Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-55259 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:03:04 GMT Oil at $80 a Barrel Muffles Forecasts for U.S. Shale Boom http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-21_Oilat80aBarrelMufflesForecastsforUSShaleBoom.html iehi-feed-55257 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:25:01 GMT China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-21_Chinasetstougherrestrictionsonillegalminingexportingofrareearths.html iehi-feed-55252 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:59:08 GMT "Anti-Petrodollar" CEO of Total is Now Conveniently Dead http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-20_AntiPetrodollarCEOofTotalisNowConvenientlyDead.html iehi-feed-55244 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:04:11 GMT China, Russia said to mull high-speed Moscow-Beijing rail line http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-18_ChinaRussiasaidtomullhighspeedMoscowBeijingrailline.html iehi-feed-55243 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:01:43 GMT The Chinese in Africa: Empire builders or new pioneers? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-18_TheChineseinAfricaEmpirebuildersornewpioneers.html iehi-feed-55242 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:54:18 GMT ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria's embattled Kobani http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-18_ISISfighterswithdrawfromSyriasembattledKobani.html iehi-feed-55241 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:53:23 GMT Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can't afford not to http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-18_EuropewillreconcilewithRussiaandsoonItcantaffordnotto.html After months of escalating tensions over Ukraine and talk of a new cold war, Russia and the West could soon reach a surprising rapprochement. The eurozone economy is suffering badly and sanctions against Russia are partly to blame. Winter is also upon us, and that reminds every-one Vladimir Putin still holds the cards when it comes to supplying gas.

The clincher, though, is that Ukraine is heading towards financial meltdown. Unless an extremely large bailout is delivered soon, there will be a default, sending shockwaves through the global economy. That's a risk nobody wants to take -- least of all Washington, London or Berlin.

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iehi-feed-55236 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:33:16 GMT Gold Imports by India Seen Rising More Than Fourfold Last Month http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-16_GoldImportsbyIndiaSeenRisingMoreThanFourfoldLastMonth.html iehi-feed-55232 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:57:42 GMT The Depressing Signals the Markets Are Sending About the Global Economy http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-16_TheDepressingSignalstheMarketsAreSendingAbouttheGlobalEconomy.html iehi-feed-55230 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:44:53 GMT World economy so damaged it may need permanent QE http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-16_WorldeconomysodamageditmayneedpermanentQE.html Markets are suddenly prey to the disturbing thought that the five-and-a-half year expansion since the Lehman crisis may already be over, before Europe has regained its prior level of output. That is the chief reason why the price of Brent crude has crashed by 25pc since June. It is why yields on 10-year US Treasuries have fallen to 1.96pc, and why German Bunds are pricing in perma-slump at historic lows of 0.81pc this week.

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Forward-looking credit swaps already suggest that the US Federal Reserve will not be able to raise interest rates next year, or the year after, or ever, one might say. It is starting to look as if the withdrawal of $85bn of bond purchases each month is already tantamount to a normal cycle of rate rises, enough in itself to trigger a downturn. Put another way, it is possible that the world economy is so damaged that it needs permanent QE just to keep the show on the road.

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iehi-feed-55229 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:26:32 GMT Wells Fargo employee emails CEO asking for a $10K raise, CC'd to the entire company http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-15_WellsFargoemployeeemailsCEOaskingfora10KraiseCCdtotheentirecompa.html iehi-feed-55228 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:04:31 GMT EU to Consider Lifting Sanctions on Russia This Month http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-15_EUtoConsiderLiftingSanctionsonRussiaThisMonth.html EU risks €40bn hemorrhage from Russia sanctions in 2014.]]> iehi-feed-55226 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:01:11 GMT Fighting back, First Majestic delays sale of silver amid price weakness http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-15_FightingbackFirstMajesticdelayssaleofsilveramidpriceweakness.html iehi-feed-55225 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:00:10 GMT Silver price-fixing lawsuits consolidated in Manhattan federal court http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-15_SilverpricefixinglawsuitsconsolidatedinManhattanfederalcourt.html iehi-feed-55223 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:52:20 GMT More Q.E. would be appropriate if U.S. economy faltered - Fed's Williams http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-15_MoreQEwouldbeappropriateifUSeconomyfalteredFedsWilliams.html iehi-feed-55219 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:44:09 GMT Ukraine crisis: Putin orders thousands of troops away from border http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-14_UkrainecrisisPutinordersthousandsoftroopsawayfromborder.html iehi-feed-55217 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:30:13 GMT The Ukraine, As We Know It, Is Gone Forever - Mike Whitney interviews The Saker http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-14_TheUkraineAsWeKnowItIsGoneForeverMikeWhitneyinterviewsTheSaker.html iehi-feed-55213 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:56:23 GMT Why Oil Is Plunging: US "Handshake Deal" With Saudis http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-14_WhyOilIsPlungingUSHandshakeDealWithSaudis.html iehi-feed-55212 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:54:12 GMT Suddenly, We Have Problems http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-14_SuddenlyWeHaveProblems.html iehi-feed-55210 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:28:49 GMT Popular Silver Blogger's Site Pulled By Google Based On Mystery Court Order http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-10-13_PopularSilverBloggersSitePulledByGoogleBasedOnMysteryCourtOrder.html