Indian government plans to eliminate use of cryptocurrencies

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Of course India's government long has been trying to eliminate the use of gold as a store of wealth and hasn't succeeded yet.

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By Devidutta Tripathy and Nidhi Verma
Reuters
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Germany's gold repatriation leader elected chairman of Bundestag's budget committee

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Far-Right MP Elected Head of Germany's Powerful Budget Committee

By Guy Chazan
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

An MP for the far-right Alternative for Germany has been elected chairman of the German Bundestag's powerful budget committee, in a significant coup for the populist party.

South Korea doesn't plan to stop crypto trading

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By Dahee Kim and Cynthia Kim
Reuters
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's finance minister said the government has no plans to shut down cryptocurrency trading, welcome news for investors worried that authorities might go as far as China’s tough action in blocking virtual coin platforms.

World will remonetize metals if price suppression is ever defeated, GATA secretary says

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10:50a ET Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Banks are in the clear if they rig markets as U.S. government's agents

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10:21a ET Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A modern land rush? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

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By Valerie Volcovici
Reuters
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials.

Mnunchin says his dollar policy isn't aimed at jawboning it lower

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By Brendan Murray and Randy Woods
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The U.S. currency policy used to be just a few words: A strong dollar is in the country's best interest. It's become more of a mouthful under Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who wonders why he's misunderstood.

Digital gold from Perth Mint threatens $122 billion in gold-backed ETFs

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By Tony Boyd
Australian Financial Review, Sydney
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Perth Mint's release of digital gold certificates for trading, holding, and transferring physical gold could have profound consequences for the $US98 billion ($122.5 billion) in gold-backed exchange traded funds.

To catch up with other assets, metals will explode, Murphy says in Kitco interview

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7:14p ET Monday, January 29, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. authorities charge three banks, eight individuals in futures 'spoofing' probe

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By Michelle Price
Reuters
Monday, January 30, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department and the country's derivatives regulator said on Monday they had filed civil and criminal charges against three European banks, which paid $46.6 million to settle the cases, and eight individuals for alleged manipulation in U.S. futures and commodities markets.