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Presenting The Complete Global Currency Swirlogram





Efforts to make sense of why various FX crosses trade like they do these days are complicated immeasurably by the ongoing global currency wars and an EM complex that's plagued by fear of a strong USD and a long list of idiosyncratic domestic factors. For those interested in a 30,000 foot view of what's overvalued and what's not, here's Deutsche Bank's take.

 
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Explosions, Gunfire As Belgian Police Conduct Ongoing Anti-Terror Raids After Overnight Arrests





"The tactic of detaining people first and asking questions later will likely become increasingly common. There will be lots more of them. They are going to be what's called over-broad. They are going to just try to find people or evidence that may stop the next terrorism attack, and they will figure out who they have under custody."

 
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Refugee Crisis: Using Chaos To Build Power





A European Union military force with power to intervene in member states. A new “Marshall Plan” to radically redesign whole regions of the world and impose regional government. A United Nations empowered to manage it all. Christendom under siege. And the end of nationhood as it is understood today. That is where the “refugee crisis” is heading, as the engineered disaster wreaks havoc across Europe and beyond. Despite the appearance of chaos, though, it is all by design, with a series of radical goals in mind.

 
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Jihad In Brussels





"[T]he most important factor is Belgium's culture of denial... Observers who point to unpleasant truths such as the high incidence of crime among Moroccan youth and violent tendencies in radical Islam are accused of being propagandists of the extreme-right, and are subsequently ignored and ostracized."

 
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Is This The Most Intricate Oil Theft Operation Yet?





While Georgia has been caught up recently in a major pipeline competition, with Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran all making a play for the action in this small, strategically located energy-transit hub, some men in the central Georgian village of Ruisi have been busy with a pipeline project of their own.

 
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'Caged' Refugees Say They Will Jump In Sea If Deported





"Turkey is a bad country, sorry about that, but it’s a bad country," he said. "If they send us back from Turkey, Turkey will send us back to Iraq or Syria. We’ll die in Iraq, we’ll die in Syria."

 
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The Latest Key Developments In The Brussels Terror Attacks





Two days after the tragic terrorist attacks in Brussles, the situation remains extremely fluid, with the largest concern being that more sleeper cells may be activated especially since the third man who participated at the Zaventerm airport suicide bombing is still at large. Here, courtesy of the Guardian and Politico, are the most recent key developments out of Belgium.

 
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7 Strange Questions About The Brussels Terror Attacks That The Mainstream Media Is Not Asking





The horrific terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016 are going to reverberate in our memories for years to come, and perhaps that was the intention.  Terror attacks are designed to create fear and to get attention, and these attacks have definitely done both. But what was the real motive for these attacks?  The following are 7 strange questions about the Brussels terror attacks that the mainstream media is not asking...

 
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Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash "Gift-Certificate" Money Drop To Young People





The Swiss, the Finns, and the Ontarians may get their 'Universal Basic Income' but the Japanese are about to turn the Spinal Tap amplifier of extreme monetary experimentation to 11. Sankei reports, with no sourcing, that the Japanese government plans to unleash "vouchers" or "gift certificates" to low-income young people to stimulate the "conspicuous decline" in consumption among young people. The handouts may not be deposited, thus combining helicopter money (inflationary) and fully electronic currency (implicit capital controls and tracking of spending).

 
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Belgium Ignored Warning From Turkey On Brussels Bomber, Erdogan Says





"Despite our warnings that this person was a foreign terrorist fighter, Belgium could not establish any links with terrorism."

 
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Why Belgium Is Ground Zero For European Jihadis





"Returned Syria fighters are a huge threat... It is absolutely unbelievable that our governments allow them to return... Every government in the West, which refuses to do so [lock them up], is a moral accessory if one of these monsters commits an atrocity. ... Our citizens are in mortal danger if we do not restore control over our own national borders."

 
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The Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria





Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. By re-establishing the Assad government in Syria, and permanently placing its forces at Syrian bases, the Russian’s have placed an impenetrable obstacle to the development of the Qatar gas pipeline.

 
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Frontrunning: March 22





  • Brussels Rocked by Deadly Attacks With Blasts at Airport, Subway (BBG)
  • Death count climbs in Brussels blasts (Reuters)
  • Europe on High Alert After Blasts in Belgium (WSJ)
  • Brussels Phone Users Urged to Text Not Call as Networks Jammed (BBG)
  • U.S. Embassy Urges Citizens in Brussels to Shelter in Place (BBG)
  • Oil prices swept lower after Brussels blasts spook investors (Reuters)
 
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