wallstreetexaminer.com / by James Howard Kunstler via KUNSTLER / April 24, 2017
As I write, the French stock market (the CAC 40), is doing a grand jeté (up 4.5 percent!) in celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s assumed slaying of the dragon Le Pen. But that was just the first round under the interesting French election system. […]
ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / Mon Apr 24, 2017
The CAC is higher by an astounding 4.6%, thanks to Macron advancing to the 2nd rd of the French Presidential elections. The fears of the EU ending, due to a Le Pen upset, is looking more and more like an extreme black swan event — […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 23, 2017
In what may have been the biggest trolling of the United Nations in recent history, Saudi Arabia was elected via secret ballot in the UN Economic and Social Council to the 45-member UN Commission on the Status of Women last week. According to Reuters, twelve […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Apr 23, 2017
It designed the rules to protect itself against an election like this.
According to preliminary results of the presidential election in France, the two candidates that came out on top during today’s first round and therefore made it into the second round, to be contested on […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Apr 21, 2017
The United States is now reviewing the Visa Waiver Program for the European Union. The entire problem has been the porous borders of Europe created by Merkel’s unilateral decision to accept refugees which was NEVER put to a vote for all of Europe. Brussels has […]
gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / April 21, 2017
France holds the first round of its Presidential election this weekend.
The big worry for the markets is the fact that anti-Euro candidate Marin Le Pen could potentially win.
Now, the polls show Le Pen as having NO chance of becoming Prime Minister.
Of course, the polls […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Apr 21, 2017
John Redwood, a prominent and experienced Brexit MP, posted on his blog today (http://johnredwoodsdiary.com) about doing an interview on British Press:
The BBC wants to change the news, not report it By JOHNREDWOOD | Published: APRIL 20, 2017
Yesterday I was phoned to be asked […]
caseyresearch.com / April 20, 2017
Justin’s note: Today, we’re sharing an interview with Casey Research founder Doug Casey and Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno.
Nick Giambruno: Doug, you predicted the fall of the European Union a few years ago. What has changed since then?
Doug Casey: Well, what’s changed is that the entire situation has […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 20, 2017 11:36 AM
Nothing says existential fear for the EU like buying the f**king French dip on the heels of an overnight poll that simply confirmed expectations that the worst case scenario ‘Le Pen – Melenchon’ second round was still a significant outlier. French stocks soared 1.7% […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 19, 2017 5:19 PM
Diplomatic relations between the UK and EU are fast approaching zero degrees Kelvin.
One day after Theresa May not only cemented, but allowed herself Brexit negotiating breathing room with her stunning, yet cunning decision to announce snap elections which would only boost the leverage […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 19, 2017 6:43 AM
European stocks rebounded after the biggest one-day drop since November, alongside S&P futures, while Asian equities posted modest declines after yesterday’s weak US close. Gold and yen slid, while the dollar gained on the latest Mnuchin comments to the FT according to which […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 17, 2017 11:41 AM
While trade barriers, immigration control, and exit fees are top-of-mind for many as the Article 50 negotiations begin, it seems British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has other priorities. As The Sun reports, Rudd is looking at introducing new ‘barista visas’ to ensure coffee […]
zerohedge.com / by former UBS Chairman Peter Kurer / Apr 17, 2017
The traveller around Europe steps out of his hotel on Via Veneto, into the bright, warm light. A morning breeze from the north blows gently down from the Borghese gardens and along the street. The light combined with the fresh air […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 16, 2017 4:41 PM
Just hours after the predictable passage of today’s Turkish referendum, the EU has promptly slammed the outcome, warning it threatens to slide the country’s collapse into “authoritarianism” and that Turkey’s accession talks with the EU will be suspended if the constitutional package is implement […]
zerohedge.com / by William Engdahl / Apr 6, 2017 8:50 PM
Investigations by Italian authorities and others have found that NGOs funded by among others George Soros, are actively financing private ships to smuggle tens of thousands of illegal North African refugees into the EU via Southern Italy. The human trafficking is reportedly linked […]
mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 5, 2017
I do not understand the optimism in some corners that a deal will be reached. Events in the last two days should open some eyes to the large and increasing chance there simply is no deal.
The Wall Street Journal reports European Parliament […]
21stcenturywire.com / Patrick Henningsen / APRIL 4, 2017
Here it comes again. As the enemies of peace continue to pressure a new US President into deeper war commitments overseas, and as Washington’s Deep State works relentlessly opposing Russian moves in Syria at every turn, the war drums have started again – beating harder than […]
mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 2, 2017
In regards to Brexit, Financial Times writer Wolfgang Münchau says “There is no point doubling down on economic arguments”. Then he goes on to explain How to Get Britain Back Into the EU.
Note to Münchau: You are in Fantasyland.
Interestingly, Münchau offers three pieces […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 2, 2017 2:01 PM
The ink has yet to dry on Theresa May’s Article 50 signature from last week which officially started the UK’s 2-year long divorce from the EU, and already Europe has been traumatized by comments from former Conservative leader Michael Howard, who suggested that […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 1, 2017
– Unprecedented move to see Irish government issue free gold coin to Irish citizens – Controversy as Irish government plans for Irish people to own 1 ounce of gold – Irish Finance Minister said the “little people” were exposed due to risks from Brexit and […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Mar 31, 2017
In Ireland, a reader has sent this gem in. The Communications Minister Denis Naughten is so proud of himself for changing the definition of a ‘television set’ to include your laptop in order to extend the TV license fee to be applied to computers, laptops, […]
mises.org / Ryan McMaken / March 31, 2017
The UK’s Express today reports that EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has threatened to begin supporting secession movements in the United States in retaliation for Trump’s ongoing support of Brexit.
It’s unclear whether or not Juncker is joking, but it’s a safe bet that Juncker thinks […]
zerohedge.com / by Konstantin Richter / Mar 30, 2017
Last weekend, European leaders gathered in Rome for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. They discussed, not for the first time, how to get the EU back on track. And they told each other they are still committed to the Union and believe […]
zerohedge.com / by Daniel Stelter via Think-BeyondTheObvious.com / Mar 29, 2017 2:36 PM
Today Mrs. May finally officially announced Brexit and kicked-off the process of divorce from the EU. A disaster for Britain, according to officials in Brussels, Berlin and Paris. Really?
Rarely there is such broad consensus: The British voters made a huge mistake […]