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It Just Happened: “The Moment the United States Lost its Role as the Underwriter of the Global Economic System.”

bySimon BlackonApril 6, 2015 Last week, the government of China closed the enrollment window to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a ‘founding member’. The AIIB, if you haven’t heard of this yet, is designed to essentially displace the Western-controlled IMF and World Bank. And prior to last Tuesday’s deadline, dozens of nations around the world from New Zealand[...]

Putin: More Members To Join BRICS Bank

BRICS are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multi-polar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.  –  Putin,The BRICS Post Vladimir Putin assumed the annual Presidency of the BRICS last Wednesday and Shanghai will be the host city for the BRICS headquarters.[...]

Australia Wants to Tax Bank Deposits. Does Anyone Think the US Won’t?

bySimon BlackonApril 1, 2015 Several months ago, the government of Australia proposed to tax bank deposits up to $250,000 at a rate of 0.05% (5 basis points). Their idea was for the money to be invested in a rainy day Financial Stabilization Fund to insure against in the unlikely event of a banking crisis… or all-out collapse. And as of this morning, it looks like the levy might just pass and[...]

Experts Fear World May Be Headed for Yet Another Financial Crisis

By Dan Weil Only six years after the end of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s some experts are worried another one may be on its way.Some are "warning that the global community has failed to learn the lessons of the Greek debt crisis — or even of Argentina’s default in 2001, the consequences of which are still being contested furiously in courts on both sides of the[...]

Fed’s Yellen Says Rate Hikes—But Not Too Many—Are Coming

By Greg Robb WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Friday channeled her inner Mary Poppins, giving markets a spoonful of sugar while delivering the message that an increase in interest rates is coming soon. “I expect that conditions may warrant an increase in the federal funds rate target sometime this year,” Yellen told a conference sponsored by the San[...]

As Major Cracks Appear In The Global Financial System, It’s Everyone, Every Currency And Every Central Bank For Itself

By John Ing of Maison Placements March 24 (King World News) – Much is made of America’s economy becoming one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is all relative. Debt has grown even faster. The US dollar too has soared relative to other currencies, thanks in part to a relatively better economic recovery and of course the trillions from the Fed’s bond buying program. However, [...]

6 Major Flaws in the Fed’s Economic Model – James Rickards

The U.S. dollar is the dominant global reserve currency. All markets, including stocks, bonds, commodities, and foreign exchange are affected by the value of the dollar. The value of the dollar, in effect, its “price” is determined by interest rates. When the Federal Reserve manipulates interest rates, it is manipulating, and therefore distorting, every market in the world. The Fed may have [...]

The United States, Weimar Germany And What The Fed Is Really Up To

Today one of the greats in the business spoke with King World News about the United States, Weimar Germany and what the Fed is really up to. He also included two fantastic illustrations that all KWN readers around the world must see. James Turk: "Each week the world’s financial picture goes further and further into la-la land, Eric. In short, things are getting crazier. An example is the[...]

The American Financial Disaster is a Mystery Only to Economists and other Financial “Experts”

I think I should accept that I will never in my life cease to be amazed at the capacity of the human being to spin a story to his/her own preferences, rather than take it simply for what it is. Your run of the mill journalist is even better at this than the average person – which may be why (s)he became a journalist in the first place -, and financial journalists are by far the best spinners[...]

After The Fed Crushed The Middle Class, It Is Targeting The American Family

On a number of occasions this month we’ve drawn attention to the divergent fates of the 80% of American workers whose wages are declining and whose general outlook is concomitantly deteriorating, and the other 20%, whose pay is increasing and who generally feel good about their economic future. We also pointed out that with the correlation between wages and consumer spending now nearly perfect[...]

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