Self-Censorship: Where The Real Damage Is Being Done

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

I was going to write another article today about a different topic, but I backed down because I didn’t think I could deliver the kind of fiery, forceful, unmitigated argument it would need to be without ri…

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5 Companies To Watch In The Next Commodity Boom

Rare elements are poised for a bull run that’s long overdue. And now it’s a matter of defense and national security. The hottest metal right now is definitively vanadium—not only is it a major additive for steel … Now it’s the future of our electricity…

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Two Deutsche Bank Traders Found Guilty Of Rigging Libor

As regulators’ campaign to kill off Libor continues unabated, helping to squeeze the 3 month dollar Libor rate to its highest level since the financial crisis, federal prosecutors in New York have won convictions on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy…

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U.S-Saudi Clash Could Spell Disaster For OPEC

The Khashoggi case is far from over, as current harsh statements coming from Washington are showing. Not only is there a long line of U.S. Senators calling for an in-depth investigation of the matter, some have even openly called for the removal of Sau…

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What Killed The Oil Price Rally?

Oil prices fell to a one-month low on Wednesday, pushed down by a rather bearish report from the EIA that showed a large increase in crude inventories. Brent briefly dipped below $80 per barrel and WTI was back below $70 per barrel as of Wednesday afte…

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Europe’s Fuel Oil Traders Wary Of Closing 2019 Deals

Traders in Europe are not rushing to the 2019 tenders for fuel oil, expecting wild price volatility in the prices of both high-sulfur and low-sulfur fuel oil next year as the market will be preparing for the new International Maritime Organization (IMO…

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Freo’s hero? Smallest stands tall to rejuvenate 2019 Dockers

The smallest person at the party eventually stood tallest. New Dockers football boss Peter Bell entered Marvel Stadium last Monday for the start of the AFL’s trade period a relative novice but emerged a superhero after a tenacious campaign not dissimil…

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The Royals are in Melbourne

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex spend the third day of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South-Pacific in Melbourne.

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Oil Price Rally Revives Offshore Oil Sector

The offshore drilling segment of the energy industry was among the hardest hit by the 2014 downturn. Many went under, and those that did survive were on their last legs when prices began to climb back up. Now, things are looking up and the sector could…

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U.S. Spares China From Yuan-Manipulator Label Amid Trade War

(Oct 18): The Treasury Department stopped short of declaring China a currency manipulator in its semi-annual report on foreign-exchange rates, averting an escalation of a trade war while serving notice that the U.S. will closely watch the yuan after it…

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Twitter Posts Millions of Tweets Linked to Russia, Iran

(Oct 18): Twitter Inc. has published data sets comprising millions of tweets, images and videos and thousands of accounts linked to operatives based in Russia and Iran, shedding light on how bad actors outside the U.S. sought to manipulate social-media…

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China’s Factory Heartland Braces for Trump’s Big Tariff Hit

(Oct 18): In China’s manufacturing heartland around the Pearl River Delta, Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariffs are causing little concern. The 25 percent duties that loom next year are another matter.
Ben Yang, a furniture maker producing contemporary de…

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KLCI to trend sideways, 11MP mid-term review in focus

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The FBM KLCI is expected to trend sideways today with immediate hurdle at 1,740, tracking the overnight dip at most global markets.
Sentiment at the domestic market will also be cautious ahead of the tabling of the 11th Malaysia …

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Is Netflix Being Run By The US Congress?

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

Shares of Netflix soared today on news the company lost a record $859 million in cash in the third quarter.

Why are investors applauding this egregious destruction of capital?

Well, it’s because invest…

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