As Western financial media continues to downplay the importance of gold investment, Asian demand for the metal remains strong. China may have surpassed India as the world’s largest gold consumer last year, but Indians are still desperate to find ways around their government’s strict import tariffs on the yellow metal.
It’s no surprise that Indian gold smuggling has skyrocketed in the past year, but here is one of the most unusual stories we’ve yet heard. An Indian man had twelve gold bars surgically removed from his stomach this past week. It gives a whole new meaning to the old phrase, “You can’t eat money!” If only Americans were this committed to their gold consumption…
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