Daily Dispatches

Ed Steer: The powers-that-be were everywhere on Friday

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11:31p JST Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dubai exchange may launch gold contract for retail investors

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From Reuters
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange said today it was considering whether to launch a new spot gold contract designed to be used by retail investors and traders.

'This is the business we've chosen'

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5:17p HKT Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend E.S. writes:

"I thought your recent address to the two Asian mining conferences --

http://www.gata.org/node/17296

-- was unbeatable as a summary of what has happened and where we stand with respect to the gold issue.

Chris Powell: Why invest in gold miners if they won't defend themselves?

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Gold Market Manipulation Update

Remarks by Chris Powell
Secretary/Treasurer, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Mining Investment Asia Conference, Singapore
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mines and Money Asia Conference, Hong Kong
Friday, April 7, 2017

Keith Barron of Fruta del Norte fame is back in Ecuador, and this is what he's up to

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By Charlotte McLeod
Gold Investing News, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Exploration geologist Keith Barron is best known for discovering the colossal Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador, but if his new venture is successful he may soon have another claim to fame.

Free banking could disappear if global interest rates stay low, IMF warns

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By Szu Ping Chan
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Households face the end of free banking if the low-growth, low-interest rate environment persists, according to the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF said weak growth combined with ageing populations meant financial institutions around the world would be forced to overhaul their business models to adapt to a new normal.

China's Shandong Gold in $960 million deal for half of Barrick's Veladero mine

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By Adam Jourdan
Reuters
Thursday, April 6, 2017

China's Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. will pay $960 million for a 50 percent stake in Barrick Gold Corp.'s Veladero gold mine in Argentina, the Canadian miner said in a press release today.

11 gold-related items in USA Gold's 'News & Views' letter for April

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10:25a HKT Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

USA Gold's "News & Views" letter for April, compiled by Mike Kosares, reports in the clear 11 gold-related items, some of which got past your secretary/treasurer. The letter is posted here:

http://www.usagold.com/publications/NewsViewsApril2017.html

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Turkey to introduce sovereign gold bonds, gold lease certificates

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From the Daily Sabah, Istanbul
with Anadolu Agency reporting
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Turkey's deputy prime minister, Mehmet Şimşek, announced that the government will add two new secure investment tools to the financial system -- gold-denominated bonds (sovereign gold bonds) and lease certificates (sukuk) denominated in gold in order to bring under-the-mattress gold into the economy.

Gold imports surge as Turks heed Erdogan's call and vote looms

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By Behiye Selin Taner and Tuvan Gumrukcu
Reuters
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Turkish gold imports rose 17-fold to 28.2 tonnes in March, as Turks looking to hedge currency risk ahead of a referendum in two weeks time followed President Tayyip Erdogan's calls to buy gold instead of dollars.

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