réserves d'or de la banque centrale des pays bas : des questions embarassantes :
les réserves d'or de la Banque centrale des pays bas, font débathttp://www.gata.org/node/10454
questions fort impertinentes du PS local au ministére des finances des pays bas, dans la lignée de ce qui avait été fait récemment pour les réserves d'or de la banque centrale d'irlande
ça devient à la mode, depuis que Chavez a déclaré vouloir rappatrier l'or du vénézuéla
... et c'est tant mieux ! Dutch Socialist Party puts gold questions to treasury secretary
Submitted by cpowell on Sun, 2011-09-18 17:02. Section: Daily Dispatches
1a HKT Monday, September 19, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
The Netherlands libertarian blog Vrijspreker reported Sunday that the Dutch Socialist Party, with has 15 seats in the Netherlands Parliament, has put to the country's treasury secretary 10 impertinent questions about gold along the lines of the questions GATA has sought to put to Western central banks.
The questions are:
1) Did the Dutch Central Bank loan part of its gold? If yes, how much and to whom?
2) Why are gold and gold loans stated as one line item in the annual report 2010 instead of mentioned as two separate items?
3) Can you give an overview of the yearly yields of the gold loans during the past years?
4) Where is the physical gold of DNB? At which locations and how much is where?
What is the reason that the gold is still at these locations?
5) What was the most important reason for DSB to sell gold in the past? Are the storage costs a reason?
6) What are the actual costs to store the gold? Can you confirm that since 1991 of the 1700 tons of gold about 1,100 tons have been sold? Is the remark of journalist Peter de Waard correct that because of these historic sales there is a loss of about 30 billion euros? If not correct, what is the right amount?
7) How much of the national debt during the past 20 years has been paid off with the proceeds of the gold sales? Are you of opinion that the sustainability of the national debt will be improved by paying off the debt and at the same time selling the gold?
8) What is in your opinion the present function of the gold stock?
9) What is the relation between the size of the market of the gold stock and the size of the market of gold derivatives? What are the possible consequences of this?
10) Can you confirm that recently a number of countries have even enlarged their physical gold stock? Do you have an explanation for this development?
You can find the questions in both Dutch and English here:http://www.vrijspreker.nl/wp/2011/09/sp-stelt-kamervragen-over-de-nederl...
We hope that someone will alert us if the Dutch treasury secretary replies.
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.