EU top court set to throw out UK bank bonus challenge  21/11/2014

The UK is set to lose its legal battle to overturn EU rules capping bank bonuses after a top legal officer in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said London's case had "no legitimate grounds"...

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EUObserver


The $375bn Europe wants to invest but doesn’t have  21/11/2014

New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is preparing a €300bn ($375bn) investment plan he will present as a cornerstone of efforts to revive an ailing economy...

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Gulf Times


Supra-national border guard system on EU radar  20/11/2014

The European Commission is looking into long-term plans to create an entirely new EU border guard service with an independent command and control centre...

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EUObserver


Japan may increase 30-, 40-year JGB issuance by 2 trillion yen - sources  19/11/2014

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering increasing the issuance of 30- and 40-year Japanese government bonds by a total of 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) in the new fiscal year starting in April, government officials with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday...

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Reuters


In murky Pentagon deal with Russia, big profit for a tiny Florida firm  19/11/2014

Part 4: The Air Force relies on rocket engines made by a company overseen by associates of Vladimir Putin. Documents show a U.S.-Russian middleman stands to make $93 million on the contract...

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Reuters


Russia and Venezuela to fight low oil price  19/11/2014

Russia and Venezuela have held meetings to discuss ways of driving global crude oil prices up from their current low levels, which are very damaging to their economies. But will Saudi Arabia go along?...

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Deutsche Welle


US Senate blocks NSA phone records measure  19/11/2014

A bill to rein in the spying authority of the National Security Agency (NSA) has been blocked by the US Senate. Opponents said the legislation would have undermined Washington's counterterrorism efforts...

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Deutsche Welle


Beijing backs global multilateral trading system  19/11/2014

"A modern multilateral free trade proposal should give every economy a fair chance to trade equally, not just be a playground for developed economies," said Lin Guijun, an economist and vice-president of the Beijing-based University of International Business and Economics...

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China Daily


Oil reserves to be published regularly  19/11/2014

"The APEC meeting in Russia set a goal to establish a ‘long-term financing mechanism for infrastructure'. The initiatives not only benefit China, but also the world, as the world economy badly needs a new driver," he said...

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China Daily


Hebei Steel takes 51% holding in Duferco  19/11/2014

Hebei Iron and Steel Group Co Ltd has taken a controlling stake in Switzerland-based Duferco International Trading Holding, a move that will help China's largest steel producer expand its presence in the global markets...

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China Daily


Top North Korean envoy in Moscow for Putin talks  19/11/2014

Choe Ryong-hae, who holds the rank of vice marshal and is the former director of the North Korean army's powerful political bureau, is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...

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ChannelNewsAsia


Attack in Egypt's Sinai leaves many dead  19/11/2014

Earlier this month a prominent Sinai-based group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which claimed responsibility for that attack, announced its allegiance to the ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...

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AlJazeera


US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline project  19/11/2014

The US Senate has narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada's controversial tar sands...

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AlJazeera


Pierre Moscovici : « Il faut combler le plus vite possible le fossé sur l’investissement qui fragilise l’Europe »  19/11/2014

Je suis parti d’un constat, dans ce rapport rédigé alors que j’étais encore parlementaire : l’économie européenne n’est pas menacée de déflation , mais elle évolue en basse pression, avec une faible croissance et une faible inflation, qui vont rendre très difficile la réduction de la dette publique et du chômage..

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Les Echos


Spanish parliament easily passes measure recognizing Palestinian state  19/11/2014

The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, received the backing of all the political groups of the lower house...

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Jerusalem Post


Under PM Narendra Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties  19/11/2014

At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Times of India


Russian gov't vows to support oil producers  18/11/2014

Russian oil output will not fall in the next few years and will stay stabilized at the 2014 level, as the government would support the oil companies, including Russian state oil company Rosneft, Dvorkovich said...

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Xinhuanet


EU fails to come up with new budget  18/11/2014

EU governments and the European Parliament have been unable to reach an agreement on a new budget. While the parliament wants an 8 percent increase, member countries are keen on saving money...

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Deutsche Welle


EU to sanction Ukraine separatists, think about Russia  18/11/2014

The EU will blacklist more Ukrainian separatists but not issue new sanctions against Russia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a number of specific references to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Deutsche Welle


Amnesty slams UAE repression behind F1 glitz  18/11/2014

Amnesty International has accused the United Arab Emirates, which hosts a Formula One race this weekend, of repression it said is the "ugly reality" behind the glitz and glamour of the event...

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AlJazeera


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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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