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Ukraine and the Rothschild Family

A group of large international investors buy out Ukrainian government’s securities. Franklin Templton is one of them... Franklin Templton has all the makings of a «financial vulture»... According to a recent Bloomberg report, the investment fund acts under US jurisdiction and is controlled by Rothschilds, the family known for its death grip... The Bloomberg’s information is not detailed but it allows to make the following conclusions: first, the default of Ukraine is inevitable and the credit holders are aware of this fact, second, the default will be accompanied by restructuring on tough terms unfavorable for Ukraine...

Valentin KATASONOV | 17.03.2015


 

World Public Debt – Main Destabilizer of Global Economy

Winding up the discussions launched by the articles A Panorama of Global Debt and Global Debt: The Tip and the Bulk of the Iceberg, it’s important to focus on the conclusions offered by the authors of McKinsey consulting company’s report. They say that the world public debt has become the main factor to cause the destabilization of global financial and economic situation. It’s necessary to look for ways to slow down the debt growth, if not reduce it. The first wave of world crisis was mainly provoked by fast growth of financial sector, corporative and household debt. The second wave will probably be caused by the increase of national debts. 

Valentin KATASONOV | 10.03.2015


 

The Second Wave of the Global Financial Crisis Is Just around the Corner

...The former head of the FRS, Alan Greenspan, notes that the real sector of the US economy is recovering much more slowly than the financial market. There is an imbalance developing that could result in the emergence of an enormous financial bubble, and US banks and funds as well as investors around the world will take it upon themselves to inflate it. At present, there is much that is reminiscent of the situation on the eve of the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. 

Valentin KATASONOV | 06.03.2015


 

Kolomoisky Is About to Devour Ukraine

About a quarter century ago oligarchic capitalism started to grow in the soil of Ukraine. It is based on «natural selection» – oligarchs devour small and medium businesses, as well as state assets. With primitive capital accumulation resources coming to an end, oligarchs begin to devour each other... After the coup of 2014 the «natural selection» process in Ukraine abruptly accelerated... Rinat Akhmetov once was the leading oligarch in Ukraine, now he has left the world 100 wealthiest people list. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index brought him down from 88th to 121st... Now Petro Poroshenko and Igor Kolomoisky are reaching the final...

Valentin KATASONOV | 21.02.2015


 

Country’s Future and Drastic Reshuffle in Ukrainian Tycoons’ Ranks

The civil war unleashed by the ruling regime in Ukraine resulted in human suffering and degradation of national economy, as well as transformation of ruling elite. The perception that nine families of tycoons rule the country does not correspond to reality anymore. The ruling circle gets rapidly narrowed as big business in the south-east gets bankrupt with its property systematically eliminated as if it were done according to some plan... The temporary cease-fire is in force as a result of Minsk agreement, but the internal fight between tycoon clans is in full swing...

Dmitry MININ | 20.02.2015


 

Putin in Hungary: Western Anti-Russia Unity Shattered

President Putin arrived on a working visit to Hungary on February 17. The importance of this event goes beyond the limits of bilateral relations. It was an outstanding event... Victor Orban is really popular at home – the right partner to make deals with. He is a real, not a theatrical, nationalist and he understands that it is easy to sacrifice the interests of Hungary, a small country, to the interests of leading EU states or European bureaucracy... Victor Orban is a very pragmatic person and sound pragmatism is a good alternative to Europe’s role of vassal of the USA...

Arkady DZIUBA | 19.02.2015


 

Game with No Rules: Legal Imperialism against Russia (II)

...A compensation lawsuit of former Soviet republics against the Russian Federation is a multipurpose weapon of the West. First, it’s an instrument of waging ideological, psychological and information war used to falsify the history and blow up anti-Russian hysteria. Second, it’s a way to wage economic war...

Valentin KATASONOV | 18.02.2015


 

Game with No Rules: Legal Imperialism against Russia (I)

The term legal imperialism was coined in relation to the Argentina’s public debt. A New York court admitted a number of private claims to hand down a verdict. By a stroke of hand a judge increased the country’s debt up to $120 billion, according to experts’ estimates. The essence of legal imperialism is the support rendered by Anglo-Saxon legal system to financial vultures... The decision handed down by the Hague-based International Arbitration Court in the Russian oil giant Yukos case upon the claim of foreign shareholders is the example of how the legal imperialism works...

Valentin KATASONOV | 17.02.2015


 

Economics Wars and Economic Sanctions (III)

Over the long period of time that economic sanctions have been actively used in the world, a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated regarding the organisation of such sanctions and ways to counteract them. Probably the most extensive experience of counteracting sanctions has been accumulated by Russia, and almost all of this was accrued during the Soviet period of her history... The strategic solution to the problems caused by the economic sanctions was the industrialisation of Soviet Russia...

Valentin KATASONOV | 08.02.2015


 

Economics Wars and Economic Sanctions (II)

Economic sanctions are a set of measures that put pressure on a government to achieve predominantly political objectives. However, although sanctions lead to negative consequences in the economy of the sanctioned country, the ultimate political objectives are by no means always achieved. More often than not, they are not achieved at all. According to Gary Hufbauer a well-known American expert in this area, and his co-authors, who have documented 204 cases of sanctions, only about a third were successful... In many cases, economic sanctions have a stimulating and mobilising effect on the economy of sanctioned countries...

Valentin KATASONOV | 07.02.2015




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Israel’s Future Vision of the Middle East

...The Saudis claim nine other nations, including Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, the Gulf states, and Sudan, have joined its military campaign in Yemen against the Shi’a Houthis. The Saudis have called their assault in Yemen Operation DECISIVE STORM, which sounds much like America’s Operation DESERT STORM against Saddam Hussein in 1991. The Houthis, backed by Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, succeeded in driving out the pro-Saudi and pro-U.S. Yemeni government from Sana’a, Taiz, and Aden. Behind Saudi Arabia’s DECISIVE STORM is the hidden hand of Israel...

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