Daily Dispatch


Are Central Banks Buying Fewer Dollars?

Have foreign banks been keeping the U.S. economy afloat by purchasing billions in Treasury bills? Little-known numbers from the Federal Reserve say yes. The figures also suggest that such buying is dwindling, signalling trouble ahead for the dollar.
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Is the U.S. Economy Actually Slowing?

We are supposed to be in an economic recovery, so why are employment figures weak and long-term interest rates...

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The China Play for Resource Companies

In December 2002, Southwestern Resources announced a spectacularly rich find, triggering a stampede of investor interest in China plays....

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“Not Free, Not Fair” An Update on the Gold Cartel

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry has long believed that the gold market is being manipulated, a point he made...

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The Athabasca Uranium Rush

Exploration in Saskatchewan's prolific Athabasca Basin, home to the world's largest and richest uranium deposits, requires the technical skills...

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South African takeover battle nearing end

The soap opera that is the Harmony (HMY.NY) battle for Gold Fields (GFI, NY) drags on with apparent stalemate,...