Daily Dispatches

Iran asks Putin to eliminate use of dollar to isolate U.S.

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By Belinda Robinson
Daily Express, London
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Iran's supreme leader has urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to join forces with Tehran to beat the United States' sanctions against them by ditching the dollar.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei branded the United States an enemy and urged Moscow to sever ties with the U.S. currency.

Big bitcoin exchange just added 100,000 users in a day

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By Brandon Kochkodin
Bloomberg News
Thursday, November 2, 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-02/bitcoin-exchange-adde...

The eye-popping surge in bitcoin this week is paying dividends for one of the biggest U.S. online cryptocurrency exchanges.

Bullion Star's gold charts for October

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12:55p ET Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star's gold charts for October have been posted, showing data for China, India, Russia, Swiss exports, and exchange-traded funds:

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

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

Alasdair Macleod: Gold, GoldMoney, and Mene

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Channel Islands
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Russia and China talk about joining forces to shake dollar's dominance

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By Damien Sharkov
Newsweek, New York
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Russia and China could join forces in linking their national payment systems, to rival Western alternatives, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at an event in Beijing.

Dave Kranzler: Will the new bitcoin CME futures contract benefit gold?

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2:20p ET Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fearing eurozone meltdown, German investors rush to gold

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By Simon Osborne
Daily Express, London
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Germany has become the world's biggest buyer of gold amid fears of economic meltdown across the eurozone.

Figures from the World Gold Council reveal that the country invested a record L6 billion in gold bullion and coins as well as in exchange-traded products.

Gold bugs embrace bitcoin, upending retail sellers

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By Stephanie Yang
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gold prices are rallying, but retail gold dealers and shops are struggling to survive.

Fake gold wasn't ours, Royal Canadian Mint says

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From Canadian Broadcasting Co. News, Ottawa
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/fake-gold-not-ours-mint-says-1.4380...

A gold bar purchased in Ottawa that turned out to contain no gold did not come from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Crown corporation said today.

So long, cryptos: CME Group plans bitcoin futures

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Presumably governments and central banks will get volume trading discounts from CME Group on the new futures contracts as they do with the current ones:

http://www.gata.org/node/14385

http://www.gata.org/node/14411

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CME Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures by Year-End

By Evelyn Cheng
CNBC, New York
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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