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.
Vladimir Putin's chief "integration" advisor, Sergei Glazyev: U.S.-led “economic war” against Russia will ricochet, EU to pay the steepest costs; stands to lose 1 trillion euros, includes possible bankruptcy of several European banks and companies. Energy crisis in Europe will bring sharp spike in prices. Turkish, Chinese and east Asian nations will fill void left by departure of their European rivals from Russian market. Will cost 250 billion euros for Germany alone, push the three Baltic states to an “economic catastrophe.” Lithuania and Latvia will lose half their entire economic output, cost for Estonia will reach 50 percent more than its gross domestic product.
Russia signed $20 billion oil deal with Iran to bypass both western sanctionsyesterday.Energy Ministry in Moscow: Russia will help Iran “organise oil sales”“cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply machinery, consumer goods, agriculture products.”
How can a nation lawfully put its central bank out of business because of monetary policies that destroy the people’s freedom and the nation’s wealth?
They span the globe, from Greece and Ukraine in Europe, to Pakistan in Asia, to Ecuador, Venezuela, and Belize in the Americas. Some nations, such as Ukraine and Egypt, owe their recent downgrades to political conditions. Greece's debt projected to hit 175% of GDP by end of year.
Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign reserves, stoke inflation and drive the economy deeper into recession.
Bank of America is fined $1.3 billion for selling bad loans to giant mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amid fallout from America's financial crisis. Penalty imposed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff Federal District Court in Manhattan in New York; known for having strong views on financial fraud.
About one third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more, average amount owed in collections is $5,178, figure ranges from $25 to over $125,000. In Nevada, nearly half, of residents who had credit files, reported having debt in collections.
All three major US stock indexes fell Friday, capping the largest weekly decline in US stock markets in nearly two months. The catalyst for Friday’s sell-off was a very weak series of sales figures and projections from three corporations tied to consumer spending: Amazon, the largest online retailer; Wal-Mart, the largest brick-and-mortar retailer; and Visa, the credit and debit card transaction company.
ONE HUNDRED years ago, fighting broke out among the great powers of Europe, launching what has become known as the First World War. The brutal conflict, which lasted more than four years, proved to a decisive turning point for humankind and for its socialist movement, and its effects are strongly felt even today.
Some 1,129 people have been killed and nearly 3,500 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev's military operation in April, according to UN estimates. 178
The Chinese yuan growing stronger. The Swiss National Bank and China agreed on a currency-swap deal on Monday. Last year China signed several agreements with other countries for direct currency deals.
Stuart Littlewood calls for comprehensive sanctions against Israel and its Western mouthpieces and stooges – as well as against media such as the BBC which consistently fail to challenge Zionist disinformation.
Beef, pork, poultry higher levels of pesticides than any plant food. Antibiotics, drugs, hormones, Strawberries, raspberries, cherries have the most pesticides, Potatoes fungicides, peaches, nectarines 45 pesticides, celery exceed safe levels cannot be washed off, grapes 35 different pesticides.
And while Jewmerica is eating its heart out trying to isolate Russia with its laughable slogan, ‘mobilizing the international community,’ Putin continues to straddle the world stage…this time in Jewmerica’s own backyard in Latin America.
Massive profits racking up from residents; tourists from out-of-state make up nearly half of the recreational marijuana sales. last month, the state pulled in $21 million in sales (down from $22 million in April). Colorado excise sales tax, $4,775,679 from marijuana-related sales tax in June, 2014 .
In a direct challenge to Western control of two major international financial organizations, the five countries known as the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — announced on July 15 the formation of a new development bank that they will control.
The first two days this week gold was subjected to a series of computer HFT-driven “flash crashes” that were aimed at cooling off the big move higher gold has made since the beginning of June.
Mexican financial leaders and politicians have been working to institute sweeping monetary change, many of its most influential and wealthy citizens are demanding the country abandon its fiat currency, the Peso, and return to a silver standard.
PUTIN: Our bilateral cooperation is of strategic importance, Brazil is a responsible member of the international community, political influence is steadily increasing; largest country in South America, a leading world. economy. We support Brazil as a candidate for permanent seat on UN Security Council.
Residents of a West Virginia town that formerly hosted a Monsanto factory that produced noxious, cancer-causing chemicals can begin receiving assistance promised through a 2012, multi-million-dollar settlement.
Ukraine's deputy prime minister told international donors on Tuesday that a $17 billion International Monetary Fund bailout was "not enough" because of "unprecedented Russian-inspired aggression". "Today Ukraine is confronted with new challenges that cannot be solved in a standard fashion.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman: Ukraine is preparing economic recovery plan for 2014-2016, calling on international donors to participate by sending observers to assess needs of the country, expect to present this plan at the International conference of donor aid held in autumn.
The five BRICS countries have reached a broad consensus on their $100 billion development bank though some differences remain. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are expected to sign a treaty to launch the bank officially when they meet at a BRICS summit in the northern Brazil.
On July 6, thousands of people across Australia will again rally in demonstrations that reflect the deeply-felt opposition of millions toward the sweeping cutbacks to social services and welfare contained in the Abbott government’s 2014 budget.
US Department of Commerce: US exports to Russia rose 21 percent, reached record high of $1.25 billion in May, During same month, American exports to EU, China increased 2.5 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively. US imports from Russia decreased 8.5 percent in May, totaling $2.15 billion.
Austria’s largest bank by assets, and the third biggest bank in Eastern Europe after UniCredit and Raiffeisen, announced that, its earlier forecast about the amount of bad loans on its books is wrong, will rise by 40%, leading to what will be a record $2.2 billion loss, and triggering writedowns.
To central bankers currency that competes with their debt based currency scheme threatens their monopoly on controlling the money supply, foment ethnic or sectarian violence playing divide and conquer in order to try to overthrow governments that does not want a central bank.
Central Bank official warns virtual and digital currencies have potential to challenge sovereignty of states, banks ability to influence price of credit for economy. Substantial threat to the country’s finances if more transactions for goods, services disappear from tax net through use of digital currencies.
Germany to introduce a national minimum wage of 8.50 euros ($11.60) an hour Thursday, is hoped will help the poor and stimulate demand. Rresisted by conservatives, say it will make industries uncompetitive. Excluded some ,under-18-year-age, long-term unemployed first six months in new job.
Bank manager in Spain charged with cheating a partially blind 93-year-old out of €27,000 by fooling him into signing a document which granted her access to his savings. Bank staff “gave excuses” and “showed opposition” when police officers requested the relevant documents for their investigation.
Residents ,merchants in Iraq province Babil to stop importing commodities from Turkey, Saudi Arabia due to support of Ankara and Riyadh for violence in Iraq. Boosting imports from Iran. Iraqi forces start massive operation against terrorists, denounce Al Saud regime as major supporter of global terrorism.
Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets of the capital Rome to protest European Union-backed austerity measures. Italians have been staging protests against high unemployment, economic adversity and hardship over a series of government-imposed austerity packages in recent years.
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