Thursday, May 13, 2010


goldThe price of gold has been setting new highs in recent days as pretty much every major currency around the world looks shaky. Gold dispensing ATMs may be a gimmick today, but one has to wonder if gold may not be making a comeback as the world’s favorite and most desired currency. Story via AFP/Yahoo News:
There’s no mistaking what’s in this vending machine. The well-heeled in the Gulf can now grab “gold to go” from a hotel lobby in the United Arab Emirates, when the need for a quick ingot strikes.
On Thursday, a day after its inauguration, the shiny machine attracted spectators of many different nationalities who gathered to watch whenever an enthusiast was struck with the urge to splurge on a bar of the precious metal.
Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel became the first place outside Germany to install “gold to go, the world’s first gold vending machine,” said a statement from Ex Oriente Lux AG, the German company behind the vending machine.
“In addition to one-gram, five-gram and 10-gram bars of gold, the machine also dispenses gold coins,” it added…

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