Financial Stability Board (Financial Stability Board - FSB), established in April 2009 in the midst of the global financial crisis, the G-Twenty in London, published in late 2012, a report on the ongoing worldwide shady operations of banks and other financial institutions (1) . The report assesses the extent of shadow operations in 2011. Their total of 67 trillion dollars, which is not much less than the world's gross domestic product in that year. The results are impressive, it radically changes our understanding of the structure and apparatus of the global economy ... The shadow banking Read more [...]
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague took up the case concerning the proclamation of the UK Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, a protected area. It would seem that what is wrong is that a huge part of the water area of the reserve is declared? However, it seems in this case, environmental issues - a cover for the more pragmatic goals Chagos Archipelago - the so-called British Indian Ocean Territory. Until the mid-1960s of the last century, the archipelago was part of the British colony of the center on the island of Mauritius. In 1965, three years before independence Mauritius, Read more [...]
The U.S. Congress passed a bill to suspend the debt ceiling, which, recall, at the end of last year has reached its limit of $ 16.4 trillion. On Thursday, the document was approved by a majority vote in the Senate, and last week in support of the House of Representatives expressed. U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to immediately cast his signature. The law will give the U.S. government to continue borrowing to avoid defaulting on its financial obligations, including to foreign creditors. Thus, civil servants will continue to receive a salary, the pension funds will be credited contributions, Read more [...]
Syria has led to full combat readiness troops stationed on the line of contact with Israel in the Golan Heights. This was reported by the British military experts that monitor the situation developing in the Middle East."We have also received information that a high state of readiness are the armed forces of Lebanon and Jordan," - said an employee of the Royal Institute of London branches.In the last hours has also received reports of increased readiness of army units in Turkey, located on the border with Syria. Earlier last week, a high alert was given by the U.S. Air Force base in Read more [...]
The head of North Korea's Kim Jong Un gave secret orders to carry out the final stage of preparation for nuclear tests, including martial law in the country, writes the "Interfax" referring to the South Korean media.
"The country will be in a state of war with sotojanija midnight on January 29. All the parts on the front line and in the central areas should be prepared for war "- quoted sources statement DPRK leader.
According to Korean media reports, former policy called an emergency meeting with senior commanders and heads of the military departments. Official confirmation Read more [...]