Daily Dispatches

Late offer by South African mining houses said to meet union demands


By Nicol degli Innocenti
Financial Times
Saturday, July 26, 2003


Mining strike raises concern about South Africa''s image


Friday, July 25, 2003

Dear Gold Community Members,

Here is, in my and Kenny Adams' opinion, the skinny.

Hang on to your hats, gang.

We are on the threshold of a damned big up move in both
gold and silver.

The general equities are not the hot hand any longer.
Therefore, in my opinion, even on your worst precious
metal dog or con-racket junior, shut down on the selling.
You will, I believe, get better prices.

Yikes! A bulletin from Jim Sinclair says: Hang on to your hats


Harmony and Gold Fields raise offers to mine workers


JOHANNESBURG, July 25 (Reuters) -- South African gold
producers Gold Fields and Harmony Gold boosted wage
offers in last-ditch talks on Friday ahead of a planned strike
on Sunday, but workers said the hikes were not enough.

South African mine workers union contract negotiations update


By Corbett B. Daly


WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Federal Reserve should
stand ready to cut overnight lending rates to zero if the
economy needs an extra jolt, said a Fed governor on

Be ready for interest rate of zero, Fed Governor Bernanke says


6:53p ET Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

How could Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan promise to
keep U.S. interest rates close to zero forever, U.S.
Treasury bonds collapse, and gold and gold shares
collapse with them?

Only by surreptitious and yet massive government
intervention in the gold market -- that's how. But the
price of such intervention is the loss of its
surreptitiousness, and it's hard to believe that many

Only government manipulation explains today''s market action


6:18p ET Monday, July 14, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

J. Taylor's Gold & Technology Stocks newsletter has
just published a long interview with your
secretary/treasurer and has graciously given GATA
permission to post it at our Internet site. The
interviewer's questions were so informed and
organized that the interview may serve as a good
overview of GATA's work and the gold price

Jay Taylor''s interview with GATA Secretary/Treasurer Chris Powell


6:41p ET Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Daan Joubert has commentary about Barrick Gold's
confession in Blanchard & Co.'s lawsuit against
Barrick and its bullion banker, JP Morgan Chase.
The Blanchard lawsuit, successor to GATA consultant
Reg Howe's lawsuit targeting the suppression of the
gold price, IS getting noticed around the world.

You can find Joubert's commentary here:

''Midas'' commentary posted in the clear at GoldSeek and HoweStreet


5:27p ET Monday, July 7, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Jim Sinclair today has posted three commentaries about
market manipulation that, by comparison, make GATA
Chairman Bill Murphy look shy and retiring.

People used to call Murphy nuts. Now it seems that he
was the first to stumble over the central secret of the
economic universe and tell people about it.

Sinclair's commentaries, all dated July 7, are "Gold Market

Barrick''s confession in Blanchard case continues to get noticed


5:15p ET Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The statement by Richard Hayes, chief financial officer of
Australia's Gold Corporation, parent company of Perth
Mint, distributed by GATA in reply to GATA consultant
James Turk's analysis of the difference between allocated
and unallocated gold, has prompted a few interesting
replies from GATA supporters, which are appended.

Replies to Turk''s exchange with Perth Mint about allocated and unallocated gold


10:28a ET Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's latest "Midas" commentary
at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com has been posted in the
clear at GoldSeek and HoweStreet. Murphy heartily returns
the backhanded compliment he recently received from
Forbes magazine.

You can find the "Midas" commentary here at GoldSeek:


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