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Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
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Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

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"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
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Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
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Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Entries in Middle East, Africa (51)

Sunday
Jun152014

What Iraq’s Disintegration Means for Oil Markets

Executive Report, ISA Intel: OPEC’s 2nd largest producer has the 5th largest reserves in the world and is one of the last places with enormous amounts of underexplored low-cost oil.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Are Oil Traders Missing the Gravity of Mosul’s Fall to Insurgents?

By Nick Cunningham: OPEC’s second largest oil producer, Iraq, is in severe disarray just as the world has come to rely on its oil for greater energy supplies.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

America And Oil: This Chart Shows Why OPEC’s Knees Are Trembling

What would have been a demented propagandist’s flight of fancy a decade ago has become reality: For the first time in history, the US imports more oil from our dear and reliable neighbor Canada than from OPEC. With major consequences.

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Friday
Mar282014

A US-Saudi Move to Lower Oil Prices To Punish Russia?

By Nick Cunningham: That the US could unleash a flood of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to drive down prices has been pushed for weeks, most recently by George Soros, but has been dismissed as not a serious option. Then Obama went to Saudi Arabia.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

The Off-The-Shelf Surveillance State, even in Impoverished Ethiopia

By Eva Galperin and Danny O'Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Sophisticated surveillance seems unlikely for one of the poorest countries. But now you can be spied on not only by the NSA but by any government with a few hundred-thousand bucks to spare.

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Sunday
Feb092014

A Month of Panic in Iraq (Where It’s STILL All About Oil)

Executive Report with Southern Pulse: Despite the continued influx of investment in Iraq, the situation is untenable and each month moves closer to an all-out civil war. First, we’ll give you the security run-down, then we’ll get into the oil.

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Tuesday
Feb042014

Giant Sucking Sound? Emerging-Markets Fiasco To Topple European Banks

It’s not like Europe is out of the woods, after years of recession, lurching from bank bailout to country bailout, and sweeping remaining fetid matters under the rug. But its banks are now sinking deeper into an even greater morass: the emerging-markets fiasco.

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Saturday
Jan252014

Iran Momentum: Hard to Slow, Hard to Control

By Executive Report with Southern Pulse: The US and EU approved the easing of some sanctions against Iran. And now a worldwide mad scramble to do business has started.

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Saturday
Jan112014

Red-Hot Power Struggle In Turkey

Executive Report with Southern Pulse: Our HUMINT has been in discreet talks with high-level members of Turkey’s leading family dynasties and other well-placed figures to determine how Prime Minister Erdogan might emerge from the intensifying power struggle.

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Sunday
Dec292013

Make No Mistake About It: The Storm Has Hit in Turkey

Executive Report with Southern Pulse. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, his party (the AKP), and the business elite attached to them have become targets of a focused corruption scandal that he may not survive. It should shake investor confidence to its core.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

Egypt’s Secret Swiss Bank

By Farah Halime, Cairo, Egypt: Nestled in the heart of downtown Cairo is the opulent headquarters of Arab International Bank, a secretive bank that has allowed kleptocrats to funnel money out of the country for decades with barely any regulatory oversight.

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Saturday
Dec072013

Why One American Investor Left Egypt

By Farah Halime, Cairo, Egypt: In a thriving economy, investors are committed. But for Egypt, attracting investors is a point of contention: are they or are they not putting money in Egypt? Marshall Stocker, an American venture capitalist, sheds light on it: he was forced out after the revolution, and he won’t return.

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Friday
Nov292013

The Iranian Deal: What the Big Six Really Have to Gain

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist: The world changed: Iran made a deal with the US, Russia, China, the UK, France, and Germany. Forget the nuclear weapons program. There’s only one thing on the minds of these six countries: oil.

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Thursday
Nov212013

Prince Alwaleed Warns, US Shale Revolution Threatens Saudi Economic Stability

By Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com: While Saudi Arabia continues to state that it is not at all worried by the increasing production driven by the US shale revolution, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the billionaire CEO and owner of the Kingdom Holding Company, frets about it.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

How the Arab Spring Shakes Up The Oil Markets

By Farah Halime, Justin Dargin: The oil producing country of note with major disruptions due to the Arab Spring was Libya. But it produces a relatively minor amount of the global supply. Syria, Egypt, Yemen, and other countries with their own “Arab Springs” are not major producers. So why the fear premium in the price of oil?

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Saturday
Sep142013

Will Obama Learn From Leadership Failure?

By Chriss Street: President Obama sought to showcase his leadership on the anniversary of 9/11 by leading an international coalition against a brutal tyrant in Syria. After much dithering, neither Congress nor the international community was willing to follow. A Russian-controlled settlement may be a defeat for the President’s ego, but....

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Thursday
Sep052013

As The Egyptian Economy Sinks And As Factories Shut Down....

By Farah Halime, Cairo: Egypt’s central bank sold $1.3 billion from its foreign reserves on Wednesday to cover strategic imports such as wheat, meat and cooking oil. As the country grapples with an economic crisis, the central bank’s foreign currency sales are an attempt to reassure the people that the government can afford basic commodities.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

Massive Mission Creep In War On Syria (Already!)

An American attack on Syria would just be a punitive action for the gruesome gas attacks. “Regime change” wouldn’t be part of it. That was the idea. Now the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize President Obama to wage war on Syria, but amendments suddenly set new goals – smack-dab in the middle of a distant lala-land.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

The Return Of Egypt’s Elite

By Farah Halime, Cairo: The CEO of Egypt’s biggest construction company, Orascom, signaled that the firm is “exploring its legal options” with regards to its $1 billion tax settlement with the Morsi administration. If the decision is overturned, it would be a symbolic victory for the business tycoons who have laid low since the end of the Mubarak era.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Collapse of Oil Production in Libya: the Fundamental Feeding the Fear

By Rory Johnston: Oil prices are at a six-month high, and no one knows what will happen in Syria nor how it will affect oil prices in the coming weeks. However, the recent spike in oil prices also reflects fundamental supply factors: Libya, a major regional producer, has seen its production completely collapse over the past month.

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