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The New World Order is not turning out as planned. Instead of all power emanating from London and Washington, new power centres are emerging to the South and East: a new global equilibrium raises the possibility of a new post-imperial age of peace and equality between nations.

Seek economic ties with Russia

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2014

Jamaica Gleaner

3rd June, 2014

It has inspired little or no official attention in Kingston or otherCaribbean capitals, perhaps because policymakers are skittish over the stand-off between the West and Russia caused by the Ukraine affair.

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The future visible in St Petersburg

Posted by seumasach on May 29, 2014

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

29th May, 2014

The unipolar model of the world order has failed. 
– Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22

In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of aEurasian century. Of course, the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched only at the last minute in Shanghai, on Wednesday (a complement to the June 2013, 25-year, $270 billion oil deal between Rosneft and China’s CNPC.)

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Russia steps up war on U.S. dollar

Posted by seumasach on May 25, 2014

WND

25th May, 2014

NEW YORK – Russia over the last year has sold off one-third of its U.S. Treasury holdings, according to records released by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board.

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Impact Analysis: Russia-China gas deal

Posted by seumasach on May 24, 2014

Gateway House

23rd May, 2014

Russia’s gas supply agreement with China represents a shift away from its traditional European markets, towards Asia. The deal also presents a blue print that India can follow to secure its own energy supplies. By drawing Russia into the LNG business, India can also help bring down natural gas prices

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Fourth Summit of CICA Heads of State and government

Posted by seumasach on May 23, 2014

Voltairenet

21st May, 2014

The 4th Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (Cica) opened on May 21 in Shanghai. This organization, which was created after the demise of the Soviet Union, aims to stabilize Asia on the pattern of the OSCE in Europe. However, this forum never really functioned due to both the lack of regional leadership throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and the absence of a culture of dialogue between Member States. The organization remained dormant during the Turkish chairmanship which has been taken over by China.

All changes are now possible around Russia and China. After the accession of Qatar and Bangladesh, the number of CICA member states has been brought to 26. Yesterday, the Russian and Chinese presidents have decided to consolidate the payment of their bilateral trade in local currencies rather than in dollars. And it appears certain that the summit will issue a joint statement with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

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China pivot fuels Eurasian century

Posted by seumasach on May 20, 2014

“Meanwhile, a discombobulated America seems to be aiding and abetting the deconstruction of its own unipolar world order, while offering the BRICS a genuine window of opportunity to try to change the rules of the game.” 

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass – at the expense of the United States. 

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Chinese, Nigerian leaders vow to expand cooperation

Posted by seumasach on May 8, 2014

Wake Up From Your Slumber

7th May, 2014

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday called for strengthening traditional ties between China and Nigeria and exploring new space for cooperation including aviation and aerospace, in a bid to lift the bilateral strategic partnership to a higher level.

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Frankfurt issues first bond backed by Chinese currency

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2014

Deutsche Welle

2nd May, 2014

Frankfurt is joining London, Singapore and Hong Kong in the fast-moving market for bonds denominated in the Chinese currency, the renminbi. Germany’s KfW development bank announced it was issuing a two-year bond with the volume of 1 billion renminbi at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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China-Africa to ink 60 agreements during Li’s trip

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2014

The Chinese government has been battling to address these concerns raised by an unbalanced pattern of trade, even as it finances massive infrastructure projects in the continent. Chinese President Xi Jinping said in February this year that China, which has long been accused of using Africa as a source of natural resources and a market for its goods, will aim to make the continent more self-reliant.

BRICS POST

4th May, 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday morning left Beijing for a four-nation Africa visitaccompanied by his wife Cheng Hong, state media reported.

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Five reasons why the world needs the BRICS Bank

Posted by seumasach on May 4, 2014

Russia and India Report

30th December, 2013

A new development bank that will complement – and compete with – the World Bank and the IMF is on the fast track. Here’s a primer on why the BRICS Bank is a pretty sound idea.

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US unhappy over Bahrain-Russia deal

Posted by seumasach on May 1, 2014

Trade Arabia

1st May, 2014

The US has raised concern over a decision by its Gulf ally Bahrain to sign an investment cooperation deal with Russia at a time when US and European governments are imposing economic sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, an official said.

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