zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/17/2015 17:50
While the escalation of the second Cold War between Russia and the US over their proxy conflict in Ukraine has been relegated to the back pages due to the lack of any flash points in recent months, events in eastern Europe continue to build up to […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / April 16, 2015
An interesting piece on not-so-tanking Russian economy: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/04/24/putin-was-right-be-confident-about-russias-economy-321934.html
The key point is the same I have been repeating throughout my earlier notes: imports substitution.
The only problem is that absent investment, imports substitution is reversible. To make it sustainable, Russia needs reforms and investment. And the […]
wolfstreet.com / by Nick Cunningham / April 15, 2015
The nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations could lead to a flood of new oil hitting global markets. That could result in a significant drop in oil prices. While that would be damaging to Russia – already reeling from low prices – the Kremlin […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/15/2015 12:37
Isolated Russia continues to see its currency dramatically outperform the US Dollar. Breaking below 50 today, this is the strongest the Ruble has been since Nov 2014… The Ruble is now up almost 22% against the US Dollar year-to-date.
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / April 15, 2015 at 08:14
A World War II blunder may have resulted in millions of pounds of Russian bullion, supposedly bound for America, being lost in the Clyde in Scotland.
The gold and silver bars had been loaded in Murmansk onto a former Irish Sea ferry, converted into […]
paulcraigroberts.org / by Robert Barsocchini / April 13, 2015
US Abandons Own Citizens in Yemen but Rescues Saudi Bombers — http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41527.htm
If reports are true that the US government has refused to rescue US citizens stuck in a war zone in Yemen http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/04/09/262695/desperation-for-americans-in-yemen.html , what could be the reason? Is Washington hoping that Americans […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/13/2015 15:50
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 13, 2015
In Russia Forced to Do Right Thing? Buy Russia? I explained why I bought into Russian equities. In response, I received numerous emails asking me how.
This is not a recommendation. Please do your own due diligence. If anything, I tend to be early.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/13/2015 12:11
Attempts to isolate Russia and ignore its position are useless and counterproductive, State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Monday, ahead of the decision to lift sanctions on anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. With the Russian stock market among the top performers of the year and […]
johngaltfla.com / by John Galt / April 10, 2015
As the United States administration starts to ramp up for the upcoming World War against Russia and its allies, the Russians have sent another message to the United States Air Force using their old Cold War style of near misses to scare the crap out of […]
Remains of the Polish TU-154 in a forest near Smolensk airport Photo credit: Mikhail Metzel / AP Photo
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / April 10, 2015
A Tragic Accident
A little over 5 years ago, on April 10 2010, a Polish Tu-154 with numerous high ranking Polish officials crashed at the Smolensk airport […]
21stcenturywire.com / APRIL 9, 2015
There are some war hawks embedded in government, media and in high-flying (Rockefeller-funded) think tanks who are at pain to accept the reality that the US and the British governments no longer have a monopoly on global information, opinion and analysis.
Foreign Policy Magazine, mouthpiece for the Council on Foreign […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/09/2015 16:37
As Russia decries Washington’s “anti-Russian” foreign policy and alleged efforts by the US to undermine the global nuclear power balance — and as Congress and NATO do their best to confirm Moscow’s fears by voting to provide lethal aid to Kiev and by conducting military exercises along […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 09, 2015
Here’s an interesting opinion article on MarketWatch: Sanctions, drop in oil price best things that ever happened to Russia.
A round of punitive sanctions designed to cripple the economy. A collapse in the price of its key commodity. A currency in freefall and a central bank […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/08/2015 16:35
With many of the world’s nations drawing closer to the China-led AIIB, and The Greeks in Moscow today, the news that Vietnam has agreed all of the principle aspects in creating a free trade zone between the countries of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union, will likely […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 08, 2015
Fruity Booty Trojan Horse
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin met today in Moscow. The EU feared a Trojan Horse deal in which Greece would gain economic aid from Russia in exchange for a Greek torpedo fired at sanctions.
I would favor […]
tfmetalsreport.com / By Turd Ferguson / April 8, 2015
While the active military fighting is mostly paused under the Minsk Agreements, that does not mean that the diplomatic fighting has lessened. In fact, the diplomatic war threatens the fragile peace and, last night, John and Steve explained some of the consequences.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/07/2015 18:26
Update: even the White House appears embarrassed by this “report.” According to Bloomberg, the CNN report that Russia breached the White House computer system is “speculating on the attribution of the activity of concern on the unclassified” White House network that was “disclosed last year,” NSC spokesperson […]
harveyorganblog.com / by harveyorgan / April 7, 2015
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen:
Here are the following closes for gold and silver today:
Gold: $1210.60 down $8.00 (comex closing time)
Silver: $16.82 down 27 cents (comex closing time)
In the access market 5:15 pm
Gold/silver trading: see kitco charts on the […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/07/2015 12:47
It was not a pleasant sight for hundreds of onlookers at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region overnight when an Oscar II-class nuclear sub undergoing repair work suddenly caught on fire. According to RIA, which cited a spokesman for the shipyard, Evgeny Gladyshev “the fire […]