Daily Dispatches

Resisting U.S. and E.U., Italy plans to go into hock with China


Italy Eyes Loans from China's Development Bank for 'Belt and Road Initiative' Projects

By Davide Ghiglione, Rachel Sanderson, and James Kynge
Financial Times, London
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hong Kong seen spending billions more to defend currency peg


By Tian Chen
Bloomberg News
Thursday, March 14, 2019

This round of currency intervention in Hong Kong is far from over.

'Gold bug from way back' Salinas Price in broad interview with Russian gold advocate


11:47a ICT Friday, March 16, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Power outages make dollar supreme in Venezuela


Venezuela's U.S.Invasion: The Dollar Takes Hold

From Agence France-Presse
via France24, Paris
Wednesday, March 13, 2019


USAGold's News & Views letter for March


4:46a TT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

USAGold's News & Views letter for March contrasts gold's relative steadiness against the electronic trading that has devoured most other markets. The letter also comments on the implications of the return of "quantitative easing." It's in the clear at USAGold here:


Steve Forbes: Sales of gold and silver coins should not be taxed


By Steve Forbes
Forbes.com, New York
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

When you exchange a 20-dollar bill for two 10-dollar bills, you don't pay sales tax on the transaction, even though, theoretically, you are "buying" the tens. The notion is preposterous.

Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter posted in the clear at GoldSeek


7:30p ET Monday, March 11, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA board member Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter for Saturday, headlined "Gold Stopped Cold at $1,300 Spot on Friday," has been posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Did BIS swap gold out of GLD for recent price smash?


5:21p ET Monday, March 11, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Barrick ends hostile bid for Newmont but gets Nevada joint venture


By Danielle Bochove
Bloomberg News
Monday, March 11, 2019

Barrick Gold Corp. may have withdrawn its pursuit of rival Newmont Mining Corp., but the hostile-takeover bid did yield a big prize: Control over the largest single gold-mining operation in the world.

Fed chairman says Trump can't fire him


By Jeff Cox
CNBC, New York
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in an interview aired today that he does not think he can be fired by President Donald Trump.

While continuing to avoid direct comment on the president's withering criticism of central bank interest rate policy, Powell told "60 Minutes" that Trump can't remove him from office.

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