Daily Dispatches

AngloGold exec raises possibility of merger with Barrick


By Dudley White

Melbourne, Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- AngloGold Ltd., vying with
Newmont Mining Corp. for control of Normandy Mining Ltd.,
said it's exploring other takeover opportunities as it tries
to reduce its dependence on South Africa's high-cost mines.

The top gold miner has a list of assets and companies it
would like to buy, though won't be panicked into paying too
much for acquisitions, AngloGold Chairman and Chief

A sample letter to a U.S. senator, citing James Turk''s latest disclosures


10:49p ET Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Here's a wonderful press release from a gold-
mining company that is a long-time supporter

IAMGOLD announced today that it is going to
start keeping its spare cash in gold bullion,
thereby reminding the world that gold is
still what it has always been, pretty good
money. Indeed, by doing good here, IAMGOLD

Anglo has other takeover ideas for lessening dependence on South Africa


4:51p ET Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Since it seems to be an especially good time to
add to collections of rare and bullion coins
and precious metals, some of you have asked
recently for a list of dealers who have supported
GATA and who have been recommended by other
GATA supporters. So I've put such a list together
and appended it here.

Some of these dealers have had special offers for

IAMGOLD to start keeping its spare cash in gold bullion


By Nic Hopkins
The Times, London
Thursday, January 10, 2002

AngloGold, the world's largest gold miner, has confirmed it
is seeking to forge stronger ties with Barrick, the Canadian
gold mining group, in a move that may pave the way to a
multibillion-dollar merger.

AngloGold is battling Newmont, of the United States, to win
Normandy Mining, Australia's largest goldmining group, in a
A$4.3 billion (L1.6 billion) bidding war. Its offer is due to

AngloGold launches final assault for Normandy


9:17p ET Monday, January 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The C-SPAN2 television network in the United
States is rebroadcasting at this hour today's
conference on the Federal Reserve Board
sponsored by the Center for the Study of
Responsive Law.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Coin and bullion dealers who have supported GATA


By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
London Telegraph
January 7, 2002

BRUSSELS -- The Chinese government gave the euro its
much-coveted seal of approval yesterday, announcing that
it would switch part of its vast dollar reserves into the
world's emerging "reserve currency."

Chinese finance minister Xiang Huaicheng said the flawless
launch of notes and coins had swept away the lingering doubts

China backs the euro at dollar''s expense


10:14a ET Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Stewart Bailey of TheMiningweb.com reports at length
on AngloGold's latest efforts to acquire Normandy. You
can find the story on Miningweb's cover page, headlined
"AngloGold launches final assault," here:


The full link is:


C-SPAN2 broadcasts conference on Federal Reserve


4:35p ET Sunday, January 6, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant James Turk, editor of The Freemarket
Gold & Money Report, has just discovered that U.S.
government accounting reports show a gold liability of
$20 billion. In Letter 297 of his report, appended
here, Turk details how the U.S. government's
surreptitious suppression of the gold price works.

This is the most compelling evidence yet of the U.S.

Fed denounced at conference; Murphy makes the broadcast


12:30p ET Monday, January 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A summary of evidence of surreptitious government
intervention in the gold market, "What U.S. and Foreign
Officials have said about the Fed's Activities in the Gold
Market," has been posted at:


Please send a copy of this summary to any news

C-SPAN2 rebroadcasts conference on Fed


8:40p ET Monday, January 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Tim Wood of TheMiningWeb.com has a wonderful essay
about James Turk's latest discoveries about the U.S.
government's surreptitious intervention in the gold market.
You can find it on TheMiningWeb's cover page here:


The headline is: "Enron Reflected in Gold Accounts

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