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Posted on 22 May 2015 by

Kronen Zeitung: Austria Repatriates 110 Tonnes From UK

Austria is repatriating gold from the vaults at the Bank Of England (BOE) at this very moment, according to Kronen Zeitung. The OeNB (central bank of the Republic of Austria) stored 82 % of its 280 tonnes at the depository in England. It will start by bringing back 110 tonnes to Austria, to eventually have 50 % on own soil. 

This was to be expected as Austria has steadily working to move more of its official gold reserves from unallocated to allocated accounts in recent years, and additionally reduced its gold leased out by a staggering 60 %.

Austria official gold reserves allocated vs unallocated ratio

The chart above reaches to December 2014, when Austria only had 15.58 tonnes of unallocated gold versus 264.41 tonnes allocated – nearly fully allocated.

Austria official gold reserves 2009 - 2013 bestss

In this chart we can see “Gold loans to commercial banks” dropped from 116.451 tonnes in 2009 to 23.887 in 2013, down 79.49 %. Total non-physical holdings dropped from 156.589 tonnes in 2009 to 61.671 in 2013, down 60.62 %. Austria has unwounded all leases and is working towards being fully allocated.

Worth mentioning is that on February 24, 2015, the Austrian Court of Audit (Der Rechnungshof) released a report on the Austrian central bank’s official gold reserves audits. This report contains (official) critical notes regarding the safekeeping of the Austrian gold. Stating:

The OeNB runs a high concentration risk.

…The gold depository contract with the depository in England contained deficiencies.

…The OeNB had no appropriate concept to perform audits of its gold reserves.

…The lack of audit measures represented a gap in the internal control procedures of the OeNB. The OeNB started in March 2014 with the development of an ​​audit program, which included all the gold holdings of the OeNB.



Who’s next? Belgium?

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  • Big_Shiny_Au_Nuggets

    If Austria wants to ‘diversify risk’ they will repatriate 100% of their gold bullion.

    Having said that, Vicky Nudelman and John McInsane will probably pay a visit soon after.

    With Iraq, Libya, Ukraine and a few others now emptied of their bullion…who will be next source of supply? Syria? Yemen? Assuming they have any reserves of note.

  • jg111

    Great job predicting this, Koos! May you be right, and soon, on Belgium, too! Great to see Austria taking on The Cabal, and for the audit deficiencies to be made public. Thanks for translating this and bringing it out for all to see.

  • http://Caseresearch.com silverthumb

    It could get very interesting as more countries realized they don’t want to be last in line during a (gold) bank run. The dummies in charge loaned the gold to the bullion banks who promptly sold it. It’s now flowed to China and India, as the West’s “gold ” is now made of paper. The US is probably the biggest offender. My question to Fort Knox : “got gold?”.

  • Guy Christopher

    Koos, it seems everyone should sooner or later figure out they should be doing individually – for themselves – exactly what the Austrian OeNB and other central banks are doing for themselves — which is calling home the gold. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why so many in this universe fail to comprehend.

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