Sprott cites GATA consultant on Chinese demand, notes paper bombing of gold

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1:40p ET Monday, April 21, 2014

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Barrick and Newmont reported to remain eager for merger

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Barrick Proposal to Acquire Newmont Hits Roadblock, Sources Say

By Euan Rocha
Reuters
Monday, April 21, 2014

TORONTO -- Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have hit a snag, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume.

J.S. Kim: High-frequency trading rigs far more than gold and silver

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7:30a ET Monday, April 21, 2014

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Antal Fekete mistakes GATA's objectives for a trading strategy

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10:37p ET Sunday, April 20, 2014

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The economist Antal Fekete has written what he means as a reply to GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's March 23 interview with The Daily Bell complaining about manipulation of the gold market --

http://thedailybell.com/exclusive-interviews/35139/Anthony-Wile-Bill-Mur...

China allows gold imports via Beijing, sources say, amid reserves buying talk

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By A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Monday, April 21, 2014

SINGAPORE -- China has begun allowing gold imports through its capital Beijing, sources familiar with the matter said, in a move that would help keep purchases by the world's top bullion buyer discreet at a time when it might be boosting official reserves.

Mike Kosares: Anti-gold scare tactics aren't very effective lately

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8:20p ET Sunday, April 20, 2014

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TF Metals Report: The empty vaults of London

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8:15p ET Sunday, April 20, 2014

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LBMA defense of London gold fixing distracts from central bank involvement

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10:03p ET Saturday, April 19, 2014

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The March edition of the London Bullion Market Association's magazine, The Alchemist -- presumably named for the ability of LBMA members to turn gold into paper -- carries a long defense of the daily London gold price fixings against complaints that they are likely manipulated by their participating bullion banks.

Gene Arensberg: What's important -- what Comex participants say or what they do?

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9p ET Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Russia, China likely to stop buying Treasuries, ex-White House financial aide says

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9p ET Friday, April 18, 2014

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Former Bush administration financial aide Philippa Malmgren tells King World News that Russia and China are likely to stop buying U.S. Treasuries altogether and that separatism is rampant around the world, not peculiar to Ukraine: