20 Reasons Why the Agriculture Sector Is Seen As Critical to Russia’s Economy

20 Reasons Why the Agriculture Sector Is Seen As Critical to Russia’s Economy

What does legendary investor Jim Rogers know about the Russian economy that Washington's sanctions hawks ignore? RogueMoney regular contributor London Paul had the answer back in February 2017 -- agro-business has been booming across Russia, in part thanks to Moscow's counter-sanctions on EU food stuffs that have boosted domestic producers. Back on June 6, 2017 when he was promoting his new book "Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets" the 74-year-old Alabama-raised Singapore resident sat down in New York with Fox Business Network's Mario Bartiromo and said he'd just returned from the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where he dined with Putin. Rogers says Chinese investors and tourists are boosting a steady Russian recovery from the lows of late 2014 and early 2015.

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China and Japan both blink from President Trump's unorthodox foreign policy

As Mexico, Australia, the European Commission, Iran, China, and even Germany are quickly finding out, Donald Trump is not the type of cool, calm, and collected diplomat that they have been able to run roughshod over in the White House for the past 8 to 24 years.  In fact, as one former Australian National Security Adviser acknowledged yesterday, Trump has made everything assumed of America in the past null and void.

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While the U.S. wastes time blaming Russia for hacking, Moscow looks to pluck Japan away from the West

While the U.S. wastes time blaming Russia for hacking, Moscow looks to pluck Japan away from the West

It has not been a very good year for the U.S. establishment, which saw their power take a severe blow with the election of Donald Trump as the next President.  And when you couple this with the failures of the shadow government's gambit in Syria, perhaps it is not surprising that the once great nation known as America is little more than a paper tiger who is now relegated to blaming scapegoats for just about every one of their failures.

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Team Rogue Money Radio with Producer CJ, Deb "Bankster Slayer" Caruthers and Ken Schortgen Jr.

RogueMoney radio is joined by Team RM's Ken @FinanceExaminer Schortgen Jr., Deb @BanksterSlayer Caruthers and Producer CJ for an hour discussing the massive November Treasury bond dump, China's accelerating yuan-ization, the weakening euro and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Deb Caruthers discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan and the prospect of a permanent peace treaty formally ending WWII between Moscow and Tokyo with economic development deals for the Kuriles/Sakhalin Islands.

The Guerrilla discusses the collapse of no toilet paper 'Bolivarian socialism' in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as pining for the Hawaii golf courses lame duck Barry Obama's pathetic declaration of cyber war with Russia in retaliation for alleged hacking of the Democrats. Deb Caruthers also addresses potential secession for the people's republic of northern Mexico formerly known as California, and its huge mild climate camping homeless population.

If you could take away one idea from this show, it's use the strong dollar to travel in Europe, Latin America and Asia or to buy what you want and need while you can, before monetary hypoxia kicks in! -- JWS

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Trump-san: Shinzo Abe Meets President Elect, Newly Named Natl Security Advisor Gen. Flynn at Trump Tower

For all the Establishment carping about how Donald Trump would be a human wrecking ball to Washington's traditional alliances, he received a warm handshake from the Prime Minister of Japan on Thursday in his first meeting with a representative of the same.

Like the other defeated belligerent in World War II Germany has been the linchpin of the U.S. position in Europe, Japan has been the anchor of American dominance of the Pacific for over 70 years. But as V the Guerrilla Economist said back when we first started listening to him on Internet talk radio in 2012, "Watch Japan". The 11/17/16 90 minute meeting between the President elect who stunned the world and the Prime Minister representing the central bankers' monetary 'Mischief Engine' aka the Bank of Japan foretells tectonic shifts coming to global trade in 2017-18.

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Deutsche Bank, Japan Bonds, SDR China, Saudi USTs, One Heck of a Weekend: Open Thread

Who says there will just be ONE domino to knock it all down? Suddenly, a perfect storm appears to be moving into place. OPEN THREAD means that YOU can post alerts in the Reader Comments pertinent to whatever cataclysm catches your fancy as we pass through September 30, 2016. Think: Deutsche Bank $DB, Japan JGBs, Saudi USTs, China SDRs, or a dozen other potential events.

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Here we go: The pension collapse is now underway

A few months ago, the largest public and private pension funds announced that they were so underfunded that they would have to begin cutting benefits, or in the case of Central State Pension Fund, even cut payments to retirees altogether.  But this now appears to be just the start of a worldwide pension collapse thanks mostly to the actions of global central banks in their decisions to pick a few winners to the detriment of everyone else.

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