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Category Archives: Asia

US Dollar Marked Higher After Senate Passes Tax Reform

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / December 4, 2017 The US dollar opened higher in Asia and retained those gains through the European morning.  The greenback has recouped most of the pre-weekend losses recorded in the wake of the indictment of a fourth former Trump Administration official by the special investigation into Russia’s involvement in last […]

Russian Diplomat’s Warning: ‘Apocalyptic Scenario’ Likely On Korean Peninsula

The tense situation over North Korea’s nuclear program has one top Russian diplomat sounding the alarm. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said that the world can no longer turn a “blind eye” to alarming speed with which North Korea is advancing their weapons of mass destruction. North Korea’s nuclear program could evolve into an “apocalyptic” scenario, Morgulov said.  […]

In Shocking Purge, Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Others In “Anti-Money Laundering” Crackdown

In a shocking development, Saudi press Al Mayadeen reported late on Saturday that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges, along with […]

Lebanon Plunges Into Crisis After Premier Resigns, Fearing Assassination Plot

The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, unexpectedly resigned on Saturday, saying in a fiery televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life  while also fiercely criticizing Iran. According to regional analysts, the move has “plunged Lebanon into crisis” amid heightened regional tensions. In his resignation speech, Hariri – whose farther, former prime […]

Saudi Arabia Might Recognize Israel Because Of NEOM

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The half-a-trillion-dollar initiative to build a tristate city at the Saudi, Egyptian, and Jordanian border in the Gulf of Aqaba will more than likely lead to Riyadh recognizing Israel and integrating Tel Aviv into the project. The ambitious Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman unveiled a $500 billion […]

India ‘Elites’ Mimic Washington: Claim Russian ‘Twitter Troll’ Is Backing Opposition Party

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The US-Indian Strategic Partnership has rapidly evolved to such a point that the Indian government is now obliquely hinting that Russian twitter trolls are backing the country’s opposition leader, showing that New Delhi is willing to say and do anything in order to further ingratiate itself with Washington […]

A $500bn Mega City – Saudis Try To Turn Country Into Dubai 20 Years Too Late

A promotional video released on Tuesday features a lifestyle so far unavailable in Saudi cities. It showed women free to jog in leotards in public spaces, working alongside men and playing instruments in a musical ensemble. (Bloomberg – see below) Today the Saudi regime took another step forward in its effort (Vision 2030) to save itself by […]

Exit Polls Project Sweeping Victory, Supermajority For Japan’s Abe

As widely expected, Japan Prime Minister Abe’s ruling coalition is set for a sweeping victory in Sunday’s general election, and may retain the two-thirds parliamentary majority needed to revise Japan’s constitution, according to an NHK exit poll. Shortly after polls closed at 8pm, an NHK exit poll showed that Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and coalition […]

Xi’s Roadmap To The Chinese Dream

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, China's Belt and Road Initiative – the New Silk Road – will spark the country's development and turn the dream into reality… It all starts with Hong Kong as a major BRI financing hub. Now that President Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to the Chinese Communist […]

A Failing Empire, Part 3: China & Russia Are Transforming Enemies Into Friends

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In the previous articles, the military and economic means by which the United States initially aimed for global hegemony were addressed, detailing how the US became the (declining) superpower it is today. In both analyses I highlighted how the threat of US military power is no longer credible, and how […]