Australia ignored Tehran's warnings about Sydney hostage-taker - Iranian official  17/12/2014

Iran had repeatedly warned Australia about the Islamist hostage-taker in Sydney whose 16-hour siege resulted in the deaths of two captives, before a police operation resulted in his death as well, according to a high-level Iranian official...


Russians move into bitcoin as ruble tanks  17/12/2014

Transaction volumes between the ruble and digital currency bitcoin enjoyed their biggest day of the year on Tuesday as the Russian central bank failed to halt the ruble's tumble...


Мировой системный кризис 2015 – Нефть, валюты, финансы, общества, Ближний Восток: Очень Большая Буря у дверей Запада!  17/12/2014

В течение около 2 лет, комбинируя различные аспекты (спекулятивный, геополитический, технологический, экономический, стратегический, валютный…) мы только и делали, что предвосхищали большой кризис всего нефтяного сектора. Сегодня уже никто не сомневается, что это нам удалось и что GEAB должен, таким образом, предвосхитить последствия этой настоящей атомной бомбы, которая начинает разрушать все столпы старой системы: международную валюту в привычном нам виде, финансовые рынки в привычном нам виде, США в привычном нам виде, западный альянс в привычном нам виде, мировое управление в привычном нам виде, демократию в привычном нам виде и т.д...

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Giving Cuba a Seat at the Table: The 2015 Summit of the Americas  17/12/2014

At the last summit in 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia, all the Latin American and Caribbean heads of state voted to invite Cuba to the next gathering. The vote, which was opposed by both the United States and Canada, was clearly intended to embarrass Washington and force a change in its 53-year-old failed policy of imposing an economic embargo on Cuba in an effort to improve the human rights situation...


U.S., Cuba to renew diplomatic relationships; embargo still in effect  17/12/2014

Obama's announcement marked an abrupt use of executive power. However, he cannot unilaterally end the longstanding U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, which was passed by Congress and would require action from lawmakers to overturn...

Sun Journal

GEM+ (« Pour une Gouvernance Européenne Multilingue » ), une pierre précieuse* est apparue en décembre 2014 dans le paysage associatif européen  16/12/2014

Cinquante-deux citoyens européens de dix nationalités, résidant dans plusieurs Etats membres et parlant une quinzaine de langues, ont fondé le 4 décembre 2014 à Bruxelles cette association qui œuvrera pour la promotion du multilinguisme dans les institutions européennes et leur environnement....

AAFB / Info partenaire

Belgium paralysed by general strike  16/12/2014

The entire Belgian airspace is closed on Monday (15 December), as well as high-speed trains from Brussels to London, Paris and Amsterdam and local buses, trams and metro lines, as part of a general strike over public sector cuts...


Ohio Department of Education added the religious requirement to Gov. Kasich's student mentoring program  16/12/2014

The recent decision to require participation of a church or religious group for any school to receive money from Gov. John Kasich's student mentorship program came from the Ohio Department of Education, a department spokesman said...


Erdogan speech indicates deep rift with EU  16/12/2014

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the EU to “mind its own business” on free press, marking an ever-deeper rift in relations...


US Senate Passes Bill to Arm Ukraine, Impose Sanctions on Russia  16/12/2014

According to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Senate has passed a bill, aimed at providing lethal and non-lethal aid to Ukraine and imposing additional sanctions against Russia...

Sputnik News

Pétrole : le groupe espagnol Repsol va racheter le canadien Talisman  16/12/2014

Le groupe pétrolier espagnol Repsol a annoncé, mardi 16 décembre, qu'il allait acquérir le canadien Talisman pour 8,3 milliards de dollars (6,64 milliards d'euros), au moment où les cours du brut chutent...

Le Monde

UN: Tens of thousands dead in S Sudan war  16/12/2014

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of war and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the UN secretary-general has said...

Al Jazeera

Indian Stocks Tumble for Fourth Day as Oil Slumps With Rupee  16/12/2014

Indian stocks headed for their lowest level in seven weeks and the rupee slid to a 13-month low after oil prices slulmped and data showed the nation’s trade gap widened...


UK sees Chinese growth at record rate  16/12/2014

Chinese companies are growing in the UK at an unprecedented rate, adding a significant contribution to the UK economy through growth and employment, according to the Grant Thornton Tou Ying Tracker 2014 in collaboration with China Daily...

China Daily

Abe's coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout  16/12/2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition cruised to a big election win on Sunday, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic policies and a muscular security stance, but record low turnout pointed to broad dissatisfaction with his performance...


The Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical  16/12/2014

Monis didn’t just leave the Shia for the Sunni branch of Islam, he opted for the most murderously anti-Shia faction on the planet. It was the equivalent of becoming a black Klansman or Jewish Nazi...

The Daily Beast

Russian central bank raises interest rate to 17% to prevent rouble’s collapse  16/12/2014

Russia’s central bank has taken drastic action to halt the rouble’s freefall on the foreign exchanges by raising interest rates by 6.5 percentage points to 17%...

The Guardian

Future of Finance Is P2P as LendingClub Goes Public with $5.4B Valuation  12/12/2014

It’s IPO day as the long awaited LendingClub public debut takes place. An operator of a peer to peer (P2P) lending marketplace, LendingClub is the leader among a new class of non-bank fintech alternatives for providing loans to borrowers...


Warren leads liberal Democrats’ rebellion over provisions in $1 trillion spending bill  11/12/2014

The Wall Street provision marks a big win for Republicans who have long complained the Dodd-Frank regulations are burdensome...

Washington Post

IMF warns Ukraine bailout at risk of collapse  11/12/2014

Concern over Ukrainian finances has become so severe that Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, said he had called his Russian counterpart, Anton Siluanov, to ask him to roll over a $3bn loan the Kremlin made to Kiev last year...

Financial Times

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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

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

Evaluation of our anticipations for 2014
(from GEAB N° 81 in January 2014): a 69% success rate