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Media banned from reporting on Reserve Bank of Australia corruption scandal

Reserve Bank

On 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by …

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

rising chart

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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6 Essential Habits for Leading “the Good Life”

Everybody wants a slice of the so-called “good life.” For some people, that might mean a nice house, or a beachside vacation. However you define the good life, you want it, and not just for a short time. You want the good life to be your life. But how do …

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Lunar ‘space elevator’ may be built by 2020

US firm announced an ambitious project to build a lunar space elevator that could transport both robots and humans using an existing technology, in less than a decade. Fundraising efforts are already underway. Firm’s founder and former NASA researcher Michael Laine stated that LiftPort Group is capable of building a …

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US will lose the trade war with China – Jim Rogers

US trade war China investor Jim Rogers

If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if …

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Will blockchain technology disrupt this $7 trillion industry?

Blockchain technology

Recently, I wrote about a small $100,000 trade of cheese and butter. Why? This one trade changed 400 years of history in just four hours. How so? Normally, it would take 10 days to handle the paperwork. But this trade concluded in less than four hours. The solution: a blockchain platform that …

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Why are the world’s wealthiest people buying gold?

George Soros gold elite world's wealthiest people

By Filip Karinja Seen as a wealth preservation asset during hard economic times and used as a monetary metal for thousands of years, gold is once again on the radar for the world’s elite. Gold is seen as a low risk safety asset and investors tend to shift their portfolio …

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5 major earthquakes in 48 hours, experts warn mega quakes coming

Earthquakes

Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might …

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Deutsche Bank admits to silver market rigging

Deutsche Bank silver fixing statues

Back in July of 2014, we reported that in an attempt to obtain if not compensation, then at least confirmation of bank manipulation in the precious metals industry, a group of silver bullion banks including Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC (later UBS was also added to the defendants) …

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Deutsche Bank is finished, Lehman Brothers 2.0

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank bosses face a formidable task to drag its shares off a 30-year low, with reassurances about its capital levels doing little to improve investor confidence and few other options on the table to trigger a recovery. Germany’s flagship lender has trailed its rivals in bouncing back from the …

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India cuts interest rates more than expected

India central bank Raghuram Rajan interest rates

India’s central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate more than markets expected amid optimism that inflation will remain low and fears that Asia’s third-largest economy is slowing. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan cut the repurchase-agreement rate by 0.5 percentage point to 6.75%. That brings the total easing by …

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Negative interest rates and QE4 is coming

Janet Yellen Federal Reserve

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the Federal Reserve running a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) for 80 months straight and Quantitative Easing programs that have ballooned its balance sheet over $3.5 trillion, US GDP has struggled to reach 2%. It’s plain for all to see: They are running out of options to …

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French presidential frontrunner wants gold back in France

Marine Le Pen gold France

France could be next on the list of countries that wants to take its gold back, if the leader of a far-right political party has her way. Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party of France, who is also the front runner to potentially be France’s new president, …

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10 giant corporations that don’t pay taxes

Exxon Mobil

In recent years, giant corporations have started a trend when it comes to paying taxes: the greater the profit, the lower the taxes they pay. Dissatisfaction has come from citizens, but also from public figures like senator Bernie Sanders and public advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice. The nonprofit group …

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US government faces $127 trillion in unfunded liabilities

Economic turmoil US dollar

For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, …

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Credit Suisse report: Richest 1% own half of global wealth

Wealthy Yacht

The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, owning more than 48% of global wealth, according to a report published on Tuesday which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. According to the Credit Suisse global wealth report (pdf), a person needs just $3,650 – including the value …

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Facebook emotions experiment linked to Pentagon research on civil unrest

Facebook-emotions-study

Facebook‘s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study. Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that …

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