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Dubai suffered the world’s steepest property slump in the global recession, with home prices dropping 50 percent from their 2008 peak, according to Deutsche Bank AG.

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RevolutionaryPolitics

The Chinese government is telling people gold and silver are good investments that will safeguard their wealth. After last year’s meltdown in the stock market, people believe it. After all, Chinese citizens don’t receive government retirement money…

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arclein

If the Dubai crisis drags on, the dollar will get stronger and the flourishing carry trade will crash. That means that the maxed-out banks (which are heavily invested in high-risk positions) will get clobbered once again. That's the nightmare scenar

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AP

Dubai World "totally rejected" the possibility of selling off some of its top performing assets in the months before the heavily indebted conglomerate turned to creditors with a plea to defer payments on some of the $60 billion it owes.

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kitco.com

In October, the Hong Kong bankers discovered some gold bars shipped from the United States were actually tungsten with gold plating. This is the exact same Modus Operandi as the silver clad zinc dimes from 45 years ago.

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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk

Stephen Jen from the hedge fund Blue Gold Capital has a warning for those who think that gold has risen far too high, is necessarily in a speculative bubble, and must soon come clattering back down.

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Reuters

Forget about designer brands and quirky gadgets: low-priced fashions and green products scored big in Japan in 2009, an advertising agency survey found, as consumers pinch pennies and take advantage of government stimulus subsidies. Hybrid vehicle

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Max Keiser

The man who predicted the Dubai crash speaking on Russia Today about the "Tsunmai". He predicted this would happen in Feb of this year. He also correctly predicted the crash in Iceland in 2007. Why is he interviewd on RT, and not on CNBC?

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arclein

This is what they did — these climate “scientists” on whose unsupported word the world’s classe politique proposes to set up an unelected global government this December in Copenhagen, with vast and unprecedented powers to control all formerly free m

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AP

European and U.S. stock markets fell Tuesday after the U.S. government said the U.S. economy did not grow as fast in the third quarter as previously estimated, stoking fears that the recovery in the world's largest economy will be slow. In its sec

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Financial Times

The mounting level of debt in the industrialised world is prompting a growing number of investors to use the derivatives market to bet on the chance of rich governments defaulting on bonds. The volume of activity in sovereign credit default swaps

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Reuters

With the [Indian] stock market having gained more than 75% this year and the economy growing at nearly 7%, the number of billionaires jumped to 52 in 2009 from 27 in the previous year, just 2 short of the record in 2007, according to the ranking.

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Doug Hornig

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” said Blanche DuBois, in the final words of the play A Streetcar Named Desire. Well, don’t we all.

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Jim Rogers for LewRockwell.com

"Yes, I should be selling at the top, but I don't think this is the top. Gold, adjust it for inflation back in 1980, gold should be over $2k an oz. right now. In my view, in this bull market in commodities gold will make all new highs adjust for infl

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Seeking Alpha

Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), BP (BP), et al founded the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in 2000 to facilitate "dark pool" trading in the commodities markets. It is outside the US and operates free from the constraints of US laws.

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arclein

"There is a strong case to be made that we are already at 'peak gold'," he told The Daily Telegraph at the RBC's annual gold conference in London. "Production peaked around 2000 and it has been in decline ever since, and we forecast that

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