Iran's central bank admits intervening to rig gold price

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If only the central banks of nominal democracies were as honest.

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Central Bank of Iran to Resume Gold Auctions

From the Financial Tribune, Tehran, Iran
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Does ANY country's currency exchange rate 'reflect the truth' when gold is rigged?

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Angola's Central Bank Plans to Loosen Kwanza's Peg to the Dollar

By Henrique Almeida and Candido Mendes
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Angola plans to loosen its currency peg to the dollar by establishing a band in which the kwanza can float freely, central bank governor Jose de Lima Massano said.

USAGold's Gold Owner's Guide to 2018

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7:20p ET Wednesday, January 3, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Who the hell does the grand mufti think he is -- a central banker?

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Egypt's Grand Mufti Says Bitcoin Is Forbidden by Islam

From The Times if Israel, Jerusalem
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Egypt's top Muslim cleric on Monday called for a ban on bitcoin, saying the digital currency is "forbidden" by Islam. ...

China said to be preparing to limit bitcoin mining

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China Central Bank Can Tell Local Governments to Regulate Bitcoin Miners' Power Use, Source Tells Reuters

From Reuters
Wednesday, January 3, 2017

Bullion Star: The five largest gold nuggets that remain intact

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7:36p ET Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

By itself gold could solve Sudan's economic problems, mining minister says

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Imagine what gold could do for Sudan and the rest of the developing world if developed nations weren't striving to suppress its price, and if developing nations themselves acknowledged and protested the price suppression.

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From Radio Dabanga, Amsterdam
Monday, January 1, 2018

The criminal underwold is dropping bitcoin for another cryptocurrency

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By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans -- criminals -- giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.

Mike Kosares: Gold and silver predictions for 2018

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4:08p ET Monday, January 1, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

How China will shake up the oil futures market

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By Sungwoo Park
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 1, 2018