Daily Dispatches

Economist Murenbeeld defends Barrick''s hedging program

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Hot, but still not respectable;
Gold's image problem

By Steve Maich
Financial Post (National Post), Canada
smaich@nationalpost.com
Friday, December 20, 2002

http://www.nationalpost.com/search/site/story.asp?id=9B7B57CE-37AE-
49F9-ACD2-19CD922492AA

Gold may be having a great run of late but it
still has a serious image problem.

Chris Temple''s commentary on gold price and Blanchard lawsuit

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The 'lone gunmen' of gold strike again

By MATHEW INGRAM
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Online Edition
Posted at 4:39 PM EST

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/front/RTGAM/2002121
9/wmath1219/Front/homeBN/breakingnews

There's something about gold that makes
otherwise rational people well, kind of

An ode to gold at $350, or why it may be too late for Morgan Chase

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12:17a ET Thursday, December 19, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Bloomberg story below about the lawsuit filed against
Morgan Chase by its insurers may remind you of the
great courtroom movie "The Verdict," in which only one
witness tells the truth and yet her testimony is stricken
from the record on a technicality. But, as in that movie,
sometimes the truth comes out anyway, and there is justice.

Blanchard suit against Barrick, Morgan, makes Page 1 of National Post in Canada

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12:50a ET Thursday, December 19, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Reports from the GATA Army are that the
Blanchard lawsuit against Barrick Gold and
Morgan Chase is getting excellent mention on
Canadian, European, and Asian television
business news programs and may be affecting
the market. A Reuters story including
Barrick's denial of wrongdoing is appended
here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

If you think anything might be wrong in in the gold market, ever, you''re crazy

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By PAUL WALDIE AND WENDY STUECK
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Print Edition, Page B-1
http://www.theglobeandmail.com

TORONTO and VANCOUVER -- Barrick Gold Corp.
and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. illegally
depressed the price of gold for years, a $2-
billion (U.S.) lawsuit launched by a major
U.S. gold retailer alleges.

Morgan e-mails tell of ''disguised loans'' but may be excluded as evidence

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TOCOM gold at 5 1/2-year high in panic buying

TOKYO, Dec. 19 (Reuters) -- Tokyo gold
futures ended a frantic morning session at
5 1/2-year highs on Thursday as roiling war
clouds over Iraq triggered a storm of stop-
loss buying.

All yen-based gold contracts except the new
December 2003 benchmark finished limit-up at
lifetime highs. Turnover was a staggering
144,782 lots or 144.8 tonnes in the morning,

Great worldwide publicity for Blanchard lawsuit against Barrick, Morgan

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The Alchemist
By A.A. Milne

There lives an old man at the top of the street,
And the end of his beard reaches down to his feet,
And he's just the one person I'm longing to meet,
I think that he sounds so exciting;

For he talks all the day to his tortoiseshell cat,
And he asks about this, and explains about that,
And at night he puts on a big wide-awake hat
And sits in the writing-room, writing.

Barrick is innocent, MineWeb editor says

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Lawsuit alleges Barrick plotted to undermine gold price;
'Ludicrous,' company says

Steve Maich
National Post, Canada
smaich@nationalpost.com
Thursday, December 19, 2002

http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id=B81521F1-7672-4101-
8EC2-8EA289F89210

A large U.S. metals dealer is suing Canada's biggest gold
mining company and one of the largest banks in the United

Panic buying of gold in Tokyo as Australia catches gold fever

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Used by permission

'MIDAS' COMMENTARY FOR DECEMBER 18, 2002

By Bill Murphy
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com

Gold $341.80, up $4.60
Silver $4.66, up 3 cents

It has taken GATA four years, but the effort
of the GATA army has paid off. We are routing
the Gold Cartel, the most powerful and
wealthiest people in the world. The battle
plan put in place so long ago is winning the

Blanchard & Co. sues Barrick and Morgan, charging manipulation of gold price

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11:24p ET Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Note the excerpt below from today's CBSMarketWatch
story headlined "Gold prices reach five-year high,"
which you can find here:

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B0D2A11AE%2D1F18%
2D4FED%2D845F%2D61193458BC8F%7D&siteid=mktw

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