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3 Of 10 Largest Economies Are Already In Recession – Is US Next?

Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy. Japan’s economy fell into recession in Q3, joining Brazil & Italy. Economic sanctions have hit Russia pretty hard. There are already signs that the U.S. economy is starting to slow down too.

BRICS Announce $100 Billion Reserve To Bypass Fed, Developed World Central Banks

The anti-dollar alliance – BRICS has successfully created the BRICS Bank with India as the first President, a so-called mini-IMF as part of a system of measures that would help prevent the harassment of countries that do not agree with some foreign policy decisions made by the US & their allies.Simply put, it’s game over for the dollar.

Why Did the BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?

The BRICS’s support for Russia shows the Western-dominated post-Cold War order is eroding. It’s worth noting that the BRICS countries are supporting Russia at potentially great cost to themselves, given that they all face at least one potential secessionist movement within their own territories.

Water Crisis - 142 Cities Rationing Water in Drought Ridden Brazil

Did you know that the drought in Brazil is so bad that some neighborhoods are only being allowed to get water once every three days? At this point, 142 Brazilian cities are rationing water and there does not appear to be much hope that this crippling drought is going to end any time soon.

European Banks have $3 Trillion of Exposure to Emerging Markets

European banks have loaned in excess of $3 trillion to emerging markets, more than four times U.S. lenders, putting them at greater risk if financial market turmoil in countries such as Turkey, Brazil, India & South Africa intensifies. Europe’s banks have about 12% of their assets in emerging markets.

Who Are The Biggest Losers From The Emerging Market Crisis?

Markets won’t be calmed until there is clear evidence the current account deficits in EM nations improve. But how can these adjustments happen? Current accounts are a zero sum game, so future improvements in emerging market trade balances have to come at someone else’s expense.

Gold Price Exploding In Emerging Markets

The reason for the emerging market turmoil is the capital flight out of those markets, directly linked to the tapering fear from the US Federal Reserve. Gold is the ultimate protection against the central banking illusion which is why we advocate holding physical gold outside the banking system.

Is The Emerging Market Growth Story Over?

There are a large emerging economies that are slowing which raises the question as to whether the emerging market growth story is over, with investors pulling at least some of their money out from these countries.

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