zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 18:04
Good news for the cold-showering, snow-covered Ukrainians… Russia has reached an interim agreement to supply natural gas to Ukraine through March according to Bloomberg. Of course, this will be paid for by more IMF loans (thank you US Taxpayer), pushing Ukraine further into debt and more dependent [...]
marctomarket.com / Dr Win Thin and Ilan Solot / October 29, 2014
1) Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said the government will probably raise subsidized fuel prices before year-end 2) Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as President of Brazil 3) Brazil’s central bank delivered a hawkish surprise too on Wednesday,hiking rates by 25 bp to 11.25% [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 17:16
Two weeks ago, Sweden was gripped by a ludicrous panic when it dispatched virtually its entire army, navy and airforce to hunt down what according to eyewitness reports (subsequently proven to be false) was a Russian sub that had broken down somewhere close to Stockholm. There was [...]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / OCTOBER 29, 2014
The story of energy is the story of human expansion. From the days when we roamed the African savanna, we tamed first fire and then other forms of energy, using them as tools to control our environment and improve our lives. The control of energy has always [...]
theburningplatform.com / Dmitry Orlov / 29th October 2014
Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your [...]
gata.org / By Nicholas Larkin, Bloomberg News / October 29, 2014
LONDON — Russia boosted gold reserves by the most since defaulting on local debt in 1998, driving its bullion holdings to the largest in at least two decades.
The country expanded its stockpile, the world’s fifth-biggest, by 37.2 metric tons in September to 1,149.8 [...]
caseyresearch.com / October 29, 2014
Vladimir Putin commands the utmost loyalty from those around him, whereas American politics is now characterized solely by infighting and self-destructiveness. It’s this unity of purpose that explains how Putin and his St. Petersburg boys managed to rise to power from humble beginnings and why they’re winning the fight [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 29, 2014
Sanctions or not, NASA uses Russian-made engines to propel rockets.
Yesterday, just seconds after takeoff, a NASA Antares rocket with a Russian-made engine exploded on takeoff. The mission was to carry supplies to the orbiting space station. Move to Trash Today, the Guardian reports that [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 28, 2014
“The ruble weakened to a record for the fifth day on concern Russia will quicken its move to a free float after more than $20 billion of interventions this month failed to halt the depreciation,” Bloomberg reported today, the same sort of line we’ve been [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:58 AM
Spiegel Online interviews Fred Westerbeke, the Dutch lead investigator of flight MH17 crash.
Westerbeke states that a surface-to-air missile is the most likely scenario, but he also discusses “secret satellite images and a possible involvement of the Ukrainian military.”
Here are edited [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / by Bill Holter / October 28th, 2014
I plan to report more about the New Orleans investment conference and in particular what Alan Greenspan had to say later in the week. Today I want to speak about several pieces of news from late last week which I believe were important. Though these are [...]
thecommonsenseshow.com / by Dave Hodges / October 28, 2014
The architect of WW III
“I’ll remind you that Russia is one of the largest nuclear powers. These are not just words, this is reality and, moreover, we are strengthening our powers of nuclear restraint. We are boosting our armed forces, they are [...]
theburningplatform.com / By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist / 27th October 2014
The conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Total SA’s chief executive, Christophe de Margerie, started the second the news broke of his death. Under mysterious circumstances in Moscow, his private jetcollided with a snowplow just after midnight. De Margerie was the CEO [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/27/2014 13:53
In the first sign that, just in time for winter, the tentative European jawboning alliance against Russia is collapsing (since the “costs”, sanctions and other economic means inflicted upon the Kremlin ended up backfiring and pushing Europe into a triple-dip recession instead), earlier today Poland announced that [...]
gold-eagle.com / BY Jason Hamlin / October 27, 2014
Russia has added another 1,200,000 ounces of physical gold to their reserves during September, the largest month-on-month increase EVER.
Gold imports into India in September were a staggering $3.8 billion. This figure is almost double the $2 billion spent by Indians in August and roughly [...]
marctomarket.com / by Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot / October 26, 2014 Global risk-off sentiment and the reelection of Dilma Rousseff as the Brazilian president is setting EM off on the back foot to start the week. However, the lack of large moves in the dollar could mean that negative sentiment will be contained [...]
deviantinvestor.com / By Everett Millman via Gainesville Coins / October 25, 2014
ABSTRACT: This week was characterized by renewed volatility in the markets. This can partly be attributed to the diverging policies of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank: the latter is just now instituting its form of monetary easing, while the former is [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/23/2014 08:51 -0400
If even George Soros is getting concerned and writing Op-Eds, then Putin must be truly winning.
Here are the highlights from what the Open Society founder has to say about the “existential” Russian threat in a just released Op-Ed:
Europe is facing a challenge from [...]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 22 October 2014
Demand for gold continues to be robust and has indeed increased significantly in recent weeks despite gold’s most recent paper driven gold weakness.
Demand in China and India surged again and gold reserve diversification by the central bank of Russia hit a new record high in [...]
goldsilverworlds.com / By Taki Tsaklanos / October 21, 2014
As evidenced by the Russian central bank, it appears that Russia has added another 1,200,000 ounces of physical gold to their reserves. Total Russian gold reserves now stand at 37,000,000 ounces, or 1049 tonnes. The following chart, courtesy Sharelynx, shows the increase of Russian gold [...]