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Category Archives: BRICs

Escobar: Vladimir Putin Takes Spotlight As Eurasia Connector

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, At his trademark annual year-end press conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again let drop selected foreign-policy nuggets essential to understanding what lies ahead on the turbulent Eurasian geopolitical chessboard. By now it’s well known that Putin will run again in the presidential elections scheduled […]

Russia, China and BRICS: A New Gold Trading Network

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com One of the most notable events in Russia’s precious metals market calendar is the annual “Russian Bullion Market” conference. Formerly known as the Russian Bullion Awards, this conference, now in its 10th year, took place this year on Friday 24 November in Moscow. Among the speakers lined up, the most notable […]

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 […]

“It’s A Huge Story”: China Launching “Petroyuan” In Two Months

As a reminder, nothing lasts forever… The World Bank's former chief economist wants to replace the US dollar with a single global super-currency, saying it will create a more stable global financial system. "The dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial and economic crises," Justin Yifu Lin told Bruegel, a Brussels-based […]

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 […]

The Markets and the Long Shadow of Politics

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 15, 2017 Why should we think there is anything amiss by looking at the global capital markets?  The S&P 500 and the German Dax are at record levels.  The Japanese market is at 20-year highs.  The MSCI Emerging Equity Index moved higher every month this year through August.  It slipped […]

China Launches Yuan-Ruble Payment System

The monetary regimes of China and Russia, two of the world’s most resource-rich nations, are drawing closer with every passing day. In the latest push for convergence, China has established a payment versus payment (PVP) system for Chinese yuan and Russian ruble transactions in a move to reduce risks and improve the efficiency of its […]

Is Saudi Arabia’s Grand Strategy Shifting?

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Even in this era of global paradigmatic changes, Saudi Arabia’s shifting grand strategy is perhaps one of the most surprising developments to occur thus far, but the fast-moving Russian-Saudi rapprochement is likely to provoke an Iranian “zero-sum” reaction which could complicate Moscow’s multipolar efforts in managing the “New […]

Russia, China Join Together In Space Exploration Effort

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, China and Russia are set to sign a milestone agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 to 2022, sending manned missions to the Moon for the first time. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar and deep space exploration, developing special materials, collaboration in the area […]

Dow Set To Open Above 22,000 As Global Stocks Levitate Higher

Welcome to August: you may be surprised to learn that S&P 500 futures are once again levitating, higher by 0.3%, and tracking European and Asian markets. Asian equities traded higher across the board after China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI beat expectations and printed its highest since March, refuting the decline in the official PMI data reported […]