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ECB´s words over reality

ECB´s declaration to buy any bond on secondary market or Dragi´s “whatever it costs” is still strongly rooted in the minds of investors. Otherwise it will not be so positive for Italy which is again in some political crisis once the Prime Minister Mr. Letta has declared that he is…

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Barroso has declared victory

It was the week of central banks announcements. But frankly speaking nothing new has happened. ECB let rates unchanged and so to say the Bank of England.  Mario Draghi admitted that euro area growth is still under question and that we may expect prolonged period of low inflation. This brings…

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Merkel won but reforms failed

German elections – actually the most important EU election – ended by the victory of Angela Merkel. On the other hand the election ended with the defeat of strong right wing policy. It seems that Merkel is willing to create a strong big coalition with German socialist and as it…

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Italy is the same as Spain

Will the crisis trigger anti-environmental agenda? Who knows but e.g. Antonio Tajani, the European industry commissioner stated that „I am in favor of a green agenda, but we can’t be religious about this. We need a new energy policy. We have to stop pretending, because we can’t sacrifice Europe’s industry…

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War against Gold

The war against gold continued in India. Many Indian customers find out this week that it is no longer possible to purchase gold by credit card. The Reserve Bank of India is leaving no stone unturned to discourage gold buyers in India. Indian consumers tend to convert gold purchases into…

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China Could Be a New Leader

Today’s gold fans are quite clever. They observe gold market and they hold back purchases because they still expect the price decline. This is the situation in the UAE where gold’s golden run seems to be over; at least for the moment. It is especially very apparent in the jewelry…

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Manipulation on Gold

It is interesting that gold bearish Deutsche Bank is opening a vault in Singapore. The vault can hold $9 billion of gold. Reasons behind are twofold. First Singapore last year scrapped a goods-and-services tax on gold to help boost its share of global gold demand to 10-15% within a decade.…

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Asia and Its Gold Appetite

According to the Thomson Reuters the figure of smuggled gold which reach India will hit 140 tons this year. It means 40 % increase compared to previous year. Main reasons behind are huge demand for yellow metal from public and the policy of Indian government which consists of imports duties,…

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Gold demand was down

The World Gold Council released a new report about global demand / supply trends. The main hints from the report were that gold demand was down 13% on yearly basis compared with Q1 2012. Due to the fact of lower prices of yellow metal the value measure of gold demand…

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