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South African gold mine strike averted at last minute

Section: Daily Dispatches

8:50p ET Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Treasury Department has replied to GATA's latest
questions, through Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, and the
answers are disappointing in the extreme.

Treasury's reply was dated July 13 and signed by John
M. Duncan, assistant secretary for legislative affairs.
Duncan writes that the U.S. government has undertaken no
gold swaps in the last 10 years. He declines to answer

What the World Gold Council has wrought

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Michael Kosares
July 30, 2001

Gold is down in early trading after a quiet session overseas.
Some traders await the decision on whether or not South
African miners will strike three South African producers --
Goldfields, Harmony, and Durban Roodeport. AngloGold ,
South Africa's largest producer, has come to terms with its
workers. The National Union of Mineworkers plans to

Swapping lies: Fed and Treasury officials hanging themselves

Section: Daily Dispatches

Copyright 2001,

By Bill Murphy

Note: Some of following material has been presented to you over the
past year, but it is essential that it be rehashed in order to lay
out the foundation of a most disturbing situation regarding the World
Gold Council and some of its most significant members.

The World Gold Council is an association of gold producers

U.S., European interests converging on higher euro and gold

Section: Daily Dispatches

10:44a ET Saturday, July 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In a new essay, James Turk of the Freemarket Gold and
Money Report has documented how the U.S. Treasury
Department's Exchange Stabilization Fund is intervening
in the gold market and how the Treasury Department is
undertaking to conceal the intervention.

Turk's essay -- quot;What is Happening to America's Gold?quot; --

Some informed surmise on gold swaps and the International Monetary Fund

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Michael Kosares
July 29, 2001

quot;NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) -- COMEX gold finished New
York higher after a day in negative territory, driven
up by late news that gold miners will strike in South
Africa after all, and a late mustering of strength by
the euro currency, gold traders said Friday.....

quot;Most gold speculators figured all bets were off for a
strike and liquidated long positions placed in

Difficulty locating Internet petition to clarify U.S. gold policy

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Andrew Davidson
South Africa Business Report
July 25, 2001
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Johannesburg -- Kelvin Williams, the marketing director
of AngloGold, the world's biggest gold producer,
yesterday slammed the vast majority of global gold
mining companies for not taking responsibility for the
promotion of their product and doing quot;nothing

Send this essay by James Turk to Congress: What is happening to America''s gold?

Section: Daily Dispatches

10:54a ET Saturday, July 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Some people are reporting difficulty reaching
the Internet site with Barrie Walsh's petition
for clarification of U.S. gold policy. The link
as contained in yesterday's dispatch doesn't
always work. But, copied and pasted into an
Internet browser, it does seem to work. So let
me suggest copying this....

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An Internet petition to clarify U.S. policy on gold

Section: Daily Dispatches

11p ET Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Given the interest in the statement by the seemingly
flummoxed counsel to the Federal Reserve that he can't
remember talking about quot;gold swapsquot; and must have been
misquoted by his own agency, you might want to read
the following exchange I had today on the bulletin
board at with that excellent Internet

AngloGold official complains of lack of support for World Gold Council

Section: Daily Dispatches

11:16p ET Friday, July 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA supporter Barrie Walsh of Halifax, Canada, who
has done heroic work for GATA, is at it again, as you'll
see below. Please consider signing his electronic

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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July 27, 2001

Hello, friends of gold.

In an attempt to help out our cause, I have started a

GATA press release seeks answers on gold swaps

Section: Daily Dispatches

7:23p ET Monday, July 23, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Before passing along some comments by GATA
Chairman Bill Murphy about today's Dow Jones
Newswires story on the Federal Reserve's quot;we
don't rememberquot; response to Sen. Jim Bunning
in regard to U.S. government gold swaps, let
me note something important.

The Fed's response, and particularly the letter
from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, could have