Finance, The Economy, Politics And The World Situation At The End of 2013: 3 Sparks And A Powder Keg

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By Paul Martin
September 18th, 2013

by leap2020

GEAB N°77 is available! Finance, the economy, politics and the world situation at the end of 2013: 3 sparks and a powder keg

The 2013 summer sun, far from having brought the lull for which some hoped, has continued to heat finance, the economy, and especially global geopolitics white hot. The Syrian apple of discord has shown the extent to which the international community was no longer one; the economic news, despite all the tricks possible, stubbornly refuses to announce a long awaited recovery; currency wars have flared up again, hitting the emerging countries head-on; sovereign bond interest rates are now out of control…
Unfortunately, the coming autumn will not calm things down. The end of the political summer break is, in fact, under pressure in Washington between discussions on Syria, the budget vote, the debt ceiling, etc. The extreme divisions between Democrats and Republicans makes this period full of danger. The end of the financial summer break is no less so with the famous tapering on the agenda, that’s to say the progressive reduction of the Fed’s programme of Quantitative Easing which deals with the economy single-handedly; with the aftermath of Detroit’s bankruptcy; and with the major Western banks withdrawing their support of the US government of necessity.

Finally, the end of the geopolitical summer break also promises to be eventful itself: the emerging countries, scalded by speculation in their currencies, certainly aren’t going to sit idly by, which promises a real firework display in the foreign exchange markets and, in addition, they will wish to take advantage of their victory on Syria to increase their powers.

Layout of the full article:
1. The political soap opera begins again in Washington
2. The Fed loses control
3. The next Cyprus will be American
4. The banks have given up the Treasure
5. The great Syrian bluff
6. Between Scylla and Charibdis
7. Loss of US influence
8. Emerging countries: the final instalment of the decoupling process from Western economies
9. Japan: regional realignment
10. Europe at the crossroads
11. The drunken boat of world governance

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The political soap opera begins again in Washington

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