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Alasdair Macleod: The bursting of China's credit bubble

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:49

8:51p ET Friday, March 14, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

China remains the big gold story, GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod writes today, not just because Chinese people recognize gold as the best money but also because the credit and currency collapse under way in China will drive wealth out of uneconomic assets and into the monetary metal. Macleod's commentary is headlined "The Bursting of China's Credit Bubble" and it's posted at GoldMoney's Internet site here:

http://www.goldmoney.com/research/analysis/the-bursting-of-chinas-credit...

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

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Fire sale of US Treasuries warns of acute stress across the world

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:31

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Friday, March 14, 2014

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100026831/fi...

Somebody is a selling a fistful of US Treasuries. It could be Russia, China, Turkey, South Africa, or Indonesia, or all frantically selling bonds at the same time for different reasons.

We don't yet know. All we know is that the US Federal Reserve's custody holdings on behalf of foreign central banks plunged by $106 billion in the week ending March 12, the biggest one-week drop on record.

Russia's central bank is undoubtedly liquidating reserves at a breakneck pace to prevent a collapse of the rouble, as foreign companies scramble to get all their spare cash out of Russian accounts before the G7 guillotine comes down on the Putin clan next week. It is certainly trying to remove its assets beyond the jurisdiction of the US authorities -- though that will not be easy. The Securities and Exchange Commission takes no prisoners. In the end, the world is more frightened of US regulators than it is of Putin's tanks or his polonium. Soft power can trump hard power.

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One investor told me that clients in Russia are literally loading up cars with computers, machinery, and anything that will fit, and rushing them out of the country for fear that assets will nationalised. Whatever happens, nobody will forget this in a hurry.

Yet the latest financial ructions go beyond Russia; they reek of stress in the international system. "Countries are intervening all over the place to defend their currencies, (which means they are tightening). Their central banks built up huge war chests of reserves for a rainy day, and now it is raining," said David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC.

Indeed it is. The international order is unravelling. Russia is of course smashing the post-Cold War order by seizing Ukraine and blowing up the global architecture of nuclear non-proliferation. Let us not forget that Ukraine agreed to give up its nuclear weapons -- the world's third biggest arsenal at the time -- in exchange for a guarantee by the great powers in 1994 that its territorial integrity would be upheld. Russia was one of the signatories.

China is laying claim to large parts of the East China and South China Seas, and has established an air-identification control zone over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands.

China and Japan are one blow -- or misjudgment -- away from outright military conflict. The battle on the Pacific Rim is ultimately even more dangerous than the West's clash with Russia over Ukraine.

Whether or not the wheels really are falling off the Chinese economy remains to be seen, but the discussion has crept into the market. You can smell the beginnings of fear.

"The global situation is extremely serious," Lars Christensen from Danske Bank. "Russia is committing economic suicide, there is a massive corruption scandal in Turkey, and capital outflows from China threaten to have huge ramifications."

"If the US dollar were to strengthen drastically at this point, we would go straight into a global recession."

That is indeed the risk. Let us hope the Fed can pull its head out of its closed-economy macro model for once and take a look at the world before it tightens again next week. Tread very carefully, Madame Chairman.

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Was that Russia transferring dollar holdings offshore?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:16

By: Patti Domm
CNBC, New York
Friday, March 14, 2014

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101495837

The Fed's custody holdings report is usually a sleeper, but this week there was a whopping withdrawal by some central bank. And while there's no evidence, speculation is that it was Russia.

Foreign central banks' holdings of U.S. marketable securities fell in the week that ended Wednesday by a record $106.1 billion, and that was mostly Treasurys. The holdings of U.S. securities held by the Fed for other central banks fell to $3.21 billion, the lowest level since December 2012.

While traders say they suspect it was Russia, they don't know for sure, and it has not shown up on Russia's balance sheet.

