Fifth night of violent riots in Stockholm saw schools destroyed
Over 70 incidents reported overnight including a torched police station
Turmoil began Sunday night after police shot a man in Husby suburb
Incidents in other parts of Sweden spark fear riots are spreading
It is supposed to be the model multicultural state. But Sweden is facing problems of its own after gangs of immigrants spent a fifth consecutive night rioting in Stockholm.
Officers are battling [...]
Finance ministers at the G20 gathering are understood to have pulled back from explicit criticism of Japan, whose prime minister Shinzo Abe has embarked on a huge programme of monetary and fiscal stimulus to jump start the world’s third largest economy out of its third recession in five years.
The currency market was thrown into turmoil this week after the G7 – the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and [...]
On Wednesday Russia blamed Western countries for creating the current turmoil in Africa by arming Libyan rebels, Timothy Heritage and Gabriela Baczynska of Reuters report.
“Those whom the French and Africans are fighting now in Mali are the [same] people who … our Western partners armed so that they would overthrow the Gaddafi regime,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference.
The toppling of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi led to ”perhaps the greatest proliferation of weapons of war from [...]
December 1, 2012
Many have wondered if Ron Paul would have run as an independent. Here is his answer: “[I didn't consider running as an independent because] it is absolutely not practical. This would have been a good year to have an alternative and you can’t get much of a showing either on the libertarian side or the green side”…. the Republican and Democratics “parties are going to linger because they [...]
Up until 2wks ago I lived on the Dearborn/Detroit border, I’m very used to seeing security posted outside of banks in that area, in any inner city area for that matter. I’ve lived in the burbs and rural areas mostly and now I’ve moved back, it’s an area well known to be safe, peaceful and well patrolled. A cpl weeks ago I noticed a security guard posted on the outside [...]
The consumer website of JPMorgan Chase was unavailable on Wednesday afternoon, possibly due to the same hack attack that caused Bank of America to go intermittently dark on Tuesday after threats from a group incensed by the execrable Innocence of Muslims film that has caused turmoil in the Islamic world.
“We’re experiencing intermittent issues with Chase.com,” a JPMorgan Chase spokesman told MSN Money. “We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to restore full [...]
Obama over the past 9 days…
-6 in Gallup (in spite of returning to a 2008 turnout model, after Administration threats of legal action)
-7 in Rasmussen
WHAT??? HOW CAN THIS BE???? THE MAGIC BOX IN MY LIVING ROOM IS TELLING ME THAT THE ROMNEY CAMP IS IN TURMOIL!!
THE NARRATIVE ISN’T MATCHING THE REALITY….
The Magic Glowing Box wouldn’t LIE TO ME, would it??
An automated stock-trading program accidentally flooded the market with millions of trades Wednesday morning, spreading turmoil across Wall Street and drawing renewed attention to the fragility and instability of the nation’s stock markets.
While the markets quickly recovered, it was the latest black eye for the financial markets and suggests that regulators have not been able to curb the market disruptions that have led to frequent halts in trading and wild [...]
From The Big Picture:
Whenever there is turmoil in the markets, my phone lights up with calls from journalists, investors, and potential clients. They are typically in a panic about the crisis of the moment and are calling for my take on the situation.
In my decades as an investor and analyst on Wall Street, I have learned that panics come and go. They turn out not to be the main cause [...]
The most senior Syrian politician to defect to the opposition has told the BBC the regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if it is cornered.
Nawaf Fares, ex-ambassador to Iraq, said unconfirmed reports indicated such weapons might have already been used.
He also said that major bombings across Syria had been orchestrated by the regime in collaboration with al-Qaeda.
Meanwhile, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is due to hold talks [...]
India’s worst days are behind it, Templeton Emerging Markets Group’s executive chairman, Mark Mobius, told The Economic Times of India in an exclusive interview published on Monday.
Not too long ago, HSBC called India’s economy a “gasping elephant.” It printed first-quarter GDP of just 5.3 percent. Its politics are in turmoil. The country doesn’t even have a Finance Minister after one recently stepped down.
But Mobius, a pioneer in emerging market investing, said [...]
