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China claims gold reserves at end of 2016 a massive 12,100 tonnes

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China’s proven gold reserves reached 12,100 tonnes at the end of 2016, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday quoting an official with the national gold association. China has been the world’s biggest gold producer for 10 years and the largest consumer of the metal for four years, it …

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Australia has no gold

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After a campaign throughout 2012 to seek clarity in regards to the location of Australia’s Gold Reserves the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has confirmed today in an email to me that 99.9% of their Gold Reserves are held in the gold vault of the Bank of England. Please read …

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The Fed on gold price manipulation

Lately various media outlets have been swamped with stories and allegations of precious metal manipulation ranging from the arcane, to the bizarre to the outright ridiculous. At issue is not that these claims of price fraud are unfounded – they very well may be completely true – but without a notarized …

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Billionaires move gold into underground bunkers in Swiss Alps

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Seeking to avoid increased tax authorities’ scrutiny and apparently doubting the security of banks, it seems that some billionaires opt to store their assets in gold bullion in underground bunkers hidden deep in the Swiss Alps. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law, has come into effect, …

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Russia to buy 200 tons of gold in 2016

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Russia plans to stock up on about 200 tons of gold this year, nearly matching the 208 tons it purchased in 2015. That’s according to Anton Navoi, the deputy head of the statistics department at the Russian Central Bank. Navoi explained that it’s profitable for the state to buy the …

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China is set to make waves in the gold market

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group With the recent launch of its yuan gold fix, China is making waves in precious metals markets. Traditionally, gold fixing was done at the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). But finding themselves on the outside looking in, with gold prices dictated solely by the west, China …

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Russia becomes world’s largest gold buyer

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Russia’s central bank is now the world’s top gold buyer after adding 356,000 ounces of the precious metals to its reserves in February, data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) quoted by local paper Vedomosti (in Russian) shows. According to the report, the country — which has been hoarding bullion as of late — increased …

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Ukraine admits its gold is almost all gone

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Editor’s note: The mystery surrounding Ukraine’s gold only deepens since we first reported on the gold in Ukraine situation back in March 2014 – Ukraine’s gold reserves sent to NY Federal Reserve Back in March, at a time when the IMF reported that Ukraine‘s official gold holdings as of the end of …

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US Mint sells out of Silver Eagles due to ‘tremendous’ demand

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The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it has temporarily sold out of its American Eagle silver bullion coins following “tremendous” demand in the past several weeks. In a statement sent to its biggest U.S. coin wholesalers, the U.S. Mint says it will continue to produce 2014-dated coins. The Mint will …

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Why are the world’s wealthiest people buying gold?

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By Filip Karinja Seen as a wealth preservation asset during hard economic times and used as a monetary metal for thousands of years, gold is once again on the radar for the world’s elite. Gold is seen as a low risk safety asset and investors tend to shift their portfolio …

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Former IMF head and bond king both recommend gold over stocks and bonds

Bill Gross Pimco bond king

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenneth Rogoff, recently penned a piece in which he recommended that emerging markets diversify their foreign exchange holdings away from the bonds of developed countries and into gold. One of Rogoff’s main reasons for the …

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Billionaire George Soros dumps US stocks, buys gold

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Billionaire George Soros has cut investment in US stocks by one-third and acquired a $264 million stake in the world’s biggest bullion producer, Barrick Gold, Bloomberg reports, quoting the investor’s fund data. Overall, in the first quarter of 2016 the value of publicly disclosed holdings of Soros Fund Management fell by 37 …

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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

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UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the …

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French presidential frontrunner wants gold back in France

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France could be next on the list of countries that wants to take its gold back, if the leader of a far-right political party has her way. Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party of France, who is also the front runner to potentially be France’s new president, …

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European nations look to bring their gold reserves home

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The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and Germany. An unmatched pace of money printing by major central …

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Russia buys 900,000 ounces of gold worth $1.17 billion in April

Swiss gold

The Russian central bank has again increased its gold reserves by another 900,000 ounces worth $1.17 billion in April. Russia’s gold reserves rose to 34.4 million troy ounces in April, from 33.5 million troy ounces in March, the Russian central bank announced on its website yesterday. The value of its …

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Ukraine to buy $1 billion of gold with IMF money

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A month ago, it was alleged, that Ukraine – under cover of night – loaded its gold reserves onto a plane and shipped them off (for safekeeping) in the US, as the potential price of ‘liberation’. So how ironic that, given the massive gas debts that Ukraine owes to Russia …

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Chinese rush: 10,000 people waiting in line to buy gold

China gold rush

Sometimes one must see to believe, in this case believe just how massive the raw demand for the shiny, barbarous relic is in China during times of relative monetary stability (in this case the Dragon Boat Festival). Now assume runaway inflation as we saw in 2011 China, which may be …

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