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News that grabbed a lot of people’s attention was from North Korea. Rumours that the country is in serious financial trouble and has been selling much of its 2,000 tons of gold reserves to China, in a bid to ward off financial collapse, was hot on Twitter today.

Many of us who have stated that London, and even the rest of the UK, is in the midst of a housing bubble, have come under some intense scrutiny. However, a new study from Warwick University has found that there is a fairly high probability that we may be right…

A great interview here from Tekoa da Silva, a fellow young gun of gold! His interview with Rob McEwan, founder and former CEO of Goldcorp provides some interesting insight into what lies ahead for mining and precious metals in 2014.

Many will be familiar with the clamp down on gold imports by the Indian government in an attempt to manage the growing current account deficit. Imports have come down by nearly 80% from this time last year. However, it now seems that the government are prepared to loosen the clamps a little. But not too much.

In other news (in case you hadn’t heard) yesterday the first episode of my new show, Get REAL, was broadcast. You can watch it in the link below, kindly provided by goldbug prof, Professor Brian Lucey.

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Jan SkoylesJan Skoyles is Head of Research at The Real Asset Company, a platform for secure and efficient gold investment. Jan first became interested in precious metals and sound money when she met Ned Naylor-Leyland whilst working alongside him in the summer of 2010. Jan then went on to write her undergraduate dissertation on the use of precious metals in the monetary system. After graduating from Aston University in 2011 Jan joined The Real Asset Co research desk. Her work and views are now featured on a range of media including BBC, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Mail on Sunday, Forbes and The Telegraph. She has appeared on news channels including Russia Today to discuss the gold price and gold investing. You can keep up with Jan's commentary by subscribing to our RSS feed Gold Investment News.View all posts by Jan Skoyles