France to defend BNP Paribas amid risk of €7.3bn fine from US  04/06/2014

FRANCE will "defend the interests" of its biggest bank BNP Paribas, calling a possible €7.3bn US fine "unreasonable" and warning it could have a bearing on transatlantic free trade talks...

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Independent.ie


Thousands rally in favor of a republic  04/06/2014

Thousands of people came out across Spain on Monday evening to demand the abolition of the monarchy and a republican system of government...

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El Pais


France falls victim to EU's economic powers  04/06/2014

Being singled out for censure by the European Commission is nothing new for the government of Francois Hollande. But the timing of the latest veiled threat from Brussels could hardly be worse...

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EUObserver


Uncertainty on date of EU-Ukraine treaty signature  04/06/2014

Ukraine has asked to sign a landmark EU treaty next weekend, but large EU countries expect to do it at the end of the month...

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EUObserver


Le débarquement du 6 juin 1944 du mythe d’aujourd’hui à la réalité historique  04/06/2014

En juin 2004, lors du 60e anniversaire (et premier décennal célébré au XXIe siècle) du « débarquement allié » en Normandie, à la question « Quelle est, selon vous, la nation qui a le plus contribué à la défaite de l’Allemagne » l’Ifop afficha une réponse strictement inverse de celle collectée en mai 1945 : soit respectivement pour les États-Unis, 58 et 20%, et pour l’URSS, 20 et 57%...

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La Faute à Diderot


Full transcript of President Obama’s commencement address at West Point  02/06/2014

Here's my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don't, no one else will...

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Washington Post


Ecuador Sends Gold Bricks to Goldman Sachs in Liquidity Hunt  02/06/2014

Ecuador agreed to transfer more than half its gold reserves to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for three years to give the government easier access to cash...

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Bloomberg


Calcul du PIB : Bruxelles pousse à intégrer drogues et prostitution  02/06/2014

Les activités illégales devraient être prise en compte dans le PIB, selon la Commission européenne. Mais l’Insee s’y refuse pour l’instant...

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Les Echos


Shakeout Threatens Shale Patch as Frackers Go for Broke  02/06/2014

The U.S. shale patch is facing a shakeout as drillers struggle to keep pace with the relentless spending needed to get oil and gas out of the ground...

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Bloomberg


Belgian king gives coalition-forming mandate to Flemish republican  02/06/2014

Will the man who wants the end of Belgium be the next Belgian prime minister? In a land where absurdity is a form of art, it's not impossible...

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EUObserver


Trading tumble: How low can Wall Street banks go?  02/06/2014

Another big Wall Street bank is reporting some serious problems with its trading book, raising questions over just how bad things are getting for big financial institutions...

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CNBC


Goldman’s Cohn Says Inactive Trading Environment Is Abnormal  02/06/2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) President Gary Cohn said low volatility and interest rates that are holding in tight ranges have resulted in an “abnormal” trading market...

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Bloomberg


Thousands of police deployed as 'Red Shirts' launch protest  01/06/2014

Thailand’s ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart a round of small-scale protests planned by the country’s “Red Shirts” denouncing the May 22 military coup...

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France24


India’s New Leadership: 400 Million People Will Have Power In 5 Years With The Help Of Solar  01/06/2014

Administrations have made similar claims numerous times since India gained independence in 1947, but this time renewable power sources could bring the longstanding promise closer to a realistic vision...

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Think Progress


Inflation Heating Up, Fed Should Raise Interest Rates Soon  01/06/2014

During the last year, consumer prices have risen 2%, which is nicely within the Fed's target range, but in recent months, food and energy prices have increased sharply...

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The Street


Bank of China Hiring 20 in Frankfurt in Yuan Clearing Bid  01/06/2014

Bank of China Ltd.’s Frankfurt branch is hiring about 20 people and increasing equity by 1 billion yuan ($160 million) in a bid to become the first bank in the euro area to clear payments in the Chinese currency...

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Bloomberg


Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus form Eurasian Economic Union  01/06/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin moved Thursday to further bolster his nation’s ties to former Soviet republics, as Russia’s relationships with the United States and Europe continue to fray over the conflict in Ukraine...

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Washington Post


UK under fire for recruiting an 'army of children'  01/06/2014

"By recruiting at 16, the UK isolates itself from its main political and military allies and finds itself instead sharing a policy with the likes of North Korea and Iran. These are not states which the UK would normally want its military to be associated with," said Richard Clarke, director of Child Soldiers International...

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The Independent


Obama administration sides with banks in Madoff case  01/06/2014

The Obama administration is siding with big banks in a dispute over their alleged role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme...

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CNBC


GB: les contrats "zero heure", marquant une flexibilité totale, de plus en plus contestés  01/06/2014

Des employés disponibles 24 heures sur 24, sept jours sur sept, sans garantie de minimum horaire et donc de salaire: les contrats "zéro heure" de plus d'1,4 million de personnes encouragés par le gouvernement britannique suscitent l'hostilité croissante des syndicats...

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NouvelObs


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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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