04. 08. 2013
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Sri Lanka port secures China supply routes

Sri Lanka port secures China supply routes

Source: Australian  A $US500 million ($A562.65 million) Chinese-built port opens this week in Sri Lanka, giving Beijing a vital foothold on the world’s busiest international shipping lane as it seeks to secure maritime...

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03. 08. 2013
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How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs

Source: Guardian On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it,...

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23. 07. 2013
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US targets Iran oil exports and Chinese banks

US targets Iran oil exports and Chinese banks

Source: Jerusalem Post The US House of Representatives will vote next week on legislation aimed at slashing Iran’s ability to export any oil. With 360 co-sponsors in the 435-member body, the bill will...

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18. 07. 2013
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Turf Wars:Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaeda-linked Islamists for control of oil fields

Turf Wars:Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaeda-linked Islamists for control of oil fields

Source: Globe and Mail Kurdish fighters have seized control of a Syrian town on the border with Turkey and are battling Islamist rebel groups linked to al-Qaeda for control of oil fields in...

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16. 07. 2013
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As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money

As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money

Source: Indypendent Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has witnessed the rapid growth of an intelligence-industrial complex that fuses government and corporate power. According to the Project on Government Oversight, $300 billion...

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14. 07. 2013
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Thailand, Sri Lanka and Burma Triangle: Economic and Geopolitical Revival through Kra-Isthmus Canal

Thailand, Sri Lanka and Burma Triangle: Economic and Geopolitical Revival through Kra-Isthmus Canal

Source: Lankaweb If Thailand’s much discussed Kra-Isthmus canal is dredged, it shifts South East Asian prosperity to the three historically close-knit nations of Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka. Following a strong pro-Sri Lanka...

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14. 07. 2013
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Yuan hailed as the world reserve currency

Yuan hailed as the world reserve currency

Source: SCMP Its supporters excitedly describe it as rise of the “redback” – red for communist China as opposed to the greenback of the US. Now two distinguished academics have joined a chorus...

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14. 07. 2013
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Gwadar: the future trade hub of the world?

Gwadar: the future trade hub of the world?

Source: Pakistan Today The government is considering giving Gwadar a status similar to Hong Kong in terms of special business incentives. This vision aims to turn tides on the region’s economic horizon. Prime...

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01. 07. 2013
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Iran and Sudan’s plan to gain control over Central and Western Africa and its natural resources

Iran and Sudan’s plan to gain control over Central and Western Africa and its natural resources

Source: WT The governments of Iran and Sudan are preparing for a major strategic surge into western Africa, into both the Sahel and the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. The moves have...

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01. 07. 2013
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Somalia Central Bank a ‘slush fund’ for private payments – U.N.

Somalia Central Bank a ‘slush fund’ for private payments – U.N.

Source: Yahoo Money at the Central Bank of Somalia is not used to run government institutions in the war-torn Horn of Africa country, with an average 80 percent of withdrawals made for private...

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26. 06. 2013
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Taliban thriving on Afghanistans opium economy

Taliban thriving on Afghanistans opium economy

Afghanistan 2015: The Dawn of a Regional Opium War? Source: SAM The nature and extent of insurgency in Afghanistan has been predominantly shaped by the opium economy. The dynamics of the opium economy...

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17. 06. 2013
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China and Central Asia: A Significant New Energy Nexus

China and Central Asia: A Significant New Energy Nexus

Source: European Financial Review By Fakhmiddin Fazilov & Xiangming Chen China now accounts for almost 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption and its demand is still growing at high speed. In order to keep up...

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08. 06. 2013
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China details Indian Ocean strategy and interests

China details Indian Ocean strategy and interests

Source: Hindu Blue book’ laments Beijing has trailed behind New Delhi and Washington in securing its interests China has, for the first time, attempted to spell out its strategy — and plans —...

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07. 06. 2013
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Nicaragua Enlists China To Build An Alternative To The Panama Canal

Nicaragua Enlists China To Build An Alternative To The Panama Canal

Source: PopSci After a century as an only child, the Panama Canal is about to get a sister. Nicaragua announced recently that it is awarding China a contract to build an alternative to the Panama...

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01. 06. 2013
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Japan Prints Money to Buy Foreign Assets

Japan Prints Money to Buy Foreign Assets

Source: LTN Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy that is trapped by its stagnant economy, is venturing into new overseas market to boost its investments so as to revitalize the sluggish economy and seek...

