EU nations face mounting pressure over CIA black sites  18/12/2014

Pressure is mounting on those member states accused of hosting CIA rendition and torture camps to be held accountable for their role...

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EUObserver


'We will survive sanctions,’ says Russian foreign minister  18/12/2014

Western sanctions will “never” cause economic meltdown for Russia, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on Monday...

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France24


La chute du mur de Cuba (16/04/2013)  18/12/2014

Franck Biancheri aimait à rappeler que l'effondrement géopolitique du bloc du Pacte de Varsovie et de l'URSS en 1991 s'était traduit par trois principaux signes avant-coureurs, très visibles...

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Conscience Sociale


Greece scrambles to avoid early elections  18/12/2014

The race was on in Greece on Dec. 18 to forestall early elections -- and a possible blow to fiscal reforms -- hours after parliament failed to elect a new president...

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Hürriyet


EU close to its capacity limits to help Ukraine: Juncker  18/12/2014

The European Union (EU) is close to its capacity limits to help Ukraine in crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, acknowledged Wednesday on the eve of the winter summit of the 28-country bloc...

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Xinhuanet


EU approves fresh sanctions on Crimea  18/12/2014

The European Union (EU) on Thursday imposed "substantial" additional sanctions on investment, services and trade with Crimea and Sevastopol, saying investment in Crimea or Sevastopol is outlawed from December 20...

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Xinhuanet


China's Ebola vaccine enters clinical trials  18/12/2014

An Ebola vaccine developed by a military-tied research institute has been approved to enter the human test stage, the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) General Logistics Department announced Thursday...

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Xinhuanet


New York fracking ban reverberates nationally  18/12/2014

The news took even the most seasoned environmental activists by surprise: after years of review, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York State would ban hydraulic fracturing...

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AlJazeera


Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge  18/12/2014

As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war...

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Reuters


Tokyo Gas takes wraps off its first hydrogen filling station  18/12/2014

Tokyo Gas Co. on Thursday unveiled its first commercial hydrogen station as automakers prepare to usher in a new age in driving technology...

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Japan Times


Will U.S. move bring an end to its secret operations against Cuba?  18/12/2014

For over half a century, the U.S. government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba...

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Japan Times


Shhh! Be careful what you say in Egypt today  18/12/2014

Six months after Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi became Egypt’s president after crushing his opponents, criticism of his regime is either whispered or left unspoken amid stifling curbs on freedom of expression...

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Japan Times


India launches rocket with capacity for manned flights  18/12/2014

India has successfully sent a rocket into space with a capsule that could carry passengers in the future. The mission could signal the beginning of India's manned space programs...

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Deustche Welle


Hamas calls for EU talks after court ruling  18/12/2014

Hamas wants the EU foreign relations chief, Federica Mogherini, to come to Gaza to start a new dialogue after the EU court said it should be taken off the terrorist register...

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EUObserver


Putin: Russian economy will rebound  18/12/2014

Russia's economic crisis could last up to two years, President Vladimir Putin has warned during an annual press conference. The country is struggling under Western sanctions, low oil prices and a falling ruble...

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Deutsche Welle


Spain pushes for taxation debate at EU summit  18/12/2014

EU leaders will "look forward" to the European Commission's proposal on an automatic exchange of information on tax rulings and get back to the taxation issue in June 2015...

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EUObserver


Corruption : Alstom solde des poursuites aux Etats-Unis pour un montant record  17/12/2014

Le groupe français Alstom, dont les activités énergie sont en passe d'être reprises par l'américain General Electrics, a accepté de payer une amende de 700 millions de dollars (560 millions d'euros) aux Etats-Unis pour solder des poursuites pour corruption en Indonésie, qui gênaient cette reprise, a indiqué mardi 16 décembre une source proche du dossier...

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Le Monde


Pension Time Bomb Ticks as Disclosure Rules Toughen: Muni Credit  17/12/2014

New Jersey, like other municipal governments, used an accounting sleight-of-hand for years to boost pension-funding levels. New rules are putting an end to the practice...

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Bloomberg


Modi Getting His Thatcher Moment Confronting Coal Unions  17/12/2014

The late former prime minister of the U.K. had one of her defining and controversial confrontations in a protracted fight with striking coal miners in the 1980s. Different time, another country, but Modi has angry unions threatening to stop work at the world’s biggest coal miner, Coal India Ltd. (COAL)...

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Bloomberg


Russian Finance Ministry starts selling foreign currency  17/12/2014

Russia's Finance Ministry said on Wednesday it was starting to sell its leftover foreign-currency stock and that it considered the ruble to be undervalued...

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CNBC


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GEAB N°90 - Contents

- Published on December 15, 2014 -

Global systemic crisis 2015 – Oil, currencies, finance, societies, the Middle East : Massive storm in the Western port!

. « Global systemic crisis: the end of the West we have known since 1945 »
. The oil crisis is systemic because it is linked to the end of the all-oil era
. The US in one hell of a state
. Europe post-Ukraine: lots of questions
. Three missions for the new Europe: resolve the Ukrainian crisis, put Euro-Russian relations back on the right path, avoid a European QE
. Middle East: traditional alliances’ big waltz
. Saudi Arabia, Iran: the allies change sides
. And Western « values » in all this
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2015 – new phase of the crisis: the oil systemic crisis

. The impact of speculation
. Price War
. Systemic oil crisis and finance
. Systemic oil crisis and geopolitics
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Investments, trends and recommendations

. Oil: beware!
. Energy intensive industries like airline companies
. Renewable energy: the good and the bad
. 2015: Euro & Yen rebound
. Gold: still safe
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Evaluation of our anticipations for 2014
(from GEAB N° 81 in January 2014): a 69% success rate
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