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IMF Confirms European Banking Sector Still Getting Worse

goldbroker.com / By Philippe Herlin / Apr 17, 2014

Let’s go back to the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report that we mentioned last week, but this time let’s take a look at the first chapter, in the section regarding european banks (starting at page 39). And the international institution’s assessment is rather worrisome because, it [...]

High End Real Estate $10 million+ Still Rising

armstrongeconomics.com / By Martin Armstrong / April 17, 2014

With the banking crisis looming in Europe, the IMF behind the drive to seize wealth on a global scale, big money of individuals continues to try to get “off the grid” as they say. Real Estate over $10 million is still booming as reported by AP.

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Please, Not Another IMF …

acting-man.com / By Pater Tenebrarum / April 17, 2014

Copying a Bad Idea

Why is there an IMF? It seems a good question, so here is the short answer: in the post gold standard world, central bank-supported fractional reserve banking has enabled the emergence of such huge credit booms, that governments frequently get into severe [...]

BRICS Consider Creating IMF-Alternative As US Loses Credibility

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/16/2014 19:47 -0400

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have made significant progress in setting up structures that would serve as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank (which are dominated by the U.S. and the EU), according to RBTH. As WSJ reports, [...]

The Richest Man In Asia Is Selling Everything In China

sovereignman.com / By Simon Black / April 16, 2014

Here’s a guy you want to bet on– Li Ka-Shing.

Li is reportedly the richest person in Asia with a net worth well in excess of $30 billion, much of which he made being a shrewd property investor.

Li Ka-Shing was investing in mainland China [...]

The IMF is Dead Wrong on Low Interest Rates

mises.org / by Brendan Brown / Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In its just-published World Economic Outlook the IMF trumpets the view that the real level of equilibrium interest rates worldwide has declined substantially since the 1980s and is now in slightly negative territory. There is a good Irish word to describe this story: baloney.

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More Intimations by the European Central Bank of Currency Confiscation

mises.ca / by Patrick Barron / April 14th, 2014

From today’s Open Europe news summary: Draghi suggests that the ECB could ease policy further to tackle strong euro Speaking at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank over the weekend, ECB President Mario Draghi said that the further strengthening of the euro “requires [...]

He Will Get Paid

blog.milesfranklin.com / By Bill Holter / April 14th, 2014

My title refers to Vladimir Putin. “He will get paid.” Actually, he will probably end up getting paid many times over if he plays his cards right. He probably will, because he is holding almost all of them anyway. The latest is that Ukraine must come [...]

European Civil Unrest on the Rise – Rome & Paris this Weekend

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / April 13, 2014

Putin just has to sit back and watch for with two months before the European elections, the season for protests has begun. Literally, tens of thousands in Paris and Rome have taken to the streets demonstrating against the austerity policies of their governments that line their [...]

All The Presidents’ Bankers: The World Bank And The IMF

zerohedge.com / Tyler Durden / 04/12/2014 21:02 -0400

The following is an excerpt from ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ BANKERS: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power by Nomi Prins (on sale April 8, 2014). Reprinted with permission from Nation Books. Nomi Prins is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs.

The World Bank [...]

IMF Misleads on Interest Rates – And So Does the Media

thedailybell.com / Staff Report / April 11, 2014

It is now nearly seven years since the start of the financial crisis, yet despite growing evidence in America and Britain of a return to relative normality, something remains profoundly broken at the heart of the world economy. One manifestation of this – much discussed among the [...]

All Hail The Draghi Put: The Global Bond Market Is Now Well And Truly Broken

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By David Stockman / April 11, 2014

The evil of modern central banking can nowhere better be seen than in this week’s mad stampede into $4 billion of Greek bonds. The fact is, Greece is not credit-worthy at nearly any coupon yield, but most certainly not at the 4.75% sticker that was attached [...]

Global Implosion & Why The IMF Just Lied To The Entire World

kingworldnews.com / April 11, 2104

Today a 42-year market veteran spoke with King World News about a coming global financial implosion and why the IMF just lied to the entire world. Below is what Egon von Greyerz, who is founder of Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland, had to say in his interview in the [...]

Daily Pfennig: The Ghost of John Connally

caseyresearch.com / By Chuck Butler / April 11, 2014 9:16am

In This Issue.

* Currencies take a breather. * IMF talks renminbi as reserve currency. * Aussie Unemployment drops! * Chuck tries to sing like Bill Medley.

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

The Ghost of John Connally.

Good Day! . And a [...]

Biggest Credit Bubble in History Flashes Warning: ‘Seek Cover’

testosteronepit.com / By Wolf Richter / April 10, 2014 at 11:20AM

Hidden in the IMF’s just released 188-page Global Financial and Stability Report is a doozie of a chart that screams not only “credit bubble” but also flashes a red warning sign: “seek cover, implosion in sight.” It depicts US issuance of covenant-lite loans and [...]

IMF warns U.S. over potentially bumpy exit from extraordinary monetary policy

news.xinhuanet.com / 2014-04-10 10:59:27

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Xinhua) — A badly-timed and bumpy exit from extraordinary monetary policyin the United States could undermine global financial stability and spill over to emerging markets, theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Wednesday.

