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


US household food insecurity remains at 2008 levels  05/09/2014

New report reveals number of households that did not have access to safe, available foods has stayed around 14% since recession...

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The Guardian


German industrial production rebounds in July  05/09/2014

Official figures for July showed a surprise monthly rise in industrial production in Germany. It follows similarly optimistic data on factory orders in Europe's biggest economy, released on Thursday...

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Deutsche Welle


The unintended beneficiary of ECB’s policy move  05/09/2014

The ECB surprised investors on Thursday, cutting interest rates to record lows and announcing a program to buy asset-backed securities and covered bonds starting in October...

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CNBC


À Newport, c’étaient l’Irak et la Syrie, mais surtout l’Ukraine  05/09/2014

Petro Porochenko a assuré qu'un cessez-le-feu pourrait être signé aujourd'hui à Minsk ; la Russie qualifie l'Alliance de « fille hystérique de la guerre froide »...

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L'Orient Le Jour


Blockade Calais, mayor urges townsfolk as anger rises at migrant crisis  05/09/2014

At a tense press conference at the town hall on Thursday the mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, threatened to call on the people of the town to become a human barricade, and block the port until further action was taken by the British government...

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The Guardian


Sommet de l'Otan: Poutine, toujours un coup d'avance  04/09/2014

Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a présenté mercredi un plan en sept points de règlement de la crise en Ukraine, disant espérer un «accord final» entre Kiev et les rebelles pro-russes vendredi...

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RFI


Ukraine, 'IS' to dominate agenda as NATO summit opens  04/09/2014

A summit of NATO leaders has opened in Wales. The main topics of discussion were expected to be the Ukraine crisis, the advance of "Islamic State" militants in Syria and Iraq, as well as NATO's mission in Afghanistan...

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Deutsche Welle


La France suspend la livraison du premier Mistral à la Russie  04/09/2014

A la veille d'un sommet de l'Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord, l'Elysée a annoncé, mercredi 3 septembre, que la France suspendait la livraison du premier navire Mistral à la Russie, alors que les présidents russe et ukrainien semblaient pourtant cheminer vers une sortie de crise...

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Le Monde


ECB Cuts Rates, Unveils Plans to Unleash QE Program  04/09/2014

The European Central Bank cut interest rates to new record lows on Thursday, unexpectedly lowering borrowing costs to try to lift inflation from rock-bottom levels and support the stagnating euro zone economy...

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Fox Business


Who is Tusk and what does he mean for the EU?  03/09/2014

Quiet, pragmatic, tenacious - some compare Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister and newly-chosen EU Council chief, to German chancellor Angela Merkel. But unlike her, he has “given up” on Moscow, with Russia relations set to make or break his EU tenure...

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EUObserver


MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany  03/09/2014

We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5...

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War is a Crime


Choose between pound or EU membership, Rehn tells Scots  03/09/2014

An independent Scotland would have to choose between using the pound and joining the EU, the bloc's former economic affairs commissioner has said...

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EUObserver


Canada, Germany derail NATO bid to raise military spending  03/09/2014

A NATO plan to get its members to agree to significantly boost their military spending has been derailed by Canada and Germany before it could be even presented to alliance leaders on Thursday when they meet in Wales...

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Leader Post


Deutsche Bank's Jain skeptical on need for ECB QE  03/09/2014

Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Anshu Jain warned on Wednesday that additional liquidity measures by the European Central Bank (ECB) would achieve little...

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CNBC


Facing fiscal constraints, U.S. military eyes greater input from SDF  03/09/2014

Budget constraints facing U.S. forces likely mean that Japan's Self-Defense Forces will shoulder even greater responsibilities in the Asia-Pacific region whenever natural disasters strike...

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Asahi Shimbun


Abe reshuffles Cabinet, LDP lineup with political stability, China ties in mind  03/09/2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reshuffled Cabinet and new ruling party lineup reflect a desire to stabilize his political base, repair relations at home and abroad, and prepare for another increase in the sales tax...

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Asahi Shimbun


Accord entre Poutine et Porochenko sur une trêve dans l'est de l'Ukraine  03/09/2014

Après des mois de conflit dans l'est séparatiste de l'Ukraine, les présidents russe et ukrainien se sont mis d'accord sur une trêve, mercredi 3 septembre. Plus tôt, le président de l'Ukraine, Petro Porochenko, avait annoncé sur Twitter un « cessez-le-feu permanent dans le Donbass »...

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Le Monde


Finland most vulnerable to Russian gas cut-off  03/09/2014

Finland would experience gas shortages even if Russia cut off exports just for one month, while other EU countries would last between three to nine months without Russian gas, according to a German study...

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EUObserver


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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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GLOBALEUROMETER

. Results and roundup remarks
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