Daily Dispatches

Murphy, Bishop, Morgan, and Taylor among speakers at Calgary conference


By Sonja Dieckhoefer
Bloomberg News Service
Wednesday, April 7, 2004


FRANKFURT -- Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke agreed
to take leave of absence after a 7,661-euro ($9,336) hotel
stay paid by Dresdner Bank AG for him and his family sparked
a probe by Frankfurt prosecutors and the German central bank.

European Central Bank in crisis as interest rate cut is blocked by revolt


From Irish Public Broadcasting
(Radio Telefs ireann)
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Germany's central bank said its President Ernst Welteke
will not resign despite drawing continuing fire from media
over a big hotel bill that a commercial bank settled for him
two years ago.

"Welteke is not considering stepping down," a Bundesbank

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9:53p ET Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

MineWeb's Tim Wood quotes some financial analysts,
including GATA consultant James Turk, about signs
that gold is beginning to rise in all currencies, the
signal for a major bull market in the precious metal.
You can find Wood's report here:


Germany may sell gold to pay Bundesbank president''s hotel bill


7:58p ET Monday, April 5, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

James Turk, founder of GoldMoney.com, editor of The
Freemarket Gold & Money Report, and consultant to
GATA, has posted new analysis about the U.S. dollar,
"Two Paths for the Dollar." Turk concludes: "The
dollar is just marking time. The dollar's downtrend
has not reversed."

Turk's new commentary can be found in the "Founder's

Signs that gold is separating from the dollar and rising in all currencies


By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Monday, April 5, 2004


BRUSSELS -- The European Central Bank faces a crisis
as German and French governors battle for the soul of

Dollar remains in downtrend, GoldMoney''s Turk says


Schroeder vague on mechanics
of Bundesbank gold sale plan


BERLIN, March 29 (Reuters) -- German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder reiterated on Monday support for a Bundesbank
idea to sell gold to fund research and development but was

German chancellor vague on mechanics of gold sale plan


5:12p ET Sunday, April 4, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary for
Saturday, April 3, at LeMetropoleCafe.com has been
posted in the clear at Gold-Eagle here:


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

Anti-trust attack on OPEC may scare foreign investment out of U.S.


Gold bulls save face; gold bears may have 10 days left

By Jim Sinclair
Friday, April 2, 2004

Today's close in gold was darn near that $423 number
that I told you was the bullish line of defense. Let's
face it: $422.70 is so close that to call it a miss is
a little on the harsh side.

My take on the day -- which from a distance looks

''Midas'' commentary for April 3 posted in the clear at Gold-Eagle


The Fed is back on deck

By Rex Nutting
Friday, April 2, 2004


WASHINGTON -- There won't be much economic data
released in the coming week to distract investors from
what's suddenly important again: the Federal Reserve.

Speeches by Fed policymakers may move the markets this week


12:54a ET Sunday, April 4, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As you'll see from the news story and press release
appended here, last week some U.S. senators renewed
efforts to subject OPEC, the international oil cartel,
to U.S. antitrust law, and thereby attempt to break
up the cartel and reduce oil prices.

Ordinarily advocates of free markets might endorse the
legislation's intent, apart from any impracticality in

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