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Guest Post: Austrian Central Bank Strikes Exotic Deal with PBoC While Entangled in Alleged Kickback Scandal

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:13 | 1870392 fuu
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"Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck Gesellschaft"

My new favorite phrase.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:17 | 1870405 GeneMarchbanks
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When you need to clear your throat?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:19 | 1870408 fuu
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I am not sure if die, das, or der is proper.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:35 | 1870453 Ahmeexnal
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Yes, I've warned about his for some time.
European countries will dump the euro (this is what Austria has already done) and embrace other currencies (Austria has embraced the chinese currency, Greece will adopt the USD, Italy will reintroduce the Lira or adopt the CHF during a transitory period).

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:08 | 1870595 Manthong
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Whoa.. somebody smuggled out a secret video of some of the negotiations..


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:47 | 1870685 knukles
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Fucker's from Goldman

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:32 | 1870460 slewie the pi-rat
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i would say, maybe...

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:09 | 1870599 Wolferl
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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:31 | 1870653 fuu
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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:15 | 1870400 GeneMarchbanks
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Not really surprising.

Here's the finance formula: Fiat + Corruption = Clusterfuck.

Take a step back let it sink in...

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:19 | 1870414 Iriestx
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Quid pro quo, Clarice.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:21 | 1870422 catch edge ghost
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Ok. Now it's real. Far out man. just wow.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:22 | 1870423 Peter K
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Disclosing their IB commissions. It's required by MiFID:)

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:30 | 1870429 lolmao500
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Austria just went rogue, prep the bombers.

I mean Hitler was born there, time for some payback!


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:31 | 1870458 catch edge ghost
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No really. This is huge. One of the smart guy contributors needs to explain the implications to readers.

It's full of stars!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:32 | 1870459 MarcusLCrassus
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We will be seeing a lot of this in the future.  "Stop using those worthless Bernanke Bux.  We'll let you use Yuan instead.  By the way, that's some nice gold you have there..."

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:48 | 1870511 goldsaver
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That was my first reaction. PBoC has been on a gold buying spree for a few years now. The most obvious purpose would be to establish the Yuan as the replacement for the dollar (what the Euro was supposed to be) as the reserve currency.

Austria investing in Yuan denominated assets translates to using Yuan denominated assets as reserves and dumping dollar denominated assets. Bye, bye Bennybuck!


Put a stake thru its heart, slap its nasty butt and call it Shirley.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:36 | 1870471 DormRoom
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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:34 | 1870474 sabra1
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what kind of bank is Ostritch Nationalbank!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:50 | 1870528 MarcusLCrassus
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I heard that it started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:28 | 1870492 hound dog vigilante
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I think this is HUGE.

Very real & significant step AWAY from the $USD reserve currency paradigm.

Austria is a mature, developed country and their CB chose to deal w/ China's CB - not the Fed.

This is a big move on China's behalf, as well... Mr. Mao's Noodles grand opening right next door to McDonald's (w/ Drive-Thru printing press) on Europe's Hautstrasse.


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:45 | 1870509 slewie the pi-rat
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 <=== mope with neither hope nor dope

 <=== party like it's "Creditanstalt 1931" 'event' again!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:52 | 1870533 moskov
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NO! I think It's not about ending of dollar, but China wants Euro to be crashed and demolished instead. If IMF doesn't want Yuan to be included in SDR, then China does it itself. Give you a finger! IMF and EU

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:52 | 1870534 New American Re...
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This is China creating a new reserve currency in competition to the dollar.    And they couldn't have done it without the help of Wall Street, the Federal Reserve Bank they created, and the Washington DC they bought.    Time for the New American Revolution....

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:57 | 1870554 Steroid
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I guess Austria is not Austrian.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 15:20 | 1870629 americanspirit
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At some point one hopes that the World Court recognizes these bankster games for what they are - crimes against humanity - and starts issuing indictments. After all, killing people by starving them, causing them to commit suicide, destroying families and communities - I could go on, but isn't that about enough for an indictment or two? You certainly don't have to torture and shoot people to commit a crime against humanity. What the banks are doing is easily on the level of a Pol Pot, Idi Amin, or Slobodan Milosovitch.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:37 | 1870824 disabledvet
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Under-munchen. They know what comes next.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:59 | 1871044 Tompooz
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Next terse press release may be from de Nederlandse Bank and PboC jointly. Clean and without the kickbacks. Some gold will move from NY to HK.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:00 | 1871047 didi
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Here's a link to an article from the end of October...preparing the way for these 'exotic' new deals?


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:56 | 1871267 Buck Johnson
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The bankers are feeding on each other now, because there is no one left but them with money.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:47 | 1871997 Hephasteus
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Well US has eaten the post office and every other damn government agency IRA. And Homeland security is thinking people in the post office will fight citizens if the military won't do it.

And corporations aren't making shit for profit so they are just pretending to be kicking ass and having the fed print them money.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 21:22 | 1871380 PulauHantu29
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"No one could be reached for comment."

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:32 | 1871571 simonsito
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felix austria!
....while I am waiting for that stupid bitch Merkel to do something of the likes for years now! well, i fact I stopped waiting for that....kept a dream in my mind about german-russian-chinese currency/trade cooperations...but thats something for another decade maybe...

Meanwhile in South-Germany, I cant help myself finding more and more 1920ies analogies every day, it almost feels like being on the verge of mental sickness induced by whats happening with those people around me: they know whats coming, and that its not going to be nice at all - but while this is working its way from their guts into their minds, they keep denying furiously everything I say, or just refuse to realize how its going to affect them, yet many usually balanced guys are getting more and more savage in their daily habits in order to secure whats left of the cake before somebody else does, and this shit is going on now for at least since the first german post-war recession in around 2000...I am so sick of it, yet I know its going to get far worse..

..and now there are those illiterate austrian ski-instructors, allowed to save in renminbi (in addition to having lower taxes on PMs and all that - fuck, now I am quite pissed! Theres nothing that bitch can get right!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:17 | 1871975 TheMadNumismatist
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One thing that jumped out at me, was the use of CAPITALS in the names of the two signatories; it is as though they are signing as the LEGAL entity, or on a personal basis.

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