“Undue delay could lead to a further build-up of financial stability risks, and too rapid an exit [...]

A New World Tax Regime

thenewamerican.com / By Alex Newman / 08 April 2014 11:30

To anyone who even casually monitors international agencies — such as the UN, the OECD, and the IMF — it will come as no surprise that those agencies have long wanted stable sources of funding that they could count on, rather than relying on handouts [...]

More IMF Meddling

mises.ca / by David Howden / April 9th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund is up to its mixed messages again. This time it´s a dire warning about Canada´s future.

The IMF has recently softened its outlook on Canada, warning that “”downside risks to the outlook still dominate, including from weaker-than-expected exports resulting from competitive challenges, [...]

IMF Upbeat on US and Global Growth, Steen Jakobsen Says “Surprise Index” Differs

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 08, 2014 11:36 AM

In a 204 page IMF Report on World Economic Economic Outlook the IMF predicts 3.0 percent US growth in 2014, 1.1 percent for the eurozone, and 5.7 percent growth in emerging markets.

I did not slog through the report, rather I stopped reading [...]

Comedy Of Forecast Errors: Here Are The IMF’s Latest Projections Of Economic Growth

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/08/2014 10:03 -0400

Another quarter, and another attempt at predicting the future by the people whose predictions have become the biggest butt of all economics jokes, even more so than Paul Krugman columns.

We are talking, of course, about the IMF’s World Economic Outlook update.

It is here [...]

When Even “Erudite” Economists And Journalists Blast QE

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/08/2014 08:48 -0400

Are you saying it took the highbrow economist cadre five years to figure out and agree with what we first said in 2009, and for which we received endless ridicule, abuse and accusations of fringe insanity? Yes. We are saying that.

First, from the “erudite” economists [...]

Boosting forex reserves: Pakistan refuses to sell $2.7b worth of gold says IMF

tribune.com.pk / By Shahbaz Rana / Published: March 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan has refused to sell gold worth $2.7 billion, citing national security reasons, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pushes Islamabad to convert the precious metal into cash to build foreign currency reserves, revealed the global lender’s report on Friday.

The report, prepared by [...]

6/4/2014: IMF forecasts of unemployment; ‘peripheral’ countries

trueeconomics.blogspot.com / Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev / Sunday, April 6, 2014

Note to my previously posted Sunday Times column from March 23, 2014 and to my Sunday Times column from March 30, 2014 (still to be posted here, so stay tuned). Here is a chart summarising ‘troika’ programmes forecasts and revisions of unemployment:

trueeconomics

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Christine Lagarde Is Clueless: 70 Words Of Keynesian Claptrap

testosteronepit.com / By David Stockman / April 4, 2014 at 1:49PM

David Stockman, Budget Director under President Reagan and author of the bestseller, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America. This article originally appeared on David Stockman’s Contra Corner.

The world’s official economic institutions are run by people who believe in monetary fairy [...]

Pakistan rejects IMF’s call to sell its gold reserves for FX cash

gata.org / By Shahbaz Rana / Fri, 2014-04-04 04:57

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has refused to sell gold worth $2.7 billion, citing national security reasons, as the International Monetary Fund pushes Islamabad to convert the precious metal into cash to build foreign currency reserves, the global lender’s report revealed Friday.

The report, prepared by [...]

Marc Faber – The Horrific Plan Of The Elites & The Crooked IMF

kingworldnews.com / April 4, 2014

Today legendary Marc Faber spoke with King World News about the horrific plan of the global elites and the crooked IMF. This is part I of a stunning series of written interviews that will be released today on KWN. Below is what Faber had to say in this powerful interview.

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IMF Warns: Global Stagnation If Ukraine Not Bailed Out

infowars.com / By Kurt Nimmo / April 3, 2014

IMF boss Christine Lagarde has recycled the bankster mantra as the globalists push for a bailout of Ukraine. “Geopolitical tensions” in Ukraine “could cloud the global economic outlook” and “could have broader spill over implications,” she told an audience at the Johns Hopkins University School of [...]

Ron Paul: US and IMF Bailout of Ukraine is a Bankers Bailout

ronpaulinstitute.org / by adam dick / thursday april 3, 2014

Speaking Wednesday on the Ron Paul Channel, RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul challenges the United States and International Monetary Fund bailout of Ukraine, calling the bailout “criminal.” Paul explains:

All this nonsense we hear now of bailing out Ukraine — it’s going to the [...]

Gold and the Special Drawing Rights (SDR)

goldbroker.com / Dan Popescu / Published Apr 2, 2014

There is no doubt that our actual international monetary standard based on the US dollar, in place since the breaking of the Bretton Woods accords in 1971, is living its last days. What will replace it?

On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon, United States President, addressed [...]

Aid to Ukraine Is a Bad Deal For All

ronpaulinstitute.org / Ron Paul / March 30, 2014

Last week Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill approving a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine and more sanctions on Russia. The bill will likely receive the president’s signature within days. If you think this is the last time US citizens will have their money sent to [...]