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What’s Behind the Fed’s Decision to Raise Interest Rates in a Struggling Economy?

Much has been written and broadcast over the past few weeks in the financial media and the business pages of general-interest newspapers debating the wisdom of the decision in December by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 12.01.2016


 

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank and Why is It Shrouded in Myths and Mysteries?

The Federal Reserve Bank (or simply the Fed), is shrouded in a number of myths and mysteries. These include its name, its ownership, its purported independence form external influences, and its presumed commitment to market stability, economic growth and public interest.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 19.12.2015


 

What Does Today’s “Rate Hike” Mean? - Paul Craig Roberts

The Federal Reserve raised the interbank borrowing rate today by one quarter of one percent or 25 basis points. Readers are asking, “what does that mean?”

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 18.12.2015


 

Central Banks: Confusion and Fear in Anticipation of Shocks

Few know that in addition to the G7, G10, and G20, the Group of Thirty – G30 also exists. This is an informal annual meeting between the directors of the central banks of 30 countries. These events get very little media coverage, but one can assume that the G30 meetings are set up by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, which is widely thought to be the General Staff of the central banks of many countries...

Valentin KATASONOV | 28.10.2015


 

Whither the Economy?

The great problem with corporate capitalism is that publicly owned companies have short time horizons.  Unlike a privately owned business, the top executives of a publicly owned corporation generally come to their positions late in life.  Consequently, they have a few years in which to make their fortune...

Paul Craig ROBERTS | 05.09.2015


 

Washington’s Financial / Currency War on China: Eclipsing of US Dollar by Yuan

The Chinese are in the process of displacing the monopoly of the US dollar. They are dropping their US Treasury bonds, stockpiling gold reserves, and opening regional distribution banks for their own national currency. This will give them easier access to capital markets and insulate them from financial manipulation by Washington and Wall Street...

Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA | 30.08.2015


 

George Soros as Disaster Capitalist

George Soros is a well-known billionaire. He has recently started to take an active part in Ukrainian affairs. No, Mr. Soros does not play the role of peacekeeper, to the contrary, his activities are aimed at inciting a large-scale war against Russia...

Valentin KATASONOV | 23.06.2015


 

America is on a Banking Delayed-action Mine

Since 2009, it has been compulsory for all major US banks to pass an exam called a stress test. The test checks the banks’ ability to withstand sudden changes in economic and financial conditions. Put simply, it assesses the banks’ ability to survive should America experience a financial crisis similar to the one in 2007-2009. In all the years of testing, the majority of US banks have received a rating of ‘satisfactory’, and even then with a stretch of the imagination. Some banks have had to retake the exam... The results of the stress testing shows that America is living on a delayed-action mine called the US banking system, and sooner or later this mine is going to explode...

Valentin KATASONOV | 23.05.2015


 

US External Debt and its Largest Foreign Holders

...It makes sense to replace the currency (especially the dollar) component of international reserves because the era of cheap gold in the world is coming to an end. A sharp increase in the price of gold is anticipated. This is indirectly indicated by events like the end of the London Gold Fix in March 2015. The world is moving over to a new, more liberal system for setting gold prices. In these new conditions, Russia has a big advantage over other countries – it is one of the leading gold-producing countries.

Valentin KATASONOV | 19.04.2015


 

Anti-Russia Economic Sanctions Prove Western Banking System to Be Nothing but House of Cards

...According to the last year’s research done by the International Monetary Fund, only 30% out of 300 European banks have the structure and reserves to guarantee profit for a long time compared to 80% in the United States. The European banking system is on its last legs. As Paul Craig Roberts says – it may be brought down as a house of cards. It’s enough for Russian to introduce a moratorium on debt payments. If Greece joins in – the collapse is inevitable... If the European system collapses, the banks of the United States will be next... 

Valentin KATASONOV | 11.04.2015




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The Fantasy World of Central Bank Interest Rates Has Set the Stage for the Second Wave of the Global Financial Crisis

Starting from February, deposits made with the Bank of Japan began to accrue negative interest. The interest rate at the Central Bank of Japan now stands at minus 0.1%. This is no longer seen as shocking. The central banks in developed countries began backing into the negative zone for passive operations several years ago...

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