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Afghanistan’s Opium Industry Now Employs More People Than Its Military

Source: BI Afghanistan’s opium economy provides more employment – “up to 411,000 full-time-equivalent jobs” – than even the country’s armed forces, according to aquarterly report released today by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...

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21. 11. 2014
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Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York

Source: Dutchnews.nl The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes...

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27. 08. 2014
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When France Wants To Get Rid Of The US Dollar, You Know You Have A Problem

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...

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20. 08. 2014
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How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

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...

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05. 08. 2014
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Cyber Spooks Are in Demand at Investment Banks

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...

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30. 07. 2014
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The Netherlands was a mailbox paradise for Russia

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...

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25. 07. 2014
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European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

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...

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

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...

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03. 07. 2014
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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

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,...

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26. 06. 2014
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ISIS Cashing in on Looted Antiquities to Fuel Iraq Insurgency

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...

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25. 06. 2014
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Secretive Swiss vaults may hold missing link in platinum price equation

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...

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23. 06. 2014
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Germans give up on getting back their gold held in US

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...

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22. 06. 2014
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Gazprom strategy: swapping dollar bonds for gas pipelines

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...

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09. 06. 2014
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Russian bank chiefs take aim at US dollar

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...

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

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,...

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War: is still very good for business

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...

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06. 06. 2014
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SSI of the US Army War College: Waging Financial War

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...

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02. 06. 2014
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SE Asia’s war on drugs is ‘fueling production’

  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...

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16. 05. 2014
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Extremist groups battle each other for control of Syria’s oil hub

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...

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24. 04. 2014
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The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence : Financial warfare is the new global warzone

          Source: Irish Examiner A branch of the US Treasury uses sophisticated financial tools to hit targets linked to hostile governments. This is the new global warzone, write Leah McGrath...

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24. 04. 2014
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U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion

      Source: Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Battalion Back in December we reported that the United States Air Force has quietly been working on a Bitcoin payment gateway otherwise known as a “snack...

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22. 04. 2014
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Mozambique: Africa’s new narco-state?

          Source: Guardian […] Both the convoy of small fishing boats and their larger counterpart are here to do business, but not to exchange a few Malaysian bananas for...

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20. 04. 2014
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Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority

            Source: Jerusalem Post Following bitcoin’s gaining a huge new footprint in Israel by unveiling its first Israeli ATM for obtaining bitcoins on March 30, it is worth...

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US military protecting international banking cartel

Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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30. 03. 2014
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China may fund Filipino rebels

Source: Philippine Star Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III warned against China’s feared retaliation through economic and environmental sanctions after Manila’s memorial is submitted to the arbitral tribunal on March 30. Alunan said...

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15. 02. 2014
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10 weapons Wall Street uses to manipulate you

Source: MarketWatch 10 ways the Wall Street profit-making machine manipulates Main Street I’ve been observing the Wall Street machine in action since my days at Morgan Stanleyyears ago. The truth is, Wall Street really...

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05. 02. 2014
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Trillion Dollar Map: World Bank to map Africa’s natural resources

Editor’s Note: Accompanied by coups, military interventions/wars and atrocities. Source: Business Standard The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion plan to map Africa‘s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s uncovered...

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03. 02. 2014
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These 10 Militaries are the Most Well-Funded on the Planet

Source: Policy Mic Love it or hate it, military power is one of the distinguishing features of the world’s dominant nations. Although America is known for the size and power of its military,...

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24. 12. 2013
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Germany repatriated 37 tons of gold in 2013

Germany repatriated 37 tons of gold in 2013

Source: Mining Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, said Germany brought back nearly 37 tonnes of gold from its reserves in New York and Paris this year and that the final goal...

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12. 11. 2013
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Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

Narcotic revenues absorbed by the banking system

Source: Vestnik  Kavkaza Yesterday the director of the Federal Service for Drug Control, Viktor Ivanov, spoke about successful international strategic operations in Central America and Afghanistan and stated that “the cocaine outlet market...

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10. 10. 2013
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You can have even Donald Duck as chairman, real control of Fed rests with private bankers

You can have even Donald Duck as chairman, real control of Fed rests with private bankers

Source: VOR For the first time in history a woman is to head the US Central Bank. Janet Yellen will be appointed by President Obama to run the powerful US Federal Reserve. Her...

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23. 09. 2013
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The Rise and fall of the Petro Dollar

The Rise and fall of the Petro Dollar

Source: The Island “Whatever the state says is a lie; whatever it has is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster.” —Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Pt. I, “On...

