While we have become used to the almost daily trading-halts in Japanese government bonds, when the CME reports that Silver trading was halted four times overnight, it is increasingly clear that this market is anything but 'normal':
Gold prices are up modestly today, but continue to be near their lows of the year.
Ontario is home to about 40 percent of Canada’s population and accounts for 48 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product. It’s the fourth-largest population center in North America, after Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles, and it produces more
More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper Les Echos reported on Saturday, citing Finance Ministry data.
"As part of the program, in its first phase, Nigerians 16 years and older, and all residents in the country for more than two years, will get the new multipurpose identity card which has 13 applications including MasterCard’s prepaid payment technolo
Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.
European Union finance ministers gave the green light to start talks with Switzerland and Liechtenstein about surrendering bank data, as Europe stepped up its fight against tax evasion. The move, described as 'historic' by Germany's Finance Minister
The euro rose versus the dollar for the first time in four sessions on Tuesday, helped by profit-taking on bets favoring the U.S. currency and by expectations that German investor morale could nudge higher.
The leaders of Spain and Portugal demanded that the 17-nation eurozone speed up efforts to create a banking union and complained that credit is frozen in their countries, preventing economic growth and crucial job creation.
During an interview with The Globe and Mail, 'Gloom, Boom, and Doom's Marc Faber unleashed some awful truthiness about gold "I buy gold every month", real estate "bubble territory", and the likelihood of a crash in smoke-and-mirrors-like asset market
The yen weakened beyond 101 per dollar for the first time since April 2009 after a government report showed Japanese investors boosted holdings of overseas bonds, ending the longest streak of sales since January 2010.
War is a horrible thing. Just ask anyone that has ever been in the middle of it. And in this day and age governments around the world possess weapons of such incalculable power that war should be unthinkable.
Oskar Lafontaine, the German finance minister who launched the euro, has called for a break-up of the single currency to let southern Europe recover, warning that the current course is "leading to disaster".
The most puzzling part of the investment business is seeing how the vast and largely economically illiterate masses interpret any given piece of news.
The world's central banks have printed unimaginable amounts of money in recent years - "these guys are really more powerful than the government."
The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity.” Which naturally raises the question, who or what will serve as this global central bank, cloaked with the power to issue the
The next Great Depression is already happening - it just hasn't reached the United States yet.
Though Australia’s national balance sheet is comparatively quite strong, the government has been running at a net deficit for years… and they’re under intense pressure to balance the budget.
We're at the start of a furious three-day sprint of data.
Jim Rickards on the future of the international monetary system, speaking at the Sovereign Man:
For most of us, the Great Depression is a distant abstraction most relevant as the last time the economy was worse than it has been lately. But for some unhappy Europeans, Depression-style living is a thing of the present.
“When the next phase of the disaster comes, they will come for you“
Savers and investors face further "wealth confiscation" in Europe as the continent struggles to resolve the single currency's problems, a bank chief has said.
At $72.8 Trillion, Presenting The Bank With The Biggest Derivative Exposure In The World (Hint: Not JPMorgan)
With economic growth stuck near zero and unemployment rising, Europeans are increasingly impatient with the budget discipline imposed as part of the European Union’s showcase anti-crisis pact.
It's the latest sign of a global economy turned on its head.
The unemployment rate in Spain recently hit an astounding 27.2 percent for the first quarter of 2013, which is the highest it's been in decades and higher than unemployment was in the United States during the Depression.