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Chinese president makes proposal for tackling global financial crisis at BRIC summit

Posted by seumasach on June 17, 2009


·President Hu made a 4-point proposal for tackling the financial crisis at BRIC summit.
·BRIC countries should try to take lead in recovering from the financial crisis, Hu said.
·BRIC countries shoul push forward the reform of international financial system.
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 16 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday presented a four-point proposal for dealing with the ongoing global financial crisis at the first summit meeting of BRIC countries which groups Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2009

There are two different globalisation processes going on: that represented by Gordon Brown and that represented by Hugo Chavez. One is nothing other than the Anglo-American project for global hegemony; the other is born of the struggle of sovereign nations against it. Does Andrew Marshall really believe they are the same thing, and that all attempts to create a new global financial architecture are intrinsically subordinate to Washington and London. Or perhaps he believes that all global leaders are already subordinate to Washington and London, and engaged in a conspiracy against their own peoples. That would be bad news indeed, and would mean that our fate was sealed, people’s movements notwithstanding. The consolidation of regional blocks, outlined in this article, is precisely the crystalisation of the several poles of the multipolar world order , which we at ITNT believe to be the way forward. These powerful blocks, which will seek to become self contained as far as possible, in response to the collapse of world trade, will also serve as a counterweight to global institutions.  The question of how global institutions and the global monetary system can be adapted to this multipolar world order, is a fundamental question which I have cautiously begun to approach. It would appear that we are moving inexorably towards the definition of a new global leadership and that we have need of that. The question, then, is the form and nature of that leadership. But, I will concede Mr Marshall this: the construction of any new world order is premature until the definitive collapse of Anglo-American leadership and that in the meantime, the Brown-Obama initiatives must be blocked, as I expect them to be at every turn by Russia, China, Venezuela etc.

Andrew G. Marshall

Global Research

6th April, 2009


Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.” SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are “a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.” As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global “quantitative easing”. In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”[1]

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China may offer IMF $100b during G20 summit: expert

Posted by smeddum on March 26, 2009

By Zuo Likun and Dong Zhixin (
2009-03-25 09:58

China may offer US$100 billion in additional financing to the International Monetary Fund during the upcoming G20 summit in London, giving the agency more ammunition to fight the unfolding global financial and economic crisis, a senior economist said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barroso defends EU’s handling of economic crisis

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2009

Brown’s agenda is obviously floundering and its defeat should be clear at the G20

David Gow


11th March. 2009

The European commission president has hit back at US criticism that the EU is providing an inadequate economic stimulus for global recovery and accused the Obama administration of being averse to greater regulation of the financial sector.

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India, Russia regain elan of friendship

Posted by seumasach on December 8, 2008

M K Bhadrakumar
Asia Times

8th December, 2008
The visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to New Delhi last week turned out to be an occasion for the Indian government to fundamentally reassess the strategic significance of the traditional India-Russia partnership. No doubt, the visit took place at a turning point in contemporary history and politics against the backdrop of massive shifts in the international system.
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Déclin de l’Occident et montée de l’Orient

Posted by seumasach on November 28, 2008




Réflexions sur les thèses de Kishore Mahbubani 



Jean-Pierre Lehmann

2nd September, 2008

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Dans un essai magistral, l’ambassadeur singapourien Kishore Mahbubani analyse le déclin occidental : recul démographique, récession économique, et perte de ses propres valeurs. Il observe les signes d’un basculement du centre du monde de l’Occident vers l’Orient.

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