Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault  08/09/2014

According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe...

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Foreign Affairs


China August exports beat, but imports miss  08/09/2014

Exports in August jumped 9.4 percent from the year-ago period, beating estimates for an 8 percent gain and following the 14.5 percent rise in the month before...

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CNBC


UK’s prime housing market hit by tax changes  08/09/2014

Tax rises on high-value properties, along with the prospect of a "mansion tax" and the uncertainty caused by a looming general election, have made homes that are worth more than £2 million ($3.24 million) much harder to sell, according to research for the Financial Times...

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CNBC


Brazil's presidential candidate Marina Silva leads in polls but the race remains wide open  08/09/2014

Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open...

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DNA India


Xi’s war on corruption spreads to China’s executive MBAs  08/09/2014

The government has barred “leading cadres” within the Communist party, the government and state-owned enterprises from signing up for costly business training unless they have official approval and pay fees themselves. Those already on such programmes must quit immediately...

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Financial Times


OTAN : les grandes décisions du sommet de Newport  08/09/2014

L'Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN), qui s'est réunie jeudi 4 et vendredi 5 septembre pour un sommet à Newport (Royaume-Uni), s'est prononcée notamment sur sa force de réaction rapide et sur l'Ukraine...

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Le Monde


Christine Lagarde : « Il n’y a pas d’austérité excessive dans la zone euro »  08/09/2014

Cette année, la consolidation budgétaire dans la zone euro se limite à 0,3 % du PIB. On ne peut tout de même pas parler d’une politique d’austérité excessive menée dans la zone euro !

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Les Echos


Major French energy company against Russian sanctions  05/09/2014

The head of French energy company Total, Christophe de Margerie, has warned in view of the escalation of the Ukraine crisis from further sanctions against Russia: "sanctions are a mistake," de Margerie said. "We must not let us believe that Russia is an enemy - even though our energy supply largely depends on this neighbor," said the head of France's largest industrial group. "If the Americans want to stir up historical reasons or for domestic political reasons the conflict, that is their decision. We Europeans must solve this crisis differently, without black and white painting." He personally do not believe "that President Putin's plan to annex the Ukraine"...

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SüdDeutsche Zeitung


The world is marching back from globalisation  05/09/2014

There is a mood abroad that says history will record that sanctions against Russia marked the start of an epochal retreat from globalisation... It was an interesting point, but it missed a bigger one. The sanctions are more symptom than cause...

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Financial Times


No new Nato bases in eastern Europe  05/09/2014

Poland has confirmed there will be no new Nato bases in eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression. The alliance is creating a new “spearhead” force of some 4,000 troops designed to react if Russia attacks its eastern borders...

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EUObserver


Bringing India into Australia's nuclear family  05/09/2014

When Tony Abbott arrived in India's booming financial megalopolis of Mumbai on Thursday, his two-day visit coincided with two minor milestones...

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Sydney Morning Herald


The Euro-Russia row as a result of an overlap between two economic unions : lessons for a multipolar world in the wake  05/09/2014

This attitude on the part of Europe reveals a very strong feature of this crisis : it is a territorial row between two neighbours. On the one hand, there is the European Union, a free-trade area engaged in a questionable process of never-ending extension[4]. On the other hand, there is Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union project, all of a sudden competing with the latter...

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LEAP/Euro-BRICS


Fed's Kocherlakota: US interest rates are not low enough  05/09/2014

U.S. interest rates, which the Federal Reserve have kept near zero since December 2008, are too high, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, citing subdued inflation and "unacceptably high" unemployment as evidence...

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CNBC


Central Bank Warns Government Over 'Provocations'  05/09/2014

Russia's Central Bank warned the government Friday not to back the regulator into a corner from where it would be forced to raise rates and harm growth prospects in an effort to tackle inflation...

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The Moscow Times


A warning cry from the European Central Bank  05/09/2014

Aggressive as it was, compared with past ECB actions, Mr. Draghi’s new policy remains a far cry from the unconventional quantitative easing that the Federal Reserve and Bank of England employed to rekindle growth...

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Washington Post


US fast-food protests lead to several arrests  05/09/2014

Hundreds of US fast food workers have been arrested at protests after staging sit-ins demanding a so-called "living wage" of $15 (£9) per hour...

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BBC


China’s property conundrum  05/09/2014

The various steps that China is taking to stem house price rises seems to be working, but can the government manage an orderly slowdown in the property sector?...

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BBC


Australia: Economy enters danger zone  05/09/2014

The federal government’s former top resources forecaster says the economy faces a painful downturn in 2015 as a property crisis in China accelerates the biggest hit to Australia’s export income in more than two decades...

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The Australian Financial Review


Driving Muni Bond Rally: Communities Reluctant to Borrow  05/09/2014

It isn't just voters constricting the market; state and city budgets in many regions remain austere since the recession ended in 2009 and officials may be reluctant to propose new taxes ahead of November elections...

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Wall Street Journal


Crisis looms as only half of Brits have a pension  05/09/2014

Almost half of British people don’t have any kind of pension, alarming research published by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals has revealed...

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The Independent


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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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