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United States national debt reaches $19 trillion

United States national debt 19 trillion bankrupt

The national debt hit $19 trillion for the first time ever on Friday, and came in at $19.012 trillion. It took a little more than 13 months for the debt to climb by $1 trillion. The national debt hit $18 trillion on Dec. 15, 2014. That’s a slightly stepped-up pace …

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US debt sees record $339 billion increase in a single day

Obama signing debt

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group On Monday, the U.S. national debt jumped a record $339 billion in a single day following President Obama signing into law new legislation that sees the debt ceiling suspended. Imagine that, our monetary problems “solved” with the single stroke of a pen. The Treasury Department can …

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China, Russia, Norway, Brazil, Taiwan dump US treasuries

US treasuries being dumped

Five large purchasers of US Treasuries – China, Russia, Norway, Brazil, and Taiwan – have changed their minds. They’re dumping Treasuries, each for their own reasons that are now coinciding. And at the fastest rate on record. For the 12-month period ended July, sales of Treasuries by central banks around the world …

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$60 trillion of world debt visualised

Global debt by country

The graphic below breaks down the $59.7 trillion of world debt by country, as well as highlighting each country’s debt-to-GDP ratio using colour. The data comes from the IMF and only covers public government debt. It excludes the debt of country’s citizens and businesses, as well as unfunded liabilities which are not …

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US Treasury has ‘frozen’ debt for 90 days at $18,112,975,000,000

U.S. Treasury

The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Thursday, June 11, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement. That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 90 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000. $18,112,975,000,000 is …

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US national debt hits $18 trillion, 70% increase under Obama

Obama debt

The national debt increased $32 billion dollars in one day to surpass $18 trillion on November 30. That’s a 70% gain under President Obama, who inherited a $10.6 trillion debt when he took office. Keep in mind, Obama was elected in part on the promise of addressing the national debt. …

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US national debt is now over $20 trillion

US national debt 20 trillion

The United States has now officially accumulated a $20 trillion debt. The ceiling was broken after the White House allowed the Treasury to borrow more money. As of Tuesday, the American national debt stood at $20.16 trillion, according to the US Debt Clock website. This is almost $62,000 per person …

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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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Trump says we could default on the debt or just print money

Donald Trump national debt default

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, shocked many this week with statements regarding the nation’s enormous debt and the possibility of a default. Even though what he says may be true, for a leading presidential hopeful to be so bearish (perhaps rightfully so) …

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IMF forgives Ukraine’s debt to Russia

IMF Christine Lagarde Ukraine debt

On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day …

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Japan overtakes China as largest US debt holder

Japan markets

Japan now officially holds more US debt than China, which has been America’s major creditor since 2008. In February Japan held $1.224 trillion in US government bonds compared to China’s $1.223 trillion. Both countries reduced their US debt investment, with China reducing its by $15.4 billion, and Japan by $14.2 …

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Japan: 43% of tax revenue spent to cover interest on debt

Tax debt Japan

It’s entirely possible that we may see interstellar space travel in our lifetime. And what a dream that would be. But in the meantime, for anyone that’s losing patience with space technology, I would recommend you visit Japan. Because for anybody that has been here, this place is as close …

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Australia’s looming private debt crisis

Money Australia

As household debt has boomed exponentially over the last two decades, the savings of the household sector has plunged. Australia’s private debt dynamics have been thoroughly explored elsewhere, but less well understood is the country’s position relative to the OECD and BRIC nations. Thankfully, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) …

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House passes $1.1 trillion government spending bill

US House of Representatives

Republicans have muscled a $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies through the House after President Barack Obama phoned Democratic lawmakers and urged them to back the measure. The House approved the measure late Thursday by 219-206. The compromise bill keeps agencies funded through next September. Many conservatives opposed it because …

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US government faces $127 trillion in unfunded liabilities

Economic turmoil US dollar

For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, …

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3 important issues to keep an eye on in 2016

2016 New Years 3 important issues

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group As we begin a new year, it’s only natural to question what’s in store for 2016. We have dozens of issues on our radar, but here are a select few that you may want to keep a close eye on: 1. Debt Crisis: No solutions …

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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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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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Argentina to default on debt; second time in 12 years

Argentina default

Argentina failed to strike a deal to avert its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors ended without a settlement on Wednesday. The country’s economy minister, Axel Kicillof, speaking at a news conference at the Argentine consulate in New York, repeatedly referred to the holdout …

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Australia facing debt crisis

Australia day Sydney

Australia’s upper house rejected a proposal to raise the debt ceiling to AU$500 billion ($465 billion), which if not resolved by December 12, could send the country into a US shutdown scenario. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised he will lift the debt ceiling of the world’s 12th-largest economy …

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