Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chavez to move 12 Billion in Gold to Venezuela

MELISSA BLOCK, host: With gold trading at record prices, here's a new challenge for what's called the bullion logistics industry. That is, the people who move gold around. The challenge is how to send and insure a really big shipment.
Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has announced that he wants all of the country's holdings in gold to be physically transferred to his country. That's more than $12 billion worth of gold. And the prospects for shipping it fill our heads with all kinds of James Bond-ish ideas.
Well, Jack Farchy wrote about this for the Financial Times. And, Jack, we're talking about 211 tons of Venezuelan gold. Where is it exactly?