US urges Germany to spur consumption amid booming trade surplus (Jan 2014)

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Source: CNA – US urges Germany to spur consumption amid booming trade surplus

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US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew called Wednesday on export powerhouse Germany to spur consumption and investment at home to help revive European growth as Berlin reported a rise in its trade surplus.

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Germany to repatriate gold from US, France (Dec 2013)

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Source: RT – Germany to repatriate gold from US, France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France.

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Bargain-Hunting Central Banks Snapped Up Gold in June (Jul 2013)

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Source: WSJ – Bargain-Hunting Central Banks Snapped Up Gold in June

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Central banks in several emerging-market countries continued to boost their gold reserves last month, buying as the price plunged to its lowest level in almost three years.

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