shutterstock_112959457-1000x641

When France Wants To Get Rid Of The US Dollar, You Know You Have A Problem

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: western journalism The largest bank in France, BNP Paribas, was just hit with a $9 billion fine and a penalty of not being able to transact in U.S. dollars for one year. This action was...

Read More →
financial warfare

How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Morning Money Au What follows is an exclusive extract of Jim Rickards’ speech at World War D earlier this year. Jim is a lawyer, economist, investment banker and bestselling author of Currency Wars and The Death of...

Read More →
images (2)

Cyber Spooks Are in Demand at Investment Banks

On August 5, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: WSJ-DIGITS The financial sector is looking to bolster its ranks in the war against cybercrime. Banks, including JP Morgan, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have cyber security intelligence roles currently advertised on their...

Read More →
53ceac77979e16139855199

The Netherlands was a mailbox paradise for Russia

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Editor’s Note: This info is a “Holy Shit” moment. Malaysia Flight MH17 originating from Netherlands is shot down over Eastern Ukraine and Russia becomes the culprit. NATO was conducting Electronic warfare exercises interfering with...

Read More →
EU

European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

On July 25, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: famagusta-gazette Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov and President of Russian North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov were put on...

Read More →
Renminbi

More U.S. Companies Use Chinese Currency Renminbi for Settling Transactions

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Treasury and Risk Among U.S. companies that do business in China, the proportion settling transactions in renminbi (RMB) has nearly doubled in the past year. The United States still lags behind some European nations, but...

Read More →
sberbank

Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

Read More →
Apamea

ISIS Cashing in on Looted Antiquities to Fuel Iraq Insurgency

On June 26, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: National Geographic Much evidence suggests that ISIS cashed in on the Syrian oil fields it captured. But two weeks ago, Iraqi intelligence officers discovered new sources of its income, according to a report in...

Read More →
pt

Secretive Swiss vaults may hold missing link in platinum price equation

On June 25, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Reuters Underground vaults next to a Swiss farming village may reveal one reason for the platinum market’s indifference to its biggest ever supply shock. Most analysts and market players expected steep price...

Read More →
bundesbank

Germans give up on getting back their gold held in US

On June 23, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Mining On January 16, 2013 Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, said it will ship back home all 374 tonnes it had stored with the Banque de France in Paris, as well as...

Read More →
gazprom

Gazprom strategy: swapping dollar bonds for gas pipelines

On June 22, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: VOR After the new contract between Gazprom and CNPC was signed, the western media was quick to claim that Russia’s gas giant would not be able to fund the pipeline needed to...

Read More →
obama-vs-putin

Russian bank chiefs take aim at US dollar

On June 9, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: america aljazeera  Russian companies will make bypassing the U.S. dollar in international transactions a top priority, the heads of three Russian banks said this week, in the latest sign that Russia is...

Read More →
Flag_of_the_United_States_Department_of_the_Treasury

The U.S. Treasury Department Is Sharing Bank Data With Intelligence Agencies

On June 9, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: IBT Even though the U.S. Treasury Department allows intelligence agencies such as the CIA and NSA to access Americans’ banking information, there are a few limits. At the end of last week,...

Read More →
BUS_2014-06-08_BUS_008_31885244_I1

War: is still very good for business

On June 7, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: Independent Ireland Simon Rowe - The Irish defence industry is making billions from selling key parts for everything from Apache helicopters, to unmanned military drones and miniature technology for cyber warfare.Irish-based companies are...

Read More →
ssa_logo

SSI of the US Army War College: Waging Financial War

On June 6, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: ISN The United States is no stranger to waging financial warfare, observes David Katz. What’s different now, however, is its unique position within global financial markets. It’s enabling Washington to project power...

Read More →
poppy_golden-triangle-300x196

SE Asia’s war on drugs is ‘fueling production’

On June 2, 2014 by stratagem
Off

  Source: UCANEWS.COM Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy...

Read More →
People stand on trucks near oil fields in Al-Rmelan, Qamshli province

Extremist groups battle each other for control of Syria’s oil hub

On May 16, 2014 by stratagem
Off

Source: CSMonitor Fighting between extremist factions in eastern Deir ez Zor Province has escalated this week, killing dozens of rebels and forcing residents to flee. At stake is control of a large number...

Read More →
Pages:1234567...16»