Mining firms see little appeal in Egypt's gold exploration terms

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By Eric Knecht
Reuters
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CAIRO -- The gold beneath Egypt's desert could make it a top global producer, but the investment terms on offer are driving away small explorers whose skills the country needs to unlock its mineral wealth.

Russia expected to sell gold deposit cheap amid sanctions, sources say

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By Polina Devitt
Reuters
Monday, January 23, 2017

MOSCOW -- Russia is expected to sell discounted rights to one of the world's largest untapped gold deposits this week to a joint venture of miner Polyus and a state conglomerate, industry sources and analysts said, after sanctions and restrictions discouraged other bidders.

Central banks embrace risk buying stocks and bonds in era of low rates

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By Christopher Whittal, Jon Sindreu, and Brian Blackstone
The Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 23, 2017

By keeping interest rates low and in some cases negative, central banks have prompted some of the most conservative investors to join the hunt for higher returns: other central banks.

Trump's nominee for Treasury backs off support for strong dollar

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Inside the Mind of Mnuchin: Too-Strong Dollar May Hurt Economy

By Saleha Mohsin
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 23, 2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said an "excessively strong dollar" could have a negative short-term effect on the economy.

Alasdair Macleod: Using gold as money in the Muslim world

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7:20p ET Monday, January 23, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Northern Dynasty says it has Trump administration's support, seeks new partner

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By Natalie Obiko Pearson
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 23, 2017

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. expects to resolve a dispute with the U.S. environmental regulator by April to enable it to move ahead with permitting one of the world's largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits.

Ronan Manly: Ireland conceals basic information about its gold reserves

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11:20a ET Monday, January 23, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Chris Powell: Currency regime has run the world for 'America first' since 1945

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Trump's Megalomaniac Delusion: 'Now I Am the People'

By Chris Powell
Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Connecticut
Monday, January 23, 2017

http://www.journalinquirer.com/opinion/chris_powell/trump-s-megalomaniac...

LME's pitch for share of gold market faces bumpy ride

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By Peter Hobson and Pratima Desai
Reuters
Monday, January 23, 2017

LONDON -- Fears of inflexibility and rising costs are sapping enthusiasm for the London Metal Exchange's new suite of gold contracts, potentially leaving the exchange reliant on the threat of an increasing regulatory burden to drive uptake.

High-frequency trading radio masts criticized by planners

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By Hannah Murphy
Financial Times, London
Sunday, January 22, 2017

U.S. high-‎frequency traders aiming to build radio towers taller than the Shard in a tiny village in the English countryside have been criticized by local planning officials ahead of a crucial council meeting next week.