Daily Dispatches

Could mobile phone recycling extend gold price suppression for years?

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1p ET Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

This week the BBC reported some details on a subject of which most gold investors may be generally aware: that mobile telephones typically contain a small amount of gold. Speculating on the prospects for recycling that gold, the BBC concluded that it probably would not accomplish much.

Mike Kosares: Fed's new vice chairman, Stanley Fischer, speaks out

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9:33p ET Saturday, August 16, 2014:

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Stoferle, Celente, Fleckenstein, Cashin, and Leeb at KWN

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4:35p ET Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's a full plate of commentary this weekend at King World News:

Fund manager Ronald-Peter Stoferle identifies the trouble caused by the suppression of interest rates:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/8/16_Th...

Ferguson says HUI has turned up; Speck's 'Gold Cartel' reviewed favorably

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4:25p ET Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson argues today that the HUI gold mining index has bottomed and promises large gains for the remainder of the year. His commentary is headlined "As the HUI Turns" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report here:

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/6036/hui-turns

GoldCore: New LBMA silver price still not transparent

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11:33a ET Friday, August 15, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldCore's daily commentary today complains that the new silver pricing mechanism in London is not transparent and seems rushed and incomplete. The commentary is headlined "New LBMA Silver Price Still Not Transparent" and it's posted at GoldCore here:

Alasdair Macleod: No escape from the dollar as the currency standard

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11a ET Friday, August 15, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

China's fourth gold ETF raises about $50 million

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By A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Thursday, August 14, 2014

SINGAPORE -- Bosera Funds has raised $50 million for China's fourth gold-backed exchange-traded fund that it aims to launch soon, at a time when investment demand for the precious metal has been sluggish in the world's biggest bullion consumer.

Euro-zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite

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By Michelle Martin and Martin Santa
Reuters
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Euro-zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated.

Gold demand in China slumps 52% as buying frenzy subsides, WGC says

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From Bloomberg News
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gold demand in China shrank in the second quarter as consumers in the biggest user bought fewer bars, coins, and jewelry amid a clampdown on corruption and as the buying spurred by last year's price slump wasn't sustained.

Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in rubles

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By Alexei Anishchuk and Dmitry Zhdannikov
Reuters
Thursday, August 14, 2014

YALTA, Crimea -- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia should aim to sell its oil and gas for roubles globally because the dollar monopoly in energy trade was damaging Russia's economy. ...

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