Thursday, August 4, 2011

Central bankers join gold rush

Central Banks Join Rush to Gold

by WSJ staff
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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by Liam Pleven, Se Young Lee and In-Soo Nam
Central banks are ramping up their gold buying as they seek to diversify their reserves away from the dollar and other beleaguered currencies.
South Korea became the latest government to disclose a big bullion purchase, saying Tuesday that it recently bought 25 metric tons - more than doubling its holdings to 39 metric tons. Mexico, Russia and Thailand have also been major buyers in 2011.
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Comment: 1. Better late than never. 2. Sorry for the Bank of England. Did they at least fire their economists who suggested gold sales at the depth of the trough? I guess not. I rather assume that these incompetent bubble heads rose to the top.

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