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Asia’s three largest economies in talks for a massive free trade agreement

This week, Asia's three largest economies (China, South Korea, and Japan) will be holding high level talks to forge a new free trade agreement that will help spearhead competition and strength in the Asean theater.  In fact, this is the 10th round of talks between the three member states, and it comes with the potential for these long-standing adversaries to bypass political issues in favor of economic coop ...

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Long-standing U.S. ally Israel moves into China’s camp for free trade agreements

As the U.S. spins draconian trade agreements into Orwellian 'free trade' rhetoric, China continues to attract countries from around the world who are no longer enamored by dollar hegemony, and secret deals such as the TPP and TTIP.  And now joining in this conversion from West to East is long-standing U.S. ally Israel, who is finding the political winds of Middle Eastern foreign policy directed squarely aga ...

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Foreigners dump dollars in January at the highest rate on record

From August of last year through December, foreigners dumped more than $550 billion in dollar based assets as the demise of the petrodollar in global trade continues to expand.  And as we begin 2016, a new report out for January shows that more treasuries were dumped in that month alone than in any month on record. The previous high of $48.1 billion in treasuries sent back to the U.S. was shattered in Janua ...

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New Gallup Poll shows most Americans feel China a more powerful economy than the U.S.

There is a reason why Presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are making powerful strides in the 2016 election cycle, and it is something that the mainstream fails to recognize.  And despite all the rhetoric and false data used over and over to tell the American people how good and strong their economy is, average citizens are rejecting this propaganda and making their views known in ma ...

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China to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

As the U.S. continues to lose infrastructure and other assets to foreigners holding trillions in dollar reserves, some of the most significant transfers are now occurring in the financial sector.  A few years back, Russia purchased Morgan Stanley's oil trade desk which provided them significant leverage in the global petrodollar system, and in the same year China purchased J.P. Morgan's headquarter building ...

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Removal of sanctions on Iran have suddenly made the Middle Eastern economy the new frontier

The nation of Iran has waited close to a decade to remove their U.S. imposed shackles and break out of sanctions that forced the oil producer to seek revenues from black market mechanisms.  But in just a few short months since Washington signed an agreement with Tehran to have their sanctions lifted, they are suddenly being courted by countries desperate to find a new market for their exports. And like Afri ...

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China dumps $108 billion in reserves as the Far East economy uses dollars to protect currency

In overnight trading, China experienced an equities meltdown following their largest devaluation of the Yuan since August.  And at the heart of protecting the RMB in this trend of currency intervention is a new report on Jan. 7 which shows that the Far Eastern economy dumped $108 billion in dollar reserves in the month of December, dropping their reserve totals from $3.438 trillion to $3.330 trillion. Much ...

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China stock markets halt completely after Yuan devaluation

It appears that the new Chinese circuit breakers came at just the right time as the Shanghai equity markets triggered a halt on Jan. 7, leading the Far Eastern power to close down the markets altogether after just 30 minutes of trading.  This is the second circuit breaker halt in three days for China, which implemented the market protection at the start of the new year. What appears to have been the catalys ...

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Fed publishes drastic fall in GDP forecasts, setting the stage for less than 2% growth for 2015

Recovery!  The mantra of the Federal Reserve and mainstream pundits parroting the party line.  But it appears that like poll numbers given prior to Presidential elections, when all the votes are counted, what was forecast for months leading up to the end of a cycle was much different than the actual outcome. For most of 2015 the Fed and big bank analysts predicted an annual GDP growth rate between 2.5 - 3%. ...

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End of Petrodollar? First Middle Eastern oil power to open Chinese currency hub

Since 1973, the dollar has held sway over the global financial system through its connections to oil, and with the Middle Eastern producers who sell it in American currency.  But as dollar hegemony has waned over the past decade, and as the U.S. has gone to war against any nation (Iraq, Iran, Libya) who has tried to sell their oil in currencies other than the dollar, members of OPEC have been seeking ways t ...

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Zimbabwe dollar? Welcome to the future of the Zimbabwe Yuan

On Dec. 22, one of the most infamous economies in the world over the past 20 years may soon be divesting themselves of dollar hegemony and moving over into the camp of the Chinese Yuan.  In a move dedicated towards strengthening both monetary and trade ties with the Far East power, Zimbabwe's Finance Minister said that very soon the Yuan could be used as one of many currencies within the African nation's ec ...

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Are foreigners moving into the safety of the dollar, or are they dumping it?

Over the past four months, it is estimated that China alone has dumped over $300 billion in their dollar based reserves, signalling a trend in which the Far Eastern economy is now using their treasuries to protect their own slowing economic conditions.  And with Japan, Europe, and the emerging markets all showing signs of recession rather than growth, one has to ask if the dollar's strength is actually base ...

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