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BullionVault, an online service for investors to buy and sell physical gold and silver, said its Gold Investor Index climbed to a 12-month high in December.
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New Bank of England governor announced as Bank of Canada's Mark Carney.

If it all goes wrong, at least we can have a sing song:

Blame Canada - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (3/9) Movie CLIP (1999) HD
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Most of gold's action this week (such as it was) has been a reaction to what's going on in the currency markets. Hence gold in euros has gained slightly, while gold in dollars has fallen.

Gold Down in Dollars On Week, Up in Euros -- Gold Market Review by BullionVault
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Slightly bizarre to see a chart I made last year used in a presentation by the director general of the financial market department at China's central bank (page 4):

http://lbma.org.uk/assets/C12S1_Duo.pdf

And here's the story it came from:

http://goldnews.bullionvault.com/China_buying_gold_052320116
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Bloomberg puts a bit more meat on the bones of how Turkey's banks are encouraging people to deposit their gold with them.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-29/turkish-banks-go-for-gold-to-lure-302-billion-hoard

I mused on on this earlier in the year, looking at it from the point of view of Turkey's recent banking sector history

http://goldnews.bullionvault.com/gold-bullion-turkey-040520126

and as part of the trend among some governments to try to actively stem gold imports

http://goldnews.bullionvault.com/gold-regulation-032220127
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Editor of Gold News, the analysis and investment research site from world-leading gold ownership service BullionVault, Ben Traynor was formerly editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the UK's longest-running investment letter. A Cambridge economics graduate, he is a professional writer and editor with a specialist interest in monetary economics. Ben also writes and presents BullionVault's weekly gold market summary on YouTube.
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    Economics, 1999
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