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Russia preparing for a big fight in Ukraine reckons top strategist

Where next for the crisis in Ukraine? This top military strategist thinks Russia is preparing for a big fight after yesterday’s useless talks between the leaders of the two sides.
This crisis is already affecting…
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More gains for Islamic State in Syria as its oil income surges

Despite the headlines about US-led airstrikes the Islamic State continues to make territorial gains and now has an oil income of around $2 million a day making it the world’s richest terrorist organization. Why are…
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Tight new rules will limit foreign investment in Saudi stocks

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul stock market closed at a six-year high yesterday after the publication of new rules for foreign investors. But don’t bother if you have less than $5 billion in assets under management and…
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Buying oil as market complacency peaks looks a good trade

Global investors are getting way to complacent about the outlook for financial markets in the view of some of the smarter kids on the block. The depressed oil price offers an opportunity to profit as…
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Posted on 23 August 2014 Categories: Investment Gurus, Oil & Gas, Video Channel

Russia will takeover eastern Ukraine predicts senior analyst

Euro Pacific Capital’s John Browne told CNBC it’s not even near the beginning of the end of the conflict in Ukraine.
‘President Vladimir Putin is very firm. I don’t think this is even the beginning…
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Stocks slump and bonds and gold rally as Ukraine attacks Russian invaders

Wall Street plunged into the red this afternoon, and bonds and gold rallied, on news that the Ukrainian military had engaged and mainly destroyed a Russian armoured column that crossed into its territory last night.…
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US air strikes in Iraq and weasel words from Russia induce a false calm

Financial markets finished the week on a more upbeat note with a late rally on Wall Street. Investors were apparently cheered by a couple of 500lb bombs dropped on the Islamic State’s artillery in Iraq…
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Gold gains as US strikes Islamic State and Russia prepares for war

Gold prices jumped to $1,323 today as recent manipulation by central banks to suppress the price failed in the face of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine and the US president authorizing air strikes against…
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Posted on 08 August 2014 Categories: Gold & Silver, Hedge Funds, Oil & Gas, Sovereign Wealth Funds, US Dollar, US Stocks

Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a bloody fight

Financial markets are just beginning to price in a Russian invasion of the Ukraine, perhaps with a self-proclaimed peacekeeping mandate. But this would not be an easy fight.
Jeff Mankoff, Fellow and Deputy Director at…
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Foreigners invest $941m in Saudi proxy shares hoping for ownership rights

Foreign investors spend a total of $941 million on Saudi proxy shares last month, more than double the amount in June after an announcement promised full ownership rights early next year.
At the moment foreigners…
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