Russia will not reconsider its decision to ban imports of certain goods, including the prepaid ones;Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Russia banned imports of meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the United States, the 28-nation European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway for 12 months.
Ireland's economy is growing at an explosive pace. Rising exports to the US, Britain and China transform the former crisis-state into eurozone’s star economy. Turnaround comes less than a year after Ireland regained economic sovereignty, first eurozone bail-out country to emerge from its EU-IMF Troika regime.
Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices. Russians concerned a weaker ruble would drive up inflation, make foreign trips and foreign currency purchases unaffordable.
According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government has officially run a deficit of 589 billion dollars for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2014. U.S. national debt has actually grown by more than a trillion dollars in less than 12 months.
With weak job growth, rising poverty, it’s an idea that is gaining more credence. Arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) in which everyone without exception would receive an equal stipend Advocates of UBI see it as more effective means of reducing poverty and shrinking the inequality gap. Politics of the issue are not favorable.
. Finance ministers from the bloc’s 28 countries are fleshing out a host of ideas circulating in European capitals. With interest rates already at record lows, ministers need radical steps to help growth at a time of near record unemployment.
The United States European Union announced Friday expanded package of sanctions against Russian financial, energy, and defense sectors. Banks affected include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank could lead to credit crunch at end of the year; $25.1 billion in Russian foreign corporate debt matures.
By disqualifying municipal bonds from the category of liquid assets, the biggest banks are likely to trim back their holdings in munis which could raise the cost or limit the ability for states, counties, cities and school districts to issue muni bonds to build schools, roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.
There are no systemic threats to Russian food security after Russia’s embargo on food imports from western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine, the chief of the Federal Antimonopoly Service told reporters Monday. no global changes in food prices, wave of price hike expectations subsiding.
Just weeks after defaulting (yet again) on its debt (whether technically or not), and shortly after raising the minimum wage by 31% (to $523 a month) amid runaway inflation, Argentina decided to pass legislation (dubbed "the supply law") letting the government regulate private-sector prices, profit margins and production levels. The opposition is up in arms,
Putin’s adviser Sergei Glazyev: “The world is going through overlapping cyclical crises. Global economy is changing. The structure that has driven economic growth for 30 years has exhausted. The world needs to transition to a new system and transition has always come about through war…
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro: The West's policies will make the euro and dollar dependent on the yuan and ruble, Castro criticizes the policies of Washington and Europe, which will he claimed would lead to an economic collapse, making the euro and dollar “useless paper."
Russian bank hit by sanctions earlier this year, named former U.S. senators Trent Lott and John Breaux as its lobbyists. The two will work on “banking laws and regulations including applicable sanctions.” In July, Gazprombank's parent company was hit with sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Two years since San Bernardino filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, gives the city protection from creditors while it reorganizes to make city solvent. The city was projecting a $45 million deficit when it sought refuge in bankruptcy. Mediating with our major creditors to agree to payments at reduced rates.”
Russia and China have begun construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries.
China agreed to buy $400bn (£240bn) of gas from Russia's Gazprom. Russia will ship 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas annually .The deal will lessen Russia's dependence on European buyers.
Argentina planning to increase food supplies to Russia by $1.8-2 billion. Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela: food import ban imposed by Russia against Western countries opportunity for Argentine producers and exporters to supply poultry meat, beef, fish, dairy products, dried fruit, vegetables.
Ecuador planning to create world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, would not be a crypto-currency like Bitcoin. Use of the currency will be voluntary, will not be used to pay the state employees. Will be possible to make and get payments via cellphones,
Massive cyberattack could take down our banking system at any time. Attack on our major banks so massive the FBI and Secret Service got involved, investigating huge cyber attacks on Wall Street banks, extremely organized,sophisticated.
Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks on trade cooperation and the BRICS partnership with South African President Jacob Zuma. goals to amplify Russian-South African investment ties, increase trade, increasing supply of agricultural products from South Africa.”