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15. 05. 2013
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Would A New ‘Bretton Woods’ Save The Global Economy or is it the Making of a New World Order

Would A New ‘Bretton Woods’ Save The Global Economy or is it the Making of a New World Order

Source: NPR Britain’s chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, center right, at the start of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting on Friday, May 10 in Aylesbury, England. The role...

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01. 05. 2013
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Where is the world’s gold

Where is the world’s gold

Source: RK Mufti Mubashir History says Gold goes to where it is respected.  98 percent of Gold at Federal Reserve Bank of New York is owned by central bank of foreign nations and...

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22. 04. 2013
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BRICS:The Coming Challenge to U.S. Economic Dominance

BRICS:The Coming Challenge to U.S. Economic Dominance

Source: TFT Late last month, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the so-called BRICS – announced they were forming their own development bank to assist other emerging economies. The...

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18. 04. 2013
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By Way of Deception: Former Israeli Intelligence Operatives Now Working For Hedge Funds

By Way of Deception: Former Israeli Intelligence Operatives Now Working For Hedge Funds

Source: Forbes A company staffed with former operatives of Israel’s top intelligence agencies and founded with the help of the former head of the Mossad is being used by hedge funds looking for...

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17. 04. 2013
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America needs a new war or capitalism dies

America needs a new war or capitalism dies

Editor’s Note:  Are we not in a state of perpetual war / global military operations and expansion ? Source: Market Watch America needs a new war? For the economy to survive? Job market to...

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13. 04. 2013
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Pentagon’s Pivot to Asia – 33% of global crude oil and over 50% of global liquefied natural gas (LNG) passes through the South China Sea each year.

Pentagon’s Pivot to Asia – 33% of global crude oil and over 50% of global liquefied natural gas (LNG) passes through the South China Sea each year.

Source: EIA Stretching from Singapore and the Strait of Malacca chokepoint in the southwest to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast, the South China Sea is one of the most important energy trade routes...

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11. 04. 2013
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Scientists calculate probability of World War IV

Scientists calculate probability of World War IV

Source: VOR A pause between World War III and World War IV comes to an end, pundits from the Russian Academy of Military Sciences said on Thursday. The conclusion is based on a theory...

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10. 04. 2013
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Cyprus to dive into its gold reserves

Cyprus to dive into its gold reserves

Source: FT Cyprus has agreed to sell gold worth €400m from its reserves as a contribution to an international bailout, roiling the precious metal markets as investors feared it could set a precedent for...

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27. 03. 2013
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G4S Readies Guards as Cypriot Banks Prepare to Open

G4S Readies Guards as Cypriot Banks Prepare to Open

Source: CNBC/Reuters A British security firm that transports cash for Cypriot banks is working round the clock, sending teams out with police protection to stock bank machines and readying guards for when banks...

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21. 03. 2013
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How Much Russian Money Is in Cyprus?

How Much Russian Money Is in Cyprus?

Editor’s Note: Is the Cyprus crisis over Russian offshore bank accounts or physical gold. The gold reserves of Cyprus stand at 13.9 tons. StratRisks- Could Cyprus’s gold reserves play a part in the crisis?...

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18. 03. 2013
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The Russians Are Cooking With Gas In Cyprus

The Russians Are Cooking With Gas In Cyprus

Source: Sky News The Russians have made Cyprus an offer it can refuse, but only if the EU throws more money at the problem. Gazprom, the world’s largest extractor of natural gas has...

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18. 03. 2013
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‘American Empire to fall by 2020’ ? – pioneer of revolutionary cliodynamic theory

‘American Empire to fall by 2020’ ? – pioneer of revolutionary cliodynamic theory

Source: VOR History is cyclical and therefore predictable; so believes Professor Peter Turchin, a Russian-American scientist from the University of Connecticut and a pioneer of revolutionary cliodynamic theory. According to the expert, by...

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25. 02. 2013
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Is Asia Heading for a Debt Crisis?

Is Asia Heading for a Debt Crisis?

Source: Time Of the many reasons why Asia (outside of Japan) weathered the Great Recession more ably than other parts of the world, one of the most important was the fact that the region never experienced...

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19. 02. 2013
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Currency wars: It’s starting to look a bit too much like 1931

Currency wars: It’s starting to look a bit too much like 1931

Source: Globe and Mail  History may not repeat itself, but the parallels between the world economy in the 1930s and the world economy today are becoming hard to ignore. Then, as now, the...

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