Russia-China trade hits record $59bn in first half of 2014  21/10/2014

Russia’s recent trade figures show strengthening ties eastwards, not westwards. Trade with the 28-nation European Union declined 3.2 percent from the same period last year, whereas trade with China increased by 3.4 percent...

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RT


EU to uphold Russia sanctions  21/10/2014

EU states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday (20 October)...

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EUObserver


Islamic State flying three jets in Syria: monitor  20/10/2014

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air...

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Reuters


EU risks €40bn hemorrhage from Russia sanctions in 2014 – Foreign Minister  20/10/2014

Economies across the European Union will lose about €40 billion this year, with the damage estimated to widen to €50 billion in 2015, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing figures from the EU itself...

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RT


Putin says Western sanctions threaten nuclear 'stability'  17/10/2014

“We hope our partners will realise the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability”, he said, referring to EU and US sanctions, in Serb daily Politika on Thursday (16 October)...

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EUObserver


de Villepin: «Il n’y a pas d’issue par les armes»  17/10/2014

Pour l’ancien Premier ministre de Jacques Chirac, dont le discours à l’ONU sur la guerre Irak est encore dans toutes les mémoires, le seul usage des armes est improductif. Il convient, selon lui, d’asphyxier Daech et non de multiplier les guerres...

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El Watan


Sex and drugs drive EU growth surge  17/10/2014

Ask a politician in any EU country what they would give for an extra 2 percent on their nation's economic output without any policy changes, and you are likely to be offered a couple of limbs and a body part...

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EUObserver


Leaked papers show EU disagreement on climate goals  17/10/2014

In the comments on the draft conclusions member states wrote this week – of which EUobserver has seen 22 – the disagreement appears largest on targets for energy efficiency and on which share of energy consumed in the EU should be from a renewable source in 2030...

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EUObserver


Canada Inuits reach EU deal to resume seal-product exports  17/10/2014

The Canadian government on Friday announced an agreement with the European Union that will let Inuit people resume the exportation of seal products, which have been the subject of an EU ban since 2009...

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EUBusiness


Mikhail Gorbachev: I am against all walls  17/10/2014

Ukraine is planning to build a wall on the border with Russia. Why do you think it happened that the Russian and Ukrainian peoples suddenly fell out and now might be divided not only by a political, but also a physical wall?...

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Russia Beyond the Headlines


European, Asian leaders gather in Milan for ASEM Summit  17/10/2014

The summit will bring Russian President Vladimir Putin face-to-face with France’s Francois Hollande and Germany’s Angela Merkel, the European leaders who introduced tough sanctions against Moscow in the wake of a separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine...

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CNTV


Iran, Turkey secretly sent emergency weapons to Kurds against ISIL  16/10/2014

Later, Barzani said, Turkey began to send weapons to KRG forces. The president said he was asked by the Turkish leadership not to announce Ankara’s assistance. “Turkey sent [arms] later but asked us not to announce it due to domestic conjuncture,” Barzani said...

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World Tribune


Le mirage de la relance américaine: une reprise inégale, financée avec de la dette  16/10/2014

Récemment, le Wall Street Journal a noté que la pire récession que les Etats Unis aient connue depuis la Grande Dépression avait pris fin en 2009, mais que la reprise avait été lente...

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L'Express.be


Veteran Japanese diplomat sent to China on secret mission  16/10/2014

A veteran Japanese diplomat secretly visited Beijing in mid-September with the aim of finding common ground to arrange the first official summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, sources familiar with the situation said...

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Japan Times


EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism  16/10/2014

Leaders from China and the European Union agreed to step up cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the EU said on Thursday...

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Japan Times


Asia and Europe meet in Milan  16/10/2014

ASEM, the Asia-Europe Meeting, has been taking place for the past 18 years, but it has rarely been in the spotlight. Concrete decisions are rare. Ukraine is one of many issues set to be discussed on the sidelines...

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Deutsche Welle


Saudi Shia leader sentenced to death for role in anti-govt protests  16/10/2014

Prosecutors had asked for al-Nimr – who had been dubbed “mentally unstable” by a government minister – to be executed by crucifixion, which involves a beheading, followed by a public display of the body...

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RT


Liquidity nightmare blamed for crazy market moves  16/10/2014

"There was no liquidity at all, so it doesn't take a whole lot of size to really move the price," Hunsader told CNBC. But "some people come in, and they're used to buying or selling X-amount, and they're not paying attention. And X-amount now causes significant movements in price."..

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CNBC


Why this market is escaping the global sell-off  16/10/2014

Mounting concerns over global growth led to heavy declines in stock indices around the world over the past month, but the Shanghai Composite bucked the trend...

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CNBC


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GEAB N°88 - Contents

- Published on October 15, 2014 -

Global systemic crisis–2015: The world is defecting to the East

. Middle East: US strategic impotence revealed
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. Europe, Brazil, Japan: Survival reflexes are pushing the world out of the US influence
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. Europe, Russia - Setting up a Chinese-style Marshall plan
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Euroland 2015 –The unbearable lightness of European taxation

. The challenge of financing public authorities
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. Add a new floor to the fiscal structure, why not?
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. Principles of a trans-European taxation system
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. A question of democracy as well
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. Europe, last floor before a worldwide system of collection
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. The inadequacy of a taxation system with the nation-state at the apex
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The world afterwards: towards a BRICS gold-backed multicurrency

. The remains of Bretton Woods
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. The US and Europe out of the game
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. Gold’s return
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. The BRICS currency project
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Investissements, tendances et recommendations

. Currencies: on the move again !
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. Gold: return to reality
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. Oil and the petrodollar: the risks are becoming clear
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. Results and roundup remarks
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