Daily Dispatches

TF Metals Report: Comex silver 'deliveries' surge in September

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11:41a ET Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Reported deliveries against Comex silver futures contracts have risen dramatically in recent months, the TF Metals Report writes today.

HSBC, Deutsche Bank pay penalties for FX rate manipulation

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From Zacks Equity Research
via Nasdaq.com
Monday, October 2, 2017

Two major foreign banks, HSBC Holdings plc HSBC and Deutsche Bank AG DB , resolved legacy business misconduct matters in the United States. The banks were accused of rigging foreign exchange (FX) rates.

China says its in-ground gold reserves stand at 12,100 tonnes

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From Reuters
Monday, October 2, 2017

SHANGHAI -- China's proven gold reserves reached 12,100 tonnes at the end of 2016, the state news agency Xinhua reported today, quoting an official with the national gold association.

Incredible images from 1890s capture life for prospectors chasing Yukon gold

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By Mollie Cahillane
Daily Mail, London
Monday, October 2, 2017

Incredible images from the end of the 1800s have helped capture what life was like for prospectors chasing the Klondike gold rush in the late 19th century.

Ted Butler: Why won't anyone dispute silver market manipulation?

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10:49a ET Monday, October 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler laments today that he can't get anyone to argue with his assertions that the silver market is manipulated largely by JPMorganChase and the CME Group, operator of the major U.S. futures exchanges.

Russia's rush for gold sees record reserves for Putin era

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By Yuliya Fedorinova
Irish Independent, Dublin
Monday, October 2, 2017

Vladimir Putin is doing his part to keep the upswing in gold alive.

Since the Russian president went on a geopolitical offensive in Ukraine in 2014, the haven asset had its first annual gain in four years in 2016 and is on track for another in 2017.

Cryptocurrency flash crash draws scrutiny from watchdog

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By Lily Katz and Matt Robinson
Bloomberg News
Monday, October 2, 2017

A popular digital-coin exchange is drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators over a June flash crash that erased most of the value in the second-largest cryptocurrency before traders had time to blink their eyes.

Great speakers join GATA at New Orleans conference Oct. 25-28

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10:28a ET Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A strong list of speakers promises to make this year's New Orleans Investment Conference a compelling one, and GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and your secretary/treasurer hope to see many of GATA's friends for our presentations there.

Bullion Star's gold demand charts for September

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9:34a ET Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star's gold demand charts for September, published yesterday, suggest that gold withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange for 2017 will exceed 1,900 tonnes, signifying fairly strong demand.

Another gold-rich but mismanaged country sinks into hyperinflation again

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Specter of Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe Triggers Panic Buying

By Agence France-Press
via ENews Channel Africa, Johannesburg
Sunday, October 1, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighborhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant signalling "no fuel."

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