Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. You can pull sub-categories from this feed by adding a ?tags=a,b,c,... style parameter. The category tags (which can be given as numbers or handles) are : id handle category description 1 housing_finance "Housing Finance News/ML-Implode Main" 2 hedge_funds "Hedge Funds News" 3 fed "The Fed, Central Banking and fin. reg." 4 foreclosures "Foreclosures (News)" 5 chavez "Hugo Chavez Watch (News)" 6 builders "Home Builders News" 7 banks "Banks News" 8 credit_bubble "Credit Bubble and Crash (News)" 9 peak_oil "Peak Oil and Energy Security (News)" 10 BRIC_v_us "BRIC countries vs. U.S. (News)" 11 gov_bk "Government Bankruptcy (News)" 12 mediawatch "Mainstream Media Watch" 13 Our commentary "IEHI Original Commentary" 14 rebalancing "Economic Rebalancing (News)" 15 pm "Precious Metals News" 16 inflation "Inflation and Deflation News" 17 nr "Natural Resources News" 18 consumer "Consumer Capitulation/Issues and Populism" 20 pe "Private Equity Implosion (News)" 21 recession "Recession/depression News" 22 ML_implosion "Mortgage Lender IMPLOSIONS" 23 HF_implosion "Hedge Fund IMPLOSIONS" 24 HB_implosion "Home Builder IMPLOSIONS" 25 Bank_implosion "Bank IMPLOSIONS" 26 ML_update "Mortgage Lender UPDATES" 27 HF_update "Hedge Fund UPDATES" 28 HB_update "Home Builder UPDATES" 29 Bank_update "Bank UPDATES" 30 RFWS "Radio Free Wall Street" 31 FHA "FHA and Mtg Regulation (News)" 32 martial_law "Martial Law/Big Brother/NWO Watch" 33 pension "Retirement Implosion (News)" 34 mtgindustry "Mortgage Industry (News)" 35 econlists "Econ insider lists" 36 iehi_fb "IEHI facebook feed" 37 robin_fb "robin facebook" 38 IEHItwitter "IEHI Twitter Feed" 39 ak_linkedin "akrowne LinkedIn (mtg industry)" en-us iehi-feed-54807 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:08:42 GMT Battle Against Islamists Roils Libya http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-26_BattleAgainstIslamistsRoilsLibya.html Two articles on the Libya situation-

1. Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S. :

Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.''

The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied to American diplomats that their military played any role in the operation, the officials said, in what appeared a new blow to already strained relations between Washington and Cairo.

...

The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied to American diplomats that their military played any role in the operation, the officials said, in what appeared a new blow to already strained relations between Washington and Cairo.

2. Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport:

If independent sources confirm the airport has changed hands, it would be a major defeat for the nationalist fighters from Zintan west of Tripoli who have held the airport since the fall of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

]]>
iehi-feed-54806 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:03:27 GMT Shanghai Silver Warehouse Stocks Fall 24% In One Week http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-26_ShanghaiSilverWarehouseStocksFall24InOneWeek.html iehi-feed-54805 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:35 GMT Russia Prepares 2nd Humanitarian Convoy http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-26_RussiaPrepares2ndHumanitarianConvoy.html iehi-feed-54804 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:57:55 GMT France In "Political Turmoil" After Hollande Unexpectedly Dissolves Government http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-26_FranceInPoliticalTurmoilAfterHollandeUnexpectedlyDissolvesGovern.html iehi-feed-54803 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:49:49 GMT Goldman Sachs to pay US$3.15b to settle mortgage case http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-26_GoldmanSachstopayUS315btosettlemortgagecase.html Goldman Sachs will pay US$3.15 billion (S$3.94 billion) to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on mortgage-linked securities it sold them before the US housing bust, officials said.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for Fannie and Freddie, which were rescued by the government during the 2008 crisis, said that Goldman will repurchase the securities it sold to the two effectively government-backed mortgage giants between 2005 and 2007.

Goldman said the agreement will resolve "all" federal and state securities claims for mortgage-backed securities purchased by Freddie and Fannie over the period.