But all these discussions of our dysfunctional politics ignore the larger truth, which is the entire model of the Status Quo is broken. Even if reformers succeeded in ridding the political system of cronyism and favors-for-campaign-contributions--two essentially impossible reforms
By forcing Russia to conduct more business in the yuan and other Asian currencies, the U.S. may be speeding up the end of the petrodollar and giving China more prominence on the world stage. Russian businesses reducing their exposure to the dollar to minimize damage from tougher punishments.
For years now I have carefully outlined the most likely path of collapse to take place within the U.S., and a vital part of that analysis included economic destabilization caused by a loss of the dollar’s world reserve status and petro-status. I have also always made clear that this fiscal crisis event would not occur in the midst of a political vacuum. The central banks and international financiers that created our ongoing and developing disaster are NOT going to allow the destruction of the American economy, the dollar, or global markets without a cover event designed to hide their culpability.
Having served Washington’s propaganda purposes, the downed Malaysian airliner and the alleged Russian armored column that entered Ukraine and was allegedly destroyed have dropped out of the news even though both stories remain completely and totally unresolved.
"This is the end game."
According to a Federal Reserve report on American households’ “economic well-being” in 2013, fewer than half of all Americans said they’d be able to come up with four Benjamins on short notice to deal with an unexpected expense.
Ukraine's next crisis will be a economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.
Farmers in the 28-nation European Union (EU) have suffered losses after Russia recently imposed a food ban on the West in retaliation for sanctions slapped on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. estimated to suffer USD 16-billion in losses this year
Russia reportedly consider sanctions against the West if United States and European Union (EU) impose more bans on Moscow. Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports if Washington and EU adopt fresh sanctions. Would not apply to production of foreign automakers operating inside Russia.
President of Finland to Visit Russia to discuss bilateral cooperation between Russia, Finland and international issues. Swiss dodge embargo. "Imports of Swiss cheese to Russia may rise,"Switzerland may replace cheeses from EU countries.
The top court in Portugal has partially rejected government austerity three percent levy on public sector pensions starting at 1,000 euros. Plan to charge tax on pensions did not ensure “fairness, ruled the government was authorized to cut salaries of public sector workers earning more than 1,500 euros.
“The sanctions policy pursued by the West, that is, ourselves, a necessary consequence of which has been what the Russians are doing, causes more harm to us than to Russia; Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The concept of conspiracy frightens some people, so much so that they are willing to overlook any and all evidence that world events are for the most part directed, rather than chaotic and coincidental.
Billionaire investor George Soros increased his bet against the US stock market by more than 600pc in the second quarter, regulatory filings show.
Russia has suspended imports of alcoholic drinks from Ukraine’s biggest distilleries over violations of Russia’s consumer rights protection laws, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor) said in a release on Wednesday.
Spain’s public debt topped one trillion euros for the first time, the central bank announced Thursday, despite years of government-imposed austerity. Government struggles to contain annual deficits by raising taxes, freezing public salaries and curb spending on education and health care.
Truckloads of fruit left rotting after being turned away from border as farmers demand special exemption from sanctions or compensation. 3.5m kg of peaches alone said to have rotted in fridge trucks turned back from Russia. Russia absorbs more than 60% of Greek peach exports and almost 90% of strawberries.
Ecuador doesn’t need anybody’s permission to export agricultural products to Russia, which now has a big gap that needs to be filled after it banned supplies from a number of western countries, said President Rafael Correa.
Anglo-Saxon agression against Russia is taking the form of financial and economic warfare. However, Moscow is preparing for armed hostilities by developing its agricultural self-sufficency and multiplying its alliances.
Spain will meet with EU officials Thursday to discuss offsetting the country’s estimated €337 million in food and agriculture losses due to blocked access to the Russian market. Last week Russia announced a ban on agricultural imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway.
A report from the Russian TV channel Rossia 1 shows how Russia and Argentina have been literally pushed by the USA into working with each other and the kind of results this collaboration is achieving.
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