Daily Dispatches

Bullion Star's gold charts for October


12:55p ET Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star's gold charts for October have been posted, showing data for China, India, Russia, Swiss exports, and exchange-traded funds:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Alasdair Macleod: Gold, GoldMoney, and Mene


By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Channel Islands
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Russia and China talk about joining forces to shake dollar's dominance


By Damien Sharkov
Newsweek, New York
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Russia and China could join forces in linking their national payment systems, to rival Western alternatives, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at an event in Beijing.

Dave Kranzler: Will the new bitcoin CME futures contract benefit gold?


2:20p ET Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fearing eurozone meltdown, German investors rush to gold


By Simon Osborne
Daily Express, London
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Germany has become the world's biggest buyer of gold amid fears of economic meltdown across the eurozone.

Figures from the World Gold Council reveal that the country invested a record L6 billion in gold bullion and coins as well as in exchange-traded products.

Gold bugs embrace bitcoin, upending retail sellers


By Stephanie Yang
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gold prices are rallying, but retail gold dealers and shops are struggling to survive.

Fake gold wasn't ours, Royal Canadian Mint says


From Canadian Broadcasting Co. News, Ottawa
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


A gold bar purchased in Ottawa that turned out to contain no gold did not come from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Crown corporation said today.

So long, cryptos: CME Group plans bitcoin futures


Presumably governments and central banks will get volume trading discounts from CME Group on the new futures contracts as they do with the current ones:



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CME Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures by Year-End

By Evelyn Cheng
CNBC, New York
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Elaborate fake gold bar sparks investigation by RBC and police


By Vito Pilieci
Ottawa Citizen
Monday, October 30, 2017


RBC Royal Bank is working with police to investigate allegations that one of its branches on Bank Street sold a gold bullion 1-ounce bar that turned out to be an elaborate counterfeit.

Gold market is moving from West to East, Shanghai exchange chief says


Shanghai Gold Exchange Marks 15th Anniversary

From Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SHANGHAI -- The Shanghai Gold exchange celebrated its 15th anniversary on Monday.

The exchange started business on Oct. 30, 2002, and the last 15 years have been a journey of the opening up of China's gold market, the exchange said in a statement.

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