]]>
iehi-feed-54802 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:06:10 GMT Hussman: Broken Links - Fed Policy and the Growing Gap Between Wall Street and Main Street http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-25_HussmanBrokenLinksFedPolicyandtheGrowingGapBetweenWallStreetandM.html ... what sort of decision does the Fed's policy of suppressing interest rates encourage? Only those where the cost of funds is the primary cost of doing business: financial transactions. A few years ago, housing could be included as a major beneficiary of Fed-induced speculation not only among financial institutions but among ordinary investors. But that ship has sailed, crashed into the glacier, and sunk to the bottom of the deep blue sea. So what we now have is a financial sector amped up on more than four trillion tablets of amphetamine, and a real economic sector that remains at year-to-year growth rates that have historically marked the border between expansion and recession.

... Several factors contribute to the broad sense that something in the economy is not right despite exuberant financial markets and a lower rate of unemployment. In our view, the primary factor is two decades of Fed-encouraged misallocation of capital to speculative uses, coupled with the crash of two bubbles (and we suspect a third on the way)

...

The Federal Reserve's prevailing view of the world seems to be that a) QE lowers interest rates, b) lower interest rates stimulate jobs and economic activity, c) the only risk from QE will be at the point when unemployment is low enough to trigger inflation, and d) the Fed can safely encourage years of yield-seeking speculation -- of the same sort that produced the worst economic collapse since the Depression -- on the belief that this time is different. From the foregoing discussion, it should be clear that this chain of cause and effect is a very mixed bag of fact and fiction.

]]>
iehi-feed-54801 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:23:52 GMT Doug Noland - Reflexivity, Bubbles and Profits http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-25_DougNolandReflexivityBubblesandProfits.html iehi-feed-54800 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:10:51 GMT Dallas Fed Plunges, Biggest Miss In 16 Months As New Orders Collapse http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-25_DallasFedPlungesBiggestMissIn16MonthsAsNewOrdersCollapse.html iehi-feed-54799 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:44:29 GMT Talk of ECB action grows amid Europe growth worry, German Data http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-25_TalkofECBactiongrowsamidEuropegrowthworryGermanData.html iehi-feed-54798 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:37:50 GMT Russia Lashes Out At U.S. ‘Monopoly' on Humanitarianism With Aid Convoy to Ukraine http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-25_RussiaLashesOutAtUSMonopolyonHumanitarianismWithAidConvoytoUkrai.html iehi-feed-54797 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:09:23 GMT Central bankers struggling to say no to easy-money policies http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-24_Centralbankersstrugglingtosaynotoeasymoneypolicies.html iehi-feed-54796 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:26:57 GMT China's Reaction on "Dangerous" Fighter: America Is A "Disgusting Thief Spying Over His Neighbor's Fence" http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-24_ChinasReactiononDangerousFighterAmericaIsADisgustingThiefSpyingO.html iehi-feed-54795 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:22:30 GMT Visualizing the Vanishing Money Velocity Vortex http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-24_VisualizingtheVanishingMoneyVelocityVortex.html iehi-feed-54794 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:20:45 GMT The Causes of the MH17 Crash are "Classified". Ukraine, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium Signed a "Non-disclosure Agreement" http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-24_TheCausesoftheMH17CrashareClassifiedUkraineNetherlandsAustraliaB.html iehi-feed-54793 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:19:33 GMT Europe Fears Banks Lack Cash Cushion to Cover Bad Loans http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-24_EuropeFearsBanksLackCashCushiontoCoverBadLoans.html iehi-feed-54792 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:03:45 GMT China gold exchange gains traction as yuan reforms stir interest http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-23_Chinagoldexchangegainstractionasyuanreformsstirinterest.html iehi-feed-54791 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:01:52 GMT US Picks Side on Russian Aid Convoy Entry Into Ukraine http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-23_USPicksSideonRussianAidConvoyEntryIntoUkraine.html Two articles that clearly show the stance the US has taken:

1. US demands Russia withdraw aid convoy from Ukraine.

2. By Blocking UN Resolution, US Shows That It Seeks Ukrainian Conflict Escalation

]]>
iehi-feed-54790 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:18 GMT India`s anti-gold rules to stay in place - Finance Secretary http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-23_IndiasantigoldrulestostayinplaceFinanceSecretary.html iehi-feed-54789 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:50:15 GMT France to miss deficit target as economy hits standstill http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-23_Francetomissdeficittargetaseconomyhitsstandstill.html iehi-feed-54788 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:49:28 GMT Argentina accuses U.S. Judge Griesa of imperialist attitude http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-08-23_ArgentinaaccusesUSJudgeGriesaofimperialistattitude.html