Here's a fascinating round-table discussion about the London gold-fix - which really is a fix - and the situation in Ukraine:
As Alastair says, Russia holds all the cards. It really is embarassing to hear Obama and Cameron strutting around like bullies, who are soon going to get their just desserts.
Unless they're all working together, of course, for a certain outcome, but I can't credit them with enough intelligence for that! The people who pull the strings above them, perhaps.