globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / November 25, 2014
The cold war took another twist last week when a Senior German Politician Endorsed Russian Takeover of Crimea.
Former state premier Matthias Platzeck, chairman of the German-Russian Forum business lobby and erstwhile Social Democrat (SPD) chief, is the first high-ranking German to say the West […]
boilingfrogspost.com / Christoph Germann / November 24, 2014
Soros’ Visit a Bad Omen as Kyrgyzstan Prepares to Join EEU, TAPI Countries Push Pipeline Despite Afghan Violence & More!
*The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/24/2014 13:33
Once again it appears France is speaking from both sides of its mouth. As Hollande openly stands behind moar sanctions against Russia and ‘talks’ about withholding delivery of the first Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia, ITAR-TASS reports the construction of the second ship – ironically named Sevastopol, […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / November 23, 2014
The stark difference between Putin and Western politicians is starting to impress even those who fear him. Putin says what he thinks and does not swing back and forth with polls. He actually answers question as demonstrated on a German TV interview. In the West, we […]
zerohedge.com / by Erico Tavares via Sinclair & Co on 11/22/2014 11:14
The Breakdown Of International Cooperation
Some of the major problems that humanity faces today transcend borders, and as such international cooperation is of vital importance. But recent events make such cooperation increasingly more challenging.
Without going into the wisdom of the decision, […]
gold-eagle.com / by John Butler / November 21, 2014
The topic of ‘currency war’ has been bantered about in financial circles since at least the term was first used by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in September 2010. Recently, the currency war has escalated, and a ‘sanctions war’ against Russia has broken out. History suggests […]
edgetraderplus.com / 22 November 2014
He who owns the gold rules.
That has been the clichéd “wisdom” for some time. However it appears Russia has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Golden Rule, for it certainly is not getting any respect. To the contrary, the Golden Rule has become subservient to Military Rule, the […]
wolfstreet.com / by Colin Chilcoat via Oilprice.com / November 21, 2014
After a frosty reception at the G20 summit in Australia this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin required some much needed rest, at least according to the official explanation given for his conspicuously early departure from the proceedings. All things considered it could have […]
gata.org / By CHRIS POWELL / 2014-11-20 13:32
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Fund manager and author John Butler of Atom Capital in London, editor of the Amphora Report, wonders this week whether Russian President Vladmir Putin will play his “gold card” and notes that strengthening Russia’s economy and international position by remonetizing gold […]
caseyresearch.com / Ed Steer / November 20, 2014
¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER
After the usual down tick at the New York open at 6:00 p.m. on their Tuesday evening, the gold price got sold down about five bucks in the first four hours of Wednesday morning trading in the Far East. It didn’t […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 19 November 2014
Russia’s central bank bought about 150 metric tons of the metal this year, announced Governor Elvira Nabiullina yesterday. The pronouncement immediately created buying in the market, prompting gold to rise to a two week high at $1,200 an ounce.
Head of Russian Central Bank […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / November 16, 2014
Western leaders merely ganged up on Putin rather than trying to work out a deal nice and quietly. You cannot push someone up against the wall and not expect a reaction. The FT reports of tensions between Putin and even the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/15/2014 14:38
Following last week’s (humiliating for the US) APEC meeting in Beijing, in which the BRIC nations clearly distanced themselves from the “developed world” and the topic of the “Russian invasion of Ukraine” was largely missing as it is clearly not in the interest of the Pacific […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / November 14, 2014
The price of oil finally bounced on Friday, with US light sweet crude trading for $75.88 a barrel, as I’m writing this, up $1.67. The 2.3% gain should make Russian President Vladimir Putin breathe a sigh of relief.
The day didn’t start out propitiously. Putin […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/13/2014 15:53
Just as China is buying ‘cheap’ oil with both hands and feet, so Russia, according to the latest data from The World Gold Council (WGC) has been buying gold in huge size. Dwarfing the rest of the world’s buying in Q3, Russia added a stunning […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / November 13, 2014
We have to be concerned that the Cycle of War turns back up next week. NATO has reported that Russian troops have now invaded Eastern Ukraine. In the Cycles of War Report we wrote that target will be November 19/20, 2014 (2014.8871) where we should […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 11/12/2014 08:47 -0500
As the West (US and its pressured allies) attempt to ‘isolate’ Russia more and more, the inevitable cornering further and further incentivizes Putin to develop alternatives to the status quo. In the past,western sanctioners have sabre-rattled cutting off Russian from SWIFT – the international inter-bank […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2014 22:02
Remember this exchange between Obama and then Russian president, and Putin’s right-hand man, Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea?
Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / November 11, 2014
As the US (but not Germany) threatens more sanctions to “punish” Russia, I keep wondering who is punishing whom?
Is Chancellor Merkel finally beginning to see the economic and geopolitical stupidity of sanctions?
I ask because the Wall Street Journal reports Merkel: No New Economic Sanctions […]