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The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

The Congo Mines That Supply ‘Conflict Minerals’ For The World’s Gadgets

Source: Gizmodo Most people who own a smartphone — or a laptop, or a new car — aren’t familiar with tantalum, the rare, blue-grey metal that conducts electricity through these devices. But thanks...

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10. 09. 2013
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Shanghai Five establishes a Bank and Development Fund

Shanghai Five establishes a Bank and Development Fund

Source: timesca The Heads of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States will discuss the establishment of the Bank and Development Fund of the organization, KyrTAG reported with the reference to Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign...

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04. 09. 2013
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Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

Source: China Daily As many countries in the Eurasian corridor seek effective measures to improve their economies, senior officials from Central Asia and Pakistan’s central banks are urging China to establish a solid...

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19. 08. 2013
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5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

Source: Salon Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency, has invaded America’s television sets in recent weeks to warn about Edward Snowden’s leaks and the continuing terrorist threat to America. But what often goes unmentioned, as...

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12. 08. 2013
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Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima bombings Turn into Covert Currency War

Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima bombings Turn into Covert Currency War

Source: PanOrient News When the Bank of Japan launched its monetary bombshell on April 4, taking the rest of world by surprise and financial markets by storm, some termed it Japan’s “second Pearl...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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11. 02. 2013
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Putin’s Strategy: Gold, Oil and Resource Nationalism

Putin’s Strategy: Gold, Oil and Resource Nationalism

Source: Bloomberg/SF Gate When Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is endangering the global economy by abusing its dollar monopoly, he’s not just talking. He’s betting on it. Not only has Putin made Russia the...

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Turkey will not halt Iran gold exports despite sanctions pressure

Turkey will not halt Iran gold exports despite sanctions pressure

Source: Mineweb Turkey will not be swayed by U.S. sanctions pressure to halt gold exports to Iran but Tehran’s demand for the metal may fall this year, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Thursday....

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07. 02. 2013
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EU and US plan world’s biggest trade bloc

EU and US plan world’s biggest trade bloc

Source: DW The world’s two largest economic powers would like to join forces via a free-trade agreement. Yet the hurdles are large. The EU and US are aiming not just for a small...

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07. 02. 2013
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Investors start a new scramble for Africa

Investors start a new scramble for Africa

Source: FT t is the ultimate in risk versus return. Hunters of investment exotica are heading to Africa, where some of the world’s riskiest markets are enjoying big gains. After trailing behind more...

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25. 01. 2013
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World ‘Plunges Into Currency War’

World ‘Plunges Into Currency War’

Source: Money News Many government officials around the world are concerned that massive monetary easing in numerous nations is sparking a global currency war. Governments from Germany, to Russia, to Brazil, to Thailand...

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22. 12. 2012
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Currency Wars Expand Their Battlefield

Currency Wars Expand Their Battlefield

Source:IBT When central bankers intervene and manipulate financial markets it distorts investment decisions and creates capital misallocations. The full effects of monetary easing will likely not be known for years, but some investors...

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15. 12. 2012
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Large Shipments of Gold and Cash Leaving Afghanistan

Large Shipments of Gold and Cash Leaving Afghanistan

Editors Notes: Currently Afghanistan is a narco state, a cozy relationship between private wealth and a corrupt public authority .   Related Articles to purge Afghanistan resources :UN chief says discovery of vast...

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Burma druglords could cash in on opium and methamphetamine production due to Afghanistan decline

Burma druglords could cash in on opium and methamphetamine production due to Afghanistan decline

Editors Notes: U.S. engagement of Burma is no coincidence.  U.S. diplomacy to provide humanitarian aid packages to Burma is a veneer to hide the U.S strategic military shift to Asia Pacific. Why? Economics....

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26. 11. 2012
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Russia ‘printing money for Syria’ claims report

Russia ‘printing money for Syria’ claims report

Source: Telegraph Russia is printing bank notes and sending them by the plane load to Syria to help the besieged regime pay its soldiers and civil servants, a new report suggests. Flight records...

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21. 11. 2012
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Investors ready to go to Syria after collapse

Investors ready to go to Syria after collapse

Editors Notes: Deja Vu  Related Article: An All Out Race for Corporations to Raid Libya with “Fixers” Source: Gulf News UAE-based Syrian businessmen will have investment worth $1 billion in Syria across different...

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05. 11. 2012
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Libya helps bankroll Syrian opposition

Libya helps bankroll Syrian opposition

Source: FT The top financier of the Syrian opposition is no Arabian Peninsula oil kingdom or cloak-and-dagger western spy outfit, but struggling, war-ravaged Libya, which is itself recovering from a devastating civil conflict....

