Daily Dispatches

GATA chairman challenges Dennis Gartman to debate gold price manipulation

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10:31p ET Wednesday, January 5, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his latest monologue -- "essay" may not be
the right word -- Richard Daughty, also known
as the Mogambo Guru and "the angriest guy in
economics," acknowledges GATA, "the guy who
writes the LeMetropoleCafe.com site" (GATA's
chairman, the unmentionable Bill Murphy), and
Silver-Investor.com's David Morgan in a

Nevsun and Sunridge leap as Eritrea requests meeting

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From Reuters
Tuesday, January 4, 2004

http://www.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh43595_2005-01-04_20-04-49_n04434932_newsml

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Talks between Noranda Inc.
and China Minmetals are continuing, a Minmetals spokesman
said on Tuesday, seven weeks after the large Canadian miner

The angriest guy in economics complains about low metals prices

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From Reuters
Wednesday, January 5, 2005

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh65755_2005-01-05_23-15-43_n05542915_newsml

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After four months
of silence, Eritrea has asked to meet with Nevsun
and Sub-Sahara Resources NL, two gold exploration
companies it unexpectedly ordered to halt operations

Ted Butler: The rarest metal now may be silver

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By Jonathan Fuerbringer
The New York Times
Monday, January 3, 2005

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/03/business/03currency.html

If the pessimistic pundits are right, the battered dollar
could set records this year.

With a decline of more than 6.2 percent, the dollar
would be the weakest it has been against the euro

Noranda continues acquisition talks with China''s Minmetals

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8:12p ET Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In a letter released today in response to an inquiry
from GATA, the U.S. Treasury Department declared that
it has no statutory authority to confiscate gold.

GATA made the inquiry last fall through the office of
U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, Democrat of Connecticut,
co-sponsor with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, Republican of
Texas, of legislation to require the Treasury

Treasury Department says it has no authority to confiscate gold

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7:43p ET Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You'll want to read silver market analyst Ted Butler's
new commentary, "Friedman's Theory," which analyzes
U.S. Geological Survey data to conclude that, in terms
of quantity remaining to be mined, silver may have
become the rarest metal. You can find it at the top
left of the Investment Rarities home page here:

Peter Brimelow: 2004 ends quietly, except for gold

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Gold May Rise in First Week of 2005
on Dollar Weakness, Survey is Told

By Laura Humble
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, January 3, 2005

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=nifea&&sid=aXcIL5gXYL6k

LONDON -- Gold prices may rise in the first week
of 2005 after the dollar's drop to a record against

The drubbing of the dollar: dangerous or therapeutic?

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By Peter Brimelow
CBSMarketWatch.com
Monday, January 3, 2005

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B60A812F7%2D6058%
2D4182%2D9F78%2D19B0745BFE73%7D&siteid=mktw&dist=

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock exchange operators might have
wondered why they were being dragged into work at all
last week.

As Profitable Investing's Richard Band noted Thursday in

An interview with Hecla Mining CEO Phil Baker

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10:38a ET Sunday, January 2, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Barry Downs and Bill Matlack, brokers with Aegis Capital
Corp. in New York, have some telling observations about
the foreign exchange market, the dollar, and competitive
devaluations in their essay "With Paper Money, Confidence
is 'Suspicion Asleep'" at Gold-Eagle here:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_04/matlack123104.html

Barry Downs and Bill Matlack on the foreign exchange market

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By The Associated Press
Friday, December 31, 2004

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/041231/newmont_indonesia_4.html

DENVER -- Newmont Mining Corp. wants to bar
shareholders from voting on a proposal that would
require a company review of waste disposal
programs in Indonesia, where it is accused of
poisoning villagers.

Attorneys for the Denver-based company, the

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