Tag Archive: Vladimir Putin

EU and Euro Exposed To Risks Including Trade Wars and War With Russia In Middle East

– EU and euro face growing risks including trade wars, energy independence and war with Russia in Middle East. – Middle East war involving Russia may badly impact energy dependent & fragile EU. – Trade and actual wars on European doorstep show the strategic weakness of the EU. – Toxic combination due to growing anti-EU and anti-Euro sentiment in many EU nations.

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Own Gold Bullion To “Support National Security” – Russian Central Bank

We own gold bullion to “support national security” – Russian Central Bank. Russia warns Washington: Confiscating fx reserves would be “declaration of financial war”. Russia has quadrupled its gold bullion reserves in decade. BRICs discussing ‘the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade’. Russia, China & maybe Saudi Arabia form alliances to unseat petrodollar. Putin warns state-owned and private companies: be ready for rapid...

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Russia Buys 34 Tonnes Of Gold In September

Russia adds 1.1 million ounces to reserves in ongoing diversification from USD. 34 ton addition brings Russia’s Central Bank holdings to 1,779t; 6th highest. Russia’s gold reserves are at highest point in Putin’s 17-year reign. Russia’s central bank will buy gold for its reserves on the Moscow Exchange.

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One-Tenth Of Global GDP Is Now Held In Offshore Tax Havens

Accurately measuring the scope of global wealth inequality is a notoriously difficult undertaking – a fact that was brought to light last year when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the Panama Papers, exposing clients of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

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Gold Up, Markets Fatigued As War Talk Boils Over

North Korea threatens to reduce the U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’. Markets becoming used to ongoing provocations from North Korea. Russia and China continue to support watered down versions of sanctions on Kim’s regime. Both NATO and Russia running war games on one another’s borders. Putin says Russia will “give a suitable response” to NATOs threatening behaviour.

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200 Russian Propaganda Sites, or simply alternative media?

The following is the list of "Russian Propaganda sites", as published by PropOrNot. Several articles by the Washington Post refer to this list. Many sites on that list are based on libertarian ideas and Austrian economics. Those are in favor of a free market economy, they reject central banks and the establishment. The rejection of the U.S. establishment is possibly the only point that are in common with Putin.

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Politics and Violence

Elizabeth received a strange letter from her congressman. “We have to be on guard against our enemies… and not be afraid to name them.” A brave, forthright stand? But wait, he didn’t name the enemies. That left us wondering: Who are our enemies? Muslims, Jews, Arabs… Russians, Iranians, North Koreans… capitalists, the Deep State, Yankees… liberals, conservatives?

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Crimea: Digging For The Truth

This summer witnessed a renewed escalation between Russia and Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sending saboteurs to attack Russian troops, targeting “critical infrastructure”. Kiev denied the allegations and claimed Russia’s “fantasy” was nothing but a false pretense to launch a “new invasion”.

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Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture

The “Panama Papers” tax haven leak is big … After all, the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned over the leak, and investigations are taking place worldwide over the leak. But the Panama Papers reporting mainly focuses on friends of Russia’s Putin, Ass...

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Panama Papers Names Revealed: Multiple Connections to Clinton Foundation, Marc Rich

There has been much confusion, at time quite angry, how in the aftermath of the Soros-funded Panama Papers revelations few, if any, prominent U.S. name emerged as a result of the biggest offshore tax leak in history. Now, thanks to McClatchy more U.S...

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The year explained: Our ten most popular explainers from 2015

EVERY weekday The Economist explains a new subject, topical or timeless, profound or peculiar. As the end of the year approaches, we look back at the explanations that have proved most popular with readers during 2015. (Normal service will resume on January 4th.)

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