Economy

The next banking crisis is coming

By Filip Karinja Following the global financial crisis back in 2008 you’d think the banks had solved their issues and it is business as usual. However this is not the case, something big appears to be lurking in the shadows of the banking system that could make 2008 look like …

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Silver: once and future money

Silver bar money 9999

Before the Renaissance, world money existed as precious metal coins or bullion. Caesars and kings hoarded gold and silver, dispensed it to their troops, fought over it, and stole it from each other. Land has been another form of wealth since antiquity. Still, land is not money because, unlike gold …

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Why Australia can’t avoid a recession

Steve Keen Australia recession

By Filip Karinja On the 28th July 2016, Professor of Economics at Kingston University, Steve Keen, gave a presentation on the outlook of the Australian economy at The Royal Society of Victoria located in Melbourne. The British-based economist and author of the popular Debunking Economics book considers himself to be …

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European banks on the brink of collapse

Europe banking crisis Deutsche Bank

Top financial institutions in Europe have hardly been more vulnerable to an economic tremor, a situation worsened by the collapse of the German credit market as Berlin suddenly stopped issuing new debt. Europe’s top financial institutions are teetering on the edge of collapse as access to high quality debt products have created a liquidity …

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NatWest bank may start charging customers to hold cash

NatWest bank charge customers hold cash

NatWest has said it may start charging customers to hold cash if the economy takes a tumble. The bank warned more than one million of its customers it could introduce negative interest rates if that were to happen. This would mean customers are effectively paying the bank to hold their …

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Silver is the best performing commodity of 2016

Silver best performing commodity 2016

From Filip Karinja Silver has surged over 40% since the beginning of 2016, making it the number performing commodity of 2016. But is the surge of the precious metal just the beginning of things to come? Historically the price of silver tends to track the price of gold as both …

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Deutsche Bank to close almost 200 branches, axe 3000 jobs

Deutsche Bank close branches axe jobs

Germany’s largest lender is set to shut over a quarter of its branches across the country as the company goes through a major restructuring process. The closures are set to take place over the next few months, with 188 of Deutsche Bank’s 723 branches nationwide due to close their doors. …

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IMF warns Federal Reserve not to raise rates

IMF Federal Reserve not raise rates

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the US Federal Reserve abstain from any interest rate hikes in the near-term, a recommendation which was subsequently rebuffed by the Fed due to fundamental disagreements over how to approach economic policy. Kristian Rouz — The International Monetary Fund, a Washington-based global lender, has recommended …

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Brexit is just the beginning

Brexit EU

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Last week, global equity markets were shook up, when $2 trillion was wiped out in a single trading day. That’s bigger than any daily loss during the 2008 global financial crisis, or on the infamous Black Monday stock market crash of 1987. The cause? A surprise …

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Greenspan: a crisis is imminent, urges a return to the gold standard

Greenspan brisis Brexit

On Friday afternoon, after the shocking Brexit referendum, while being interviewed by CNBC Alan Greenspan stunned his hosts when he said that things are about as bad as he has ever seen. “This is the worst period, I recall since I’ve been in public service. There’s nothing like it, including the crisis …

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