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However, Marc Chandler, chief Treasury strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, said everything points to Russia, starting with the timing of Sunday's Crimean referendum and the potential for Western sanctions. He said rather than selling the Treasurys, Russia simply transferred them out of the U.S.

"Everything (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is doing is being extra cautious about retaliation, like bringing troops right to the Ukraine border," said Chandler. "The other reason I say it's most likely Russia is you look at the countries that have the largest reserves. It doesn't feel like it's China because China has enough on its plate."

Chandler said about half of Russia's foreign currency reserves are held in dollar-denominated instruments, and this would be about 80 percent of those dollar holdings. At the end of 2013, Russia had $138 billion in Treasury securities.

"It could be somebody else, but it does seem circumstantial just on the timing alone," said Chandler.

He also said there are precedents for this type of behavior by Russia.

He pointed to the birth of the Eurodollar market—dollars outside the U.S. In 1956, when the Soviet Union invaded Hungary, it feared the U.S. would retaliate with financial muscle, and Russia-based Narodny Bank shifted dollars from the U.S. and deposited them in its London branch, he noted.

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Koos Jansen: Abandoning gold standard enriched financial class

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:56

6:55p ET Friday, March 14, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today that Chinese gold demand for the first 10 weeks of the year has reached 454 tonnes, which would put it on a pace to claim most of the world's annual gold production. Jansen observes that abandonment of the gold standard resulted in a vast transfer of wealth from the working class to the financial class, but then wasn't that the objective? Jansen's commentary is posted at his Internet site, In Gold We Trust, here:

http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/week-10-sge-withdrawals-36-mt-454-mt-ytd

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

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Sprott may join manipulation suit; von G says asset gains in dollars are illusory

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:33

4:30p ET Friday, March 14, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management CEO Eric Sprott today tells King World News that the increasingly public complaints about gold market manipulation have begun to liberate the gold price and he is considering becoming part of a class-action lawsuit against the banks that have been accused of manipulation:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/3/14_Bi...

And Swiss gold fund manager Egon von Greyerz tells King World News that price appreciation in assets demoninated in U.S. dollars are completely illusory, since the dollar long has been declining in value. The world is going to strip the dollar of its role as the world reserve currency, von Greyerz says. His comments are posted at King World News here:

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CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
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UBS discloses it is reviewing its precious metals business

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:08

By Chad Gray and Neil Gough
The New York Times
Friday, March 14, 2014

LONDON -- The Swiss bank UBS said on Friday that it was conducting an internal review of its precious metals business amid expanding regulatory investigations into potential manipulation of interest rates and the price of commodities and currencies.

In its annual report released on Friday, UBS said that it had been conducting a review of its foreign exchange operations, including its precious metals business. The bank said it was cooperating with regulators, noting in its review that "a number of authorities also are reportedly investigating potential manipulation of precious metal prices."

Also on Friday, Hong Kong's banking regulator found that traders at UBS tried to rig the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate over a four-year period but ultimately had no impact on how the local benchmark interest rate was set. As a result, the regulator did not fine the bank. ...

... For the full story:

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Beyond irony: U.S. sues banks for suppressing interest rates

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:04

U.S. Regulator Sues 16 Banks for Rigging Key Interest Rate

By Nate Raymond
Reuters
Friday, March 14, 2014

NEW YORK -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sued 16 of the world's largest banks on Friday, accusing them of colluding to suppress interest rates.

The lawsuit, filed in the federal district court in New York, was the latest to accuse financial institutions of conspiring to manipulate Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate. ...

The banks named as defendants include Bank of America Corp., Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and UBS.

The lawsuit also named the British Bankers' Association, the U.K. trade organization that during the period at issue administered Libor. ...

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Bundesbank's president says it aims to hasten gold repatriation

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:21

Bundesbank President Attacks Angela Merkel's Policies

By Claire Jones
Financial Times, London
Thursday, March 13, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany -- The head of Germany's Bundesbank has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel's reform agenda, warning that changes to the labour market and the coalition’s softer tone on the country’s trade surplus risk weakening the eurozone's economic powerhouse.

