Ukraine: pas d'avancée à l’ONU après l’ultimatum de Kiev  15/04/2014

Olexandre Tourtchinov a annoncé, ce dimanche 13 avril 2014, le déclenchement d'une opération « antiterroriste » de « grande envergure » dans l'est de l'Ukraine. Ultimatum fixé : lundi 6 h TU. Selon lui, « le sang a été versé dans la guerre que la Russie mène » contre l'Ukraine. Une réunion d'urgence du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU n'a abouti à aucune avancée...


Découpler l'Europe des Etats-Unis  15/04/2014

Cette idée ne doit pas être confondue avec celle recommandant une rupture avec les Etats-Unis. Il s'agirait seulement de prendre beaucoup plus d'indépendance à leur égard. La politique qu'ils conduisent actuellement dans la crise ukrainienne, en entrainant l'Otan avec eux, ne peut que conduire à des difficultés insurmontables pour l'Europe...

Automates Intelligents

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops  15/04/2014

Moody’s, which rates more than 500 public and private nonprofit colleges and universities, downgraded an average of 28 institutions annually in the five years through 2013, more than double the average of 12 in the prior five-year period...


China to Invest $5Bln in Russia's Far East  15/04/2014

Amid increasing tensions with the West, Russia is making progress on long-awaited deals with its eastern neighbor, China. The China Development Bank has confirmed its plans to invest $5 billion in Russia's Far East, news reports said Friday...

Moscow Times

BRICS countries to set up their own IMF Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines  15/04/2014

Very soon, the IMF will cease to be the world's only organization capable of rendering international financial assistance. The BRICS countries are setting up alternative institutions, including a currency reserve pool and a development bank...


Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations  15/04/2014

The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities based on the leaks of Edward Snowden...

The Guardian

London has become a citadel, sealed off from the rest of Britain  15/04/2014

Ukip and Scottish nationalism are symptoms of public hostility to the overweening power and dominance of the capital...

The Guardian

Droit au compte : la Société Générale écope d’une amende de 2 millions d’euros  15/04/2014

La commission des sanctions de l’ACPR sanctionne la Société Générale pour non respect de la loi sur le droit au compte. Elle lui reproche notamment d’avoir ouvert aux personnes bénéficiaires des comptes assortis de prestations payantes...

Les Echos

Le Parlement européen adopte l'union bancaire  15/04/2014

Le Parlement européen a adopté mardi à une très large majorité un ensemble de textes complétant l'union bancaire, afin qu'à l'avenir les contribuables ne soient plus sollicités en cas de faillites des banques de la zone euro...

Les Echos

Les banques européennes ont supprimé plus de 250.000 emplois depuis 2008  14/04/2014

La perspective d'un retour aux niveaux d'emploi d'avant la crise semble très lointaine dans le secteur, en dépit du début de reprise de l'activité. Parmi les 30 banques étudiées par Reuters, trois seulement ont recruté au cours de l'année 2013...

La Tribune

Valls fait une erreur de diagnostic sur la BCE, dit Noyer  14/04/2014

L'euro est fort parce que la zone euro regagne la confiance du monde entier, a dit Christian Noyer. "Ça n'est pas la politique monétaire. La BCE a la politique monétaire la plus accommodante quand on regarde aujourd'hui le niveau des taux d'intérêt."...


Israel imposes tax sanction on Palestinian Authority  13/04/2014

Israel has imposed sanctions against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in retaliation for its signing up to join international treaties, officials say. They say taxes collected on behalf of the PA will be frozen, with limited access to bank deposits in Israel...


Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline  13/04/2014

The Los Angeles 2020 Commission presented a catalog of failings that it said were a unique burden to the city: widespread poverty and job stagnation, huge municipal pension obligations, a struggling port and tourism industry and paralyzing traffic that would not be eased even with a continuing multibillion-dollar mass transit initiative...

New York Times

Internet Revolt Begins as Condi Rice Joins Dropbox Board  13/04/2014

Amid the shiny, happy announcements of new features and new apps this week, file-sharing startup Dropbox quietly revealed another piece of news. Condoleezza Rice — Stanford professor, Iraq War architect, alleged warrantless wiretap supporter — is joining the board at the rising tech startup...


B(R)ICS states stick together in Crimea crisis  13/04/2014

The US and Europe are maintaining a clear position: they've condemned the Crimea annexation by Russia. But what do Russia's BRICS partners Brazil, China, India and South Africa think of the Crimea crisis?...

Deutsche Welle

«I see speculative bubbles like in 2007»  13/04/2014

The honest truth is no one has ever seen anything like this. Not even during the Great Depression in the Thirties has monetary policy been this loose. And if you look at the details of what these central banks are doing, it’s all very experimental. They are making it up as they go along. I am very worried about any kind of policies that have that nature...

Finanz und Wirtschaft

Ukraine crisis: Casualties reported in gun battles as troops open fire on pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk  13/04/2014

Earlier, Mr Avakov said his forces would be launching what he described as an “anti-terror” operation against the gunmen, issuing a warning for members of the public to keep clear...

The Independent

China takes on big risks in push for shale gas  13/04/2014

Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields in Jiaoshizhen, China were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames. A shock wave rolled across the valley, rattling windows in farmhouses and village shops, and a mysterious, pungent gas swiftly pervaded homes...


China drills 7km borehole in 'roof of world' in oil and gas hunt  13/04/2014

Chinese exploration teams have drilled their deepest borehole yet in the "roof of the world". They have punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in their bid to tap the region's oil and natural gas resources...

South China Morning Post

Le Brésil demande au FMI de réfléchir à taxer les riches  13/04/2014

Le ministre des Finances brésilien Guido Mantega a appelé vendredi 11 avril le Fonds monétaire international (FMI) à se pencher davantage sur la lutte contre les inégalités, notamment en réfléchissant à des taxes sur les plus riches...

Nouvel Obs

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GEAB N°83 - Contents

- Published on March 16, 2014 -

Global systemic crisis-escalation in the US reaction for survival: trigger a cold war to make it easier to annex Europe
The EU has forced the Ukraine to “choose sides”, thus creating the conditions subsequent to the inevitable events which we know: the Ukraine has in fact chosen… and the country, logically, has entered a dramatic and bloody process of decision which is only just begun. Baroness Ashton and Mr. O’Sullivan have literally set a trap for the Ukraine… and Europe (page 2)
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Eight strategic recommendations-the Ukrainian crisis, the ultimate test of Europeans' ability to build their political union to take control of their common destiny
This crisis is well and truly a test of national leaders’ ability to grasp the tools of independence, power and peace that their fathers (the generations of politicians which ruled right until the end of the 80s basically) have put at their disposal, this united and institutionalized Europe which only remains to be put under political control.… (page 6)

Financial and economic aspects of the Ukrainian crisis: a helpless West facing a serious risk of a Ukrainian default
As tensions mount between the “West” and Russia about Russia’s “annexation” of the Crimea, the Western powers are considering the option of isolating Russia financially, by freezing assets and applying economic sanctions… (page 12)

The United States: the strategy of chaos as the policy of last resort
As Henry Kissinger wrote (03/2014) : “For the West, the demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one.”… (page 20)

Investments, trends and recommendations
The Ukrainian crisis – Energy – Gold – Treasury bonds – Russian stock exchange… (page 25)

GlobalEurometre - Results and analyses
Through this survey we feel that the causes of real concern are no longer economic or financial but really political and geopolitical… (page 27)