LATEST NEWS : We Are So Not Prepared For Another Oil Shock

In one sense, energy doesn’t matter all that much to what’s coming. Once debt reaches a certain level, oil can be $10 a barrel or $200, and either way we’re in trouble. But the cost of energy can still play a role in the timing and shape of the next financial crisis. The housing/derivatives bubble […]

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Iran Agrees to Deal With Powers to Curb Nuclear Work

Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics. By agreeing to curtail its nuclear activities, Iran won an easing of certain sanctions on oil, auto parts, gold and precious metals […]

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The beginning of the end for the "petrodollar"?

“Numerous reports point out that Saudi Arabia has been one of the main forces pushing the US for a military intervention in Syria. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the chief or Saudi intelligence, has offered to pay Washington for all expenses incurred during the intervention and some reports claim that he has threatened Vladimir Putin with […]

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U.S. issues global travel alert, cites al Qaeda threat

“(Reuters) – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday warning Americans that al Qaeda may be planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close 21 U.S. embassies and consulates on Sunday, August […]

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