Jan 31, 2015
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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - January 31, 2015: Ronan Manly: The IMF's gold depositories -- Part 1, the legal background | Koos Jansen: German, Dutch gold repatriation totals don't match New York Fed's numbers
Ronan Manly: The IMF's gold depositories -- Part 1, the legal background
GATA consultant Ronan Manly today begins publishing his study of the gold depositories of the International Monetary Fund, noting that the IMF does not have its own depositories but rather uses the vaults of its member central banks in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and India.
Seven years ago your secretary/treasurer tried to get the IMF to explain whether the gold contributed to it by its members was still counted within its members' reserves -- that is, whether the gold was being counted twice -- whether the gold was allocated or unallocated in the vaults of the depository central banks, and whether the gold was ever swapped or leased. The IMF's responses were evasive:
The first part of Manly's study is headlined "The IMF's Gold Depositories -- Part 1, the Legal Background" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:
Koos Jansen: German, Dutch gold repatriation totals don't match New York Fed's numbers
Gold arrival totals for the German Bundesbank and the Netherlands central bank for 2014 don't match gold departure totals for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bullion Star market analyst and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today. Jansen plans to ask the central banks next week if they can explain the seeming discrepancy. Jansen's report is headlined "Federal Reserve New York Gold Withdrawal Numbers 2014 Don't Match Dutch-German Repatriation Claims" and it's posted at Bullion Star here: