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Currency Blocks

blog.milesfranklin.com / By Bill Holter / April 9th, 2014

I listened to an interview yesterday by Greg Hunter of Jim Willie. Of particular interest to me was what Willie said beginning at “38 minutes” into the interview. He claims that Russia and China will present “gold backed” currencies this year and that there will also [...]

Pakistan rejects IMF’s call to sell its gold reserves for FX cash

gata.org / By Shahbaz Rana / Fri, 2014-04-04 04:57

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has refused to sell gold worth $2.7 billion, citing national security reasons, as the International Monetary Fund pushes Islamabad to convert the precious metal into cash to build foreign currency reserves, the global lender’s report revealed Friday.

The report, prepared by [...]

Pakistan Rejects IMF’s Call to Sell Its Gold Reserves For FX Cash

caseyresearch.com / Ed Steer / April 4, 2014

¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER

The gold price didn’t do much during Far East trading on their Thursday, but was up a couple of bucks by the London open. The selling began at the point—and the low of day came shortly after 12 o’clock noon BST. [...]

Market Report: Central banks add to gold reserves

goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 28 March 2014

The correction in the gold price continued this week, falling another $40 to a low of $1290 yesterday. In all, gold has retraced nearly half this year’s rise and silver has retraced most of its rise since end-January, with the gold/silver ratio increasing to over 65 [...]

Gold, Debt and Gold Reserves

news.goldseek.com / By: David Chapman / 28 March 2014

The above chart had always been interesting. The chart compares the US debt limit with the rise in debt and the rise in the price of gold. As the US debt limit was increased and the US debt grew, gold prices appeared to move in lockstep. [...]

A First Glance On US Official Gold Reserves Audits

ingoldwetrust.ch / by Koos Jansen on March 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

I probably missed this story because I didn’t have blog when this came out in 2011, but apparently the official gold reserves of the United States are being audited every year. I thought the last audit was done in 1974, based on [...]

Top 10 nations stockpiling gold

usatoday.com / By Eric McWhinnie / March 22, 2014 12:03 p.m

Discussions involving gold hoarders tend to generate images of the stereotypical nervous Nellie hiding out somewhere in the wilderness. Uncivilized and irrational, they count their so-called barbaric stacks of gold, which are located next to a lifetime supply of canned goods. While this portrayal [...]

The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold Reserves

21stcenturywire.com / BY 21WIRE / MARCH 21, 2014

As the dust settles in Kiev, another money trail has been revealed…

According to reports out of Kiev (see links below), the US has quietly transfers 33 tons of Ukrainian gold out of the country and back to vaults in the US. Presumably, this sovereign wealth transfer [...]

Gold Reserves Top 20 Countries

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, March 21, 2014 11:12 AM

My friend Nick at Sharelynx Gold has an interesting chart on world gold reserves that I would like to share.

World Gold Reserves

For those who think the US is going to enter hyperinflation with the US dollar becoming [...]

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

gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / 12:53p ET Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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 [...]

Was The Price Of Ukraine’s “Liberation” The Handover Of Its Gold To The Fed?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/10/2014 21:55 -0400

A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt, has surfaced out of the pro-Russian newspaper Iskra, which reports – so far on an entirely unsubstantiated basis – that last Friday, in a mysterious operation under the cover [...]

Ukraine Gold Reserves Said To Be Put On Plane For Safekeeping in the US

Depiction on the Arch of Titus of the gold Menorah beingtaken from the Temple to Rome after the sack of Jerusalem

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / BY JESSE / 09 MARCH 2014

This is a story based on a report out of the Ukraine. Obviously I do not know yet if it is accurate. The information coming [...]

BuBa: Half of German gold reserves will be stored in Germany by 2020

ingoldwetrust.ch / by Koos Jansen / February 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

INTERVIEW 2014-02-19

Interview with Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, published in Handelsblatt on 19 February 2014.

Translation: Deutsche Bundesbank

Interview conducted by Norbert Häring and Jens Münchrath.

Mr Thiele, do you consider yourself a kind of psychotherapist [...]

Could Chinese gold reserves trigger the next big rally in gold prices?

arabianmoney.net / 18 February 2014

Could an announcement about huge new Chinese gold reserves be the next trigger for higher gold prices? Chinese gold buying has been on a roll over the past year and it would come as no great surprise to many in the industry.

Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns and Bloomberg Industries’ Kenneth Hoffman [...]

Barrick Posts Big Loss, Slashes Gold Reserves

caseyresearch.com / Ed Steer / February 14, 2014

¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER

The gold price didn’t do much when Far East trading began on their Thursday—and shortly after trading began, the price started drifting quietly lower. The low tick came shortly after 8:30 a.m. GMT in London—and it began to rally quietly from [...]

Germany repatriating its US gold reserves in mini-shipments

en.europeonline-magazine.eu / 06.02.2014

Frankfurt (dpa) – The 300 tons of gold that Germany is bringing home from a New York strongroom is being transported little by little and will take until 2020 to complete, the German central bank said Thursday.

