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Emerging dynamics of petro-yuan standard

Posted by seumasach on April 4, 2014

Jim Willie

Goldseek

4th April, 2014

The shocks will be many as the USDollar struggles and falls off the global financial stage in full view. The desperate maneuvers like in Syria and Ukraine should be seen as last ditch efforts to save a dying system. For two decades the USDollar has been defended by military means. Worse, for 50 years the USGovt has been a hidden nazi enclave of wicked fascists who have hidden behind their overt disdain for communism, with Kissinger the flag bearer, with Brzezinski the ideologue, with Papa Bush the executor, with narcotics and genetics and gold thefts their principal agenda. The official US support of fascist regimes includes a list of nations as long as your arm. Since 2008 when the Lehman kill was executed in order to rescue Goldman Sachs, when Fannie Mae was hidden under the USGovt roof to prevent its $trillion fraud from being exposed, and when AIG was tucked in the USFed basement closet for ample monetized rescues to patch the derivative black holes, the Anglo-American banking system has indeed been going through trials and tribulations, leading to its death throes. The climax of the banking system death process is upon us finally, the fibrillations of sudden illiquidity against the backdrop of relentless unforgiving insolvency so evident to those with eyes that function. Never before has the USGovt been so plain in its fascist ways, with abuses on domestic soil and installed nazi regimes on foreign soil. They kill economies systematically. They wage war relentlessly, using it as a business initiative. They control bank movements obsessively. They monitor human movement compulsively. In Kiev were seen the swastikas on armbands. The name Neo-Con is derived as a more palatable version of Neo-Nazi. The game is over for their captured gutted violated USDollar kingdom in a veritable killing field of nations.

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Dollar hegemony under attack by export-superpowers Germany and China

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Testerone Pit

29th March, 2014

The word dollar didn’t even come up. “The volume of transactions that can be carried out in the Chinese currency in international and German financial centers is not commensurate with China’s importance in the global economy,” the Bundesbank explained in its dry manner on Friday in Berlin, after signing a memorandum of understanding with the People’s Bank of China. President Xi Jinping and Chancellor Angela Merkel were looking on. It was serious business. Everyone knew what this was about. No one had to say it.

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Bundesbank, PBOC in pact to turn Frankfurt Into Renminbi hub

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

BusinessWeek

27th March, 2014

Germany’s Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China agreed to cooperate in the clearing and settling of payments in renminbi, paving the way for Frankfurt to corner a share of the offshore market.

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China starts to make a power move against the U.S. dollar

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2014

This looks like a good moment to curb CIA activities in Ukraine and Venezuela

Investment Watch

20th February, 2014

In order for our current level of debt-fueled prosperity to continue, the rest of the world must continue to use our dollars to trade with one another and must continue to buy our debt at ridiculously low interest rates.  Of course the number one foreign nation that we depend on to participate in our system is China.  China accounts for more global tradethan anyone else on the planet (including the United States), and most of that trade is conducted in U.S. dollars.  This keeps demand for our dollars very high, and it ensures that we can import massive quantities of goods from overseas at very low cost.  As a major exporting nation, China ends up with gigantic piles of our dollars.  They lend many of those dollars back to us at ridiculously low interest rates.  At this point, China owns more of our national debt than any other country does.  But if China was to decide to quit playing our game and started moving away from U.S. dollars and U.S. debt, our economic prosperity could disappear very rapidly.  Demand for the U.S. dollar would fall and prices would go up.  And interest rates on our debt and everything else in our financial system would go up to crippling levels.  So it is absolutely critical to our financial future that China continues to play our game.
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Venezuela: raid on Leopoldo López’s headquarters as Maduro cracks down

Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2014

The great about quantitative easing is that at the same time as providing an ongoing bailout of Wall Street it releases speculative funds to drive up food prices globally. This enables further US-backed destabilization campaigns, led by “activists” and cheer-led by the Guardian newspaper,  directed against the worlds “regimes”. But these dollars are now coming home to roost with the promise of hyper-inflation in the homeland. How will our “regimes” respond?

Guardian

18th February, 2014

A crowd of anti-government activists wrested free an opposition politician as he was being hauled away in handcuffs by security forces following a raid on the party headquarters of Leopoldo López, President Nicolas Maduro’s biggest foe.

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US Fed Chair Janet Yellen reassures Wall Street

Posted by seumasach on February 13, 2014

The Federal Reserve had been purchasing $85 billion in Treasury and mortgage-backed securities per month, but it announced that it would reduce its monthly pace of purchases to $75 billion in January and to $65 billion in February. In her testimony, Yellen reaffirmed that another reduction in the pace of asset purchases is likely to be announced at the next policy meeting in March.

Yellen cannot continue a zero-interest rate policy and continue tapering QE. QE, the systematic devaluation of the dollar, still the world’s reserve currency, has led to rising prices globally and threatens to provoke a global revolt against US finical hegemony. That is why the Fed is tapering and why interest rates will rise at some point in the none too distant future.

US Fed Chair Janet Yellen reassures Wall Street on easy money policy

Andre Damon(WSWS)

RINF

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reassured Wall Street in her first congressional testimony Tuesday that the Fed would continue its zero-interest-rate policies into the indefinite future.

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Canadian province issues offshore Yuan-denominated bonds

Posted by seumasach on November 7, 2013

Caixin

6th November, 2013

(Beijing) – Canada’s western province of British Columbia said on November 5 it had completed the issuance of one-year offshore yuan-denominated bonds and raised 2.5 billion yuan.

This is the first time a foreign government has issued offshore yuan bonds. Mike de Jong, finance minister of Canada’s westernmost province, said officials had intended to raise only 500 million yuan but the bonds were largely oversubscribed.

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Paul Craig Roberts-Fed trapped by money printing

Posted by seumasach on November 5, 2013

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China, gold prices & US default threats

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013

F.William Engdahl

RT

21st October, 2013

In the very days when a deep split in the US Congress threatened a US government debt default, the gold price should normally jump through the roof, yet the opposite was the case. It is worth a closer look why.

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Obama v. Wall Street

Posted by seumasach on September 21, 2013

Cailean Bochanan

21st Septemebr, 2013

I’ve already been called mad for my assertion over the last nine months or so that Obama is actually engaged in some kind of peace process involving a historic compromise with Russia in working a resolution of the Syria crisis as well as a broader Middle East settlement. I seem to be the only one who doesn’t know that Obama is a bad guy and that bad guys do bad things, like rocketing Syria at the first available opportunity. My detractors assessment of my mental health is about to become a lot worse since I now propose to suggest that Obama is readying to pit himself against Wall Street- yes, that’s right. Obama, the Manchurian Candidate with a chip in his brain. is about to take on the financial oligarchy of whom he is nothing other than a puppet! What could be the basis for such an exorbitant thesis?

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China’s Yuan to be gold backed?

Posted by seumasach on July 26, 2013

China’s Yuan Set To Become Global Reserve Currency With Gold Backing?

Gold Core

Recent media reports in China and Russia suggest that China is continuing to consider backing the yuan with gold. Since 2005, we have said that such a move by China was likely as China seeks to become a superpower and lessen and undermine U.S political dominance. We have in the past discussed the possibility of the Chinese pegging their currency to gold bullion.

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