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Ronan Manly

Ronan Manly

Ronan Manly is a precious metals analyst with BullionStar whose blogs
often cover current themes including what's going on in the
London gold market and the gold activities of central banks.

Singapore’s central bank MAS boosts gold reserves to nearly 200 tonnes
Successful Newcrest bid would extend US Newmont’s lead as world’s largest gold producer
Nine years after fleeing in panic, the infamous Deutsche Bank is returning to the LBMA
Chinese Central Bank kicks off New Round of Gold Accumulation
Has GLD been failing to disclose gold held at the Bank of England during 2022?
FTX Fiasco Highlights the Ponzi Nature of Modern Banking and the London Gold Market
Gold Establishment Supports Central Bank Secrecy instead of Exposing it
COMEX Deliverable Silver far less than imagined as 50% of ‘Eligible’ is not Available
Qatar ramps up its Gold Reserves as FIFA World Cup approaches
London Silver Inventories Continue to Plummet as Metal Exits LBMA Vaults
Eurasian alliance plans a Moscow World Standard to destroy LBMA’s monopoly in precious metals pricing
JP Morgan gold trading boss & former LBMA Board member found guilty by US jury
The new Indian International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) – Price Taker or Price Maker?
LBMA Silver Inventories fall to a near 6 Year Low below 1 billion ounces
Despite manipulating precious metals prices, JP Morgan is still at the heart of the LBMA, SBMA and COMEX
Peter Hambro – BIS, central banks are rigging gold market using bullion banks’ paper gold
Russia lines up its State Fund of Precious Metals for Military Mobilization
Czech Republic to join Visegrád Group allies in Central European Gold Rush
Inside the Gold Vault of the Portuguese Central Bank
Lack of audits undermine Lebanon’s claim to be Middle East gold heavyweight
Kremlin confirms intention to Back Ruble with Gold and Commodities
Where is the Russian Federation’s Gold Stored?

Where is the Russian Federation’s Gold Stored?

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With weaponised sanctions targeting Russia’s foreign exchange reserves, the monetary gold reserves of the Bank of Russia have now taken on increased importance.

But where are these vast Russian gold reserves stored, a hoard which the Russian central bank claims to be 2299 tonnes? The popular belief is that ‘two thirds’ of this gold is stored in a vault in Moscow, and...
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China and Russia in Close Cooperation aiming for Win-Win in Gold Markets
Spotlight on Gold and Silver Mining Share Indexes – Part 1
Russian Ruble relaunched linked to Gold and Commodities – RT.com Q and A
Russian Palladium and Platinum  – Too Important to Sanction
US tees up “Stop Russian Gold Act”, triggering LBMA and COMEX to eject Russian refiners
LBMA’s Fear of Stoking the Russian Bear – From ETF Concerns to Monetary Mayhem
LBMA a deer in headlights as Western Sanctions show up Russian Gold Refiners
Bloomberg hit piece on UAE gold triggers strong response from DMCC’s Bin Sulayem
Emirates takes on LBMA with launch of UAE Good Delivery Standard for gold
Coordinated Jawboning from Central Banks, but “You Can’t Taper a Ponzi”
Irish central bank raises gold reserves by 33%, worried by inflation
In low key move, Singapore’s central bank adds 26 tonnes to its gold reserves
Bullion Banksters pay $50 million to Get Out of Jail Free
Amid ongoing hyperinflation, gold shines as money in Venezuela
Swiss pressure against UAE gold imports causes sharp rebuttal from Dubai
Poland accelerates gold buying: Plans to purchase 100 tonnes during 2022
Indian Central Bank Accumulating Large Quantities of Gold almost under the Radar
Central Bank Digital Currencies – A Future of Surveillance and Control
Can Corporate Treasurers Afford to Ignore Palantir’s Gambit on Gold?
Afghanistan’s gold at the New York Fed: 1,731 old bars held since 1939
British Requests for $3 billion in US Treasury Gold – The Trigger that Closed the Gold Window
Gold Price Smash in Paper – But Physical Demand on Fire

Gold Price Smash in Paper – But Physical Demand on Fire

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As COMEX gold trading opened for the week on Sunday 8 August, while New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo were all closed, huge volumes of selling hit the market to take down the gold price.

Who were the sellers and who did they represent, and does this intervention have central bank involvement?

While a price smash in the paper gold and silver markets may fool Wall...
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Brazil’s Central Bank refuses to answer any questions about its Gold Reserves
The Saga Continues: Venezuela’s 31 tonnes of seized gold at the Bank of England
Has Macron’s call for new IMF Gold Sales been slapped down?
Thai central bank leads pack, buying 90 tonnes of gold over April and May
In Ongoing Saga, Dubai Stands its Ground with the LBMA

In Ongoing Saga, Dubai Stands its Ground with the LBMA

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Following LBMA threats against the Dubai gold market last November, the DMCC executive chairman had the courage to point out the hypocrisy of the LBMA’s position.

While this criticism of the LBMA has continued into 2021, now Dubai & the UAE are also fighting back with proactive gold market initiatives that could see UAE become an even bigger competitor to London.
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Central banks operating in stealth at the heart of the London Gold Market
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