Daily Dispatches

ESF admits working with Fed to keep close watch on gold


By Walter Watson

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) -- South Africa's AngloGold Ltd hit back
against Newmont Mining Corp in the battle for Normandy Mining Ltd
on Thursday, boosting its bid by 10 cents cash a share to value the
Australian gold miner at about A$4.1 billion (US$2.1 billion).

However, at the close of Australian trade the offer still valued
Normandy at only A$1.83 a share, compared to Denver-based

Bank of Italy accounts show evidence of gold swap deception


11p ET Monday, December 17, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant Mike Bolser has discovered that something
big is happening with J.P. Morgan's gold derivatives as
reported to the U.S. Office of the Controller of the
Currency. Mike's analysis is described in a new posting
at Reg Howe's Internet site, here:


Morgan''s gold position is being hidden; and more on Godsell''s comments


10:24p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend Jay Taylor of J Taylor's Gold & Technology Stocks
newsletter reports that U.S. Rep. Ron Paul believes that the
Exchange Stabilization Fund is intervening in the gold and
silver markets and that he is drafting legislation to forbid
it. Read about it here at www.Gold-Eagle.com:


Helpful comments from AngloGold''s Godsell, and heartfelt thanks from S. Africa


Battle for Normandy sets the scene
for a shift in power in the gold industry

By Nic Hopkins
London Times
December 14, 2001


Bobby Godsell, the chief executive of AngloGold, was
not in the least bit happy. The man in charge of the
world's biggest gold company should have been basking

Essay in Barron''s protests Fed''s shredding its minutes


6:05p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's dispatch this evening mentioned
briefly something of great encouragement to us: a nine-page
special report in the December issue of the New African
magazine about GATA and the suppression of the gold price.

The report includes the full text of Murphy's speech to the
GATA African Gold Summit in Durban, South Africa, last May,

A few souvenir Krugerrands from Durban Roodeport Deep are still available


9p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Mexican industrialist and patriot Hugo Salinas Price,
a longtime GATA supporter, got onto national television
in Mexico a couple of weeks ago for an interview advocating
the remonetarization of silver in that country.

Price was explaining and warning about dollar imperialism
long before GATA was even founded, and his analysis of

Rep. Paul would outlaw ESF intervention in metals markets


By Michael Weir
The West Australian
December 17, 2001

North American gold miners Barrick Gold and Homestake
Mining have wrapped up their $US2.3 billion ($4.43 billion)
merger, clearing the way for the expanded Barrick to enter
the battle for Normandy Mining.

Nine-page special report about GATA in New African magazine


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Sunday, December 16, 2001

The Christmas/end-of-year holiday season is a time of
reflection for many of us. As a result of the terrorist
attacks and other strife in the world, the closing of
2001 may be more poignant than most years. It certainly
is for me, as chairman of the Gold Anti-Trust Action

Chris Powell and I will soon commence Year 4 in our

Silver as money is proposed for Mexico''s economic liberation


8:45p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Last week Barron's published an essay by Robert D.
Auerbach, a professor at the University of Texas,
complaining about the Federal Reserve's active
concealment of the public policies it carries out.
Interestingly, one of the Fed meetings cited by
Auerbach is the one in whose minutes GATA's
investigators discovered what we consider to be the

Will Barrick bid for Normandy, or even for AngloGold?


9:14p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

We've had good response to our offer to give a one-ounce
Durban Roodeport Deep Krugerrand and a gold-plated
U.S./South Africa friendship flag lapel pin to donors of
$525 or more. But we still have a few left and so remind
our friends and supporters of their availability -- first
come, first served.

We look at obtaining one of these coins as potentially

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