Daily Dispatches

Modern imperialism''s hidden faces: AngloGold, Barrick, and the BIS


5:37p ET Sunday, February 18, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Robert Chapman of the International Forecaster
has an important article about the gold price,
its manipulation, and GATA, posted at Gold-


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Sean Corrigan essay on gold market stresses GATA


By Reginald H. Howe
February 20, 2001

Shades of Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit. At the Indaba
2001 African Mining Conference in Cape Town the other
day, Kelvin Williams of AngloGold, South Africa's
largest gold producer, used his turn at the podium to
take a gratuitous swipe at the Gold Anti-Trust Action
Committee: "Forget for the moment about the notion of a
conspiracy against gold, and worldwide plots between

''Midas'' commentary for February 18, 2001


9:16p ET Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sean Corrigan of Capital Insight in Great
Britain has written an important essay
about the gold market in which GATA figures
prominently. Indeed, little of interest
happens in the gold market these days that
does NOT involve GATA. You can read
Corrigan's essay at www.Gold-Eagle.com here:


U.S. commitment to strong dollar faces market test


9:15p ET Friday, February 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You gotta check this out:


It's a photo of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy
with the king of the Zulu tribe in South
Africa, a direct descendant of the famous
Zulu warrior Shaka, whose "enveloping horn"
strategy Murphy has put into effect at

Robert Chapman essay on gold price manipulation


By Gerard Baker and Ed Crooks
The Financial Times
February 18, 2001

Palermo, Italy -- World currency markets are set to
test on Monday the most emphatic attempt yet by Paul
O'Neill, the new U.S. treasury secretary, to
demonstrate the Bush administration's commitment to a
strong dollar.

Mr. O'Neill used the opportunity of the weekend's
meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors

Gold Fields closes hedge positions


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
February 15, 2001

There is no way I can do justice to my trip to South
Africa, but I will cover it here as best I can. While
it would have been better to write details down as the
days went by, there was little time to do so. It is
from fond memory alone that I now relate my hectic

The South African countryside is very beautiful and I

Attack on South African currency gets recognition


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

Below is a Reuters story from a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zietung
interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.

It seems clear to me that a change is in the wind when it comes to
U.S. government interference in the world gold market.

Secretary O'Neill knows what GATA knows. Through sources GATA

More anti-manipulation hints from new treasury secretary


A press release from the company.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 16 (PRNewswire) -- Gold Fields
Limited today announced that it had closed out the last of its
remaining hedge positions.

Chris Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields
said: "Gold Fields is now totally unhedged, which is an affirmation
of our policy in this regard."

Gold Fields bought back 160,000 ounces of gold forward sales at an

The King and I -- as in Murphy


1:16p ET Friday, February 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A few weeks ago GATA Chairman Bill Murphy told you how the big
bullion banks, short irrecoverable amounts of gold, seemed to be
speculating against the South African rand, as they seemed to have
done against the Australian dollar, to drive down the local currency
and induce gold mining companies to sell more gold forward.

New treasury secretary seems inclined against bailouts


10:13p ET Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's an important new article at The Mining
Web about gold consumption and the short position
in gold, written by Tim Wood. You can find it


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