
Thursday, February 1, 2018

About 950 workers are trapped underground at Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix gold mine in the Free State, after an overnight power failure cause by a lightning strike.

Ted Butler: CFTC's long silver investigation missed what the agency just fined


4:48p ET Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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