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Dutch Central Bank Sold 1,100 Metric Tons of Gold Since 1991

October 06, 2011

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Dutch central bank has sold 1,100 metric tons of gold since 1991 to bring its reserves in line with that of other important gold-owning nations, Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said.

The Dutch central bank stopped lending out gold in 2008, De Jager wrote today in response to questions from a lawmaker. Former Dutch central bank governor Nout Wellink in March said the bank holds 612 metric tons of gold and has no plans to sell.

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