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Invisible Gold in Asia by David Llewelyn

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WHOLE LOT OF HYPE

Hype and hysteria in this area have a long history. In an early example of the hyperbole which plagues the whole area of counterfeiting, in September 1912 Anthony Gref, an attorney for German pharmaceutical company Bayer, and Herman Metz, a sales agent for another German company, Hoechst, announced a war on infringers. Metz told reporters: “Frauds are practiced on such an extensive scale that the lives of at least 100 million people in the United States are placed in jeopardy month in and month out.”

But the total population of the United States at that time in 1912 was about 95 million.

More recently, in January 2006 the Financial Times carried the trenchant views of Guy de Jonquieres, its World Trade Editor, on a report that ...

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