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Crisis

Swiss, French call to bring home gold reserves as Dutch move 122 tons out of US
The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and Germany.

28.11.2014 04:07

​Climate chaos: Extreme weather will wreak havoc in Britain – study
Britain’s children face life-threatening heatwaves that could leave thousands dead by the close of the century, the Royal Society has warned.

27.11.2014 09:22

#Euromaidan 1st birthday: Nothing happens, twice
"Ever Tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail Better" - Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho. No writer ever quantified failure as well as Samuel Beckett.

27.11.2014 16:46

‘Big hint at OPEC- Saudi oil minister says prices will stabilize’
The fact the Saudi oil minister thinks oil prices will stabilize themselves shows that Saudi Arabia is not willing to intervene alongside the rest of the OPEC members to cut production, Jasper Lawler, analyst at CMC Markets, told RT.

27.11.2014 12:22

​Higher oil prices could drag OPEC’s ‘best customers’ into recession, expert warns
If OPEC members decide to boost oil prices by cutting production, this may severely hit some of the cartel’s key customers in China and other Asian countries, Ed Hirs, Managing Director of Hillhouse Resources an oil investment firm told RT.

27.11.2014 08:09

Oil industry battle: ‘New fracking technologies VS traditional extraction methods’
OPEC is not a monolithic organization and it fails to agree on common policy, so it’s unlikely that the upcoming Vienna meeting will become a deciding factor on oil prices, Adrian Salbuchi, International consultant, told RT.

26.11.2014 08:11

A German 'savior' launches the Romanian reboot
The second poorest EU nation has taken a step towards civilization, the electorate delivering a blunt verdict on a dubious dysfunctional oligarchy passed off as a political system, and electing an ethnic German, Klaus Iohannis as the new president.

20.11.2014 13:08

Global business confidence worst since 2009
Only 28 percent of 6,100 companies surveyed across the world said they anticipate a rise in business activity in the next year, a five-year low dating back to the start of the financial crisis.

24.11.2014 11:22

​Russia loses $140bn with sanctions and falling oil prices – Finance Minister
Russia is losing around $40 billion a year due to Western sanctions, but they are not as critical to the economy as lower oil prices, which add $90-100 billion in losses, says Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.

24.11.2014 09:12

US and Canada on 'parallel' path to economic inequality-US economist
​Canada is moving toward American-style inequality, according to US economist Professor Robert Reich, as wealth concentration in the hands of a few and corporate tax breaks only further aggravate the country’s economic problems.

24.11.2014 08:27

​Market manipulation of oil prices backfires on those that start it - Putin
The modern world is interdependent and there is no guarantee that sanctions, a sharp fall in oil prices, or the depreciation of the ruble won’t backfire on those who provoked them, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.

24.11.2014 08:04

#Euromaidan 1st birthday: How the Kiev coup grew (Op-Edge)
It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt.

21.11.2014 13:06