Fears grow that Britain has lost control of its remaining gold

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/04/17/cngold...

As Gordon Brown prepares for a grilling in the Commons over his fire-sale auction of Britain's gold at the bottom of the market, concern is mounting that the Treasury may have lost control over the small amount still left in its vaults.

Most Americans now feed at the government trough, study concludes

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As US Tax Rates Drop,
Government's Reach Grows

By Mark Trumbull
Christian Science Monitor
Monday, April 16, 2007

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0416/p01s04-usec.html

Maybe the era of big government isn't over after all.

Lihir to dilute by US$535 million to close gold hedges

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A quick calculation suggests that the total
to be spent here just to close the hedge book
will be about US$535 million.

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Lihir to Sell A$1.2 Billion
in Shares to End Hedging

By Jesse Riseborough
Bloomberg News Service
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=avNDK.76FIKA&refer=a...

China likely to try to keep its copper production home

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From Interfax News Agency
Monday, April 16, 2007

http://www.interfax.cn/displayarticle.asp?aid=23256&slug=CHINA-METALS-CO...

Greg Peel: Of the IMF, the Bank of England, Currencies, and Gold

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11:45p ET Monday, April 16, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

FNArena's Greg Peel lends support to GATA's view of the perpetual interest of the Bank of England and International Monetary Fund in selling gold. Peel's new essay, "Of the IMF, the Bank of England, Currencies, and Gold," can be found at FNArena here:

China moves to explain $136 billion FX surge

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By Richard McGregor
Financial Times, London
Monday, April 16, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/bdb510e8-ebe8-11db-a12e-000b5df10621.html

BEIJING -- China has taken the unusual step of trying to explain the recent surge in its foreign exchange reserves after they rose by the equivalent of $1 million a minute in the first quarter of this year, or by more than half the total increase of 2006.

James Turk: A week of significant breakouts

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4:21p ET Monday, April 16, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk's charts are always comforting and providing perspective for precious metals investors, perhaps never more so than today, when they accompany his analysis headlined "A Week of Significant Breakouts," which can be found in the "Founder's Commentary" box at the top left of the GoldMoney home page here:

Peter Brimelow: Gold jumps but bugs are still suspicious

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By Peter Brimelow
MarketWatch.com
Monday, April 16, 2007

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7B87D8C029%2DAD82...

Eric Hommelberg puts British gold sales in perspective

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2:20p ET Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's longtime supporter Eric Hommelberg, editor of The Gold Discovery Letter and The Gold Drivers Report, has just published an essay putting into great perspective the renewed controversy over the Bank of England's gold sales. Hommelberg's essay is titled "Gold and GATA" and you can find it at the Gold Drivers site here:

Japan endorses call to sell IMF's gold

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Now all they have to do is find it.

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Japan's Omi Recommends IMF Sell Gold Reserves

By Takashi Nakamichi
Dow Jones Newswires
via FXStreet.com
Sunday, April 15, 2007

http://www.fxstreet.com/news/forex-news/article.aspx?StoryId=7a7e1488-00...