by Chris Powell, GATA:
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
GATA’s expedition this month to Suriname is causing some uncomfortable prodding for the South American country’s former colonial ruler, the Netherlands.
Suriname’s largest newspaper, De Ware Tijd, reports today that the Netherlands Ministry of Finance is affecting ignorance of the price-suppressive purpose of the Dutch government’s longstanding role in the gold market, a purpose acknowledged in the memoirs of the former president of the Netherlands Central Bank, Jelle Zijlstra, who was simultaneously president of another central bank intimately involved in gold price suppression, the Bank for International Settlements:
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