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Morgan Chase to let employees avoid taking bonuses in dollars


Central banks set to renew gold pact

By Tony Major and Andreas Krosta in Frankfurt
Financial Times
Sunday, January 18, 2004


European central banks are likely to renew their five-year
agreement restricting gold sales in the spring, well ahead

It''s still a bull market in gold, Turk reports


11:06p ET Monday, January 19, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Please forgive the junk e-mail sent to you tonight
bearing GATA's return address, which occurred
when a virus or spam program penetrated GATA's
e-mail list server at Yahoo!Groups. Fortunately
Yahoo!Groups is programmed not to allow the
e-mailing of attachments, by which viruses are
spread, so the e-mail was just annoying, not

GATA Chairman Murphy interviewed on ''Financial Sense Newshour''


5:46p ET Sunday, Jauary 18, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As with so much else that we call to your attention,
GATA doesn't vouch for the general politics of the
person cited in the news story appended here, the
former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad,
who gave an infamous speech last October scapegoating
Jews and asserting that they control the world. But
Mahathir's remarks in Saudi Arabia this weekend are

Early renewal of central bank gold agreement seen to be supportive of price


Excerpted from "Midas" commentary for January 28, 2004
Copyright 2004, LeMetropoleCafe.com
Used by permission

By Bill Murphy
January 18, 2004

Yesterday I distributed this Bloomberg story in a Caf email:

* * *

The board of Germany's Bundesbank opposes a plan by its
president, Ernst Welteke, to sell some of the central bank's
gold reserves to fund research in Europe's largest economy,

Sell oil for gold, Mahathir tells Saudi Arabia


10:19a ET Sunday, January 18, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA committee member Andrew Hepburn has written
an updated summary of GATA's work that may be
especially helpful for use with news organizations and
people who work directly with financial markets. You
can find it here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Is Germany getting wise to the gold sales racket?


5:57p ET Sunday, January 18, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Jim Puplava interviews GATA Chairman Bill
Murphy and market technician Eric King
about the future of the gold market on the
"Financial Sense Newshour" here:


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

An updated summary of GATA''s work, written by Andrew Hepburn


10:45p ET Saturday, January 17, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bloomberg News today picked up a report in the
German news magazine Der Spiegel to the effect
that a majority of the board of directors of the
Bundesbank opposes the latest proposal of their
president, Ernst Welteke, to sell the bank's gold

The original Der Spiegel story appears to be here:


Bundesbank''s board is said to oppose Welteke on gold sales


From Investor's Digest of Canada
January 2, 2004

By John Embry

Gold's fundamentals may be even better than they were
at the outset of the 1970s, a decade that saw a 20-fold
increase in the price

The gold picture in a word: explosive

I had the opportunity recently to meet the renowned
Ferdinand Lips, the former Swiss banker who wrote a
seminal book on the management of the gold price

OPEC mulls move out of dollar to euro for pricing crude oil


5:33p ET Monday, January 12, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy will be among the leading
speakers at the Vancouver International Resource
Investment Conference, to be held Sunday and Monday,
January 25 and 26, at the Vancouver Convention and
Exhibition Centre.

Many other heroes of the gold and silver cause will
be speaking as well, including Bob Bishop, editor

Bullion banks and central banks struggle with explosive gold


By Patrick Brethour
Globe and Mail, Toronto


CALGARY -- OPEC is considering a move away from
using the U.S. dollar -- and to the euro -- to set its price
targets for crude oil, the highest-profile manifestation of
the debilitating effect of depreciation on the greenback's

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