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Fed president: US banks have “half the equity they need”

US banks half equity

In a scathing editorial published in the Wall Street Journal today, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, blasted US banks, saying that they still lacked sufficient capital to withstand a major crisis. Kashkari makes a great analogy. When you’re applying for a mortgage or business loan, sensible banks are supposed to …

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Australia’s big-banks bonanza

AUSTRALIA’s big banks have been ranked the most profitable in the developed world for the second year running by the influential Bank for International Settlements. Despite slower credit growth threatening to crimp local lenders’ profits, the big four enjoy wider interest margins and lower costs than most of their overseas …

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12yo girl’s speech on world debt – AMAZING!!

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. Yep, you guessed it, the bankers!! [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx5Sc3vWefE[/youtube]   Source: http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/

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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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Australian banks at risk

big four banks Australia

Despite yesterday’s blowout $6 billion or so profit from ANZ, it turns out all is not entirely well in Australia’s financial services industry. For the last five years, the pattern in the markets has been the same. A crisis starts at the margin, with a peripheral player, and then moves …

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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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Italian banks are going bust

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Italian banks face some big problems. The thing is they are pretty much the same as last year. Shares in Italian banks have slumped this year, amid fears that lenders need more capital to manage losses on bad loans. While some banks could do with raising capital—UniCredit for one has a thin …

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Why banks are no longer needed

Bank icons

What else can we do with the $1.25 trillion we’ll save by eliminating these obsolete financial middleman parasites? A lot. Technology has leapfrogged the banking sector, rendering it as obsolete as buggy whips. So why are we devoting 9% of our economy to an obsolete parasite?  Financial sector profits now …

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How 37 banks became 4

4 banks to 1

If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good place to start. This chart shows us how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just 4 mega-banks. These same 4 mega-banks have, thus far, been immune to the consequences of any and all of …

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Jim Rogers issues a warning to all investors

Jim Rogers central banks

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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Wall Street banks are still ‘too big to fail’

Bank of America

The biggest banks still don’t have adequate bankruptcy plans to avoid precipitating another economic crisis, said U.S. regulators. Eleven of the nation’s largest banks still do not have viable bankruptcy plans that would avoid causing widespread economic damage, U.S. regulators said Tuesday in a sweeping admonition of Wall Street’s giants. The Federal …

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Nationwide Spanish protests turn violent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Spanish police have clashed with protesters who marched against the latest batch of austerity measures. Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets in over 80 Spanish cities. Violence erupted in Madrid around midnight. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to …

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25 EU banks fail stress test

European banks

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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Banks may start charging for deposits

Bank deposit

The Fed’s Catch 22 just got catchier. While most attention in the recently released FOMC minutes fell on the return of the taper as a possibility even as soon as December (making the November payrolls report the most important ever, ever, until the next one at least), a less discussed issue was the …

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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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US banks shaken by biggest deposit withdrawals since 9/11

Bank run

US Federal Reserve is reporting a major deposit withdrawal from the nation’s bank accounts. The financial system hasn’t seen such a massive fund outflow since 9/11 attacks. The first week of January 2013 has seen $114 billion withdrawn from 25 of the US’ biggest banks, pushing deposits down to $5.37 …

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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?

Cash gold

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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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

BRICS nations

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects …

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