U.S. farm exports will drop 2.1 percent from a record in the year that began Oct. 1 as slower economic growth erodes sales of grain, oilseeds and cotton to European Union countries, the government said.
Shipments worldwide will slide to $134.5 billion, the second-highest on record, from $137.4 billion in fiscal year 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a quarterly report. Estimated exports to the EU will fall 17 percent to [...]
The banking giant is apparently planning to get rid of up to one third of its directors and 10% – 15% of its managing directors – typically the two most senior job ranks in the banking world – as tighter regulation and weak markets hit the sector hard:
LONDON (Reuters) – Swiss bank Credit Suisse <CSGN.VX> is to cut senior staff in its European investment banking department by up to a [...]
The US economy is likely to fall over a “fiscal cliff” at the start of next year because Washington will be too divided to stop it, Joseph Stiglitz, one of the world’s leading economists, has warned
America faces a combination of tax increases and spending cuts in January which risk plunging the world’s biggest economy back into recession if they are all allowed to happen, he said.
“There are so many political [...]
On the heels of the recent turmoil in global markets, today King World News interviewed MEP (Member European Parliament) Nigel Farage, to get his take on the ongoing crisis. Farage told KWN that “What you may see is a very desperate European Union begin to put in place capital controls and things like this … In a sense the proposal that is on the table next week, which is coming from Van [...]
NEW YORK — The unthinkable suddenly looks possible.
Bankers, governments and investors are preparing for Greece to stop using the euro as its currency, a move that could spread turmoil throughout the global financial system.
The worst case envisions governments defaulting on their debts, a run on European banks and a worldwide credit crunch reminiscent of the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.
A Greek election on Sunday will determine whether it [...]
From Zero Hedge:
Yesterday, Austrian finance minister Maria Fekter ruffled the unelected Italian PM’s feather by saying “forget Spain, Italy is next in the bailout line” – a statement which as expected was promptly loudly refuted, mocked, and scorned by everyone possible: the type of reaction that only the truth can possibly generate in Europe.
So far so good: after all the typical European reaction to any instance of the truth is loud screams [...]
Yesterday, Austrian finance minister Maria Fekter ruffled the unelected Italian PM’s feather by saying “forget Spain, Italy is next in the bailout line” – a statement which as expected was promptly loudly refuted, mocked, and scorned by everyone possible: the type of reaction that only the truth can possibly generate in Europe. So far so good: after all the typical European reaction to any instance of the truth is loud [...]
By Nick Malkoutzis
Trying to predict how Greeks will vote on June 17 in the midst of the turmoil created by the country’s grueling economic crisis and the disorientating political transition is a thankless task, but the latest Public Issue poll for Kathimerini indicates we might get a clear result.
More so than at any other point over the last few weeks, Public Issue suggests that SYRIZA has built a commanding — [...]
What’s the difference between today’s global finance system and a Ponzi scheme? This is the question that a 56-year-old veteran Russian financial scammer has been asking his victims. As Bloomberg Points Out, chillingly, he almost has a point. Sergei Mavrodi is one of the most infamous names in Russia’s recent history. Back in February 1994, amid the turmoil of the country’s transition to a market economy, the mathematician organized a Ponzi scheme [...]
Press Release: June 5, 2012
‘2012 A World In Turmoil’ Video Shows Reasons For Emergency Meeting at FreedomFest
Will America be next? Here at the Daily Bell we believe the West is facing payback time for the forced, non-democratic and now failing EU experiment as well as the central banking cartel inspired fiat money and sovereign debt collapse now wrecking economies and impoverishing the citizens of most nations.
The solutions to preserving your [...]
With continued turmoil in global markets, today King World News interviewed 40 year veteran Don Coxe, Global Strategy Advisor to BMO ($538 billion in assets). Coxe shocked KWN by saying that Europe is actively working to introduce gold backed bonds. He said, “They would have the security of gold.” Coxe stated we could see this take place “within the next three months … because this crisis is developing so fast.” Coxe also discussed [...]
China’s top state newspaper warned on Monday that any Western-backed military intervention in Syria would unleash even bloodier chaos, and said abandoning envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan could push Syria into the “abyss” of full-scale war.
