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London's scandal-hit gold price fixing under spotlight this week

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By Jessica Berthereau
Agence France-Presse
via Yahoo News
Sunday, July 6, 2014

http://news.yahoo.com/londons-scandal-hit-gold-price-fixing-under-spotli...

LONDON -- London's century-old process for fixing gold prices, tainted by a rigging scandal and attacked by critics as old-fashioned, goes under the spotlight this week in key talks aimed at modernising the process.

Koos Jansen: China's half-year gold demand hits 947 tonnes

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11:55a ET Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

No more market crashes -- and no more markets either

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11:47a ET Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Huge divergences in traditional economic relationships are showing up all over the place and evoking much comment and analysis.

Writing at King World News, Ronald-Peter Stoferle of Incrementum AG in Liechtenstein identifies some and suggests that they foretell a stock market crash:

Central bank talk moves currencies now, not commodity prices

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Commodities Obsolete in Models Yielding to Fed, ECB

By Cecile Gutscher
Bloomberg News
Friday, July 4, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/commodities-obsolete-in-models-...

Commodities are getting a demotion from foreign-exchange strategists.

Alasdair Macleod: A tale of two certainties

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9:26a ET Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gene Arensberg: Heavy commercial shorts in gold don't always foretell price smash

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2:10p ET Friday, July 4, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

European exchange rate contest raises prospect of currency caps

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By Eshe Nelson
Bloomberg News
Friday, July 4, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-04/european-exchange-rate-contest-...

LONDON -- European Central Bank efforts to combat falling consumer prices are raising the prospect of retaliation through the currency markets as smaller neighbors grapple with their own deflationary risks.

British MPs urge watchdog to probe price rigging in gold market

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By Sam Fleming and Daniel Schafer
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b8627b88-0208-11e4-9af7-00144feab7de.html

Hathaway, Kaye, and von Greyerz at King World News

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10:12a ET Friday, July 4, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In analysis published today by King World News, the Tocqueville Gold Fund's John Hathaway makes the technical, fundamental, and sentiment cases for an upswing in the gold price:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/7/4_Fin...

China gold imports may drop 400 tonnes amid financing curbs, consultant says

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By Jan Harvey
Reuters
Thursday, July 3, 2014

LONDON -- Chinese gold imports could fall by up to 400 tonnes this year as the government tightens controls on gold financing deals and domestic demand softens, a leading precious metals consultant said on Thursday.

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