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ECB To Keep Rates Unchanged “Through Summer Of 2019”, End QE By 2019

In the day’s final central bank announcement, the ECB followed in the BOE’s footsteps, if not those of the CBRT which delivered a shocking rate hike surprise, and kept rates unchanged as expected while forward guiding that it expects to keep rates “at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary” a repeat of recent…

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ECB To Keep Rates Unchanged “Through Summer Of 2019”, End QE By 2019


Britain Should Be In The Dock Over Skripal Saga, Not Russia

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The latest announcement by British authorities of two named Russian suspects in connection with the alleged poison assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter is more absurd drama in a long-running tawdry saga. No verifiable evidence is ever presented, just more lurid innuendo and more refusal by the British authorities to abide by any due process…

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Rahm Emanuel quits Chicago, but can the Democratic Party quit him? | LIBERAL.GUIDE

On Tuesday, incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a surprise announcement: He would not, as many expected, seek a third term as mayor of Chicago. The shock announcement prompted radically different reactions. Working-class locals largely rejoiced at the news. The local business press, on the other hand, wore their frowns so tight that they risked pulling a muscle. But while Emanuel may be…

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One Minute To Midnight: Latest US Sanctions Propel Nations Towards Risk Of War

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The State Department’s announcement on August 8 that the US government was going to impose sweeping new economic sanctions on Russia over the still mysterious and unresolved Skripal Affair was a truly fateful one. The famous Doomsday Clock of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists should have immediately been moved forward to one minute…

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One Minute To Midnight: Latest US Sanctions Propel Nations Towards Risk Of War


India wants to buy the Sparrow to appease US after annoying them with Russian defence deal | WARFAREWEB.COM

The surprise announcement that India will buy the US/Norwegian Sparrow air defence missile system for $1 billion may have been expedited to mollify the United States. Given Washington DC’s unhappiness with India going ahead with a $6 billion, five battery S-400 SAM (surface-to-air missiles) purchase from Russia even though the US has issued a waiver (Countering America’s Adversaries through the…

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India wants to buy the Sparrow to appease US after annoying them with Russian defence deal | WARFAREWEB.COM


Russian PM: “New US Sanctions Would Be Declaration Of Economic War”

As diplomatic tensions again escalate between the US and Russia following the announcement of new sanctions against Moscow earlier this week by the Trump administration, Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warned the United States on Friday that Russia would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against.

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Russian PM: “New US Sanctions Would Be Declaration Of Economic War”


Facebook, Zuck Sued By “Shocked” Shareholders As “The Truth” Emerges

Following a disappointing earnings announcement that wiped out about $120 billion of shareholder wealth, Facebook, its CEO and CFO, are being sued by a shareholder potentially opening the floodgates for sore-losing stock market gamblers the world over. “As a result of Defendants’ wrongful acts and omissions, and the precipitous decline in the market value of the Company’s common shares…

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SIKORSKY SECURES SALE OF S-76D VIP HELICOPTER TO MAHARASHTRA STATE | WARFAREWEB.COM

The announcement came during the Farnborough International Airshow. This contract marks the first sale of an S-76D helicopter in India. Delivery is scheduled in 2019, the company said in a statement Monday. “The S-76D helicopter introduction has been quite successful in the Indo-Pacific region, with more than 30 aircraft sold and delivered in the last five years,” said Christophe…

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SIKORSKY SECURES SALE OF S-76D VIP HELICOPTER TO MAHARASHTRA STATE | WARFAREWEB.COM


Shots Fired – US Futures Spike As US-China Trade War Officially Begins

While Chinese markets are still closed for lunch, the announcement of US tariffs on China being officially unleashed – followed swiftly by China commenting that “it’s forced to retaliate” – has, of course, been met with a sudden wave of panic-buying in US equity futures… Shots Fired 0001ET *U.S. TARIFFS ON CHINA TAKE EFFECT AS TRUMP TRADE WAR ESCALATES 0004ET…

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India’s plans to float ‘Oil Buyers Club’ with China to cut OPEC’s Dominance | WARFAREWEB.COM

The announcement last month that China and India are considering forming an “Oil Buyers’ Club” to counter the market power of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is proof that the run-up in oil prices this year, from $30 a barrel to $80, is happening in a very different context than spikes of the past. The proposed alternative to OPEC could be good news for importing nations’…

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India’s plans to float ‘Oil Buyers Club’ with China to cut OPEC’s Dominance | WARFAREWEB.COM