Daily Dispatches

Evans-Pritchard sees Russia as loser in Crimea, Roberts as winner

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9a HKT Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The London Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard argues today that Russia's Crimean adventure will inflict a devastating cost on the country and that China, far from being in league with Russia, is actually clawing away at its neighbor's interests in central Asia:

Intervention is killing commodity hedge funds, Turk tells KWN

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8:50a HKT Thursday, March 26, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

UBS said to suspend FX traders in New York, Zurich, and Singapore

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By Liam Vaughan, Ambereen Choudhury, and Gavin Finch
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LONDON -- UBS suspended foreign-exchange traders in the United States, Singapore, and Switzerland as its investigation into the alleged rigging of currency markets widened, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

European Central Bank now considering even negative interest rates

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ECB Mulls Bolder Moves to Guard Against Low Inflation

By Brian Blackstone
The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

European Central Bank officials sent strong signals Tuesday that they are willing to consider dramatic steps to guard against dangerously low inflation, suggesting that the bank is prepared to shed some of its traditionally cautious approach.

Americans can't retire as Bill Gross sees 'financial repression'

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As if it's exclusive to interest rates!

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By Jeff Kearns, Steve Matthews, and Katherine Peralta
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twelve years after retiring as a telephone repairman, Roger Wood clocks 12 to 15 hours a week at a Lowe's hardware store near Glen Allen, Virginia.

Bundesbank seen softening on bond monetization in Europe

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8:25a HKT Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The London Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reports that the German Bundesbank is beginning to drop its opposition to government bond monetization in Europe:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100026946/mo...

TF Metals Report: Again, this isn't complicated

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11:22p HKT Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold leasing and price suppression getting harder for central banks, Rickards says

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6:53a HKT Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Please accept a summary of items of interest today rather than more detailed explanations, as there's much other work for your secretary/treasurer to do today.

Venezuela is enduring still another devaluation:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/24/us-venezuela-currency-idINBREA2...

Rickards: China slammed gold down, Bundesbank wants suppression, not repatriation

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9:46p HKT Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fund manager, geopolitical strategist, author, and eminence grise James G. Rickards has given what seems like his best interview ever -- to GATA's Dutch friends, China gold researcher and consultant Koos Jansen and the entrepreneur and author Willem Middlekoop.

Zero Hedge is wrong about Chinese gold operations, Turk tells KWN

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10:53a HKT Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed today by King World News, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk today disputes Zero Hedge's assertion yesterday --

http://www.gata.org/node/13818

-- that Chinese interests acquired so much gold over the last year through commodity funding deals that involved shorting gold futures contracts.

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