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Do western central banks have any gold left?

Bank of England gold vault

Somewhere deep in the bowels of the world’s Western central banks lie vaults holding gargantuan piles of physical gold bars… or at least that’s what they all claim. The gold bars are part of their respective foreign currency reserves, which include all the usual fiat currencies like the dollar, the …

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Spinning bad financial news into good – Paul Craig Roberts

unemployment numbers

Friday’s payroll jobs report says that 96,000 new jobs were created in August and that the unemployment rate (U.3) fell from 8.3% to 8.1%. As 96,000 new jobs are not enough to keep up with population growth, the decline in the U.3 unemployment rate was caused by 368,000 discouraged job …

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German bank hits savers with ‘negative interest rates’

Mario Draghi ECB

Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, which was founded in 1859, is not the biggest bank in Germany, but it’s the first bank to confirm what German savers have been dreading for a while: the wrath of Draghi. Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as …

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Germany joins China and Russia’s flight to gold

Gold bars

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Germans are now rushing into gold. In search of a safe haven from a possible Greek debt default and the ultra-loose monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) that makes even Ben Bernanke look fiscally conservative, Germans have significantly picked up their purchasing since …

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Bankers plan secret London meeting to ‘end cash’

War on cash fire

Economist Martin Armstrong claims there is a “secret meeting to end cash” set to take place in London before the end of the month involving representatives from the ECB and the Federal Reserve. Armstrong, who is known for successfully predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 …

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The Euro Continues to Advance in 2018

The Euro had a good performance last year and managed to post solid gains, especially against the US dollar. The bullish trend continues at the present time, as the block currency is favoured by good economic developments and increasing prospects of an ECB monetary policy normalization. If we refer to …

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Goldman Sachs takes over America and now Europe

While ordinary people fret about austerity and jobs, the eurozone’s corridors of power have been undergoing a remarkable transformation. More and more emerges about the role of ruthless scam bank Goldman Sachs as the main tool of the bankster elite for a relentless, hostile takeover of a Luciferian one world government. This …

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Greece agrees to 3rd bailout deal, more austerity

Greece flag tatters

The Greek government announced it has struck an ambitious bailout deal with creditors aimed at securing around €86bn (£61bn) over three years in return for radical economic reforms to be pushed through parliament as early as this week. News of the agreement following a marathon 24-hour negotiating session at Athens’ …

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Bank runs in Greece, bank holidays coming next

Greece bank run ATM queue

The writing has been on the wall for quite sometime. Deposit flight from Greece‘s ailing banking sector has been running north of €500 million per day this week as the threat of capital controls casts a pall over the Greek government’s efforts to reassure the public and head off a …

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Greece likely to leave Eurozone and EU

Greece EU Grexit Athens

The Greek central bank warned Wednesday that the country could crash out of the eurozone and even the European Union if it fails to reach a bailout deal with international creditors. In one of the starkest warnings so far from a Greek institution, the Bank of Greece said: “Failure to …

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Russia buys 900,000 ounces of gold worth $1.17 billion in April

Swiss gold

The Russian central bank has again increased its gold reserves by another 900,000 ounces worth $1.17 billion in April. Russia’s gold reserves rose to 34.4 million troy ounces in April, from 33.5 million troy ounces in March, the Russian central bank announced on its website yesterday. The value of its …

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This is Europe’s scariest chart

Youth Unemployment Europe

Surging Greek and Portuguese bond yields? Plunging Italian bank stocks? The projected GDP of the Eurozone? In the grand scheme of things, while certainly disturbing, none of these data points actually tell us much about the secular shift within European society, and certainly are nothing that couldn’t be fixed if …

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Central banks now asking governments for help

People’s Bank of China Gov Zhou Xiaochuan ECB President Mario Draghi Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help. Mired in a world of low …

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Youth unemployment in Greece hits 58%

Greece EU

Greek unemployment rose to 25.4pc in August. Youth unemployment rose to 58pc. Under the official forecast, the economy will contract by a further 4.5pc next year, so it fair to assume that lots more people are going to lose their jobs. It is certainly not going to improve in any …

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European banks on the brink of collapse

Europe banking crisis Deutsche Bank

Top financial institutions in Europe have hardly been more vulnerable to an economic tremor, a situation worsened by the collapse of the German credit market as Berlin suddenly stopped issuing new debt. Europe’s top financial institutions are teetering on the edge of collapse as access to high quality debt products have created a liquidity …

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World economy is so damaged it needs permanent money printing

USD money printing dollar

Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating. What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile world economy, still locked in “secular stagnation”. The latest investor survey by Bank …

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The Fed on gold price manipulation

Lately various media outlets have been swamped with stories and allegations of precious metal manipulation ranging from the arcane, to the bizarre to the outright ridiculous. At issue is not that these claims of price fraud are unfounded – they very well may be completely true – but without a notarized …

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How Greece was robbed by the bankers

Greece flag thinking Aristotle

Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right? Except …

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Are central banks overstating their gold holdings?

Empty Gold Vault

Romania has demanded for many years that Russia return its gold. Last year, Venezuela demanded the return of 90 tons of gold from the Bank of England. As everyone knows, the German high court ruled that Germany must audit its gold reserves held in foreign countries such as the U.S., England and France. And …

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