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The Man Behind The Oil Price Rally

"The OPEC meeting is over and the cartel has extended production cuts throughout 2018. The decision is obviously crucial to supporting oil prices, but perhaps an even bigger story is the relentless strategy from the young Saudi Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, being played out both inside OPEC and in his own country. And oil is the key to it all."

Turkey At Risk Of Hyperinflation As CPI Soars To 14-Year High

The problem for Turkey's central bank is that markets are demanding further significant tightening in policy to contain inflation and stem the decline in Lira - something which the dictatorial presence of President Erdogan might make "problematic."

Yemen Rebels Claim They Fired Missile At Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they fired a cruise missile toward the $20 bilion Barakh nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the UAE (which is still under construction) which "successfully hit its target", the group’s television service said on its website Sunday.

Expect Desperate, Insane Behavior From Government In 2018 – Part 1

"As we head into 2018, governments around the world will become increasingly insecure about their positions of power and control, which will result in increased paranoia about whether or not they have the consent of the governed...Being a global empire in decline, the U.S. power structure has the most to lose, making it particularly vulnerable to such panic."

Michael Hudson: America's Monetary Imperialism

"...the conflict between creditors and democracy, between oligarchy and economic growth (and indeed, survival) will remain the defining issue of our epoch over the next generation..."