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  • Authored by Wayne Madsen via The Strategic Culture Foundation,During the Spanish Civil War, many loyalist leaders and supporters of the Spanish Republican government fled into exile to wage their battle against the Spanish fascist dictatorship of Generalissimo Francisco Franco from abroad. 2018 is beginning to feel like 1939. After the fall of the Second Spanish Republic to Franco, who was aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, Spanish President Manuel Azaña and Prime Minister Juan Negrin fled to exile in France. Following the October 27, 2017 declaration of independence of...
    David de Rothschild, the 75-year-old head of the legendary banking empire, will step down and hand over the reins to his son, Alexandre, 37, as early as this summer, reports FT. Read Full Article at RT.com...
    The king is dead, at least metaphorically: long live the (new) king.The 75-year-old scion of the banking empire, David de Rothschild, is stepping aside as chairman of Rothschild & Co. this summer to pass the reins to his son Alexandre in a long-expected changing of the guard at the Franco-British investment bank.The younger Alexandre de Rothschild, the 7th generation of a banking dynasty that was founded 200 years ago and which many speculate is among the world's most influential families, has long been groomed to succeed his father in becoming...
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    BONDS, shares and Treasury bills are all very well, but in the end they are just pieces of paper. They are not assets you can hang on the wall or display to admiring neighbours. Many rich people like to invest their wealth in more tangible form; property, of course, but also collectibles such as art, fine wine and classic cars.Is that wise? Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton of the London Business School (LBS) have run the numbers for their annual analysis of the financial markets in the Credit...
    Former Clinton campaign manager and ardent foodie, John Podesta, was caught flat-footed during a heated exchange on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday after being asked about the campaign's failure to campaign in so-called "purple states" in 2016.In a discussion of 13 Russian nationals indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, host Nancy Cordes noted that Russian operatives who meddled in the election somehow realized the importance of focusing on those highly contested swing states. “How is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin and...
    Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com,Picture this: A tribal leader from a distant country visits the US. He’s brought to a large apartment building in New York City. When he gets out of the car, he looks up at the great building and is quite impressed. A uniformed doorman exits the foyer and comes out on the sidewalk. The tribesman sees the gold braiding and brass buttons of his coat and immediately decides that this is a very important person. Again he looks up at the building and says to...
    The 34-year-old, who welcomed her second daughter, Teddy, with financier husband James Rothschild, 32, in December, showed no sign of a baby bump out on Valentine's Day....
    Like Trump and Berlusconi, the Israeli leader knows our imperfect democracy is no match for his brazen and disingenuous politicsA few weeks ago in Tel Aviv a noisy demonstration gathered on Rothschild Boulevard to protest at the slow pace of the police corruption investigation into Benjamin Netanyahu, which yesterday evening concluded with a recommendation that the prime minister be charged with bribery and breach of trust. Related: Netanyahu says police report on fraud claims 'like Swiss cheese' Continue reading......
    Three new recently published scientific papers seem to confirm what many have claimed for years: the "efficient markets" are not only inefficient - from an informational standpoint - they are also badly rigged. Of the three papers, the Economist reports, one argues that well-connected insiders profited even from the financial crisis, while the other two go so far as suggesting the entire share-trading system is rigged.Unlike conventional insider trading cases - which traditionally require fortuitous tip-offs and extensive, expensive investigations, involving the examination of complex evidence from phone calls, e-mails...

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