Economy

United States is facing global economic isolation

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Just this week, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote an eye-opening and scathing op-ed outlining where America stands in the rapidly changing global economy. Titled ‘Time U.S. leadership woke up to new economic era’, the piece looks at the many ways in which the United …

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Peak gold, amid rising demand and a declining dollar

Cash is trash

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Conventional wisdom suggests a strong dollar is bad for the price of gold. So given the dollar’s current relative strength against other currencies, we should expect the price of gold to fall, right? Not so fast, says a new report from the World Gold Council (WGC). …

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Greece plans return to drachma and nationalization of banks

Eurozone Greece drachma

Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country’s banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services …

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Australian government set to tax bank deposits

Australia Tony Abbott

The Australian Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax …

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China moves one step closer to replacing the dollar

Obama wine China

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The rise of China on the global economic stage got another boost this week. While discussing the potential that the Chinese renminbi (also known as the yuan) will be added to the IMF’s Special Drawing Right (SDR) basket of currencies, Christine Lagarde, the chief of the …

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France fighting the ‘War on Terror’ by banning cash

Michel Sapin capital control France

It was just a matter of time before Western governments used the trumped up “War on Terror” as an excuse to drastically ratchet up the very real war on the use of cash and personal privacy that they are waging against their own citizens. Taking advantage of public anxiety in …

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China is almost ready to replace the US dollar

Chinese Yuan world reserve currency

From Filip Karinja As the US dollar’s reign as global reserve currency appears to be ending, are we seeing the beginning of a new dawn in the east? Throughout history, global reserve currencies have proven to last for only so long. Before the United States’ currency reigned supreme, the currencies of …

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Japan: 43% of tax revenue spent to cover interest on debt

Tax debt Japan

It’s entirely possible that we may see interstellar space travel in our lifetime. And what a dream that would be. But in the meantime, for anyone that’s losing patience with space technology, I would recommend you visit Japan. Because for anybody that has been here, this place is as close …

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Warren Buffett vs his gold bug father Howard Buffett

Warren Buffett gold derivatives

By Filip Karinja Warren Buffett’s distaste for gold is well known and promoted in the mainstream media. One thing that’s not well known or promoted is that Buffet’s father, Howard Buffett, a four-term Republican Congressman, believed in the role of gold as money and was a huge advocate for the gold …

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Ukraine bans currency trading due to hyperinflation

Ukraine currency trading ban hryvnia

The National Bank of Ukraine has banned banks from buying foreign currency for their clients until the end of the week in a fresh attempt to halt the national currency’s free fall. Hours after the measure was announced, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for an emergency session of parliament to …

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