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Eurasia preparing for the next stage of economic cooperation by expanding to BRICS Plus

Trade coalitions based on economics rather than politics are becoming the standard in both Asia and Eurasia, with organizations such as the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Asean partnerships acting as mediators for countries to once again conduct trade using their own, or dollar alternate currencies. Ironically, when Goldman Sachs dubbed five emerging mark ...

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Financial warfare an integral part of the military’s new advanced education

A couple of week's ago, financial analyst and economist Jim Rickards was invited to give a seminar at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA on the foundation, effects, and need for economic warfare to be an integral part of the military's overall battle plan.  And in today's world of cyber hacking and how rogue nation's use counterfeiting as well as electronic theft to fund their regimes, it is vitally ...

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First lawsuits against Saudi Arabia come forth for 9/11 terror attack

U.S. insurance companies have officially filed suit against Saudi Arabia's largest bank, as well as other financial companies on April 14 for their role in aiding, abeting, and/or funding Osama Bin Laden and the 9/11 terrorists.  This is the first lawsuits to be made against a Saudi Arabian interests since Congress voted to remove the Middle Eastern power from immunity over the biggest terror attack ever on ...

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One of Marine Le Pen’s opponents in French election could help bring a Frexit vote no matter who wins

In a sudden shift of the winds less than two weeks before the first round of French elections, the outside candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has risen to third place in the polls and is causing markets and the bureaucrats in Brussels to cower in fear. This is because despite the fact he is not expected to win the primary election, and then the subsequent runoff on May 7 that will definitely take place, his sup ...

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Fed, ECB, and other central banks hiding global recession risk from the public

As the Atlanta Fed came out with another downgrade for Q1 GDP estimates earlier this week, the reality is that the U.S. economy is or has been in recession for at least the past two years.  And just as former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refused to admit that the country was in negative growth in 2009 despite the fact that during that period the downturn would become known as the Great Recession, central banks ...

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It appears that Europe has finally had enough of sanctions against Russia

Even the most ideological and incompetent bureaucrat eventually gets the message as after nearly four years of declining exports, and hundreds of billions of euros lost in trade, the G7 on April 11 voted down a U.S.-UK led resolution to impose greater sanctions on Russian military and political figures following the false flag gas attack that occurred in Syria last week. Led by German and Italian members wi ...

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First full transit cargo from London to China on Silk Road begins

When China envisioned their Silk Road 2.0 (Belt and Road) project, they wanted to connect East and West by having an uninterrupted path from Korea to London.  And on April 10 the first transit of cargo from the furthest reaches of the still under construction trade route has taken place as goods from London via rail line are on their way to Yiwu, China. The first rail freight service from the UK to China de ...

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Barclay’s whistleblower shows Bank of England involved in global Libor fraud

As Barclay's current CEO engages in a witch hunt to try to find the source of who leaked recordings that showed the European bank was deeply involved in the rigging of Libor rates over the past 10 years, an interesting counter-party was discovered to have also been involved in artificially lowering the rates in which banks lend to one another, and from which billions of commercial transactions depend upon. ...

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Former Goldman Sachs Executive and Trump adviser tells Congress to pass a new form of Glass-Steagall

You know that a system is completely out of whack when a former executive of Goldman Sachs tells Congress to reinstate a law that would potentially lessen profits for the same investment bank he used to work for.  But that is exactly what Trump adviser and the former COO of Goldman did on March 5 when he held a private meeting with the Senate Banking Committee to push ahead with the means to break up the to ...

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2007 Redux: American consumer credit card debt now over $1 trillion and to levels not seen since 2008 crash

The last time that Americans had a combined credit card debt of over $1 trillion was in 2007 and just prior to the financial crash of 2008.  That is until today where for the first time in a decade consumers have tapped into their revolving debt to where it is now equal to what it was just prior to the global banking crash. Yet this is not the only parallel to 2007 for the U.S. economy as home prices also n ...

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As Amazon pushes towards $1000 per share, 8 long time retailers get on bankruptcy watch list

In a previous article we spoke about how the entire equity market is simply one big bubble, as denoted by Tesla suddenly becoming America's most valuable car company despite the fact they never make a profit.  And then we followed up with a segment on Amazon.com and how it's share price is four times that of Apple despite earning 10 times less per year. Now we will look at the bottom end of the spectrum, an ...

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Tesla stock valuations put to rest any question that the market isn’t just one big bubble

Prior to the Dot Com market boom, and the eventual rise of central bank influence in the equity markets, if you were to ask any broker or analyst what the valuations of a company that makes no profit and has to be subsidized by the government were, they would probably answer you by saying that company traded on the OTC markets, or perhaps even on the penny stock sheets.  But those days are far gone, and ins ...

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