Economy

Three ways the banking system is rigged against you

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If there were ever any doubt about how completely rigged the banking system is against depositors, allow me to introduce the following: Exhibit A: Governments are working to make banks LESS safe Yesterday an unelected bureaucrat that no one has ever heard of made a stunning announcement that has sweeping implications for anyone …

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Russia to buy 200 tons of gold in 2016

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Russia plans to stock up on about 200 tons of gold this year, nearly matching the 208 tons it purchased in 2015. That’s according to Anton Navoi, the deputy head of the statistics department at the Russian Central Bank. Navoi explained that it’s profitable for the state to buy the …

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Deutsche Bank is finished, share price almost single digits

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Shares in Germany’s largest bank have hit rock bottom on Monday as Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly refused to provide Deutsche Bank state aid in its legal battle with the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). Deutsche shares fell as much as six percent to €10.67 in early Monday trading, the …

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Deutsche Bank fined $14 billion over mortgage probe, no one jailed

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The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its selling of mortgage-backed securities, Germany’s flagship lender said on Friday. The claim against Deutsche, which is likely to be negotiated in several months of talks, far outstrips the bank’s and investors’ expectations …

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Australia’s economy goes 25 years without a recession

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By Filip Karinja Australia’s second quarter gross domestic product results have been released showing that the economy grew by 3.3%, making it the strongest growth experienced since the June quarter in 2012. This is now the 100th quarter that Australia has gone without technically experiencing a recession, closing in on the …

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Wells Fargo fined $185m for opening 2 million fake accounts

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A top US bank, Wells Fargo, has agreed an $185 million payout settlement with California and federal regulators after it opened more than 2 million fake accounts not authorized by customers. It is the company’s second instance of fraud in recent months. “Wells Fargo employees secretly opened unauthorized accounts to …

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Mining company to pay dividends in physical gold

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By Filip Karinja In a world first, shareholders of ASX listed Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) can receive dividend payments in the form of gold bullion. The gold miner announced it would resume dividend payments for the 2016 financial year at $0.017 per share under the new gold sales-linked dividend policy. The dividend payments …

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Gold ‘should be $US1,700 an ounce’ – Deutsche Bank

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Gold has seen a sell-off in recent days, heading for the longest run of declines since May, trading at $US1319 an ounce. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole over the weekend contributed to gold’s latest decline. Yellen said the case for a US rate increase has strengthened, …

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EU orders Apple to pay Ireland up to €13bn in unpaid taxes

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Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after the European commission ruled that deals between Apple and the Irish tax authorities amounted to illegal state aid. The commission said Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple between 1991 and 2015 had allowed the US company to attribute sales …

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