Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: The fateful date

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Caesar: What sayest thou to me now? Speak once again.
Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.
Caesar: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

Sprott makes hostile $3.1 billion bid for Central Fund of Canada

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From the Canadian Press
via Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News, Toronto
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/sprott-takeover-bid-central-fund-c...

Toronto-based Sprott Inc. said Wednesday it's making an all-share hostile takeover bid worth $3.1 billion US for rival bullion holder Central Fund of Canada Ltd.

Ron Paul urges Arizona lawmakers to end capital gains tax on gold coins

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By Howard Fischer
Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

http://tucson.com/news/ron-paul-to-az-lawmakers-end-capital-gains-tax-on...

Indian gold imports said to almost triple on wedding demand

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By Shruti Srivastava and Swansy Afonso
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gold imports by India, which competes with China for the role of world's biggest consumer, are said to have risen almost three-fold in February from a year earlier as jewelers increased stockpiles before the festival and wedding period that starts next month.

Bank of England deputy governor with brother in senior Barclays role faces calls to resign

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By Tim Wallace
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Charlotte Hogg is facing calls to resign as deputy governor of the Bank of England after she failed to notify its ruling body that her brother is director of group strategy at Barclays, which she monitors closely in her new job.

Hugo Salinas Price: Where are we today?

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7:08p ET Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ronan Manly reflects on odd withdrawal of Thomson Reuters, CME from silver pricing

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2:40p ET Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Guillermo Barba: A quarter of Mexico's gold reserve is 'unallocated' at Bank of England

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12:33p ET Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

China forex reserves break 8-month run of declines

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By Gabriel Wildau
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SHANGHAI -- China's foreign exchange reserves rose in February, surprising analysts by breaking an eight-month string of declines and offering the latest evidence that a stable renminbi and tighter capital controls are succeeding in staunching capital outflows.

Newmont joins gold 'staking rush' in Canada's once-fabled Yukon

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By Nicole Mordant
Reuters
Monday, March 6, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Newmont Mining today became the latest of the world's biggest gold miners to invest in Canada's Yukon territory, the site of a famous gold rush 120 years ago, as miners hunt for rich, new deposits in safe regions.

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