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2 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
The most anticipated Fed speaker of the day, and perhaps the week, was Fed vice chairman Stanley Fischer, who caused ripples on Friday with his follow up speech on Friday, and who spoke moments ago on Bloomberg TV, although judging by the modest pick up in Treasuries, the market's interpretation is that Fischer did not make any particularly hawkish announcement. Among the thing he said is that "th

2 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Until the announcement moments ago by the EU that Apple have been ordered to pay up to €13 billion in illegal tax benefits, the quiet overnight market had been focused on the upcoming comments by Stanley Fischer, who is set to give a Bloomberg TV interview at 6:30am ET, where he was expected to expand on his recent hawkish comments. Heading into Fischer's appearance, the dollar strengthened, glo

2 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
As the FT reported first yesterday, the EU has judged that the Irish government granted Apple "undue tax benefits" and moments ago the European Commission announced the size of the penalty when it ordered the tech giant repay up to €13 billion ($14.5 billion) plus interest. According to the EU, the Irish deal slashed Apple taxes from 2003 to 2014, and allowed Apple to avoid tax on a

2 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Saudi Arabia isn't the only oil-dependent nation struggling to make ends meet in the wake of weak oil prices.  For the first time since its establishment in 1996, the Norwegian government is starting to withdraw money from its sovereign wealth fund to cover government expenses.  In fact, in the first half of 2016 the government has withdrawn $5.4 billion.  Moreover, withdrawals

4 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.atWhen I decided to set myself the task of recording one phone call I have each week I never realised how much fun it would turn out to be. Often, I figured if others were ok with it I'd hit record when on the phone to a friend, an advisor, a colleague, or even a client. Easy.Also, because I'm selfish, I realised that it was also an opportunity to follow thr

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Submitted by Eric Zuesse via Strategic-Culture.org,Until the July 15th US-backed (or so the Turkish government alleges) coup-attempt to overthrow Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan was trying to overthrow Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, whom the US regime likewise wants to overthrow.However, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin saved Erdogan’s Presidency, and p

4 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
With France calling for the EU's budget limits to be lifted and everyone breaking every rule of fiscal responsibility - because Draghi has killed the market's signal - the fear of ever deepening deficits is (for now) removed. Enabling governments to do "whatever it takes" to get re-elected, because reforms are vote-killers, has incentivized an ever-growing group of Europeans to simply give up the

6 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Maria Polizoidou via The Gatestone Institute,The Minister for Immigration Affairs himself, repeatedly stated that 50% to 70% of migratory flows to Greece were illegal migrants and the rest were refugees. The illegal migrants come from 77 different countries.If it is a "racist crime" for a citizen to express accurately the percentages of refugees and illegal migrants entering

8 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Authored by Pepe Escobar, originally posted op-ed via SputnikNews.com,The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endless political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rous

8 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Over the past year we have repeatedly demonstrated that the bulk of the job additions has been focused on the lowest-paying occupations. Now, according to a new study by Bank of America, we find that these lowest paying sector have also accounted for the bulk of wage growth in the past year.As BofA's Emanuella Enenajor notes, wage growth in low-pay sectors outpacing all others. "If you’ve tuned




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