lunes, 30 de julio de 2012

Libertad, Igualdad y Pluralidad: News-notícies. GEAB-

GEAB N°66 - Red alert / Global systemic crisis – September-October 2012: When the trumpets of Jericho ring out seven times for the world before the crisis!
Get prepared now! With GEAB'Strategic and operational recommendations . Currencies: Repositioning necessary ... . Gold: Stay on course .... . Stock Exchanges: Last reminder before chaos .... . Banks: Major Danger....
Euroland 2012-2016 (Part 2) - 2013-2015: Definition of the implementation of Euroland’s international strategy (NATO, UNO, Euro-BRICS, G20…)
If the 2012-2013 period is going to be particularly marked by the stabilization of Euroland’s institutional and economic-financial base, nevertheless it’s from 2013 that we will see the Europeans’ new international maturity. The crisis, and in particular the violent attack suffered by the Eurozone by those who were supposed to be its strategic allies, the United Kingdom and the United States, has in fact radically modified the perception of Euroland’s vital interests, not only on the part of its elite but also its citizens...
L'UE s'achemine vers "une Europe fédérale" selon le ministre des AE espagnol
Manuel Garcia-Margallo, a affirmé mardi que les pays de l'UE s'acheminent vers une Europe fédérale comme alternative à la crise économique qui secoue la zone euro. "Nous sommes à la veille de changements qualitatifs dans l'Union européenne", a-t-il assuré lors d'une conférence de presse, au cours d'une visite de 24 heures dans la capitale péruvienne, "où les choix sont régresser ou faire le saut vers une Europe fédérale". 
Home Sales Disappoint Twice
Sales of newly built homes fell hard in June, despite newfound optimism in the housing recovery, especially among the home builders themselves. Signed contracts to buy new homes fell 8.4 percent from the previous month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, although they are still up 15 percent from a year ago.
UK economy contracts by a shock 0.7pc
The figures from the Office for National Statistics are much worse than forecasts for a 0.2pc contraction. It marks the third successive quarter of contraction, leaving Britain in its longest double-dip recession in more than 50 years. The economy shrank by 0.3pc in the first quarter of the year, following a 0.4pc contraction in the final quarter of 2011.
Global economy’s cure is worse than the disease
Dear Doctor: Thank you for referring Mr. Global Economy to me. The patient’s history includes a seizure in 2007/ 2008 — financial losses, banking problems, a major recession. Liberal injections of taxpayer cash avoided catastrophic multiple organ failure, assisting a modest recovery.
European network of Chinese banks grows 
An emerging network of Chinese banks is gradually unfolding across the European continent, with corporate and private clients standing to benefit from the additional services...  
Financial expert: A debt avalanche is on the way
Cologne-based financial strategist Philip Vorndran says inflation is the only way out of the European debt crisis. But that would not only shrink debt, it would also slash people's savings.
Japan Trade Deficit Swells to $37B in First Half Read more: 
Japan reported its biggest half-year trade deficit ever as exports weakened and fuel imports soared to keep the power on while most reactors are idled in the aftermath of last year’s nuclear crisis.The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday reported a 2.9 trillion yen ($37.4 billion) trade deficit for the first half.
Deutsche Bank Net Slumps in Weak Debut for Co-CEOs
Deutsche Bank AG (DBK.XE) on Tuesday said it would post an unexpectedly sharp drop in second-quarter net profit and warned that it won't meet earlier market expectations for the year, in what marked a disappointing debut for newly appointed Co-Chief Executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen.
Les villes fantômes et barbares de l’American Dream
Le nombre de villes quasiment insolvables ou d’ores et déjà en faillite aux USA ne cesse d’augmenter, imposant une économie urbaine d’apocalypse, avec une régression extraordinaire de tous les services publics. Les échos de cette situation sont de plus en plus nombreux et montrent l’absence totale de programmes nationaux, d’efforts du gouvernement central pour tenter d’enrayer cette tendance...
Airline carbon tax talks with EU stall
Brussels advised to widen its approach to achieve consensus. Beijing remains firm on its stance of settling the carbon tax dispute with the European Union through a multilateral approach, a Chinese official said. The official, who requested anonymity, said talks between China and the EU over the tax are making little progress.
£13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite
A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network.
Power generation slows down as economy activity shows weakness
WE lowered the estimate for power generation growth in China this year but expected a gradual rebound in the second half. The growth clip will be among the weakest in recent history. Power consumption of the industrial sector (74 percent of total) was particularly weak compared with residential and commercial sectors.
Europe's banks stage US retreat
Eurozone banks have retreated dramatically from the US over the five years since the financial crisis began, cutting their assets in the country by more than a third, according to a Financial Times analysis of Federal Reserve data. Bank failures, asset writedowns and the sale of loans and businesses have sent US assets of eurozone banks tumbling by $540bn from their $1.51tn peak in September 2007.
Is it Time to Long Spanish Bonds?
Worries that Spain, the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy, will become the latest casualty to need a direct full-blown rescue from its neighbors drove investors out of the country’s debt on Friday and sent yields to euro-era highs. But one hedge fund manager says it could pay to be contrarian now and go long on Spanish bonds .

