armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / October 26, 2014
The French parliament voted Tuesday in favor of a draft law that could, for the first time, make it possible to remove the country’s president from office through a US-style impeachment. The bill, already passed by France’s lower house, was approved by the Senate by 324 [...]
paulcraigroberts.org / Dr. Paul Craig Roberts / October 25, 2014
Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are worth more than a link in my latest column. These are the remarks of a humanitarian political leader, the like of which the world has not seen in [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 23, 2014
Looking for growth in Europe? You won’t find it in France, but for now you can still find it in Germany (for now).
The Markit Flash France PMI shows French private sector output falls at sharpest rate in eight months.
Flash France Composite [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/16/2014 09:13 -0400
What’s French for ‘sacre bleu’? While the fundamental reality of France’s record unemployment, plunging industrial production and economic growth, and treaty-busting deficits are all fact, for many months now, the ‘market’ has been convinced at Draghi’s omnipotence and enabled French bonds to trade as if they [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/14/2014 14:33
Having noted last week of the rising tensions between the French (pushing forward with plans for a budget deficit that far exceeds EU Treaty rules) and Germany (letting a Frenchman run EU’s finances is “an unwise personnel decision”) and Brussels (planning to reject the French budget); it [...]
zerohedge.com / by Erico Tavares via Sinclair & Co on 10/12/2014 11:40
A New Age Of IMF Bailouts – Great Britain In The 1970s
Hearing of IMF interventions generally conjures up images of developing nations (and the occasional Eurozone peripheral economy of late) facing some kind of financial difficulty. But it was actually Great [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/09/2014 20:43
Facing up to the pressures of responsibility as a member of the European Union – having been told their treaty-busting budget plan was unacceptable – it seems France is resorting to the worst case scenario – cut spending! As Bloomberg reports, the glory days of France’s welfare [...]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / October 8, 2014
Hollande is in deep trouble. His socialistic policies are destroying France. The European Commission in reviewing the budgets of the French Government find that they violate EU rules and no run the risk that they will be rejected by the EU. The Commission will ask [...]
mises.org / by Jörg Guido Hülsmann and Jeff Deist / October 04, 2014
Editor’s Note: Here is a transcript of the interview.
Jeff Deist: Dr. Guido Hülsmann is a Mises Institute Senior Fellow and professor of economics at the University of Angers in France. He wrote thecomprehensive biography of Ludwig von Mises, an enormous project [...]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / October 3, 2014
France is bankrupt and part of the Sovereign Debt Crisis comes when a government has to roll its debt and there is no bid. Next year, France’s President Francois Hollande must face a budget deficit along with the country’s biggest-ever rollover of existing debt in [...]
caseyresearch.com / by Marin Katusa / Sep 30, 2014
Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.—Napoleon Bonaparte
Back in the 1960s, French President Charles de Gaulle didn’t trust the US, and as a result, he decided to reduce France’s US dollar reserves. He traded them for gold from the [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 29, 2014
As many as 63 seriously misguided teenaged girls from France, 40 from Germany, and 50 in the UK have left their countries to join ISIS in Syria.
The Guardian has a fascinating report on Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters.
armstrong economics.com / by Martin Armstrong / September 29, 2014
Three Islamist fighters from France could were returned by Turkey. To everyone’s surprise, they entered France freely at Marseille airport after Turkey had expelled them and put on a plane. The French authorities knew that Turkey’s three terror suspects had put on a plane. [...]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
The incestuous embrace of privilege and power by entrenched, socially isolated Elites characterizes failed states and brittle, doomed regimes throughout history. Every system is optimized to serve a specific purpose. As noted in my recent essay What Metric Are We Optimizing For?, [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 24, 2014
The out-of-the-blue excuses countries come up with for not making budget deficit targets are rather amusing.
For example and via translation from La Vanguardia, France Blames Deficit on Jihadist Terrorism, Lack of Inflation.
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said today that his [...]
theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com / September 18, 2014
AFRICA – Doctors Without Borders staff member from France has contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, the group announced Wednesday. She is the group’s first international staffer to become infected with Ebola in the current outbreak, a spokesman said. The French worker — on assignment in Monrovia, [...]
tfmetalsreport.com / By Dr Jerome / September 16, 2014
Metals action the past two weeks has baffled me. In some way, it feels like a calm before a storm. The news stories seem to have changed their tone. World events are becoming more surreal. Illogical markets and economic indictors surround us. I glance from screen [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:05 AM
Don’t Like the Rules? Then Ignore Them: French Style
When it comes to fiscal policy in the EU, you can break whatever fiscal rules you want, provided you are big enough.
France qualifies, so does Germany. If you are small like [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2014 14:34
It’s not just Scotland… or Catalan. As The Guardian reports, polls out in the past few days in France have shown far-right Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen topping a presidential poll for the first time. Alongside this surge in support for FN is the [...]