Daily Dispatches

RBI lifts ban on import of gold coins, medallions by banks

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By the Press Trust of Inda
via The Times of India, Mumbai
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MUMBAI -- The Reserve Bank of India today lifted the ban on imports of gold coins and medallions by banks and trading houses.

In a notification the RBI also said banks are permitted to import gold on consignment basis. Domestic sales will be, however, permitted against up-front payment only.

Tocqueville's Hathaway discusses price-rigging suit against London gold fix participants

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7:25p ET Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ted Butler: A remarkable proposition

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7:10p ET Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge claims vindication for Mylchreest's study of gold-suppressing yen trade

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5:10p ET Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge today claims vindication for market analyst Paul Mylchreest's study in December, conveyed to you by GATA --

http://gata.org/node/14822

-- concluding that the price of gold has been suppressed for two years as part of a massive trade involving the Japanese yen and Japan's stock index.

At KWN, Embry notes laughably counterintuitive action in monetary metals

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3p ET Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry today discusses with King World News the laughably counterintuitive action in the monetary metals -- their getting smashed down in the New York futures market "in the face of a news backdrop that should be sending them up sharply." Embry's interview is excerpted at the KWN blog here:

Caliphs are long gone but their money is still pretty good

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Divers in Caesarea Find Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Discovered in Israel

From the Jerusalem Post
Jerusalem, Israel
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Divers-in-Caesarea-find-largest-treasur...

Koos Jansen details how the World Gold Council underestimates China's gold demand

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9:45a ET Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher, Bullion Star market analyst, and GATA consultant Koos Jansen today explains in painstaking detail why he has concluded that China's effective gold demand is much higher than what the World Gold Council estimates it to be. Jansen's analysis is posted at Bullion Star here:

This must be a great tool for improving market trading performance

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Russian Researchers Expose Breakthrough U.S. Spying Program

By Joseph Menn
Reuters
Monday, February 16, 2015

Russian oil exec gets it: Futures markets aren't manipulated -- they ARE the manipulation

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Rigged, Manipulated, and Opaque: The $3  trillion Oil Market Needs Reform

By Andrew Critchlow
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, February 15, 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/1141468...

The more central banks suppress interest rates, the more they'll suppress gold

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'Financial repression' can work only if it's comprehensive. No escape from the fiat system can be allowed.

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Negative Rates to Shake Up Financial System, Experts Say

Ralph Atkins and Elaine Moore
Financial Times
Monday, February 16, 2015

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