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30. 10. 2012
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Iraq: Report on Money-Laundering

Iraq: Report on Money-Laundering

Source: AP/NYT Iraqi auditors believe as much as $800 million in American dollars is being sent out of the country illegally each week, draining it of hard currency, according to a report by...

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25. 10. 2012
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Germany to check gold reserves stored abroad

Germany to check gold reserves stored abroad

Source:Deutsche Welle Much of Germany’s gold reserves are stored abroad, in vaults in the US, Britain and France. No one has actually seen the gold bars for a long time – which has...

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08. 10. 2012
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Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week

Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week

Source: CNBC A single mysterious computer program that placed orders — and then subsequently canceled them — made up 4 percent of all quote traffic in the U.S. stock market last week, according...

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27. 09. 2012
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QE3 Triggers Fear of New Currency Wars

QE3 Triggers Fear of New Currency Wars

Source: CNBC Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid...

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09. 08. 2012
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It starts: first Asian bank mulls British exit from the EU

It starts: first Asian bank mulls British exit from the EU

So we have a new term: BRIXIT. Japan’s biggest bank Nomura has issued an 11-page study evaluating the likelihood that the UK will leave the European Union entirely or partly. Events could accelerate...

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23. 07. 2012
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Super rich hiding up to $32 trillion offshore

Super rich hiding up to $32 trillion offshore

Rich individuals and their families have as much as $32 trillion of hidden financial assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280bn in lost income tax revenues, according to research published on...

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30. 06. 2012
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Banking scandal: how document trail reveals global scam

Banking scandal: how document trail reveals global scam

The interest rate rigging scandal that has engulfed Barclays was the result of a coordinated attempt at collusion by traders working for a coterie of leading banks over at least five years, according...

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29. 06. 2012
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Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among the Poor in Europe

Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among the Poor in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia —Pavle Mircov and his partner, Daniella, nervously scan their e-mail in-box every 15 minutes, desperate for economic salvation: a buyer willing to pay nearly $40,000 for one of their kidneys. The...

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17. 06. 2012
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Secret EU summit document shows first step to Banking Union

Secret EU summit document shows first step to Banking Union

A classified draft of next week’s EU summit conclusions is the first step on an emerging “roadmap” to a banking union, pooling debt via eurobonds and political union via EU treaty change over...

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11. 06. 2012
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EU officials mull limits on ATMs if Greece leaves euro

EU officials mull limits on ATMs if Greece leaves euro

Source:Irish Independent European finance officials have discussed limiting the size of withdrawals from ATM machines, imposing border checks and introducing eurozone capital controls as a worst-case scenario should Athens decide to leave the...

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26. 05. 2012
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Lloyd’s of London preparing for euro collapse

Lloyd’s of London preparing for euro collapse

The chief executive of the multi-billion pound Lloyd’s of London has publicly admitted that the world’s leading insurance market is prepared for a collapse in the single currency and has reduced its exposure...

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08. 05. 2012
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China Uses Yuan, Gold To Pay For Some Iran Crude

China Uses Yuan, Gold To Pay For Some Iran Crude

Source: NASDAQ China is using its currency, the yuan, and gold to pay for some of its imports of Iranian crude oil, according to Iran trade professionals. The news underscores how the Islamic...

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Insight: In muddle of Libya’s finances, billions go missing

Insight: In muddle of Libya’s finances, billions go missing

An internal National Transitional Council (NTC) document paints a picture of a government bureaucracy so fractured and disorganized that nobody appeared able to keep track of what money was coming in, and how...

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29. 04. 2012
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Syrian state TV: Militants fire RPGs on Syrian Central Bank

Syrian state TV: Militants fire RPGs on Syrian Central Bank

Militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the Central Bank building in Damascus and also attacked a police patrol in the capital, wounding four police, state television said on Monday. It said the attack on...

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International bankers and WWII

International bankers and WWII

Source: The Nation The Treaty of Versailles, signed at the end of WWI, was designed to rip off Germany, to further consolidate the control of international bankers over USA and Europe, and to...

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Ben Bernanke’s Paper Dollar Embodies Systemic Risk

Ben Bernanke’s Paper Dollar Embodies Systemic Risk

The net result is without the guidance of the gold standard, the Fed and the paper dollar have become the leading source of economic and financial instability. Since 1971, when President Nixon freed...

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02. 04. 2012
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Iraq says Kurdistan smuggling oil through Iran

Iraq says Kurdistan smuggling oil through Iran

Source: The Daily Star Iraq’s Kurdish region, which has halted crude exports in a row with Baghdad, owes the central government more than $5 billion and is smuggling the oil it produces through...