Still Think That Money Market Fund Is “Cash”?
When investors decide to close out their riskier positions and move into “cash”, they don’t actually go to the bank and get a stack of twenties. Most just sell their stocks and let their broker sweep the proceeds into a money market fund which, they assume, is the same thing as cash because it holds high-quality short-term commercial paper that almost never defaults.
Dollar Collapse

Spain’s bosses need an internal devaluation
Spain is fertile ground for a “shareholder spring” over executive pay. Bosses in some cases make multiples more than their peers in other European countries, as do board directors. Investors turned a blind eye in the boom times. Now their inaction is even harder to excuse. Take Telefonica, where Cesar Alierta has been executive chairman since 2000. In 2011, he made 10.2 million euros in basic salary, cash bonus, benefits and pension.

UBS Issues Hyperinflation Warning For US And UK, Calls It Purely "A Fiscal Phenomenon"
Supposedly warnings about the latent inflationary threat posed by simply ridiculous non-financial debt levels (as presented most recently here yesterday), not to mention financial debt (which as MF Global's rehypothecated implosion demonstrated so vividly can be any number between minus and plus infinity, thank you London "regulators") from the blogosphere can be ignored ($15 trillion melting ice cube that is shadow banking which also doubles as the best inflationary buffer known to man, notwithstanding).
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viernes, 20 de julio de 2012

Libertad, Igualdad y Pluralidad: News. GLOBAL SYSTEMIC CRISIS

Major bank insolvencies due in September-October 2012: The City-Wall Street version of Bankia.
...the recent example of Bankia in Spain shows what will happen in London and on Wall Street and in other Western countries a few months hence. Let’s limit ourselves to real estate “ghost assets” which are at the origin of the Spanish bank’s collapse and its need for a €90 billion recapitalisation. For four years Bankia (and its regulators) tried to believe/make believe that its real estate assets always had a value close, or not too damaged, compared to those on their books up to the beginning of the real estate crisis. And then, with the first major shock, the Greek crisis and its effects on the Eurozone’s financial circuits in this particular case, the house of cards collapsed. Confidence melted away and with it the value attributed to the real estate ghost assets on Bankia’s balance sheet. However the City, like Wall Street, are full of banks and other financial institutions whose balance sheets are, like Bankia’s, stuffed with ghost real estate assets . The end of markets on focusing on the Greece/Euro tandem will re-orientate concerns in this direction: where are the other Bankias in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Europe and China? The general context of concern, even fear, which will take hold by the end of summer 2012, will thus make it impossible to maintain the status quo as it has been since 2008...    

Revue des frets maritimes: les frets pétroliers au plus bas depuis 2009
LONDRES - Les tarifs des transports maritimes de brut et de produits pétroliers se sont enfoncés la semaine dernière à des niveaux plus vus depuis 2009, minés par le ralentissement de la demande et l'abondance de navires disponibles, tandis que les prix des frets secs baissaient légèrement.

The Triumph of Canadian Socialism
On July 1, Canada Day, Canadians awoke to a startling, if pleasant, piece of news: For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American. According to data from Environics Analytics WealthScapes published in the Globe and Mail, the net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, while the average American household's net worth was $319,970.

 Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?
The recent scandals at Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other banks might give the impression that the financial sector has some serious morality problems. Unfortunately, it’s worse than that: We are dealing with a drop in ethical standards throughout the business world, and our graduate schools are partly to blame.

Plan drawn up to cut military personnel by 20,000
The Spanish Defense Ministry has drawn up plans to cut 15,000 military posts and another 5,000 civilian jobs over the next 13 years, a reduction equivalent to 13 percent on current staffing levels. The drop in personnel is included in a plan named Vision 2025 drawn up by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, which aims to transform Spain's armed forces into an "agile, adaptable, sustainable and technologically advanced" unit by that year.

