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Barrick gives Tanzania stake in mines, $300 million to end dispute


From Reuters
via The New York Times
Thursday, October 19, 2017

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- Barrick Gold will give Tanzania a 16 percent stake in three gold mines, a 50 percent share of revenue from those mines, and a one-off payment of $300 million to resolve a dispute that has hit its operations in the country, the two sides said.

Hugo Salinas Price: How unbacked fiat money corrupts society


7:44p ET Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In commentary he laconically headlines "Anecdotes and Reminiscences," Hugo Salinas Price of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver today uses episodes from his country's history to illustrate the corrupting tendency of unbacked fiat money.

Bitcoin falls on reminder that CFTC might regulate it


Bitcoin Just Had Its Biggest Drop in a Month

By Constantine Courcoulas
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Traders waiting for a pullback in bitcoin’s price to rebuild positions in the world's largest cryptocurrency may have the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to thank.

Chinese buyers reported interested in Scotiabank's gold business


Scotiabank Looks to Sell Gold Trading Unit After Money-Laundering Scandal

By Henry Sanderson, Neil Hume, James Fontanella-Khan, and Gregory Meyer
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, August 18, 2017

Charts from Incrementum's latest 'In Gold We Trust' report updated and compiled


10:06a ET Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The charts from Incrementum AG's "In Gold We Trust" report for 2017, compiled by Ronald-Peter Stoferle and Mark Valek, have been updated and assembled and posted in PDF format at Incrementum's internet site. Stoferle and Valek consider them pretty bullish. They can be found here:

Global warming uncovers biggest Canadian gold deposit


By Anna Golubova
Kitco News, Montreal
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Miners could not even see Canada's biggest gold deposit until a glacier receded and uncovered what lay beneath, according to one mining executive with operations in northern British Columbia.