No mention of 'strong dollar' policy from new Treasury secretary

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By Jamie McGeever
Reuters
Thursday, June 29, 2006

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NEW YORK -- With an increasing focus on transparency
in financial markets, what policy-makers don't say is
often more telling than what they do.

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson failed to

Nymex wants to replace real metal with paper gold in China

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Nymex wants to replace real metal with paper gold in China

By Helen Sun
The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 29, 2006

BEIJING -- The New York Mercantile Exchange is hoping to begin the
trading of gold futures contracts in China, a senior official said.

Transcript of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's interview on ROB-TV

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1:32a ET Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to GATA's great friend Mark Webber for the
transcript, appended here with a little editing for
clarity, of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's interview
on "Business Morning with Michael Kane" on ROB-TV
in Canada on Wednesday.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Now he tells us: U.S. Treasuries are actually junk, Summers says

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Advice to Invest Less in U.S. Bonds

Foreigners Can Do Better, Summers Says

By Paul Blustein
Washington Post
Thursday, June 22, 2006

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062101740.html?sub=AR

A former U.S. Treasury secretary is advising some of the world's biggest holders of U.S. Treasury bonds that they ought to find much better ways to invest their money.

Goldman seeks stake in India's commodities and derivatives exchange

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From Reuters
Thursday, June 29, 2006

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reut...

MUMBAI -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs is in talks to buy up to 10 percent of India's National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange, a source close to the development said on Thursday.

"The negotiations are in an advanced stage. I would not be surprised if a formal announcement of the deal comes out in the next 48 hours," he said. "ICICI would be selling between 5-10 percent."

That'll freak the Fed: 7 more miners to pay for fashion ads

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World Gold Council Welcomes 7 New Members

WGC Press Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

http://www.gold.org/pr_archive/pdf/new_members_pr_280606.pdf

The World Gold Council (WGC), the marketing
organisation funded by the world's leading gold mining

On TV in Canada, GATA chairman cites specifics of gold price suppression

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5:42p ET Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy was interviewed for about
five minutes today on ROB-TV in Canada, enough time
for him to cite a few public-record specifics about
the gold price suppression scheme. While the beginning
of the interview seems to have been cut off, you can
watch most of the interview for a week at the ROB-TV
archive here:

http://www.robtv.com/shows/past_archive.tv

Lawsuits target brokers' role in 'naked shorting' -- and there's Goldman Sachs!

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By Randall Smith
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wall Street's biggest securities firms face a pair of
civil-antitrust lawsuits over the role they play in
the practice of "naked short selling," which can drive
down the price of certain stocks.

Ted Butler: The silver shorts weren't able to cover

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10:26p ET Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler reports that the
recent collapse of the price of silver has actually
been a defeat for the major silver shorts because
they were not able to reduce their short positions.
Butler's new commentary, "Still Short," can be
found at GoldSeek's companion Internet site,

John Dizard: Every cloud for the stock market has a silver lining

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10:47a ET Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial Times columnist John Dizard today took
note of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence
Summers' academic study, "Gibson's Paradox and
the Gold Standard," a study that implies
government's interest in suppressing the gold
price. Dizard's column is dismissive of complaints