gata.org / By cpowell on Mon, 2014-08-18
Gold Loses Shine in Vietnam as Retail Sales Slump
From Thanh Nien News Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Monday, August 18, 2014
Gold purchases by retail customers in Vietnam, the world’s seventh-largest gold consumer, fell 42 percent year-on-year to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Andy Tully via OilPrice.com / July 21, 2014
A leading Vietnamese military officer said July 16 that China’s decision to remove a huge oil rig from waters claimed by both countries shows that it is backing down in a dispute that has raged since May.
Maj. Gen. Le Ma Luong [...]
zerohedge.com / by James Kunstler of Kunstler.com
Obama Pushes Iraqis to Mend Sectarian Rifts
— Headline, The New York Times
Have they tried diversity training? I doubt it. That’s not how things are done in the Shithole Formerly Known as Iraq (SFKI). They’re headhunters now. For the moment the ISIS hasn’t had the inclination to [...]
thedailysheeple.com / Joshua Krause / June 11, 2014
Last Tuesday, the Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”, also known as the ISIS. Formerly affiliated with Al Qaeda, The ISIS began in the early years of the American invasion of Iraq, and was responsible for some [...]
gata.org / Tue, 2014-05-27 04:55
Vietnam Central Bank Vows to Intervene in Gold Market to Maintain Stability
From Tuoi Tre (newspaper) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Monday, May 26, 2014
The State Bank of Vietnam has enough gold bullion that can be sold on a large [...]
truthingold.com / truthing / May 21, 2014 at 08:08
Gold consumption in Vietnam, the largest Southeast Asian user after Thailand, will probably shrink by more than half this year after global prices fell, the currency stabilized and the government tightened rules.
Demand may drop to 25 metric tons to 30 [...]
financialsense.com / May 19, 2014
A senior Chinese military leader has blamed both Hanoi and Washington for the bloody protests in Vietnam over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by both China and Vietnam.
The problem is not the oil rig but the rioting in Vietnam that arose from protests over the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 11:28
While we wait (in vain) for the US to lob sanctions at China for doing what Russia has done and amass a military presence on its border with Vietnam, here is what China had to say about the earlier announcement by the DOJ charging China [...]
infowars.com / Paul Joseph Watson / May 19, 2014
Beijing may be considering a military response to anti-China protests that have erupted in Vietnam over the last two weeks, with reports of an “endless stream” of PLA troops, tanks, missile launchers and other heavy artillery heading to Pingxiang city, where the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 08:01 -0400
Earlier today, Putin did his usual “we are pulling our forces away from the Ukraine border” gambit (sure he is… and is replacing them with a massive airforce drill), and as usual the algos appear to have fallen for it, after European stocks suddenly [...]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / David Stockman / May 18, 2014
Back in the spring of 1968 I also got an invitation to evacuate. It was from Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, suggesting I evacuate my cushy life as a student in East Lansing, Michigan to join his crusade to stop the “chicoms” from annexing Vietnam.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/13/2014 21:48 -0400
With the additional deployment of a submarine and a missile ship, there are now 86 Chinese vessels accompanying the oil rig’s installation in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Local news reports that 3 Chinese military ships are surrounding a Vietnamese marine police vessel this morning and [...]
testosteronepit.com / By Nicholas Cunningham, Oilprice.com / May 8, 2014
Vietnam and China are engaged in a heated standoff in the South China Sea, with both sides thus far unwilling to back down. The problem started earlier this week when China sent an oil rig and other accompanying vessels into an area within [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/08/2014 09:52 -0400
While most mainstream media is focused on villainizing Putin and the ongoing ‘diplomacy’ in Ukraine, we warned Monday of the dramatically escalating tensions between Vietnam and China over oil-drilling in disputed waters. The initial verbal to and fro – Vietnam angry at the move and China [...]
zerohedge.com / By James Burgess via OilPrice.com on 05/06/2014 22:35 -0400
Over the weekend of May 3 and 4, China sent an oil rig into disputed waters of the South China Sea to begin oil exploration. The rig is near the Paracel Islands, inside the 200-mile exclusive economic zone of Vietnam, which angrily protested the [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 16:35 -0400
For the past five years, one of the most theatrical topics of superficially deep debate by both regulators and legislators has been a simple one: how to end the abuse of power and relentless gambling with zero fear of consequences by systemically important, Too Big To [...]
truthingold.com / truthing / April 1, 2014 at 09:24
Local and foreign individuals will be prohibited from carrying gold bullion and gold material when they enter or leave Vietnam, except for immigration purposes, starting May 15, according to a new circular recently issued by the country’s central bank.
The tightened rule is applicable to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/25/2014 10:03 -0500
There was a time when Vietnam was America’s staunchest proxy war foe. This is not those times which explainswhy yesterday the president signed a landmark, controversial and not to mention hypocritical deal with Vietnam in which allows the U.S. to sell nuclear fuel and technology to [...]
jonrappoport.wordpress.com / by Jon Rappoport / February 3, 2014
Remember Agent Orange? The US Army sprayed it all over Vietnam. It defoliated (destroyed) plant growth and brought on cancers and birth defects.
One of its significant ingredients was a chemical called 2.4-D.
Well, the US Dept. of Agriculture has cleared the way for [...]
gold-eagle.com / By Adrian Ash / November 26, 2013
AN OVERNIGHT RALLY in gold evaporated in London trade Tuesday, pulling the metal back to last week’s closing level of $1243 per ounce.
“Gold’s rally over the past 24 hours,” said a note from bullion and investment bank Standard Bank earlier, “we ascribe to small-scale short-covering” [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 11/13/2013 08:08 -0500
The lack of prosecution of bankers responsible for the great financial collapse has been a hotly debated topic over the years, leading to the coinage of such terms as “Too Big To Prosecute“, the termination of at least one corrupt DOJ official, the revelation that [...]