Jens Weidmann, the president of the central bank and a former adviser to Ms Merkel, on Thursday said that the introduction of a minimum wage and attempts to cut the retirement age of some workers could damage the labour market. But his sharpest rebuttal was reserved for the coalition's more conciliatory stance on the German trade balance. ...

Mr. Weidmann also said that the Bundesbank would step up efforts to repatriate half its gold reserves that it has built up through its trade surpluses at overseas central banks to Frankfurt, with the rest remaining in New York and London. In a nod to the public support for the move, the Bundesbank president quoted Goethe's Faust: "The lure of gold has power over all." ...

... For the full story:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/72fa600e-aa9e-11e3-9fd6-00144feab7de.html

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Half of all proceeds from the sale of this report will be donated to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee to support its efforts exposing manipulation and fraud in the gold and silver markets.

To learn about this report, please visit:

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Currency war is intensifying and will be highly inflationary, Ing tells KWN

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:07

3p ET Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Canadian fund manager John Ing tells King World News today that the worldwide currency war is intensifying and will become highly inflationary. Meanwhile, he says, Chinese interests keep adding gold mining companies to their shopping list. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the King World News blog here:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/3/13_Th...

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

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McEwen acknowledges central bank intervention against gold, cites GATA

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 23:38

10:40p ET Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA got a compliment yesterday from Goldcorp founder Rob McEwen, now CEO of McEwen Mining --

http://mcewenmining.com/

-- who seems to have become the first major mining executive to speak candidly about and to acknowledge central bank intervention against the price of gold.

McEwen's comments came in response to a question during McEwen Mining's fourth-quarter and year-end financial results conference call. He was asked what he thought of the growing number of complaints about manipulation of the gold market and whether it would be good for him to complain about it to the Bank of Canada.

McEwen's reply begins at the 24:07 mark in the recording archived here:

http://www.gowebcasting.com/events/mcewen-mining-inc/2014/03/11/fourth-q...

A slightly edited transcription is appended.

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

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Comments by McEwen Mining CEO Rob McEwen
McEwen Mining Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results Discussion
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As for manipulation, it has been the mandate of central banks around the world to manage their money, and they have a lot of tools at their disposal, such as the Federal Reserve's saying, "Interest rates are going to be here -- 50 or 100 basis points -- and locked there for a period of time."

... Dispatch continues below ...


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They have all sorts of levers they can move around and one of those would be metals prices. It's quite reasonable to expect that the central banks are going to be in there trying to manage the economy of the world, and metals prices would be one of those areas.

There have been a number of very good attempts -- GATA is one -- to highlight what they believe is manipulation that goes beyond the mandate of central banks. They have raised the awareness of it but that hasn't changed the habits of government. I would say the governments are thinking that they're doing it for the good of the country and they can do anything they want. I think making a comment to our central bank about it would be like pouring water on the back of a duck, unfortunately.

The market will catch up with this. The Federal Reserve is saying that it is going to keep rates fixed for a period of time. Maybe they can do it in the short term but history suggests that over the intermediate and long term it's impossible to hold certain parts of the economy together in static. There are lots of dynamics out there and you're starting to see metals prices improving, and I'm quite encouraged by the firming I'm seeing in prices right now.

There's a complancency in the broad market with people believing that all the issues that brought about the collapse a few years back have been dealt with, and that's far from the truth. But it's an easier thing to believe and a more pleasant way to look at the world than to look at $17 trillion-plus of debt by the United States alone and to take that out over the whole world.

We still have quite a distance to go and if interest rates were to go up, the cost of servicing the debt is going to cripple governments and send shockwaves around the world.

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West playing dangerous and provocative game in Ukraine, Stockman says

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:22

4:20p ET Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Former U.S. Budget Director David Stockman today tells King World News that the West is playing a dangerous and provocative game with Ukraine and Russia with implications for gold:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/3/12_St...

