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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

Central Banks selling US debt

In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador Central Bank

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country. The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to …

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Central banks now asking governments for help

People’s Bank of China Gov Zhou Xiaochuan ECB President Mario Draghi Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help. Mired in a world of low …

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European Central Bank to start buying private-sector debt

Benoît Coeuré ECB

The European Central Bank will start buying private-sector debt instruments within days with the aim of raising the bank’s holdings of assets and steering money to the economy, ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré said Friday. The purchases “will have the objective to steer the balance sheet of the ECB …

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CNBC: we are slaves to the central banks

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1KnJbBJTE0[/youtube] 6 sec: “Do we all work for Central Bankers? Is this Global Governance at last? Is it One World.. with the Central Bankers in charge?” 1 min: “To answer your question: We are absolutely slaves to Central Banks” 1 min 16sec: “Markets are driven by policy now, …

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Central banks dump U.S. debt at record pace

Central banks dump US debt record pace

Global central banks are unloading America’s debt. In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led …

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Global economy at crossroads: time to hoard cash or gold?

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The global economy is at a crossroads according to Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz Global Investors. The former Pacific Investment Management Company chief executive blamed central bank asset purchases (QE) for creating a distortion between the price of assets and their fundamentals. …

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China’s central bank to inject $81b stimulus into top 5 banks

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China‘s central bank is injecting 500 billion yuan ($81 billion) into the country’s five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter slower-than-expected growth in the world’s No. 2 economy, according to a senior Chinese banking executive. The move contributed to a rise in Asian markets early Wednesday, but falls …

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25 EU banks fail stress test

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Nearly one in five leading European banks have failed the stress test conducted by the European Central Bank, which revealed a $31.2 billion (€24.6 billion) capital gap in 25 banks showing they’re not ready to withstand a three-year recession. The results of the EU-wide stress test were reported on Sunday …

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China’s central bank cuts interest rates

China flag central bank PBOC

China took fresh moves to free up money for its slowing economy, after global investors expressed concerns over Beijing’s management of the world’s No. 2 economy. The country’s central bank said in a statement on Tuesday that it cut interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point and reduced bank-reserve requirements …

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OpIcarus: Anonymous shut down central banks, call for ‘online revolution’

OpIcarus Anonymous central banks online revolution

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has launched cyber-attacks on major financial institutions across the world, including the Bank of England, in order to “start an online revolution.” Hackers claimed to have taken down the Bank of England’s internal email server as part of an operation dubbed ‘OpIcarus.’ Mail.bankofengland.co.uk was down for part of …

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Hackers steal $81 million from central bank

Hackers account hacked Swift central bank

The Bangladesh Bank hackers, who managed to steal $81 Million from the bank last month in one of the largest bank heists in history, actually made their tracks clear after hacking into SWIFT, the heart of the global financial system. SWIFT, stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, is a …

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CNBC admits central banks rule the world

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It’s a central bankers’ world, and we’re all just living in it. Entities such as the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in 2012 took control of global economies like never before. Based on current market and economic behavior it’s likely to be years before anything changes. After all, …

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Jim Rogers issues a warning to all investors

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Legendary investor Jim Rogers has issued a stern warning to people around the world that the central banks have no idea what they are doing. This week on CNNMoney, Rogers claimed, “We’re all going to pay a horrible price for the incompetence of these central bankers… we’ve …

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US debt dumped as central banks and billionaires buy gold

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Central banks have been dumping U.S. debt at an unprecedented rate. Last year, foreign central banks sold an astonishing $225 billion in U.S. treasury bonds. And now, just a few months into 2016, the rate of selling has increased, with central banks having already sold $123 …

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Are central banks overstating their gold holdings?

Empty Gold Vault

Romania has demanded for many years that Russia return its gold. Last year, Venezuela demanded the return of 90 tons of gold from the Bank of England. As everyone knows, the German high court ruled that Germany must audit its gold reserves held in foreign countries such as the U.S., England and France. And …

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Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is …

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Switzerland’s central bank just lost $52 billion

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The Swiss Franc is getting crushed. Most banks around the world couldn’t survive losing $50 billion in six months. But most banks don’t print their own money. The Swiss National Bank, Switzerland’s central bank, announced on Friday that it suffered a first-half loss of 50.1 billion Swiss francs ($52 billion), the vast …

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