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After losses of over $20 billion, German businesses ready to end EU sanctions against Russia

As we have mentioned many times before, the economic symbiosis between European industry and Russia cannot be downplayed lightly since each earns billions of dollars per year in their transfers of energy and goods.  And going into the third year of U.S. imposed sanctions with Russia over the Kiev coup that Europe has summarily joined in with, the costs are continuing to climb to the point where businesses a ...

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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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Some members within Eurozone have had enough with sanctions directed at Russia

Back in December, the European Union (EU) voted to once again follow in lock-step with their U.S. masters by extending sanctions against Russia for another seven months through July of 2016.  But as the global economy continues its perilous decline in nearly every industrial region, some members of the EU appear to have had enough, and are either bypassing sanctions altogether to establish new business deal ...

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Saudi Arabia’s gambit to force down oil prices may lead to Russia becoming the new head of global cartel

Since the early 1970's, the U.S. has relied upon Saudi Arabia's place at the head of the global oil market to protect the dollar and its position as the global reserve currency.  But what would happen to the dollar, and America's future if a different nation wrested control from the House of Saud? That question may actually be coming upon us very soon as a paradigm shift is quickly taking place in the after ...

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Vietnam Redux: U.S. continues to arm terrorists despite ongoing ceasefire talks in Syria

During the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese army, or Viet Cong, would use cease fire meetings called for by the United States to secure positions and re-arm themselves before breaking the cease fire and waging war once again against the South.  This occurred numerous times between 1968 and 1973, with the U.S. falling for this ruse over and over despite the fact they were just days or weeks away from victor ...

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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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France ready to lead the way for Europe in removing sanctions against Russia

One of the more interesting items to come out of Davos it appears is a friendlier attitude toward Russia and their leader Vladimir Putin by European powers.  And with Britain and France already breaking protocols with NATO recently over the ISIS threat, the question that is rising is whether Europe as a whole is ready to break away from their long standing affiliation with U.S. foreign policy. On Jan. 24, F ...

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Think $30 oil is bad? Get ready for $20 now that Iran has officially re-entered the market

Saturday the 16th of January was officially D-Day for the collapsing oil markets as it is now the time for Iran to enter in with its sanction held supplies, and prepared coming production.  And if the world economy thought Friday's $29 oil was bad for markets, just wait for what the introduction of Iranian supplies does for these markets going forward. For nearly a decade, economic sanctions against Iran ha ...

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As China goes after SWIFT and London Gold Fix markets, Russia prepares to go after Brent and WTI

There is an old axiom that goes, if you can't beat em, join em.  And for Eastern powers such as China and Russia, they are taking this adage one step further by implementing a policy of, if you don't want to join em, create duplicate market mechanisms and replace em. Over the course of 2015 China has done just this with their new economic policies of bringing online a new SWIFT type system (CIPS), joining t ...

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Putin counters TPP corporate protections by proposing new export industry of non-GMO foods

One of the biggest threats to the global economy is the U.S. led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the soon to be Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPIP) which has as just one of their draconian strictures, the giving og sovereign protections to food companies that manufacture and sell GMO products.  And under these trade agreements, nations that sign onto them will forever be restricted f ...

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French coordination with Russia over ISIS could lead to end of sanctions

One of the most important things people have to remember about the sanctions that have been imposed upon Russia is that they were not decided upon by a coalition of nations, but instead from a forced policy by the U.S. alone.  And through their bullying of allied countries in the European Union and in Japan, others followed suit with Washington out of fear, intimidation, or from potential financial threats. ...

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