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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH -October 10, 2012.: Gold suppression researcher Dimitri Speck interviewed by Lars Schall

Gold suppression researcher Dimitri Speck interviewed by Lars Schall

11:16p ET Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GATA's friend the German financial journalist Lars Schall today interviews German market analyst and GATA consultant Dimitri Speck about gold price suppression. Speck is author of the gold price suppression study "Geheime Goldpolitik" ("Secret Gold Policy") and partner in the European investment house Staedel Hanseatic. The interview is a 24-minute video headlined "Gold Market Manipulation Explained" and it's posted at Schall's Internet site here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

The New York Politics -October 10, 2012-: As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties

The New York Times

October 10, 2012


As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties

Mitt Romney has kept up his criticism of China even as the equity firm he co-founded, Bain Capital, maintains its China-related holdings.
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Obama Campaign Tells Supporters: Steady On

A new ad featuring Big Bird was just one element of a broader effort by President Obama and his team to reassure supporters that his campaign had not lost its intensity or focus.
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Obama Campaign Says Romney Is Misleading Voters on Abortion

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McCaskill Ads Feature Victims of Sexual Assault

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Limits on Montana Campaign Contributions

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DealBook Afternoon Edition -October 10, 2012-. J.P. Morgan Ordered to Pay $18 Million to Oil Heiress's Trust

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    Economic Reports Data to be released on Thursday will include weekly jobless claims, trade deficit for August and import prices for September.
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The New York Times Afternoon Update -October 10, 2012-.

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October 10, 2012

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Political Haggling Thwarts Merger of Aerospace Giants

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Chinese Company Sets New Rhythm in Port of Piraeus

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J.P. Morgan Ordered to Pay $18 Million to Oil Heiress's Trust

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Toyota Issues Sweeping Global Recall

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Business in Vancouver | BIV Today's Businews News -October 10, 2012-: ICBC staff to strike over workloads

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ICBC staff to strike over workloads

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Vancouver home starts slip in September

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European Markets at Close Report | MarketWatch -October 10, 2012-: Europe stocks drop as IMF warns over debt crisis

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch 

LONDON (MarketWatch)—European stock markets dropped Wednesday, as the International Monetary Fund issued a warning about the impact of the euro-zone debt crisis and as Greece’s equity benchmark retreated 3.5%. 

The Stoxx Europe 600 index XX:SXXP -0.55%  lost 0.6% to 268.71, following a 0.5% decline in the prior session, although bank shares in London advanced on eased capital rules. Investors also trained their focus on the failure of a proposed merger in the defense-aerospace sector. 

Alcoa’s earnings top estimates Alcoa kicks off earnings season with positive news, beating both profit and revenue estimates. (Photo: Getty Images.) 

“It’s ‘glass-half-empty day’ where everybody seems to be picking on any news flow that is negative. We’re also about to go into earnings season, which is a concern,” said Frances Hudson, global thematic strategist at Standard Life Investments.
In the spotlight, shares of EADS NV FR:EAD +5.29% traded up 5.3% in Paris, while BAE Systems PLC UK:BA -1.38% , sank 1.4% in London, after talks over a $45 billion merger between the two defense firms broke down amid government opposition. See: EADS-BAE merger collapses on government opposition
Away from London, banks posted some of Wednesday’s biggest losses, as the IMF cast dark clouds over the sector’s future. The fund warned that if European governments fail to solve the debt crisis, the region’s banks could be forced to sell as much as $4.5 trillion of assets. See: IMF: Europe banks may have to shed $4.5T of assets .
“This scenario was only if the measures that the European Union talked about this summer don’t get pushed through, so it’s a little early to make that call,” Hudson said. “You can’t accuse the policy makers of being speedy, but you have to allow time for things to play out.”
On Tuesday, the IMF slashed its global-growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 and forecast that several euro-zone countries will miss their deficit targets.
Shares of Spain’s Banco Popular Español SA ES:POP -4.47%  dropped 4.5% in Wednesday dealings, while Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA IT:BMPS -3.83%  lost 3.8%.
In Madrid, the IBEX 35 index XX:IBEX -1.00%  pulled back by 1% to 7,668.00, while Milan’s FTSE MIB index XX:FTSEMIB -0.41%  fell 0.4% to 15,440.63.

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Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.
U.K. banks bucked the negative trend, rallying after a Financial Times report that the Financial Services Authority eased capital rules for banks in an effort to boost lending. A representative from the regulator confirmed the report and said efforts to ease the U.K. rules had been under way for some time. See: FSA eases rules for U.K. banks to spur lending.
Lloyds Banking Group PLC UK:LLOY +3.99%   LYG +4.72%  gained 4% and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC UK:RBS +2.10%   RBS +2.20%  added 2.1%, as Liberum Capital said those banks would benefit the most given their rapid deleveraging.

Patience with Portugal

Some news flow from European policy makers was also on investors’ minds. The region’s finance ministers said, after concluding a two-day meeting in Luxembourg late Tuesday, that Portugal has been given until 2014 to achieve its fiscal goals. The move will pave the way for the country to receive its next tranche of bailout aid, they said.
Portugal’s PSI 20 index PT:PSI20 -0.95%  dropped 1% to 5,310.47.
Elsewhere in the euro zone, the Athens General Index GR:GD -3.64%  tanked 3.6% to 799.42 as Greece’s main public- and private-sector labor unions called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 18 in protest of new austerity measures. See: Greek general strike called for Oct. 18: reports
In the U.S., aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. AA -4.71%  kicked off the earnings season late Tuesday, with the blue chip’s adjusted profit and revenue beating analyst expectations. See: Alcoa swings to 3rd-quarter loss on charges
“It’s very early in terms of earnings, and we need to see what the strengths are. All indications are that earnings might be quite weak,” said Standard Life’s Hudson.
U.S. stocks traded lower on Wall Street, amid weakness in shares of Chevron Corp. CVX -4.26%  and Alcoa. Read more in Market Snapshot.

Wednesday’s movers

Shares of SAP AG DE:SAP -1.94%  dropped 2% in Frankfurt, after Barclays cut the software company to a rating of equal weight from overweight previously. The DAX 30 index DX:DAX -0.41%  closed 0.4% lower at 7,205.23.
In London, the gains for banks were not enough to push the main equities benchmark index into positive territory. The FTSE 100 index UK:UKX -0.58%  lost 0.6% to 5,776.71. See: Oil firms weigh on U.K. stocks; banks climb.
ARM Holdings PLC UK:ARM -2.85%  fell 2.9%, as Credit Suisse initiated coverage with a neutral rating, saying a “lack of near-term catalysts” balanced out ARM’s “strong earnings reliability.”
And in Paris, the CAC 40 index FR:PX1 -0.50%  moved 0.5% lower to 3,365.87. Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA FR:SGO -2.04%  lost 2%, after UBS cut its rating on the building-materials firm to neutral from buy. 

Sara Sjolin is a MarketWatch reporter, based in London.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH -October 10, 2012-.: Norcini sees central bank support for gold, rise above $1,800

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH -October 10, 2012-.

Norcini sees central bank support for gold, rise above $1,800

11:20a ET Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Futures market analyst Dan Norcini today tells King World News where he sees the support and resistance lines in gold. Norcini thinks central bank buying will continue to support the market and that the price will punch through $1,800 eventually. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the King World News blog here: