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Torgny Persson: Report from LBMA conference in Singapore

Section: Daily Dispatches

10a ET Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Reporting on the London Bullion Market Association conference just concluded in Singapore, Bullion Star's Torgny Persson writes, among other things:

-- There was no place in the official program for discussion of unallocated gold and gold lending in the London market. Given the importance of the subject, this struck Persson as odd. Of course the omission would not have surprised GATA. Why would the LBMA want the world to know that most of the gold sold by its members doesn't exist?

-- A representative of the commercial bank Bank of China said he thought the yuan eventually should have some gold backing.

-- The LBMA and Shanghai Gold Exchange are familiar with the gold market research of Bullion Star's Koos Jansen and Ronan Manly. GATA finds that research the best in the business but generally unmentionable in polite company because it is often so politically incorrect.

Persson's report is headlined "Bullion Star Attends LBMA Conference in Singapore, October 2016" and it's posted here:

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


K92 Mining Begins Gold Production at Kainantu Mine

Company Announcement
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

K92 Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that gold production has commenced from the Irumafimpa gold deposit.

Ian Stalker, K92 Chief Executive Officer, says: "This milestone is highly significant for our company, and for this region of Papua New Guinea. A great deal of thanks goes to the entire team on site in PNG in achieving production ahead of schedule and on budget. The rehabilitation of the Irumafimpa gold mine, process plant, and associated infrastructure commenced in late March and is now complete. As an enhancement of the processing facility, we are also pleased to note that the installation of a new drum scrubber is also nearing completion and commissioning of this will be completed by the end of the month. ..."

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