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Archive Monthly Archives: August 2018

How Elon Musk Sabotaged His Own Going Private Transaction

The soap opera over Tesla’s going private deal may be over, but the autopsy of just what happened, how and why the “deal” collapsed in well under a month from its “funding secured” announcement lingers.  And, as it turns out, Elon Musk has nobody but himself to blame for what may otherwise have been a […]

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Greece's Problems Are Far From Over

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via DLacalle.com, Greece has exited bailout territory and the European Union is making a strong case of the success of the program. While Greece has obviously ended its bailout process, the real issues of the Greek economy remain largely intact. The real drama is that none of the measures implemented have […]

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S&P To Open At New All Time High Amid Easing Trade War Tensions, Stable Yuan

It has been a quiet overnight session as UK markets are closed for holiday, with last Friday’s post-Jackson Hole surge that sent the S&P to a new all time high pushed risk momentum higher, and sent world stock markets to their highest level in more than two weeks on Monday as reassuring comments from Fed […]

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Ebola Deaths In DRC Spike 21% In Four Days, Bordering Countries On High Alert

The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DNC) has claimed 67 lives, up from 55, according to Robert Redfield, director of the CDC. On Friday the WHO said that the virus has spread to an area of “high security risk,” and that ongoing local conflicts have made finding and monitoring infected […]

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Escobar: Sun Tzu And The Art Of Fighting A Trade War

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, It will be long, it will be nasty and Trump would be foolish to underestimate Xi and the resolve of China… Imagine the Chinese leadership out of the public eye for nearly two weeks – virtually holed up, immersed in a secret debate. That is exactly what […]

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"The Parallels Are Remarkable": Trump Is Using The Bill Clinton Playbook And It Just Might Work

Authored by Joseph Moreno, op-ed via TheHill.com, The parallels are remarkable. Twenty years ago this month, a special prosecutor investigating the president was weeks away from releasing a report accusing the chief executive of illegal conduct unrelated to his official duties. Three months later, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of lying and obstructing […]

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Chinese Naval Expansion Hits High Gear

Submitted by SouthFront.org While there was much fanfare and attention given to the July 3rd launch of two Type 055 guided missile destroyers at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DISC) shipyard in Dalian, very little mention has been made of the many other warships that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has launched or commissioned since […]

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Massive Russian-Chinese Joint War Games Will Feature Nuclear Exercises

Over the past half year the West has increasingly taken note of the significantly heightened pace of both Chinese and Russian military spending and surprising leaps forward in terms defense tech advances. Even when Chinese or Russian systems fail, as with recent news of a nuclear-powered cruise missile touted by Putin as having “unlimited range” but […]

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Society Is Made of Narrative. Realizing This Is Awakening From The Matrix

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, In the movie The Matrix, humans are imprisoned in a virtual world by a powerful artificial intelligence system in a dystopian future. What they take to be reality is actually a computer program that has been jacked into their brains to keep them in a comatose state. They live their […]

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"Thank God This Is Happening" Russia Says Time Has Come To Ditch The Dollar

With the US unveiling a new set of sanctions against Russia on Friday, Moscow said it would definitely respond to Washington’s latest sanctions and, in particular, it is accelerating efforts to abandon the American currency in trade transactions, said Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “The time has come when we need to go from […]

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