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Europe’s “Massively Over-Subscribed” Long-Dated Bond Bloodbath

The acute pain from the sharp rise in interest rates on the heels of the US presidential election upset is broadly felt across the fixed income markets this past two weeks.

November 20, 2016
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Exxon Signals Major Trouble Ahead for Oil Industry

The latest financial report from ExxonMobil sounds a major alarm bell that the oil industry is in serious – very serious – trouble.

November 12, 2016
In-depth topic: Peak oil
Energy

Ungovernability

A very big-picture look at how the end of growth will bring on a paradigmatic shift, global rising discontent and reverse of glottalization and centralization prevalent in the past decades after the last world war.

October 23, 2016
Uncategorized

Global Financial Crisis Act II – Deutsche Bank Part 2

Part 2 of the series describes the sequence of a typical bank failure and explores the list of options available to Deutsche Bank and the likely outcomes.

October 3, 2016
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Global Financial Crisis Act II – Deutsche Bank

The commercial break at the close of the opening act of the global financial crisis in 2008 is finished. Here comes Act 2 with the globe’s most risky bank as featured guest.

October 2, 2016
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Revealed: Australian miner used arbitration threat to upend Indonesian environmental law

Under the country’s prior military dictatorship, Australian Newcrest Mining plus 12 other companies were granted ‘exemptions’ from Indonesia’s law banning environmentally destructive form of mining in protected forest areas. When the newly democratized …

September 17, 2016
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
Uncategorized

People’s FTAs – What Would Be Included in Free Trade Agreements If People Had a Say?

If peoples of different nations, not just transnational corporations, have a say in multilateral trade treaties like the TPP and TTIP, what provisions would be prominently featured?

September 11, 2016
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
Finance & Economy

The 101 on how global trade treaties came to threaten the environment

A very comprehensive look at the history of ISDS from GATT to NAFTA.

September 11, 2016
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
Finance & Economy

Art Berman: Labor Day Weekend Oil Special

this interview with oil expert Art Berman is a must-listen for those who want a better understanding of the macro drivers of oil prices.

September 5, 2016
In-depth topic: Tight oil Shale gas
Energy

Mass protest in Germany against CETA

125,000 Germans joined the largest yet filed against CETA (Canadian version of TTIP).