Russia’s $20 Billion Bond Void Filled by Nations From China to Mexico  19/06/2014

Borrowers from China to Mexico and Kenya are selling bonds abroad at an unprecedented pace, filling a $20 billion void left by issuers in Russia shut out of international capital markets since the beginning of March...

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Bloomberg


Iraq's Maliki: I won't quit as condition of US strikes against Isis militants  19/06/2014

A spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has said he will not stand down as a condition of US air strikes against Sunni militants who have made a lightning advance across the country...

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The Guardian


Fed Tapered Its Stimulus Package By $10 Billion In June And Slashed  19/06/2014

For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the EUR rose 0.30% against the USD and closed at 1.3589. The greenback came under pressure after the Fed slashed its growth estimates on the world’s largest economy by projecting the US economy to register growth between 2.1% to 2.3% this year, down from its earlier forecast of economic growth to be between 2.8% to 3.0%...

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Investing


L’Iran sauveur du monde arabe ?  19/06/2014

A Téhéran, les gardiens de la révolution sont désormais plus fréquentables que la horde des combattants de l’EIIL, qui rêvent d’imposer un califat islamique. Ce n’est pas le moindre paradoxe de cet “Orient compliqué”, dont parlait le général de Gaulle...

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Courrier International


‘We sold loans no-one could understand’ says bank boss  19/06/2014

The boss of Clydesdale Bank admitted yesterday that selling complex loans to small businesses confused customers and that the accompanying literature “would not pass the plain English test”...

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Scotsman


Abenomics Fails to Shake Japanese Firms’ Addiction to Cash  19/06/2014

Japanese firms boosted their cash stockpile to a record in the first quarter, underlining challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a year and a half into his drive to reflate the economy...

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Bloomberg


Fed may forecast slower growth  19/06/2014

The Federal Reserve is expected to lower its economic growth forecast this week, but falling unemployment and rising inflation could prompt policymakers to project a slightly more rapid rise in interest rates...

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USA Today


UK to go to the wire in anti-Juncker push  19/06/2014

The UK has indicated that it is prepared to take its fight to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming EU commission president right to its conclusion, possibly provoking an unprecedented vote among EU leaders at next week's summit...

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EUObserver


Deprivation Britain: Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study  19/06/2014

The number of impoverished households has more than doubled in the 30 years since Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the largest study of deprivation ever conducted in the UK has concluded...

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The Independent


France calls on US to end aid for Boeing  19/06/2014

The French and German economy ministers have called on the US to end what European governments consider to be illegal subsidies for aviation giant Boeing...

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RFI


Sommet du Nepad : les infrastructures majeures qui feront l'Afrique de demain  19/06/2014

« Sans infrastructures adéquates, l'Afrique pourrait atteindre un taux de croissance de 6 % », apprend-on. Donc aller chercher ce qu'il en sera de son rythme de cadence, s'ils étaient améliorés. C'est en quelque sorte le défi auquel le Nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l'Afrique s'est engagé sur l'organisation du sommet de Dakar...

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PressAfrik


Danes the highest taxed in Europe, reveals Eurostat  17/06/2014

Denmark, Belgium and France are the highest taxed EU countries according to research by the bloc’s statistical agency Eurostat. The data in Eurostat’s report on ‘Taxation trends’ in the EU, published on Monday (16 June), found that the Danish government collected tax worth 48.1 percent of economic output in 2012...

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EUObserver


2 alliances stratégiques russes pour la Banque Centrale Populaire  13/06/2014

En marge du Forum Economique Maroc-Russie, organisé sous le thème "Le Maroc, partenaire stratégique de la Russie", dans la capitale russe, Moscou, BCP a signé deux accords d’alliance stratégiques avec deux banques russes comptant parmi les deux plus grandes de Russie, Sberbank et Alfa-Bank...

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Le Mag.ma


Legal quibble delays preparations for EU-Ukraine pact  13/06/2014

The EU has put off an internal decision on the Ukraine trade treaty over a technicality, amid a “nervous” atmosphere on the fate of the accord...

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EUObserver


Russian Companies Plan to Denominate More Trade in Renminbi  13/06/2014

The lead story in tonight’s Financial Times is Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi, on how Russian companies are seeking to protect themselves from the impact of possible increasing US sanctions against Russia by denominating more of their foreign transactions in the renminbi and other non-dollar currencies...

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EconoMonitor


US records $130B budget deficit in May  13/06/2014

The U.S. government's monthly budget returned to deficit in May after a big April surplus. But the overall imbalance so far is far smaller than it was the same period last year, putting the country on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years...

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CNBC


France’s Noyer Says BNP May Prompt Shift Away From Dollar  13/06/2014

Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer said the U.S. investigation into BNP Paribas SA (BNP)’s dealings with sanctioned nations may encourage companies to stop using dollars in international transactions...

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Bloomberg


Les lourdes conséquences des prêts étudiants aux Etats-unis  13/06/2014

Trop lourds, les prêts aux étudiants américains brident la consommation et l'évolution social des jeunes actifs et menace à long terme le niveau général des études. Par Sylvain Fontan, économiste...

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La Tribune


EU ministers agree rules allowing choice on GM crops  13/06/2014

A political agreement on genetically modified (GM) crops by EU environment ministers in Luxembourg on Thursday (12 June) has sparked protest from both pro-green NGOs and biotech companies...

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EUObserver


Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi  11/06/2014

Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest investments in the Chinese currency to be made public – and a further indication of its rapid move towards reserve currency status...

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Financial Times


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GEAB N°86 - Contents

- Published on June 17, 2014 -

Global systemic crisis – The Major Global Geopolitical Reconfiguration
After nearly 6 years of blocking the normal development of systemic transition, a blocking caused by a flood of dollars leading to a renewed artificial global addiction to the US dollar, history is now taking its course… (page 2)
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The US 2014-2015: the dominoes of pensions, Munis and the Dollar
Numerous cracks come from the outside: for example the challenge to US dominance by China and Russia. But, amongst the most serious cracks in the Dollar wall, is the market for US municipal bonds and the US pension system… (page 19)
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Central Banks – What the coexistence of QE and deflation reveals about the Western financial system
Common sense (or rather economic sense) would expect that excessive use of the printing press, especially in the US and Japan, causes inflation – if not hyperinflation given the amount of money injected into the system. And yet, it’s nothing of the kind. Are deflation and the printing press conniving in the US? Or in Europe? How can that be possible? (page 25)
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Investments, trends and recommendations
Blackmail in the BNP affair
« Sufficiently big to fine »
Alternative financial investments… (page 30)
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GlobalEurometre - Results and analyses
Even if some financial issues, such as the risk of bank failures or the fear of losing one’s money, seem to be less worrying, for the first time in several months we are seeing signs of a weakening in confidence in the European currency… (page 35)
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