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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects …

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Rand Paul: Audit the Fed or I will hold up nominees

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United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says he plans to hold the appointment of three new likely members of the US Federal Reserve unless colleagues in Congress hold a vote on auditing the Fed. A long-time opponent of the central bank, Paul wrote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) informing him of …

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JP Morgan CEO best to lead Treasury in crisis, Buffett the puppet says

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon would be the best person to lead the U.S. Treasury Department in a financial crisis, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said. “If we did run into problems in markets, I think he would actually be the best person you could have in the job,” Buffett said …

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From currency debasement to social collapse: 4 case studies

At its most fundamental level, SocGen’s Dylan Grice notes that economic activity is no more than an exchange between strangers. It depends, therefore, on a degree of trust between strangers. Since money is the agent of exchange, it is the agent of trust. Debasing money therefore debases trust. Grice emphasizes that …

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Do you want to join the German FBI?

Germany’s equivalent of the FBI has put out a notice inquiring about highly-trained computer professionals who know how to exploit windows, speak different languages, and fight the bad guys. In short, Germany is developing its own spyware. Although the Bundeskriminalamt’s (BKA) job offer is not overt, it is neither by …

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AIG Chief sees retirement age as high as 80 after crisis

American International Group Inc. (AIG) Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche said Europe’s debt crisis shows governments worldwide must accept that people will have to work more years as life expectancies increase. “Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” Benmosche, who turned 68 last week, said during a weekend interview at his …

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Brussels ready to back £80bn bailout for Spain

Decision taken following discussion about eurozone’s struggling economy Spanish minister said aid will not come with austerity conditions attached Move comes a day after Spain’s credit rating was downgraded David Cameron has said UK will not contribute funds to eurozone bailouts Euro falls and forecasters say it could hit seven-year …

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A history of the world: BRIC by BRIC

Goldman Sachs — via economist Jim O’Neill — invented the concept of a rising new bloc on the planet: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Some cynics couldn’t help calling it the “Bloody Ridiculous Investment Concept.” Not really. Goldman now expects the BRICS countries to account for almost 40% of global gross domestic product …

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4 ways to reach financial independence

Simply put, financial independence is defined as having enough wealth to sustain your lifestyle for the foreseeable future. You can achieve financial independence by having enough saved up to last you a lifetime or by having sufficient passive income streams to support you. In this post, we’ve highlighted the four …

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It’s a matter of trust

Part 1 “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan         “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” – Lord Acton Who do you trust? Do …

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How To Get Your Life Back On Track After A Setback

Life isn’t always going to go according to plan and there will be obstacles along the way. Know that you’re not alone, if and when you experience a setback that’s unexpected and completely disrupts your current situation. It’s important to stay away from automatically thinking doom and gloom and to …

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Ways You Can Reach Financial Freedom

Ideation of having finances in order remains little more than a fantasy for many people. With the average cost of tuition at an in-state public college now over $25,000 per year, this means an unprecedented amount of people cranked out of the system with a massive debt burden. Chances are …

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Where to Next for Big Banks?

Of all the industries available to investors, few offer more long-term stability than the banking industry. This is not to say that the banking industry has stellar growth prospects; on the contrary. After the US presidential election outcome on November 8, 2016, many pundits were expecting bank stocks to soar. …

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How the Economy Affects Mortgage Rates

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The interest rates on mortgage loans have a direct effect on how much money will have to be repaid on a home. While home buyers are always aiming for the lowest interest rates possible, lenders have to cover for the risk by adjusting their interest rates accordingly. Only buyers with …

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Global derivatives: $1.5 quadrillion time bomb

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When investing becomes gambling, bad endings follow. The next credit crunch could make 2008-09 look mild by comparison. Bank of International Settlements (BIS) data show around $700 trillion in global derivatives.  Along with credit default swaps and other exotic instruments, the total notional derivatives value is about $1.5 quadrillion – …

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The Economic Effects of Online Gambling

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There are few industries as far-reaching and as globally present as online gambling. People all over the world enjoy the many gambling sites available online, making this one of the most lucrative businesses present today. Its influence on the economy is equally astounding, comprising a great portion of the revenue …

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Bradley Manning demands dismissal of his case due to inhuman punishment

Bradley Manning is expected to testify in a pretrial hearing that he has been punished illegally by being locked in solitary confinement. The whistleblower hopes that his inhumane punishment is grounds for having all charges against him dismissed. Manning, who is accused of sending classified information to WikiLeaks, will testify …

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Audit the Fed bill passed by House panel

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A House panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would let a government watchdog audit the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions, a move bitterly opposed by the central bank. The House Committee on oversight and government reform passed the measure by voice vote after roughly 30 minutes of debate. The bill …

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