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The case for gold right now

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:18

4:15p ET Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Internet site of Centennial Precious Metals in Denver, USAGold.com, today publishes "The Case for Gold Right Now," complete with self-updating charts showing that the problems of the financial system since the crisis of 2008 have not been fixed and that gold remains almost insanely cheap:

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Swiss financial newspaper notes gold market manipulation issue

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:07

4p ET Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The twice-weekly Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft (Finance and Economics), based in Zurich, yesterday published a long article headlined (translated from German into English) "The Manipulated Gold Market." While in the fashion typical of mainstream financial journalism it attempts no original reporting, is entirely derivative, and even presumes to use the word "rumors" as if reams of documentation aren't available --

http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21

-- at least it calls attention to the issue and implicitly invites others to undertake actual financial journalism someday.

The article is posted at the Finanz und Wirtschaft Internet site here --

http://www.fuw.ch/article/der-goldpreis-ist-wohl-von-banken-manipuliert/

-- and if you open it in Google Chrome and accept the option of running it through Google Translator, you'll get an English translation that gives a pretty good idea of the content.

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Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Like New York Fed, State refuses comment on transfer of Ukrainian gold

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 14:17

1:18p ET Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

After two days of hectoring the U.S. State Department by telephone and e-mail, and doing so as a newspaper editor, your secretary/treasurer today recruited his U.S. representative's office to try to extract from State an answer to the question of whether the U.S. government has taken custody of Ukraine's gold reserves, as suggested by news reports like the one cited here:

http://www.gata.org/node/13754

At last at noon today came this cordial reply from Katherine Pfaff in State's press office:

"We refer you to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on this."

Of course the New York Fed yesterday already had deflected the question to the National Bank of Ukraine:

http://www.gata.org/node/13761

All along your secretary/treasurer also has been querying not only the National Bank of Ukraine but also the Ukrainian embassy in Washington and the Ukrainian mission to the United Nations in New York. Of course no reply is expected, except maybe something like "Перейти ебать себе."

The difficulty in getting a straight answer here is pretty good evidence that the Ukrainian gold indeed has been sent to the United States.

We may have to leave further inquiry to bigger news organizations with greater resources, organizations that, unfortunately, remain too scared or controlled to get into the gold issue.

But what's really noteworthy here is how easy important journalism about gold would be for anyone attempting it. All one has to do is put the right critical and specific questions to central banks and other government agencies, whereupon they can only refuse to answer and run away, incriminating themselves.

No one in financial journalism or gold market commentary who has not attempted to put such questions to a central bank or other relevant government agency is worth listening to.

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Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Gold will survive bursting of the currency bubble, GoldMoney's Macleod says

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:10

11:05p ET Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod last week made a presentation to the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in London about trends in the gold market, covering the long history of central bank intervention, the evidence that Western central bank gold has run out, and Asia's recent acquisition of huge volumes of gold on the eve of the likely bursting of the currency bubble. Macleod's presentation is 21 minutes long and is posted at You Tube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVFNEChSHkw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Bank of England will never unwind QE, nor should it

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:57

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Britain has just carried out one of the greatest victimless crimes in modern financial history. It is in effect wiping out public debt worth 20 to 25 percent of GDP -- on the sly -- without inflicting serious macroeconomic damage or frightening global bond markets.

Governor Mark Carney more or less acknowledged this morning that the Bank of England will never reverse its L375 billion of Gilts purchases. Quite right too.

"Any unwinding of QE should come after several adjustments to rates," he told the Treasury Select Committee. The word "any" tells us what we need to know.

This follows comments by Deputy Governor Charlie Bean yesterday that the Bank will "only contemplate selling back Gilts once the recovery is on a firm path." He admitted that some holdings may never be sold. ...

