Category Archives: germany

“We Have Come To The End Of The Road” – Greece Prepares For Default, FT Reports

Update: as always is the case in Europe, nothing is confirmed until it is officially denied by officials, so here you go:GREEK GOVT OFFICIAL DENIES FT REPORT GREECE PLANNING DEFAULT There was no explanation from the government official where Greece would get the €2.5 billion it needs to fund upcoming IMF interest and principal payments. * Read More

Eurozone Can’t Survive in Current Form, Says PIMCO

Single currency area must become a “United States of Europe” in order to secure its future, says manager of world’s largest bond fund. By Szu Ping Chan The eurozone is “untenable” in its current form and cannot survive unless countries are prepared to cede sovereignty and become a “United States of Europe”, the manager of Read More

“Belief That European QE Will Work Is Far-Fetched,” Bill White Warns This Will “End Very Badly”

As the title of Hinde Capital’s latest note ascribes, we are on “The Road to Nowhere,” and this excellent discussion with former BIS Economic Adviser (and teller-of-the-truth) William White explains it all.. “I’m not sure [European QE] is going to do anything – certainly, nothing that’s good. The fundamental problem here, as I see it Read More

France, Germany, Italy to Join China-Led $50bn Infrastructure Bank

France, Germany and Italy have confirmed they’ll join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Participation in the rival to the US-led World Bank is seen as a setback for the Obama administration. The three European countries on Tuesday confirmed in a statement they intend “to become founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank,” Read More

Humiliated Greece Eyes Byzantine Pivot as Crisis Deepens

Neither side holds the upper hand in the strategic game of chicken which could still see Greece forced out of the euro By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Greece’s new currency designs are ready. The green 50 drachma note features Cornelius Castoriadis, the Marxisant philosopher and sworn enemy of privatisation. The Nobel poet Odysseus Elytis – voice of Read More

Legend Just Warned Greek Deal Has No Substance And The Crisis May Become Catastrophic Financial Ebola

From King World News Eric King: “After the news of this so-called deal with Greece was announced, I thought of one guy on the planet I could call to find out what this really means and that’s you, Art. You’ve been doing this for over half a century, you are a legend in the business Read More

How Germany Is Blowing Up The European Union

As Germany is set to reject a Greek loan extension request (and no, international press, that is not the same as an extension of the bailout program), Steve Keen uses proprietary numbers issued by the OECD – which is supposed to be on Germany’s side?! – to show how dramatically austerity has failed in Europe- Read More

Varoufakis Warns “Cloud Of Fear Over Europe Becoming Worse Than Former Soviet Union”

The cracks in the foundation, walls, and ceiling of the European Union are beginning to widen. During an interview with Italian State TV RAI3, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis hinted at Greece’s “New Deal for Europe” strategy (to be financed by the EIB) but it was the glimpse behind the curtain of EU solidarity that Read More

Shocking Reason Why Germany, Netherlands And Belgium Are Repatriating Their Gold From U.S.

On the heels of today’s surprise German Bundesbank announcement that Germany allegedly repatriated 120 tonnes of gold back from the U.S. and Paris, today a 50-year veteran spoke with King World News about the shocking reason why the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium are bringing their gold back home. He also discussed the mini-crash in China Read More

Gold Held In NY Fed Vault Drops To Lowest In 21st Century After Biggest Monthly Withdrawal Since 2001

Exactly one month ago we observed that, as expected in the aftermath of the Netherlands’ shocking and still not fully-explained gold repatriation from the NY Fed, the amount of foreign earmarked gold on deposit with the Fed had just experienced a 42 ton withdrawal: the single largest outflow of gold held at the NY Fed Read More