Les importations d'or en Chine en hausse de 500% d'une année sur l'autre :
|Chinese Gold Imports Surge By 500% Through October|
|ZeroHedge, 02/12/2010 (traduire en Français )|
it was disclosed late last night that China gold imports jumped by 500% in the first 10 months compared to all of 2009 on concerns of rising inflation according to the Shanghai Gold Exchange.
Bloomberg : Imports gained to 209 metric tons compared with 45 tons for all of 2009
209 tonnes... Plus de 10% de la production mondiale annuelle...
Sujet cher au GATA, la Banque Centrale Allemande refuse de parler au sujet d'éventuels swaps de l'or allemand avec l'or américain... Aujourd'hui, une grande part de l'or allemand est en gardiennage (en "custody") à New York. Et le GATA se pose pas mal de questions sur le fait que cet or n'aie pas servi à alimenter le processus de suppression de prix de l'or et aie été refourgué au marché bien que sur le papier, encore en possession des allemands...
|Bundesbank joins Fed in demanding secrecy for gold swaps|
|GATA, 02/12/2010 (traduire en Français )|
Germany's Bundesbank today joined the U.S. Federal Reserve in demanding secrecy for gold swap transactions involving those central banks.
The Bundesbank brushed off 13 specific questions posed by the German journalist Lars Schall, whom GATA had encouraged to pose the questions. The first of the questions was: "Does the Bundesbank have gold swap arrangements with the United States / Federal Reserve?"
The Bundesbank's refusal to answer Schall's questions can only heighten suspicion that use of German gold is central to the gold price suppression policy undertaken largely surreptitiously by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury Department, and Bank of England.A suivre...
Et de petits faux lingots, fourrés à un alliage complexe, circulent à Hong Kong :
|Lots of fake gold shows up in Hong Kong|
|Financial Times via GATA, 02/12/2010 (traduire en Français )|
Hong Kong goldsmiths have been sold hundreds of ounces of fake gold this year in one of the most sophisticated scams to hit the Chinese territory's gold market in decades.
Industry executives say the scam -- while not massive and hitting only the retail sector
"It's a very good fake," said Haywood Cheung, president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong's century-old gold exchange
Mr Cheung said he was aware of at least 200 ounces -- worth $280,000 -- of the fake gold that had been discovered by jewellers and pawn shops. But he estimated that 10 times that amount might have infiltrated the retail market.
In one case, executives discovered a pure gold coating that masked a complex alloy with similar properties to gold. The fake gold included a significant amount of bullion -- about 51 per cent of the total -- alloyed with seven other metals: osmium, iridium, ruthenium, copper, nickel, iron, and rhodium.
The complex nature of the fakes suggest they were produced by a metalsmith with sophisticated equipment and extensive knowledge of metallurgical engineering.