... For the full commentary:

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New York Fed on Ukrainian gold reserves: Don't ask us

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:55

12:53p ET Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today responded to GATA's inquiry last night, prompted by reports such as this one from Ukraine --

http://www.gata.org/node/13754

-- as to whether it was taking custody of Ukraine's gold reserves.

A spokesman for the New York Fed said simply: "Any inquiry regarding gold accounts should be directed to the account holder. You may want to contact the National Bank of Ukraine to discuss this report."

GATA's similar inquiry of last night to the U.S. State Department has not yet prompted any reply.

Last night GATA called this issue to the attention of about 30 mainstream financial journalists and newsletter writers in the admittedly bizarre hope that they might pose the question as well.

But as your secretary/treasurer has noted for many years:

1) The first rule of mainstream financial journalism and particularly financial journalism about gold is never to put a specific critical question about the monetary metal to any of the primary participants in the gold market, central banks. That is, nearly all gold market reporting is, by design, irrelevant distraction at best, disinformation at worst.

2) The true location and disposition of national gold reserves are secrets far more sensitive than the location and disposition of nuclear weapons.

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

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Sunday and Monday, June 1 and 2, 2014

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Currency collapse could keep stock boom going, Turk tells KWN

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:38

12:35p ET Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The bull market in stocks is getting pretty old, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News today, but it well could be accelerated by currency collapse. "To properly judge valuations," Turk says, "stocks should be measured in terms of purchasing power, not dollars or any other currency because their purchasing power is constantly being destroyed."

An excerpt from the interview is posted at the King World News blog here:

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/3/11_Lo...

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

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Now, with GoldCore, you can own coins and bars in fully insured, segregated, and allocated accounts in Singapore with the ability to take delivery. Learn more by downloading GoldCore's Essential Guide To Storing Gold In Singapore:

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Join GATA here:

Mines and Money Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Monday-Friday, March 24-28, 2014
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

http://www.minesandmoney.com/hongkong/

Porter Stansberry Natural Resources Conference
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, Texas
Saturday, May 31, 2014

http://stansberrydallas.com/

Canadian Investor Conference 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday and Monday, June 1 and 2, 2014

http://cambridgehouse.com/event/25/canadian-investor-conference-2014-inc...

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Or a colorful poster of GATA's full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2009:

http://gata.org/node/wallstreetjournal

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Suing banks in London gold fix soon will become a pig pile

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:52

AIS Files Class-Action Suit Against Gold-Fix Banks

By Francesca Freeman
MarketWatch, New York
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A U.S. investment-management firm has filed a lawsuit against the five banks that set the London benchmark gold price, alleging that the banks conspired to manipulate the price of gold for their own gain.

Documents seen by The Wall Street Journal show that AIS Capital Management, based in Connecticut, filed a class-action complaint late Monday against Barclays PLC, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings PLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Societe Generale SA in the U.S. district court for the Southern District of New York.

The suit is on behalf of AIS and other investors who held or traded gold and gold derivatives that were settled based on the gold fix, or who held or traded COMEX gold futures or options, from 2004 to present. ...

... For the complete story:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ais-files-class-action-suit-against-gol...

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Monday-Friday, March 24-28, 2014

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Porter Stansberry Natural Resources Conference
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, Texas
Saturday, May 31, 2014

http://stansberrydallas.com/

Canadian Investor Conference 2014
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Sunday and Monday, June 1 and 2, 2014

http://cambridgehouse.com/event/25/canadian-investor-conference-2014-inc...

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Or a colorful poster of GATA's full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2009:

http://gata.org/node/wallstreetjournal

Help keep GATA going

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New Ukraine regime blames predecessor for stealing gold and everything else

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:21

Washington Reaction: FBI Helps Ukraine Recover Stolen Billions

By Jamie Dettmer
Voice of America, Washington
Monday, March 10, 2014

http://m.voanews.com/a/washington-react-fbi-helps-ukraine-recover-billio...

FBI and U.S. Treasury agents have arrived in Kiev to aid Ukraine's interim leaders to uncover the financial crimes of the government of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in an effort to repatriate billions of dollars.

