J.P. Koning: A new era of digital gold payments systems?

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11:30p ET Monday, December 23, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star researcher J.P. Koning tonight describes the history of internet gold payment systems and explains why he doesn't think such systems will gain many users. His analysis is headlined "A New Era of Digital Gold Payments Systems?" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

Pam and Russ Martens: Trump, stocks win in Fed's repo binge; here are the losers

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Monday, December 23, 2019

The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set new record highs every single day last week. This occurred despite the Federal Reserve's justifying its unprecedented hundreds of billions of dollars each week in cheap loans to Wall Street’s trading houses as necessary to stem a "liquidity" crisis.

Russia boosts gold production by 18% in half a year

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From Russia Today, Moscow
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Russia has produced more than 185.1 tons of gold from January to July this year, according to recent data published by the country's Finance Ministry.

This is a 17.8-percent increase compared to the same period in 2018, when bullion production stood at nearly 157.2 tons, the ministry said in a statement.

Dollar debt will bar Islamic countries from gold currency, economist says

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Experts Say the Odds Are Against Gold Dinar

By Minderjeet Kaur
Free Malaysia Today, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Monday, December 23, 2019

Disunity in the Islamic bloc and the preference for the status quo in world banking and trading links will probably scuttle the idea of a gold dinar as a new international currency, two experts say.

Cases of fine American wine await three GATA supporters -- maybe you?

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But you must reply by December 31.

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1:17p ET Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Can the chance of winning a great prize induce you to support a great cause?

Two thoughtful friends of GATA -- one a leading bullion U.S. dealer, the other a well-regarded U.S. winery -- have joined forces to bring our supporters a juicy year-end offer:

London metals trader Maguire, in TF Metals Report interview, describes furious battle between paper and physical gold

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1:03p ET Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

London metals trader Andrew Maguire, interviewed this week by Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report, makes some pointed observations about the furious battle in the gold market between sellers of paper and buyers of physical:

A 'whale' is hiding in Comex gold futures, GoldMoney's Macleod tells KWN

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11:24a ET Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

CIA memo explains how IMF's Special Drawing Rights were meant to displace gold

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12:05p ET Saturday, December 22, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Muslim nations consider gold and barter trade to beat sanctions

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By Liz Lee
Reuters
Saturday, December 21, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today.

JPMorgan metals traders investigated in Singapore, two depart, sources tell Reuters

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By Lawrence Delevingne, Peter Hobson, and Mai Nguyen
Reuters
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Regulatory scrutiny of precious metals trading at JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the world's largest gold brokerages, has expanded to Singapore and ensnared two more bank employees, according to people familiar with the situation.