Shadow Banking

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U.S. Treasuries Will Sink Into A Black Hole – Egon Von Greyerz

By Egon Von Greyerz, GoldSwitzerland Investors around the world are blissfully ignorant of what will hit them in coming months and years. Virtually no one understands the risks in the world and less than ½% of investors have protected themselves against the destruction of their financial assets. It is of course wonderful to live in Shangri-La … Continue reading

Why The Panama Papers Are So Important For Africa

By Anzetse Were Last week a huge leak of confidential documents detailed how the wealthy and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, were passed to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, which then shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. One of the … Continue reading

How A U.S. President And JP Morgan Made Panama: And Turned It Into A Tax Haven

In 1903 the US bullied Colombia into giving up the province that became Panama. The plan was to create a nation to serve the interests of Wall Street This goes back a long way. The Panamanian state was originally created to function on behalf of the rich and self-seeking of this world – or rather … Continue reading

Hybrid War, From Palmyra To Panama

By Pepe Escobar The Panama Papers, stripped to the bone, may reveal themselves, as I have argued, essentially as an infowar operation initiated by the NSA – which would conveniently target mostly Global South “enemies” (as in the BRICS nations) and selected, disposable, Western pawns. In its current stage, the Panama Papers have morphed into a weaponized … Continue reading

The Panama Papers: This Is The Consequence Of Centralized Money And Power

By Charles Hugh Smith Technologies such as the blockchain are enabling alternative ways of creating and distributing money outside central banks and states. If we don’t change the way money is created and distributed, we will never change anything. This is the core message of my book A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for … Continue reading

Shadow Play: How China’s Unregulated Banks Feed Its Boom And Bust Economy

By Nafis Alam More turbulence on the Chinese stock market highlights just some of the challenges facing the world’s second-largest economy. Following losses of US$3 trillion in the three weeks from mid-June, the Shanghai Composite has since recorded its biggest one-day fall for more than eight years. It’s clear that regulatory reform is needed in the … Continue reading

The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  By Michael Snyder According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars.  It has approximately tripled in size since 2002.  In the U.S. alone, the … Continue reading

Collapsing Global Economy, Imploding Financial System: China Has Only One Option

By Bill Holter The title is of course a little misleading because China has many options, none of which except one in my opinion will actually work.  Options to what exactly you ask?  Options to a collapsing global economy and an imploding financial system which will surely affect China as much as anywhere else, but with … Continue reading

China’s Debt Crisis: Addressing The Problem But Missing The Mark

By Stratfor Global Intelligence China is granting local governments greater autonomy by allowing them to swap up to $160 billion in outstanding loans for lower-interest, slow-maturing government bonds. The program will provide a crucial buffer against local government debt crises in 2015 and beyond. The initiative may reduce economic stress in the near term but fails … Continue reading

Global Debt: The Tip And The Bulk Of The Iceberg

By Valentin Katasonov Despite the chilling nature of global debt and individual country debt figures cited in the report — Debt and (not much) deleveraging — published by the well-known consulting firm McKinsey in February 2015, for the most part these figures are incomplete and underestimated. The situation is in fact far worse. This is clearly illustrated by … Continue reading

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