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Japan intervenes in currency market to suppress yen
The currency devaluation race is on. Gold wins it standing still.
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Japan Intervenes in Forex Market, 1st Time in 6 Years
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
TOKYO -- Japan intervened in the currency market on Wednesday for the first time in six years, buying the dollar to stem a rise in the yen that is threatening a fragile economic recovery.
Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda confirmed the intervention at a news conference.
The Bank of Japan appeared to have bought dollars at around 83 yen, two traders said.
The dollar, which had hit a new 15-year-low against the yen earlier in the morning, spiked higher.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan's government has been trying to talk down the yen but until Wednesday had stopped short of intervening in the markets, apparently worried that acting without Group of Seven partners would not be very effective.
Sona Resources Expects Positive Cash Flow from Blackdome,
Plans Aggressive Exploration of Elizabeth Gold Property
On May 18, 2010, Sona Resources Corp. (TSXV: SYS, Frankfurt: QS7) announced the release of a preliminary economic assessment for gold production at its flagship Blackdome and Elizabeth properties in British Columbia.
Sona Executive Chairman Nick Ferris says: "We view this as a baseline scenario for gold production. The project is highly sensitive to the price of gold. A conservative valuation of gold at $1,093 per ounce would result in a pre-tax cash flow of $54 million. The assessment indicates that underground mining at the two sites would recover 183,600 ounces of gold and 62,500 ounces of silver. Permitting and infrastructure are already in place for processing ore at the Blackdome mill, with a 200-tonne per day throughput over an eight-year mine life. Our near-term goal is to continue aggressive exploration at Elizabeth and develop a million-plus-ounce gold resource, commencing production in 2013."
For complete information on Sona Resources Corp. please visit: www.SonaResources.com
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Prophecy to Become Coal Producer This Year
with 1.5 Billion Tonnes of Resource
Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX.V: PCY) announced on May 11 that it has entered into a mine services agreement with Leighton Asia Ltd. to begin coal production this year. Production will begin with a 250,000-tonne starter pit as planned in August, with production advancing to 2 million tonnes per year in 2011. Prophecy is fully funded to production and its management team includes John Morganti, Arnold Armstrong, and Rob McEwen.
For Prophecy's complete press release about its production plans, please visit: