Germany has completed an effort to bring home 300 metric tons of gold stashed in the US. The bank also repatriated 105 tons of gold from Paris. Once the transfers are completed, Frankfurt will hold half of Germany’s 3,378 tons of reserve gold, with the rest in New York and London. Source: DailyMail
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