Ukraine's new government is determined to recover some of the billions of dollars it says went missing during Yanukovych's regime.

And Washington is eager to assist.

"We are very interested in working with the government to support its investigations of those financial crimes, and we have already, on the ground here in Ukraine, experts from the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Treasury who are working with their Ukrainian counterparts to support the Ukrainian investigation," U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt told reporters here on Monday.

According to Ukrainian officials more than $20 billion of gold reserves may have been embezzled and $37 billion in loans has disappeared. In the past three years more than $70 billion was moved to offshore accounts from Ukraine's financial system.

... Dispatch continues below ...


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The country needs all the cash it can recover as it labors with debts of $75 billion. Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia, has lost more than 20 percent of its value this year. With the revolution and political turmoil, the economy is limping along.

An International Monetary Fund team is in Ukraine negotiating the details of a $15 billion-package for the struggling economy. The United States is providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to help restore financial stability.

The American ambassador says the United States is not the only country trying to help recover stolen funds.

"There are a variety of other governments who are also interested in this through the international financial networks to uncover the financial crimes committed by the previous regime and to see what can be done to recuperate some of those assets," Pyatt said.

But while Ukrainian authorities, with the assistance of outsiders, scour the books and analyze digital data in a bid to pick up the money trails, some Ukrainians worry that those who had a hand in aiding and abetting the pillaging of the country are being given government jobs.

The interim government has appointed some of the country's oligarchs as regional governors. Opposition lawmaker and rights activist Lesya Orobets is not delighted with the picks.

"I am not comfortable with those appointments, but I do see common sense in that," Orobets said. "We have to appoint those people who, acting together with the interim government before the presidential elections, will gain the control of the country. This is very important."

Orobets is comforting herself with the knowledge that there is not much left to steal and hopes the oligarchs will use this as an opportunity to be responsible.

"The previous regime has already stolen everything," she said. "This is a big chance for them to show they can behave differently."

But one of the grassroots leaders of the Maidan revolution, Sergey Poyarkov, warns that loans given now by the United States or European countries should be closely monitored.

"If you give some money, control the money," he said. "And you should demand that any payment for anyone should be openly visible on the website of the ministry or that department. That is the only way your money will not be stolen."

The interim government has appointed Tetyana Chornovol, an investigative journalist who was nearly beaten to death in December for her reporting, to lead the effort to recover the stolen billions.

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Join GATA here:

Mines and Money Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Monday-Friday, March 24-28, 2014
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

http://www.minesandmoney.com/hongkong/

Porter Stansberry Natural Resources Conference
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, Texas
Saturday, May 31, 2014

http://stansberrydallas.com/

Canadian Investor Conference 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday and Monday, June 1 and 2, 2014

http://cambridgehouse.com/event/25/canadian-investor-conference-2014-inc...

* * *

Support GATA by purchasing DVDs of our London conference in August 2011 or our Dawson City conference in August 2006:

http://www.goldrush21.com/order.html

Or by purchasing a colorful GATA T-shirt:

http://gata.org/tshirts

Or a colorful poster of GATA's full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2009:

http://gata.org/node/wallstreetjournal

Help keep GATA going

GATA is a civil rights and educational organization based in the United States and tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Its e-mail dispatches are free, and you can subscribe at:

http://www.gata.org

To contribute to GATA, please visit:

http://www.gata.org/node/16

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Buy metals at GoldMoney and enjoy international storage

GoldMoney was established in 2001 by James and Geoff Turk and is safeguarding more than $1.7 billion in metals and currencies. Buy gold, silver, platinum, and palladium from GoldMoney over the Internet and store them in vaults in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, ­taking advantage of GoldMoney's low storage rates, among the most competitive in the industry. GoldMoney also offers delivery of 100-gram and 1-kilogram gold bars and 1-kilogram silver bars. To learn more, please visit:

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