Excerpt GEAB 76 (June 2013) - Global systemic crisis II: second devastating explosion/social outburst on a worldwide scale
A 2008 Lehman type shock, the fire’s symbolic start and especially widespread awareness of the situation, has not yet occurred. This really isn’t good news because, over time, the situation is getting worse and it’s not a shock that one must prepare for but a devastating explosion.
Fed's Plosser 'very worried' about QE consequences
Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser is "very worried" about the potential for unintended consequences of the Fed's massive quantitative easing program...
Ukraine crisis and Olympics boost Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia
While Vladimir Putin has faced condemnation from the west for his troops' takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, at home the Russian president is enjoying his highest approval ratings in the past two years. Research also appears to confirm solid support for Russian intervention in Ukraine...
Ukraine Protests: Leaked EU Phone Call Suggests Kiev Snipers Were Hired by Opposition Coalition
A phone conversation suggesting snipers who shot protesters in Kiev might have acted on the orders delivered by the opposition coalition - not former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich - has been leaked online...
Foreigners to be mostly kept out of China's privatizations
As China embarks on a new wave of opening up state-dominated industries to private capital, foreign firms will largely be kept out and authorities are likely to look to institutions like domestic pension funds and insurers...
Exclusive: Russia wants IMF to move ahead on reforms without U.S. - sources
Russian officials are pushing for the International Monetary Fund to move ahead with planned reforms without the United States, which could mean the loss of the U.S. veto over major decisions at the global lender, sources said...
Euroland : Une première compilation des textes de Franck Biancheri
Divers intellectuels et décideurs européens réalisent actuellement le potentiel de sortie de crise que représente la zone Euro, conçue comme nouveau socle d'intégration européenne...
Chinese passenger jet carrying 220 people in near miss with North Korean missile
The North Korea missile launches coincide with joint US-South Korean military drills that the Kim Jong-un regime has denounced as a rehearsal for war...
Crimean Crisis: All Eyes on Merkel
As the conflict with Russia over Crimea intensifies, Germany is playing a central role in communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But the international community has doubts that Chancellor Angela Merkel can pull it off...
Le Premier ministre chinois jongle entre Adam Smith et Mao
Ceux qui espéraient que Pékin allait s’autoriser une croissance moins vigoureuse dans le but de faciliter les réformes en sont pour leurs frais...
Venezuela rejects OAS interference
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday dismissed as "interference" a request by the Organization of American States (OAS) to hold talks on the political turmoil roiling the South American country...Xinhuanet
Ukraine: Statement of Newropeans to the attention of Ms. Merkel and Mr. Hollande
Newropeans calls to set up a national Ukrainian conference, under the auspices of the Franco-German couple and Russia, with all the components of the Ukrainian civil society to ask the players to lay down their arms, frame a democratic electoral process and obtain the commitment that the parties will respect the choice of the citizens to decide upon the future of Ukraine...Newropeans Magazine
Tokyo looking to regulate bitcoin
Japan’s government is preparing to step up regulation of bitcoin in the wake of the collapse of Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox, officials said, and are looking at taxation of certain bitcoin transactions...Market Watch
Can U.S. LNG Break Russia’s Gas Grip on Europe?
The spread between natural gas prices in the United States and Asia has many U.S. producers salivating at the prospect of shipping LNG overseas. Japan, the largest importer of LNG in the world by far, is seen as the biggest prize...Oil Price
UK - Food poverty now bigger public health concern than diet – expert claims
The prevalence of poverty–stricken families who cannot afford to buy sufficient food is overtaking unhealthy eating as the most pressing public health concern, a public health specialist has claimed...The Guardian
3 huge cities flirting with bankruptcy
Detroit's looming bankruptcy is making news again, this time focusing on current restructuring plans aimed to wipe out $18 billion in debt by axing pension checks of city retirees, including police and fire...MSN Money
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