Daily Dispatches

Alasdair Macleod: Surprises in store

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, January 28, 2016

From the peaks of last year stock indices in the major markets have fallen 10-20%, give or take. On their own, these falls could be read as healthy corrections in an ongoing bull market, and doubtless there are investors hanging on to their investments in the hope that this is true.

TF Metals Report: The LBMA strikes back

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11:08a ET Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson writes today that the London Bullion Market Association seems to be trying to subvert an incipient physical gold and silver exchange. The report is headlined "The LBMA Strikes Back" and it's posted here:

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/7407/lbma-strikes-back

'Anti-arb compliance' sinks London silver 'fix' 6%, spot rallies straight back

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From BullionVault.com, London
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Silver prices sank almost 80 cents at Thursday lunchtime's London benchmarking, hitting the lowest level in seven years, while gold prices and Comex silver futures contracts held almost unchanged near multi-month highs, thanks to what some traders called the unintended consequences of regulatory compliance by banks and brokerages.

China's central bank may buy 215 tons of gold this year, Barclays forecasts

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By Ranjeetha Pakiam
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

China will press on with gold purchases this year and the central bank will probably scoop up more than 200 metric tons as the country seeks to diversify its reserves, according to an estimate from Barclays Plc.

The gold market just lost its best measure of Chinese demand

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By Myra P. Saefong
MarketWatch.com, New York
Thursday, January 28, 2016

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-gold-market-just-lost-its-best-meas...

Five of six brokers in LIBOR trial acquitted by London jury

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By Liam Vaughn and Suzi Ring
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Five ex-brokers accused of helping convicted trader Tom Hayes rig LIBOR, the benchmark interest rate used in trillions of dollars of derivatives and loans, were acquitted Wednesday by a London jury, which is still deliberating charges against a sixth.

OMG: Scotiabank sought China gold demand presentation by Koos Jansen

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1:18p Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ronan Manly: Bundesbank keeps withholding critical gold information

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10:40a ET Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Ronan Manly reviews the German Bundesbank's announcement of its gold repatriation in 2015 and identifies many omissions.

Peter Boehringer: Bundesbank increases pace of German gold repatriation

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10:11a ET Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Boehringer, founder of the German Precious Metals Society and leader of the campaign to repatriate Germany's gold reserves, sends the following today.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

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By Peter Boehringer
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TF Metals Report: New record low Comex gold inventory

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7:26p ET Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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