Daily Dispatches

South African president''s office interested in GATA


March 1, 2001

To: Ms. Haruko Fukuda
Chief Executive Officer
World Gold Council
45 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5JG
United Kingdom

Dear Ms. Fukuda:

Last Friday there was an article in The Wall Street
Journal by Neil Behrmann titled, "World Gold Council
Hopes to End Gold Price's 20-Year Bear Market."

The article mentions Reginald Howe's complaint filed

An open letter faxed today to the World Gold Council''s CEO


7:25p ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The attached press release was issued by the World Gold
Council this week to promote gold ownership. While it
at least acknowledges gold as a financial asset --
something approaching money -- and doesn't prattle
about jewelery, there's not a word about the huge short
position in gold or the explosion in the U.S. money
supply and gold derivatives at bullion banks or

To cut lease rate, BIS dumps gold, but ex-Fed governor pumps it


9:17p ET Tuesday, February

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Below is GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's special "Midas"
commentary tonight for his subscribers at

Note particularly its quotation of commentary that was
distributed today by Prudential Securities. The Prudential
commentary focuses on ... GATA.

While it seems not to want to believe it, Prudential

Mining Web article focuses on Bank of England


1a ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's an excellent article about the clues
in the gold market at www.minesite.com. You
can find it here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

World Gold Council''s feeble attempt to help gold


6:30p ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Those of us who think that there is much more to the
possible combination of AngloGold and Gold Fields
than meets the eye should read another good article
at www.theminingweb.com by Tim Wood.

Here's the URL:


Minesite report puts the gold clues together


11:55p ET Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

I'm stealing and sending to you below excerpts from
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary tonight,
sent by email to his subscribers at
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com, because it has important
news and may encourage our side after a seemingly
bad day.

If you want to see all this stuff -- and make me feel

Mining Web examines friendly terms for AngloGold/Gold Fields merger


1:14a ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Another important article, this one at
www.theminingweb.com. It asks whether
the Bank of England, the great gold
seller of the last year, is responsible
for the current rally in gold.

You can find the article here:


Spiralling gold lease rates spur central bank talk


12:56p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's big news in gold today.

First, a story from the Mining Web/MoneyWeb people:

* * *

Anglogold bidding for Gold Fields

By Tim Wood
Posted: 02/27/2001
04:00:00 PM
Miningweb 1997-2001

--- Developing World Exclusive ---
Third update - 11h45 EST.

NEW YORK -- Miningweb learnt late on Friday that Anglogold was still

Anglo said hot for Gold Fields; Bank of England choking?


9:45p ET Monday, February 26, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

On such a big day for gold it's hard not to dispatch
something to the long-suffering, so I've purloined a
few excerpts from GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas"
commentary tonight at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com. They're
below. If you'd like to see the whole commentary, visit
the Cafe and consider a free trial membership.

Prudential says GATA is moving the gold market


7:27p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You may enjoy this Reuters story about the rising
gold lease rates. This story makes it seem that
perpetual gold bear Andy Smith is whistling past
the graveyard. Here he suggests that South American
countries still have gold to lend. Well, maybe the
wife of Paraguay's finance minister has a nice

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

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