Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: The European Central Bank and John Law

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Last week the European Central Bank extended its monetary madness, pushing deposit rates further into negative figures.

Ronan Manly: Venezuela's gold keeps moving to Switzerland

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3:20p ET Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Venezuela continues to ship its gold reserves to Switzerland as part of gold swap arrangements to finance the Venezuelan government, gold researcher Ronan Manly reports today, with 12 1/2 tonnes sent via Paris on March 8. Manly's report is posted at Bullion Star here:

Imagine how much they'd save if they NEVER went back to work

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Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope With Electricity Crisis

By Andrew Rosati
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Venezuela is shutting down for a week as the government struggles with a deepening electricity crisis.

Ronan Manly's encyclopedia of the world's gold markets

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1:12p ET Wednesday, March 10, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Munich Re stashes gold and cash to counter negative rates

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From Reuters
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MUNICH, Germany -- German reinsurer Munich Re is boosting its gold and cash reserves in the face of the punishing negative interest rates from the European Central Bank, it said today.

Koos Jansen: China and Kazakhstan join forces in the gold market

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12:55p ET Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen today reports signs of increasing cooperation in the gold market between China and Kazakhstan and other Asia nations. His report is headlined "Kazakhstan and China Join Forces in the Gold Market" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

Moriarty says Rickards minimizes gold manipulation but Rickards actually emphasizes it

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10:03p ET Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

No gold market analyst or mining stock tout is more determined to deny the manipulation of the gold market by central banks than Bob Moriarty, proprietor of 321Gold.com. Moriarty is always taking cracks, often gratuitous ones, at those who complain about that manipulation. But today Moriarty outdid himself.

Closer look at London Metal Exchange aluminum prices reveals anomalies

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By Pratima Desai
Reuters
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LONDON -- A first glance at aluminum prices on the London Metal Exchange yields few surprises, yet a closer look often reveals anomalies caused by one market participant holding large amounts of metal.

U.S. inflation rears its ugly head as global cycle nears danger zone

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The trigger for the next global recession is at last coming into view after a series of loud distractions and false alarms.

TF Metals Report: Gold futures market again in smashdown position

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1:56p ET Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson today examines the charts of the gold futures market positions of the bullion banks and the small speculators and notes that the two groups are positioned as they always are just before the gold is smashed down in the famous "wash, rinse, repeat" cycle of gold price suppression.

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