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What is so Bad About Debt?

Debt is one of the most loathed 4-letter words in the world. It is the one word that has real bite to it, unlike others which can be brushed off without too much concern. When dealing with debt, and learning to avoid debt in the future, it’s important to follow …

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Why should a limited company consider debt resolution?

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If you are like most business owners, the chances are your may have accrued some company debt over the years. It’s more than easy to get behind on VAT installments, PAYE, or corporation tax to HMRC. It usually takes a few years for this arrears to catch up, but when …

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BRICS nations plan new bank to bypass World Bank, IMF

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The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are set to approve the establishment of a new …

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More Americans opting out of banking system

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In the aftermath of one of the worst recessions in history, more Americans have limited or no interaction with banks, instead relying on check cashers and payday lenders to manage their finances, according to a new federal report. Not only are these Americans more vulnerable to high fees and interest …

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Plans for cashless society is accelerating bank runs

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Over the past few months, as governments and bankers lose grip on the failing monetary system that is surviving only on the back of record low interest rates and excessive money printing, the ‘war on cash’ has been escalating around the world. Why such disdain for cash? A society …

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Central banks secretly invest $29 trillion to keep global markets from crashing

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Another conspiracy “theory” becomes conspiracy “fact” as The FT reports “a cluster of central banking investors has become major players on world equity markets.” The report, to be published this week by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), confirms $29.1tn in market investments, held by 400 public sector institutions in 162 countries, which …

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The Gold War

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The global financial crisis is better described as a global monetary war to defend the toxic US Dollar, whose sunset can be seen.In the last 12 to 18 months, the monetary war has again morphed, this time into a far more serious and financially violent global Gold War. Nations are …

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The next banking crisis is coming

By Filip Karinja Following the global financial crisis back in 2008 you’d think the banks had solved their issues and it is business as usual. However this is not the case, something big appears to be lurking in the shadows of the banking system that could make 2008 look like …

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15 reasons Gold & Silver are now heading higher

Gold, silver, platinum and palladium have all recently moved up in price, with platinum, silver and gold leading the complex. Below are 15 reasons why. Gold is teasing the $1700 psychological resistance marker, whilst silver has broken out above $30, and will now begin targeting the many resistance points in …

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Australian banks at risk

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Despite yesterday’s blowout $6 billion or so profit from ANZ, it turns out all is not entirely well in Australia’s financial services industry. For the last five years, the pattern in the markets has been the same. A crisis starts at the margin, with a peripheral player, and then moves …

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Russian lawmaker seeks to ban US dollar, predicts 2017 collapse

Mikhail Degtyarev

To protect Russians against the “collapsing US debt pyramid”, a Russian legislator has filed a draft bill to ban circulation of the currency in Russia. Once a Moscow mayoral hopeful, Mikhail Degtyarev, 32, likens the US dollar to a worldwide ponzi scheme which he says is scheduled to end in …

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G20 & IMF push for global Fed, global currency

Currency wars

While headline stories about averting the dangers of an international “currency war” dominated news coverage of the recently concluded G20 meeting in Moscow, the real unreported story is that the global gathering of central bankers and finance ministers is pushing forward with their plan for “supersizing” the International Monetary Fund. The end goal is …

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China, gold prices & US default threats

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24 karat gold bars are seen at the United States West Point Mint facility in West Point, New York June 5, 2013. In the very days when a deep split in the US Congress threatened a US government debt default, the gold price should normally jump through the roof, yet …

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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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JPMorgan’s foreign exchange business under criminal investigation

JP Morgan exchange rate manipulation

The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into JPMorgan Chase‘s foreign exchange business. The announcement by the nation’s largest bank follows a similar disclosure Thursday by Citigroup. Banks in the U.S. and abroad are facing allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates. Besides the Justice Department, JPMorgan says civil …

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CIA insider Jim Rickards’ predictions for society in 2024

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Editor’s Note from Jim Rickards: ‘The following article describes a fictional dystopia in the spirit of Brave New World or 1984. It is not a firm forecast or prediction in the usual analytic sense. Instead, it’s intended to provide warning, and encourage readers to be alert to dangerous trends in …

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Signs of the gold standard emerging in China?

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As noted in last week’s column about the rising recognition by authorities in Germany about the virtues of gold, the gold standard is receiving impressive new recognition internationally. The GOP plank calling for a commission to study “possible ways to set a fixed value for the dollar” — with an unmistakable nod …

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Chinese stock market goes into free fall

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Editor’s note: as we predicted 18 days ago – China’s stock market is about to collapse. China’s stock exchange regulator has imposed severe limits on stock market selling, having earlier warned of panic in the market as a range of recent government measures failed to prevent stocks plummeting a further 6%. After …

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