China's gold imports from Hong Kong fall, but what about Shanghai and Beijing?

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China's November Gold Imports from Hong Kong Fall Near 9-Year Low

From Reuters
Monday, December 30, 2019

China’s net gold imports via Hong Kong in November plunged 72% from the previous month to their lowest in nearly nine years, data from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department showed today, mainly due to subdued demand.

Potter's 'piggy bank' contains Caliph Harun's 1,200-year-old money, and it's still good though his regime is long gone

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Trove of 1,200-Year-Old 'Arabian Nights' Gold Coins Uncovered in Israel

By Rossella Tercatin
Jerusalem Post, Israel
Sunday, December 29, 2019

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Trove-of-1200-year-old-Arabian...

Cases of fine American wine await three GATA supporters -- maybe you?

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But you must reply by December 31.

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9:47p ET Thursday, December 26, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Can the chance of winning a great prize induce you to support a great cause?

Two thoughtful friends of GATA -- one a leading bullion U.S. dealer, the other a well-regarded U.S. winery -- have joined forces to bring our supporters a juicy year-end offer:

Alasdair Macleod: Bond worries and gold

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Corporate defaults in China surge in 2019 to record $18.6 billion

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By Don Weinland
Financial Times, London
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Corporate defaults in China surged to a record high in 2019, raising new questions over how policymakers in Beijing will manage mounting financial distress among large private and state-owned companies.

Pam and Russ Martens: Goldman's federally-insured bank loses $1.2 billion in derivative bets

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Russia could consider investing part of National Wealth Fund in gold

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From Reuters
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

MOSCOW -- Russia could consider investing part of its National Wealth Fund in gold, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, adding that he sees investment in the precious metal as more sustainable in the long-term than in financial assets.

The signs swirl all around us, so is the reset at hand?

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4:38p ET Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

For most of this decade owning gold and gold-related investments has required the patience of Job, and the sector is so obscure that it is hard to be sure of anything. But for months now the unusual developments have been piling up so much that it may be possible to regain some optimism.

J.P. Koning: A new era of digital gold payments systems?

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11:30p ET Monday, December 23, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star researcher J.P. Koning tonight describes the history of internet gold payment systems and explains why he doesn't think such systems will gain many users. His analysis is headlined "A New Era of Digital Gold Payments Systems?" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

Pam and Russ Martens: Trump, stocks win in Fed's repo binge; here are the losers

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Monday, December 23, 2019

The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set new record highs every single day last week. This occurred despite the Federal Reserve's justifying its unprecedented hundreds of billions of dollars each week in cheap loans to Wall Street’s trading houses as necessary to stem a "liquidity" crisis.