Dutch central bank move supports gold

NETHERLANDS - Jan Lamers of the Netherlands Bank is the first central banker to confirm that the volume of gold being lent to the market has started to decline.

Explaining the bank's position, he said: "Given the decline in demand for gold liquidity and consequently the low rates, we have recently started withdrawing gold from the market. I am sure that we are not the only central bank doing so. This means that if the demand for gold liquidity began to rise and rates tended to move up, there