Fees that can halve the value of your pension
Nine in 10 of the country’s biggest pension fund managers fail to warn people about the levies, which typically wipe more than £100,000 from the value of a middle-class worker’s pension. The report by the RSA, a think tank, found that workers were routinely denied simple, low-cost pensions that are readily available elsewhere in Europe. Ministers said they were prepared to intervene unless pension funds reduced their fees and became more transparent.

Libor: le drapeau rouge flotte sur Bruxelles...
« De vrais salauds ! », s’exclame ce haut fonctionnaire européen qui n’en revient toujours pas. Cinq ans après l’éclatement de la bulle des « subprimes » américaines, quatre ans après l’explosion des bulles immobilières irlandaises et espagnoles, trois ans après le début des attaques spéculatives contre la zone euro, la Commission croyait que les banques ne pourraient plus la surprendre. Loupé !

OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Study: 600,000 federal workers at risk if sequester goes through
As many 600,000 federal jobs could be lost if the automatic cuts through sequestration take effect, according to a new study being released Tuesday by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). In a study last year, the AIA found that more than 1 million defense-related jobs could be at risk if the $500 billion cut to defense and non-defense spending through sequestration occurred.

Wage growth falters amid slowdown
Trend to continue as companies feel squeeze on profits, experts suggest. Wage increases, in percentage terms, fell dramatically last year and the trend will continue as economic expansion slows, experts said. The annual income of workers categorized as non-private sector, those in State-owned enterprises, collectively owned businesses and enterprises funded by foreign investment, stood at 42,500 yuan ($6,660) in 2011, a rise of 14.3 percent from a year earlier.

Video - Why the U.S. Is in an Invisible Depression
According to Al Lewis on The News Hub, we're actually in a depression right now, but most people don't see it. One out of seven Americans are on food stamps - if they weren't getting cards in the mail every month, you'd see them in soup lines.

US Economy Goes From 'Hero to Zero'
Monday’s weak US retail sales showed that the world’s biggest economy is slowing very quickly, leading one economist to claim America has gone from “first half hero to second quarter zero.” The 0.5 percent fall for June was far worse than expected and the third monthly drop, the longest run of falling sales since 2008 when the Lehman crisis led America into recession...

L'Iran a-t-il fait sombrer PSA ?
La République islamique est-elle responsable des maux que connaît actuellement PSA ? Depuis l'annonce, jeudi dernier, d'un plan de suppression de 8 000 postes et de la fermeture de l'usine d'Aulnay-sous-Bois, le délégué CGT du site, Jean-Pierre Mercier, ne cesse de répéter que c'est l'arrêt des activités du groupe en Iran qui l'a plombé. "Pour le premier semestre 2012, on constate une baisse des ventes de 240 000 véhicules par rapport à 2011", affirme au le délégué CGT d'Aulnay. "Or, ce chiffre comprend les 200 000 véhicules que Peugeot aurait dû vendre en Iran."...

The military 'solution'
Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began. Certainly, a smaller percentage of us - less than 1% - serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.


lunes, 16 de julio de 2012

Notícies del feix-buc (facebook): ¿Medidas? ¿Qué medidas? ... Crisis? What crisis?


Notícies del feix-buc (facebook): ¡¡¡ INCREIBLE !!! ¿Querrán que quiebre el hospital?

Pasad este mensaje.  ¡Que arrase en Internet!

El Hospital Santa Tecla de Tarragona tiene un nuevo "asesor", que cobrará una nómina de 6.000 € al mes.

Se llama Francisco Camps y es el ex-presidente de la Generalitat Valenciana.

No olvidemos que la Consejera de Salud de la Generalitat de Catalunya ha anunciado que se recortarán los presupuestos en los centros de salud y hospitales.  No son capaces de contratar a más personal sanitario y de otros colectivos, que son los que hacen falta, pero sí que son capaces de pagar 6.000 € mensuales a un "asesor" que no tiene ni puta idea de lo que va a asesorar. ¡Claro!, no puede contratar a más médicos ni enfermeras, con todos los que hay parados, pero sí a un asesor (que escasean) y pagarle ¡¡¡ 6.000 € mensuales !!!
¡¡¡ Y luego dicen que no hay dinero !!! 
¡Depende para quien!
"Para ellos" sí que lo hay, y en abundancia.
¡¡¡Pandilla de inmorales ladrones !!!