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Russia not to review ban on sanctioned prepaid goods - Medvedev

September 20th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/750498

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 leaves eurozone behind as exports boom

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11107507/Ireland-leaves-eurozone-behind-as-exports-boom.html

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.

Moscow warns against panic as ruble plunges to historic lows - Video

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/ruble-plunges-sharply-against-euro-dollar-110647010.html

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.

The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-u-s-national-debt-has-grown-by-more-than-a-trillion-dollars-in-the-last-12-months_092014

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.

Socialists Call For Universal Basic Income Because America Is Running Out Of Jobs

September 14th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rallyagainstomalley.com/socialists-call-universal-basic-income-america-running-jobs/

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.

EU seeks billions of euros to revive economy

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/EU_seeks_billions_of_euros_to_revive_economy/37912/0/38/38/Y/M.html

. 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.

US and EU expand economic sanctions against Russia

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/ukra-s13.html

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.

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Federal Reserve’s Bizarre New Rules. Destabilizing Economic Impacts Across America

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/preparing-to-asset-strip-local-government-the-federal-reserves-bizarre-new-rules-destabilizing-economic-impacts-across-america/5400399

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.

Russia faces no threat to food security, watchdog says

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/748642

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.

Argentina Goes Full-Venezuela - Plans To Regulate Prices, Profits, & Production

September 5th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Argentina_Goes_Full-Venezuela_-_Plans_To_Regulate_Prices%2C_Profits%2C_%26_Production/37744/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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 adviser: Transition to new global economy will require war

September 2nd, 2014
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Putin_adviser%3A_Transition_to_new_global_economy_will_require_war/37652/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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…

Fidel Castro: 'Dollar, Euro to Depend on Ruble, Yuan Due to Western Policies'

September 2nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140902/192549791/Dollar-Euro-to-Depend-on-Ruble-Yuan-Due-to-Western-Policies-.html

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."

Two Former Senators Are Helping a Russian Bank Fight U.S. Sanctions

September 2nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/09/two-former-senators-are-helping-a-russian-bank-fight-us-sanctions/379494/

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.

San Bernardino blues: Bankrupt city flailing amid financial overhaul

September 2nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/31/bankrupt-downtownsanbernardino.html

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 launch gas pipeline

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_and_China_launch_gas_pipeline/37648/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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 plans to increase food supplies to Russia by $2 bln

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/747639

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 to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

August 31st, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ecuador_to_replace_the_US_dollar_with_its_own_digital_currency/37627/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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,

Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking System At Any Time

August 29th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/wall-street-admits-that-a-cyberattack-could-crash-our-banking-system-at-any-time/

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.

Russian, South African Presidents to Discuss Cooperation on Thursday

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140827/192396126/Russian-South-African-Presidents-to-Discuss-Cooperation-on.html

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.”

The Status Quo's Model Of "How The World Works" Is Broken

August 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-26/status-quos-model-how-world-works-broken

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

Western sanctions push Russia, China closer; hurt dollar

August 26th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Western_sanctions_push_Russia%2C_China_closer%3B_hurt_dollar/37540/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

What To Expect During The Next Stage Of Collapse

August 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.bioprepper.com/2014/08/25/what-to-expect-during-the-next-stage-of-collapse/

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.

Ukraine Crisis Continues — Paul Craig Roberts

August 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Economic

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/08/20/ukraine-crisis-continues-paul-craig-roberts/

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.

Central Bankers/U.S. Government Have Set The Stage To Bomb Syria - Episode 446 - Audio

August 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Economic, Police State

More Than Half Of All Americans Can’t Come Up With $400

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://wealthydebates.com/half-americans-cant-come-400/

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? Economic Disaster

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine%27s_Next_Crisis%3F_Economic_Disaster_/37367/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

EU farmers suffer losses from Russia's retaliatory food ban Video

August 18th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/18/375765/eu-farmers-losing-out-as-russia-hits-back/

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 may consider ban on car imports from West: Report Video

August 18th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/18/375743/russia-may-ban-car-imports-from-west/

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.

Finland President Heads to Russia to Meet Putin; Phone Rings in Switzerland Over Cheese

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Finland_President_Heads_to_Russia_to_Meet_Putin%3B_Phone_Rings_in_Switzerland_Over_Cheese/37299/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Portugal court partially rejects Lisbon austerity plans - Video

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/15/375356/portugal-austerity-cuts-rejected-in-part/

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.

Anti-Moscow sanctions harm EU rather than Russia: Hungary - Video

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/15/375404/antimoscow-sanctions-harm-eu/

“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.

Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World

August 15th, 2014
Categories: News, War, Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-15/order-out-chaos-doctrine-runs-world

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.

Man who broke Bank of England increases bet against US stock market

August 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/11038449/Man-who-broke-Bank-of-England-increases-bet-against-US-stock-market.html

Billionaire investor George Soros increased his bet against the US stock market by more than 600pc in the second quarter, regulatory filings show.

Russia’s ban on Ukrainian alcohol unlikely to trigger price growth

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Economic

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.

Spanish public debt tops one trillion euros

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/20640

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.

Greek farmers hit hard by Russian sanctions against EU produce

August 13th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/13/greece-farmers-russian-sanctions-rotten-fruit

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: We don’t need permission to trade with Russia

August 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://rt.com/business/179972-ecuador-russia-agriculture-ban/

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.

The Beginning of World Shift

August 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.voltairenet.org/article185074.html

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 seeks EU compensation over Russian food ban

August 12th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/business/179764-spain-russia-trade-compensation-eu/

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.

The birth of a new financial-economic system: the example of Russia and Argentina

August 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-birth-of-new-financial-economic.html

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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