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01. 04. 2012
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Gulf countries multimillion-dollar bribe to pay Syrian opposition fighters

Gulf countries multimillion-dollar bribe to pay Syrian opposition fighters

An international coalition said Sunday that it will provide funding and communications equipment to Syrian rebels and opposition activists, reflecting a shift toward military options that might oust Syrian President Bashar Assad after...

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29. 03. 2012
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Russia, India to trade in local currencies in 3 years

Russia, India to trade in local currencies in 3 years

Source: Reuters   Moscow and New Delhi will switch to trading in domestic currencies in three years, the chairman of Russia’s largest state development bank said on Thursday. “With China it took us...

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29. 03. 2012
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A policy of mass destruction: Western economists put former Soviet states on a road to bankruptcy and corruption.

A policy of mass destruction: Western economists put former Soviet states on a road to bankruptcy and corruption.

Was it a ‘rapid and extensive privatization’ that caused mass economic destruction?  Any country with any economic and finance interaction with International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and/or the European Bank for Reconstruction...

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27. 03. 2012
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Billions in cash leaving Afghanistan

Billions in cash leaving Afghanistan

In the busy street markets of Kabul, stacks of cash sit in piles as moneychangers shout the day’s exchange rate to shoppers bustling by. Currency is bought and sold in the open air....

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23. 03. 2012
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Russian ex-banker shot in London

Russian ex-banker shot in London

Source: BBC German Gorbuntsov was shot by a man armed with a sub-machine gun as he entered a block of flats in Byng Street, Isle of Dogs, on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police are...

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22. 03. 2012
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Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

A team of hackers from French security firm Vupen were playing by different rules. They declined to enter Google’s contest and instead dismantled Chrome’s security to win an HP-sponsored hackathon at the same...

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20. 03. 2012
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State Department exempts 11 countries from Iran sanctions

State Department exempts 11 countries from Iran sanctions

The State Department announced on Tuesday that it would exempt 10 European countries and Japan from penalties for doing business with Iran’s central bank, because those countries are making significant progress toward weaning...

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20. 03. 2012
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Insider trading 9/11 … the facts laid bare

Insider trading 9/11 … the facts laid bare

Read the Damn article! It is an extensive article, but it provides detailed information on put option trading days before 9/11. -PR ———————————————————————————————————————————————–   Is there any truth in the allegations that informed...

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18. 03. 2012
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Unites States Economic Warfare: Terrorists

Unites States Economic Warfare: Terrorists

Source: YNET The United States’ economic war against terror intensifies: A recent report submitted to Congress reveals the US Treasury has frozen assets and accounts worth millions belonging to countries and organizations on...

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16. 03. 2012
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New Currency Brings Hope to Debt-Stricken City

New Currency Brings Hope to Debt-Stricken City

All around Europe, governments are cutting back on spending in reaction to the euro crisis. But in one small city in Germany, locals are bucking the trend. Fed up with austerity, they are...

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15. 03. 2012
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U.S. May Sanction India Over Level of Iran-Oil Imports

U.S. May Sanction India Over Level of Iran-Oil Imports

India has failed to reduce its purchases of Iranian oil, and if it doesn’t do so, President Barack Obama may be forced to impose sanctions on one of Asia’s most important nations, Obama...

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15. 03. 2012
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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America...

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15. 03. 2012
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Iranian banks to be cut off from international payment system SWIFT

Iranian banks to be cut off from international payment system SWIFT

Source: Guardian The international banking transfer system Swift is to cut ties with Iranian banks which are subject to EU sanctions. The Belgium-based banking hub is crucial to oil, financial transactions and other...

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13. 03. 2012
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Gaddafi ‘contributed €50m to Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election fund’

Gaddafi ‘contributed €50m to Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election fund’

Damaging new claims have emerged about the funding of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign and his links with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi emerged. The French investigative website Mediapart claims to have seen...

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12. 03. 2012
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Treasury expected euro break-up

Treasury expected euro break-up

Source: The Age   The federal Treasury was bracing for the break-up of the euro zone at the peak of the sovereign debt crisis and slammed Europe’s leaders for being ”consistently behind the...

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12. 03. 2012
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Italy: Confirms Recession

Italy: Confirms Recession

EU/ECB Italy Bailout ? ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Italy’s economy fell into recession in the final three months of last year, contracting for the second consecutive quarter and strengthening analysts’ views that the negative trend will...

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09. 03. 2012
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Former ISI chief says army money used to influence 1990 Pakistan election

Former ISI chief says army money used to influence 1990 Pakistan election

Source: Guardian   A former chief of Pakistan’s spy agency has been forced to admit to spending millions of military dollars to influence an election during a humiliating court hearing that is being...

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