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Central banking elite met today behind closed doors

Bank gate

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Today the financial heavyweights in the world of finance met behind closed doors to discuss the future of the global economic system. Held in Washington, the meeting was titled, ‘Gold, renminbi and the multicurrency reserve system’. Co-hosted by the World Gold Council, the purpose of the ...

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Peak gold, amid rising demand and a declining dollar

Cash is trash

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Conventional wisdom suggests a strong dollar is bad for the price of gold. So given the dollar’s current relative strength against other currencies, we should expect the price of gold to fall, right? Not so fast, says a new report from the World Gold Council (WGC). ...

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Warren Buffett vs his gold bug father Howard Buffett

Warren Buffett gold derivatives

By Filip Karinja Warren Buffett’s distaste for gold is well known and promoted in the mainstream media. One thing that’s not well known or promoted is that Buffet’s father, Howard Buffett, a four-term Republican Congressman, believed in the role of gold as money and was a huge advocate for the gold ...

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Germany repatriated 120 tonnes of gold in 2014

Germany Bundesbank gold

The Bundesbank successfully continued and further stepped up its transfers of gold last year. In 2014, 120 tonnes of gold were transferred to Frankfurt am Main from storage locations abroad: 35 tonnes from Paris and 85 tonnes from New York. “Implementation of our new gold storage plan is proceeding smoothly. ...

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French presidential frontrunner wants gold back in France

Marine Le Pen gold France

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

Gold bars

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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Ukraine admits its gold is almost all gone

Ukrainian flag

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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ECB to buy gold and stocks next as Japanese QE fails

ECB European Central Bank Yves Mersch

While it remains to be seen if a majority of the Swiss population want their central bank to purchase a whopping 1,500 tons of gold in the coming years, perhaps the most notable event for gold overnight (aside from news that while India exports fell 5% in October, gold and silver ...

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China hoarding gold to challenge the US dollar

China gold dragon

In a world filled with fiat currencies, how important is gold‘s role in the financial system? Proponents often view the precious metal as a hedge against economic chaos, while critics typically claim gold is hardly more than an unproductive rock. Interestingly, some countries appear to believe gold is quite important, ...

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