Emotions have regularly flared in Germany about why 45 per cent of the country‘s [...]

China’s Gold Demand on the Rise

outsiderclub.com / Daniella Nicole / 2014-01-24

If gold has gone out of style, no one has told China.

The country has overtaken India as the world’s largest gold consumer, thanks to soaring demand for jewelry, Panda coins, and bullion.

Chinese gold demand reached 1,189.8 tonnes last year, a 32% jump over 2012 and a fivefold [...]

When Gold Knocks On China’s Front Door

dailyreckoning.com / by Dave Gonigam / Jan 22, 2014

For one frightening moment, we were afraid we’d missed the biggest financial story in years.

“Claiming to have vaulted France and Italy in terms of gold reserves,” said a report last Wednesday, “China has announced that they have expanded their gold reserves by 76%, thus [...]

Gold Surges On Speculation India May Ease Import Restrictions; China Reports Gold Reserves Unchanged

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/23/2014 08:15 -0500

Over the past year India’s attempt to impose price controls on gold imports has only achieved one thing: forced citizens to find ever newer and more creative means of smuggling gold. It has gotten so bad Indians are now smuggling the yellow metal through Pakistan, on [...]

China Reports Gold Reserves Unchanged Again at End 2013

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 23 January 2014

Gold prices rose today after the falls this week led to bargain hunting. Gold rose in price after CNBC reported that India’s Congress President Sonia Gandhi has sought a lowering of import duty on gold.

The People’s Bank of China website reports China’s gold reserves [...]

China set to hike official gold reserves to 5,000 tonnes next to combat its growing financial crisis?

arabianmoney.net / 22 January 2014

The Internet is abuzz with rumours that China may be about to reveal its new official gold reserves with a total of up to 5,000 tonnes way above its previous 2009 tally of 1,054 tonnes. Last week the world’s second largest economy pumped in $42 billion to shore up [...]

China Expected To Announce It Has More Than Doubled Its Gold Reserves, Says Shanghai Daily

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/19/2014 19:00

The topic of China’s below the radar accumulation of gold is nothing new: first revealed here in September 2011as part of a Wikileaks intercept, watchers of Chinese gold imports have been stunned by the ravenous pace with which Chinese customers have been gobbling up both domestic and [...]

China Claims To Already Have the Third Largest Gold Reserves in the World

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / Jesse / 16 JANUARY 2014

This is what China is willing to officially report, that they have expanded their official gold reserves by 76%, to 2,710 tonnes. China is now behind the US and Germany, which say that they hold 8,133.5 and 3,391.3 tonness respectively. China has already surpassed Italy [...]

Dutch Central Bank Tight-lipped About Gold Policy

ingoldwetrust.ch / by Koos Jansen on January 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Only 11 % of Dutch official gold reserves, which is 613 tons in total, is stored in Amsterdam. The rest is held abroad; 20 % in Ottawa, 20 % in London and 49 % in New York. Because of my believe gold will [...]

GOLD DRAIN CONTINUES AS 2128 METRIC TONS WITHDRAWN FROM SHANGHAI VAULTS YTD!

silverdoctors.com / BY THE DOC / DECEMBER 31, 2013

In the end-stages of 2013, in between December 16th and 20th, the “Chinese Aunties” have withdrawn 55 tons of gold from the vaults of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. That’s more than the official gold reserves of Finland and most likely more than what has been globally [...]

GOLD PRODUCTION WARS: The East Slays the West

srsroccoreport.com / By SRSrocco / December 7, 2013

Not only is there a battle going on between the East and West when it comes to increasing physical gold reserves, there’s also a gold production war taking place amongst these same nations.

Something quite extraordinary took place in 1997 which very few investors are aware. This [...]

There Is Too Little Gold in the West

peakprosperity.com / by Alasdair Macleod / Friday, December 6, 2013, 12:53 AM

The history of gold’s flight to the developing world

Western central banks have tried to shake off the constraints of gold for a long time, which has created enormous difficulties for them. They have generally succeeded in managing opinion in the developed [...]

Venezuela Denies Goldman’s Gold Deal As Inflation Tops 54%

Venezuela Gold Reserves In Million Fine Troy Ounces (1995 to Today)

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 28 November 2013

Gold is higher today as huge demand from China is believed to be supporting prices.

China has seen a notable pick up in demand this week due to lower prices. Traded volumes of [...]

Iran Gold Sanctions to Ease

truthingold.com / By truthing / November 25, 2013 at 08:08

The easing of sanctions on trading gold with Iran probably will have little impact on prices, according to Standard Bank Group Ltd. and Societe Generale SA.

“Gold overall is dominated by much bigger forces right now,” Walter de Wet, an analyst at Standard Bank [...]

Swiss Leaders Oppose Gold Reserves Initiative

abcnews.go.com / November 20, 2013

Swiss ministers are opposing a plan to haul back the country’s gold reserves stored abroad.

The seven-member ruling Federal Council, which includes the president, agreed Wednesday that it opposes the popular referendum expected to go before voters within several years. A “yes” vote would ban the Swiss [...]