Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: Inflation will outrun interest rates in 2017

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11a ET Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Describing his outlook for 2017, GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod today explains why he thinks it will be a good year for gold.

Trump may have a $300 million conflict of interest with Deutsche Bank

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Notice that there's no mention here of any concern by the U.S. government about Deutsche Bank's confessed involvement in the gold price suppression scheme -- a very conspicuous omission by not only the U.S. government but by Bloomberg News itself.

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By Keri Geiger, Greg Farrell, and Sarah Mulholland
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper and gold mine

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By Nicole Mordant
Reuters
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- A small Canadian miner is confident that Donald Trump's U.S. presidential win will let it proceed with an application for a copper and gold mine in Alaska that has been stalled almost three years by environmental regulators aiming to protect the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery.

Goldmoney joins blockchain gold rush with Royal Canadian Mint

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Gold is not only still money but it's getting better all the time.

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By Ian Allison
International Business Times, New York
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bullion Star's primer on the U.S. gold reserve

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10:48a ET Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Seven banks fined in Swiss probes of rate-rigging cartels

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By Cindy Roberts and Donal Griffin
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Switzerland handed out about $100 million in antitrust fines against seven U.S. and European banks for participating in cartels to manipulate widely used financial benchmarks.

Ex-Deutsche Bank trader accused of market manipulation in Russia

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By Martin Arnold and Max Seddon
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russia's central bank said on Tuesday it had found evidence of "large scale" market manipulation by Deutsche Bank’s former head of Russian equity trading, accusing him of doing R300 billion ($4.8 billion) of illicit trades in the names of his relatives.

Dollar, not Dow, is key measure, Turk tells King World News

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11:37a ET Monday, December 19, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

IMF head Christine Lagarde convicted in French negligence trial

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By Gaspard Sebag
Bloomberg News
Monday, December 19, 2016

Christine Lagarde today was convicted of negligence by a Paris court over her handling of a multimillion-euro dispute during her time as France's finance minister nearly a decade ago, raising questions about her role as head of the International Monetary Fund.

Digital currency sales take off, but with no regulation, questions abound

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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
Reuters
Monday, December 19, 2016

NEW YORK -- A small but rapidly growing number of digital technology start-ups is raising cash by creating and selling their own currencies in offerings that bypass banks or venture capital firms as intermediaries and are outside the reach of financial regulators.

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