LIBOR riggers included Bank of England's 'Hammer' in their e-mail plotting

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Bank of England Official Received Emails Relating to Libor Manipulation, Prosecutor Says

By David Enrich
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LONDON -- A senior Bank of England official received emails that were part of an alleged campaign to rig benchmark interest rates, according to evidence presented in a London trial today.

Texas could create its own Fort Knox to store gold

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By Mike Ward
Houston Chronicle
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas could get its own version of Fort Knox, the impenetrable repository for the nation's gold bullion, if the Legislature gets its way.

Busted metals traders distract from larger manipulation problem

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10:14p ET Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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China's currency 'no longer undervalued,' IMF says, clearing entry to SDRs

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By Tom Mitchell and Shawn Donnan
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The International Monetary Fund has declared that China's currency is "no longer undervalued," marking a significant shift after more than a decade of criticism of Beijing's tight management of the renminbi.

Gold smuggling in India rises 900% to record

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Gold Smuggling at All-Time High, Seizures Total Rs 1,000 Crore

By Deeptiman Tiwary
The Times of India, Mumbai
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Russia acquires gold as defense against 'political risks,' central banker explains

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By Elena Fabrichnaya and Alexander Winning
Reuters
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Russia is increasing its gold holdings because gold is a reserve asset free from legal and political risks, a senior central banker said on Tuesday.

Koos Jansen: Chinese gold demand is stronger than ever but not THAT strong

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10:50a ET Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold demand in China as signified by offtake from the Shanghai Gold Exchange is stronger than ever, gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today, but he adds that he is more than skeptical of a recent report in Taiwan's China Times --

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TF Metals Report: Bullion banks now short 350% of all Comex gold and silver stocks

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11:51p ET Monday, May 25, 2015

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China sets up gold fund as part of 'Silk Road' initiative, official media say

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By Ruby Lian and A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Monday, May 25, 2015

China has established a fund that is expected to raise about $16 billion for gold-related investment as part of its "Silk Road" initiative to develop trade and transport infrastructure across Asia and beyond, official media reported.

Businesses turn to dollar in fiercely anti-American Venezuela as currency crashes

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By Hannah Dreier
Associated Press
via Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Saturday, May 24, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.