World Politics

US And Cuba Are ‘Normalizing’ Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

AMANDA MACIAS BusinessInsider.com DEC. 17, 2014 Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross, 65, the ailing US aid worker held in Cuba for five years in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana. US officials had long cited Cuba’s refusal to free Gross as one of the biggest impediments to improved relations and had... »

Foreign Exchange Currency Market (FXCM) Halts ALL Ruble Trading Worldwide; NATO broke almost all ties with Russia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

Investmentwatchblog.com December 17th, 2014 ROAD TO WW3: Western Sanctions & Fake Oil Prices Causing Russian Rouble Collapse The pressure on Russia’s president intensifies as a huge interest rate increase fails to halt a plunge in the currency’s value. What we must realise is that this is all being done by design. The western cabal... »

Russian Currency Crisis and Defaults Could Create Contagion in West

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

By: GoldCore GoldSeek.com Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Russia’s currency market witnessed further huge volatility again today. The finance ministry said it would start selling foreign exchange which are primarily in dollars. This appeared to reduce selling pressure on the battered rouble. The fall of the rouble this year has been severe, with a 50... »

Soaring Inflation Around The Globe: Cartier Hikes Russian Prices By 50%, Suntory Whiskey Prices Surge 25% In Japan

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/17/2014 As the Fed continues to rely on seasonally-adjusted survey data to validate its belief that the time to hike rates is coming, even as market-implied inflation swap rates are back to 2008 levels, the one thing that continues to happen everywhere but in the US is precisely what the... »

Russia risks Soviet-style collapse as rouble defence fails

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

‘What is happening is a nightmare that we could not even have imagined a year ago,’ says Russia’s central bank By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard TeleGraphUK 16 Dec 2014 Russia has lost control of its economy and may be forced to impose Soviet-style exchange controls after “shock and awe” action by the central bank failed to... »

Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities…(War In 3…2…1…)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/16/2014 Unfortunately for the bulls, various falling knife-catchers, and those who hope the Russian situation will stabilize imminently with or without capital controls, it appears things in Russia are about to get a whole lot worse because as the WSJ reports, the next driver of the Russian crisis is likely... »

Outspooking The Lehman Apocalypse: Could A Russian Default Be In The Cards?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/16/2014 Russia’s markets have been spanked hard despite last night’s hike. 19% currency crash and 13% down stocks in a session. Ouch! Cumulatively, over the past few weeks stocks, oil and the Ruble are off 50% plus, and bonds off 40%. This morning felt like free-fall. Expect more action from... »

A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted In Russia

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com December 16th, 2014 The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now. The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia is. Sales of... »

U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Nuclear-Attack Russia

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

Eric Zuesse RINF.com 2014/12/16 When French President Francois Hollande urgently side-tracked his return flight from a diplomatic mission recently, in order to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a private room that had been scoured ahead of time to eliminate any possible bugging devices, there was much speculation as to what it was... »

Russia Prepares For GDP Surge As Consumers Scramble To Spend Their Plunging Rubles

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/16/2014 In the most ironic twist of all amid the “currency crisis” enveloping Russia, we suspect the world’s central bankers will be looking on jealously as The CBR manages to achieve precisely what The BoJ and The Fed are desperate to achieve. In raising inflation expectations, The FT reports, Russians... »

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