The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments by Ellen Brown Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January …

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: African dream ‘held back by illicit outflow of capital’

  Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Kofi Annan: Imagine An African Continent, Where Leaders Use Mineral Wealth Wisely New Draft Paper: Emerging Countries and the Taxation of Offshore Accounts “The Trend is in Our Direction.” Appeals Court Loss is Latest Setback for Oil Company Secrecy Campaign Karzai’s Ghost Money from the …

The Cypriot viewpoint

     The Cypriot viewpoint By Cyprus.com Editors Cyprus Bailout: Stupidity, Short-Sightedness, Something Else? A quick run-down on the impressively stupid handling of the “Cyprus bailout” by the EU. And, before we go on, we should note that the on-the-ground situation for visitors and tourists is perfectly fine – Cypriots are …

NewEnergyNews: Today’s Headlines: THE POLITICS OF THE PRESIDENT’S CLIMATE FIGHT

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                     click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 24: * THE POLITICS OF THE PRESIDENT’S CLIMATE FIGHT * 49% OF 2012’S NEW U.S. ELECTRICITY WAS NEW ENERGY * BILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR WANTS WYO …

NewEnergyNews: THE MONEY BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/     FRIDAY WORLD, January 25: * THE MONEY BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL * GREECE FAST-TRACKS SUN * JAPAN PLANS WORLD’S BIGGEST OCEAN WIND * CHINA SUN DEMAND TO GROW SUPPLY CHAIN     THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 24: * THE POLITICS OF THE PRESIDENT’S CLIMATE FIGHT …

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax   EUROPE – European Union finance ministers have given 11 member states the green light to implement the controversial Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The news comes a month after a majority of MEPs gave the same member states the go-ahead …