Israel Closes Airspace Near Syria Border Ahead Of Netanyahu Speech With "Dramatic News About Iran"; Oil Surges

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Moments ago, Israel’s Channel10 reported that Netanyahu is set to make “significant” televised announcement on Iran on Monday evening at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) in what his office said would be “dramatic news about Iran” and “significant development regarding” the Iran nuclear agreement and which will reportedly influence the world. מדובר במאגר מסמכים ענק… Read More

Why Gold & Silver Won’t Crash Along With The Stock Markets

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When it comes to what happens during the next major market correction-crash, we can count on that “this time will be different” for the gold and silver prices.  While many precious metals investors believe that gold and silver will crash along with the broader markets, the charts and data suggest the opposite. In my newest…… Read More

Friday Evening Links

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[Reuters] Wall Street flat as earnings offset inflation jitters [Bloomberg] FANG Stocks Save the Week [Bloomberg] Europe and the U.S. Teeter on the Brink of a Trade War [Bloomberg] World’s Central Banks Just Can’t Quit on Currency Intervention [Reuters] Despite warmth, Merkel and Trump still differ on trade and NATO [Reuters] Trump says ‘Iran will not be doing nuclear weapons’ Source:… Read More

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals blasts off

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The share price of Bushveld Minerals – the London-listed junior miner which operates the Vametco vanadium mine in South Africa – has more than doubled since mid -March and Bushveld’s March quarter report shows why. Bushveld shares have soared from 8.55p on March 12 to 20.3p currently pushing the group’s market capitalisation to £216m equivalent… Read More

Thursday Afternoon Links

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[Reuters] Wall Street gains on strong earnings, tech resurgence [CNBC] Amazon jumps after smashing earnings [Reuters] White House adviser Kudlow says China trade talks ‘long process’ [CNBC] With debt at $21 trillion and growing, ratings agencies still give US highest marks [Reuters] Understanding Kim: Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

Russia's Nornickel cuts 2018 output forecast for copper project

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MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) has cut the 2018 production forecast for its new Bystrinsky copper project near the Chinese border due to a problem with equipment which it hopes to fix in the second quarter, it said on Thursday. Nornickel, part-owned by Russian tycoon Vladimir Potanin and aluminium giant Rusal,… Read More

Russia To Send Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria, Warns Israel Of "Catastrophic Consequences"

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Israel continues ratcheting up its rhetoric this week in response to Russia’s Defense Ministry signaling it will likely move forward in arming Syria with the advanced S-300 missile defense system, bringing both Israeli and Lebanese airspace to within targeting range of Syrian missiles.  On Tuesday Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in unambiguous terms that his… Read More

A Recession by 2020?

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The current situation with the proposed tariffs between China and the US is somewhere in between a trade war and negotiation tactics. We’ll call it a “trade battle” because we don’t know what the end game of this war of words and proposals will lead to. Both sides are dependent on one another; since their… Read More

WTI/RBOB Slide After Surprise Crude, Gasoline Builds; Record Production

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WTI/RBOB prices have gone nowhere since  API reported a surprise crude build, but after last week’s across the board inventory draws, DOE reported surprise builds in crude and gasoline inventories and production hit a new record high, sending  prices lower. Bloomberg Intelligence’s Senior Energy Analyst Vince Piazza noted before the data hit that, propelled by… Read More

Wednesday’s News Links

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[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Follow U.S. Lower; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China warns of more action after military drills near Taiwan [WSJ] As ECB Contemplates Rate Move, Storm Clouds Gather Over Eurozone [FT] US stocks hit by profit fears and rising bond yields [FT] We must heed warnings from the 1970s bear market [FT] N Korea summits fuel Beijing fears of… Read More

Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts

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Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts https://www.globalresearch.ca/ten-irrefutable-devastating-911-facts/5637525 The post Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

SA platinum miners “dysfunctional” says JP Morgan

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South Africa’s platinum miners resemble a “dysfunctional oligopoly” and are currently increasing supply despite depressed platinum prices with no meaningful improvement in the situation expected until 2020. That’s the view of JP Morgan Cazenove in its latest review of the SA platinum sector which singles out Impala Platinum (Implats) as being the “most vulnerable” producer… Read More

Saturday’s News Links

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[Reuters] IMF must better police external imbalances: Treasury’s Mnuchin [Reuters] China’s Xi says internet control key to stability [Reuters] China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com