Weaker dollar is better for U.S. trade, treasury secretary says

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By Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
CNBC, New York
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Thursday that a weaker dollar puts the United States in a better position on trade.

Six global banks join forces to create digital currency

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By Martin Arnold
Financial Times, London
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Six of the world's biggest banks have joined a project to create a new form of digital cash that they hope to launch next year for clearing and settling financial transactions over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin.

Bitcoin exchange sees complaints soar

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By Lily Katz and Julie Verhage
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The most popular online exchange for trading digital currencies is generating a surge in customer complaints this year even as investors are lured by a dramatic rise in prices.

Rickards: Repatriation will slow gold leasing; U.S. may revalue gold if debt ceiling isn't raised

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8:36p ET Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fund manager and author Jim Rickards writes today that repatriation of German gold from the New York Fed to the Bundesbank's vault in Frankfurt will greatly reduce the gold available for market manipulation through leasing, because there is no well-developed system of leasing in Frankfurt nor adequate law to provide for it.

TF Metals Report: Total G-3 central bank control of the 'markets'

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6:56p ET Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report shows tonight how currency market rigging by central banks is controlling the stock "market" by controlling the variables used by high-frequency trading programs. The TF Metals Report's analysis is headlined "Total G-3 Central Bank Control" and it's posted here:

Metals are strong but so are governments fighting them, Embry says

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2:30p ET Tuesday, August 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Freeport makes compromise to end years of wrangling over Indonesian mining rights

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By Wilda Asmarini and Hidayat Setiaji
Reuters
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia has reached a deal to let Freeport-McMoRan Inc. keep operating its giant Grasberg copper mine, after the U.S. company agreed to sell a majority stake to the government following years of wrangling.

Dollar's fall signals that rates won't rise, Sperandeo tells KWN

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2p ET Monday, August 28, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks won't audit their gold because it's gone or impaired, von Greyerz says

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11:35a ET Monday, August 28, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star's gold market charts for August

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8:09p ET Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star has posted its gold market charts for August, covering China, India, Russia, Switzerland, and London, and they show no notable change in demand. They're posted at Bullion Star here:

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/gold-market-charts/gold-market-charts-...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer