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BRICS Bank, Not ISIS, Driving Middle East War Planning?

Posted on September 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

In business, monopoly means exclusive control. In Brazil, days before the July shooting down of Malaysian Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine where all 298 people on board died, the BRICS Alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) met and announced establishment of a new global development bank to rival the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and other privately owned, largest central banks on Earth. 1,183 more words

Earth Matters

Everything you ever wanted to know about the world's billionaires

The ranks of billionaires expanded 7% to 2,325 this year, according to a billionaire census conducted by UBS and Wealth-X, a private research firm that studies the ultra-rich. 327 more words

Ifs, buts & mibbes...

Ifs, buts & mibbes

It’s a truism that markets hate uncertainty. Flat calm brings its own complications – certainly for those who need volatility for margin and volumes. 1,072 more words


A couple of short news items

The Saker


Dear friends,

I couple of short ones today.

First, according to the EU Parliament member Wolfgang Gerke (sp?) the… 310 more words


Listening to Lavrov giving up on the West

Listening to Lavrov giving up on the West

Yesterday, I watched with interest a talkshow called “The Right to Know” which featured an hour long interview with Sergei Lavrov (those who understand Russian can watch it… 1,450 more words


Return of the Magyars: Hungary’s President Calls Out the US as Morally and Financially Bankrupt


Note from The Saker: amongst my many blind spots and list of topics I know practically nothing about there is, to my great shame, the topic of Hungarian politics. 5,313 more words

War On Syria