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“De-Dollarization”: Iran, Russia Planning to Establish Joint Bank

October 11th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/de-dollarization-iran-russia-planning-to-establish-joint-bank/5407736

Iran and Russia plan to establish a joint bank as an effort to multiply bilateral trade and bypass sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s banking sector. “Such a bank would be able to exchange money between the two sides using rials and rubles and put aside dollars, euros and pounds.

IMF: China overtakes US as world’s largest economy

October 8th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/08/381500/china-overtakes-us-as-largest-economy/

International Monetary Fund says China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to a report. estimates size of US economy $17.4 trillion, Chinese economy $17.6 trillion. China’s share of the global economy is 16.48 percent, United States 16.28.

Housing Rights Group Says HUD Program Helps Wall Street, Hurts Homeowners

October 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/26609-housing-rights-group-says-hud-program-helps-wall-street-hurts-homeowners

After learning that his home was in foreclosure in July 2013, James Cheeseman received an even more unpleasant surprise when he showed up in court the following January. He was told that his mortgage loan had been sold by JP Morgan Chase and purchased by a company he had never heard of before - LVS Financial.

Income Inequality Has Regressed to 1820 Levels

October 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://sorendreier.com/income-inequality-has-regressed-to-1820-levels/

From the American Occupy movement to the surprise best-seller by the economist Thomas Piketty, income inequality is all the rage—perhaps because it’s raging. According to a newly released study, the last few decades have seen a rise of the biggest income gaps within nations since the Industrial Revolution.

Biggest bank in US hacked: JPMorgan admits data breach for 76 mn households

October 3rd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/usa/192708-jpmorgan-bank-accounts-hacked/

More than half of all households in the United States were affected by a data breach that occurred earlier this summer, JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday. The names, addresses, and numbers of millions of affected bank clients were stolen by hackers.

Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims — Paul Craig Roberts

October 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/02/poverty-report-contradicts-gdp-claims-paul-craig-roberts/

It is amazing how the government manages to continue selling Brooklyn Bridges to a gullible public. Americans buy wars they don’t need and economic recoveries that do not exist.

Mass default looms as world sinks beneath a sea of debt

September 29th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21133

On a global level, growth is being steadily drowned under a rising tide of debt, threatening renewed financial crisis, a continued squeeze to living standards, and eventual mass default. Global debt-to-GDP – public and private non financial debt – still growing, breaking new highs by the month.

The model for America: Ruling elites dispense with democracy in Detroit

September 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/pers-s29.html

The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite.

Dark and sinister madness has descended upon US government

September 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/09/29/dark-and-sinister-madness-has

A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.

How The Elites Are Running The World, The Dollar And Metals

September 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://survivalbackpack.us/elites-running-world-dollar-metals/

As we near the end of the 3rd Q for 2014, time is running out for all the 2014 enthusiasts that are calling for higher prices by year-end. The lessons learned from 2013 have been forgotten as not only are not prices beginning to move higher, they are making new recent lows. Incredibly enough, many of these prognosticators are paid pretty well by their subscribers. Lesson to be learned? Absolutely no one can divine the future.

Banks could face record fines totalling £1.8bn over currency rigging

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/26/banks-fine-currency-rigging

Six major banks caught up in the investigation into rigging the currency markets are being pressed by the regulator to agree to fines ? possibly of as much as ?1.8bn ? in the next eight weeks. Watchdog warns RBS, HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays, Citi and UBS they face penalties that could top Libor payout.

Gas prices may quadruple if unified price set for all consumers in Ukraine — official

September 24th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/751055

Gas prices in Ukraine may quadruple if Naftogaz of Ukraine sets a unified price for all gas consumers, a company senior official said on Wednesday. Alexander Todiichuk, Naftogaz of Ukraine Deputy CEO, said this initiative had been supported by the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry.“This is a heavy blow, politicians trying to avoid it in view of elections this autumn as people’s discontent may affect this process,

Home Depot Hack Is Letting Criminals Drain Money From People's Bank Accounts

September 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/home-depot-hack-bank-accounts-drained_n_5872288.html

Data breach at retailer Home Depot Inc led to fraudulent transactions across United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts; the Wall Street Journal. Criminals using stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics and groceries. Home Depot confirmed its payment systems were breached, 56 million payment cards compromised in cyberattack at its stores.

AIG shareholders sue government claiming their $182 bn bailout wasn’t favorable enough

September 24th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/usa/190368-aig-bailout-lawsuit-government/

The lawsuit, which seeks more than $40 billion from the US government, challenges the manner in which AIG was rescued. AIG shareholders argue that the moves violated their Fifth Amendment rights, in that their private property was taken for “public use, without just compensation.”

Ukraine Is On The Brink Of Total Economic Collapse

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/ukraine-is-on-the-brink-of-total-economic-collapse-2014-9

Ukraine is now in recession. Deep economic ties with Russia have resulted in painful adjustments in recent months. The nation's exports are down 19% from last year, expected to fall further. Retail sales falling, industrial production collapsing. Nation's currency, trading near record lows.

Oil Being Sold in Rubles

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: https://www.perpetualassets.com/news/2014/09/22/oil-being-sold-in-rubles-insider-update-from-jim-willie/

Gazprom Neft (Gazprom Oil). Almost all their clients for crude oil and petroleum products have signed agreements to pay in Rubles. Novoport, already begun delivery for Ruble currency, deliveries to the Asian market are to be completed in Yuan currency.

Putin: Russian Banks Must Stay in Ukraine to Ensure Economic Stability

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.ria.ru/business/20140922/193168997/Putin-Russian-Banks-Must-Stay-in-Ukraine-to-Ensure-Economic.html

Russian banks should continue working in Ukraine despite current difficulties because their exit from the country would hurt Ukrainian economy, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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.

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