The People’s Daily, the main newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, spelled out the reasons for Beijing’s opposition to a tougher response to the massacre last month of 108 people in Houla, which Western and [...]
With global stock markets in turmoil, gold on the move, and panic in Europe, today Michael Pento, of Pento Portfolio Strategies, writes exclusively for King World News to let readers know exactly why markets are melting down. Here is what Pento had to say about the situation: “Most investors and market pundits continue to misdiagnose the reason behind the worldwide economic malaise. The underlying problem isn’t ‘uncertainty’ or any other platitudes [...]
Prospects of Greece securing a debt deal that might save the eurozone from further turmoil were eclipsed on Monday by the news that some of the nation’s leading celebrities have been hoodwinking the taxman for years.
As the world frets over the country’s increasingly unmanageable debt burden, the finance ministry has revealed that 4,151 Greeks owe €14.9bn (£12.4bn) to the state – more than the €14.5bn bond repayment Athens has to make [...]
Whichever way you look at this troubling situation, last week’s intensification of deposit flight in Greece is much more than just a new wrinkle in what has become a protracted European crisis. If the phenomenon spreads, and it will in the absence of a credible region-wide policy response, control of Greece’s destiny within the eurozone would slip even further away from politicians and policymakers and more directly into the [...]
John Taylor, founder of the world’s largest currency hedge fund FX Concepts, spoke with Bloomberg Television’s Sara Eisen and Erik Schatzker this morning and said that the euro is poised to rebound ahead of Greek elections next month before resuming its decline against the dollar.
Taylor said, “We are way oversold in the euro…the euro will come up until the first of June or maybe the fourth. Then the reality of [...]
Shrinking order books will force Britain’s manufacturing sector to cut output over the next three months, the CBI said.
The employers’ organisation blamed weak demand for the worsening business climate for industry but said that exports were so far holding up despite the fresh turmoil in the eurozone.
In its monthly snapshot of activity in UK factories, the CBI found that only 19% of firms reported order books above normal against 36% [...]
With continued turmoil in global markets, today King World News interviewed 40 year veteran Don Coxe, Strategy Advisor to BMO, which has $538 billion in assets. Coxe told KWN this is “the greatest transformation to occur at one time in the entire history of the human race.” He also stated, “This period we are living through now will be written about for thousands of years.” But first, here is what Coxe [...]
UK Daily Mail
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tens of billions of pounds were wiped off shares yesterday as Angela Merkel conceded for the first time that Greece could be forced to quit the euro.
The German chancellor suggested that European support for Greece would ‘end’ unless Athens held to the punishing bail-out terms agreed with Brussels and Berlin.
Her warning came amid mounting speculation that Greece could be forced out of the single currency [...]
With global stock markets tumbling, along with gold and silver, today King World News interviewed John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist of the $10 billion strong Sprott Asset Management. Embry discussed gold and other major markets, but first, here is what Embry had to say regarding recent derivatives turmoil: “This makes me very uncomfortable because I’ve always been very wary of the whole derivative situation. I believe the notional value of the [...]
From Pragmatic Capitalism:
In addition to the economic slowdown, the continued housing crisis, the endless turmoil in Europe, and the deceleration in China and India, we are moving closer to the period where the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ will become more of a threat to the market.
The fiscal cliff refers to the near-simultaneous January 2013 expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the payroll tax cuts, emergency unemployment benefits, and the sequester established in [...]
Published on May 10, 2012 by RussiaToday
Political parties in Greece are struggling to come up with a power-sharing coalition deal, sending the crisis-hit country into further turmoil. General elections on Sunday failed to produce an outright winner, with leading parties so far failing to form a government. Without an agreement, fresh elections would have to be held. On Thursday, Athens is due to receive 5.2 billion euros in [...]
The only relevant section from a just released note by Jan Hatzius titled “Still Dreary” (guess what he is referring to), is the following: “we have stuck with our forecast of some additional monetary easing at the June 19-20 FOMC meeting for now, despite the less-than-encouraging noises from Fed officials in recent weeks. However, it is a close call, and we worry about a re-run of the 2010 and 2011 experience—the [...]