Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-56222 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:07:07 GMT Ukraine agrees tough austerity package to gain $17.5bn IMF bailout http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_Ukraineagreestoughausteritypackagetogain175bnIMFbailout.html iehi-feed-56221 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:59:35 GMT Greece taps public sector cash to help cover March needs http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_GreecetapspublicsectorcashtohelpcoverMarchneeds.html iehi-feed-56220 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:58:30 GMT The 35 year drought in real wages for American workers http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_The35yeardroughtinrealwagesforAmericanworkers.html iehi-feed-56219 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:55:47 GMT Poll gives France's far-right National Front party boost ahead of regional vote http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_PollgivesFrancesfarrightNationalFrontpartyboostaheadofregionalvo.html iehi-feed-56218 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:54:02 GMT Yellen Turning from Friend to Foe for Dollar Bull http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_YellenTurningfromFriendtoFoeforDollarBull.html iehi-feed-56217 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:53:08 GMT Bill Gross Says Currency War Risks Slowing Global Growth http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_BillGrossSaysCurrencyWarRisksSlowingGlobalGrowth.html iehi-feed-56216 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:46:08 GMT Why the ‘Smart Money' Is Bailing Out of the Bull Market http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-04_WhytheSmartMoneyIsBailingOutoftheBullMarket.html iehi-feed-56214 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:34:05 GMT Investor survey shows 38 pct chance of eurozone break-up in 12 months http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_Investorsurveyshows38pctchanceofeurozonebreakupin12months.html iehi-feed-56213 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:31:41 GMT The Great Global Monetary Easing of 2015 May Be Done by Midyear http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_TheGreatGlobalMonetaryEasingof2015MayBeDonebyMidyear.html iehi-feed-56212 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:56 GMT Greece eyes last central bank funds to avert IMF default http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_GreeceeyeslastcentralbankfundstoavertIMFdefault.html Yanis Varoufakis, the finance minister, sought to silence such talk over the weekend, telling Associated Press that a default to the IMF was out of the question, even if a halt in payments to the EU institutions remains a serious threat. "We are not going to be the first country not to meet our obligations to the IMF. We shall squeeze blood out of stone if we need to do this on our own, and we shall do it," he said.

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Mr Varoufakis said Greece did not want any further money if it meant having to buckle to Troika terms. "We won't take the next tranche if the price is having to continue with the 'Memorandum'. That is not what the people voted for," he said. It is a thinly-veiled warning that Greece will default on €300bn of combined liabilities to EMU entities and states if pushed too hard, regardless of what this implies for monetary union.

Whatever piece of paper they signed in Brussels 10 days ago, the two sides are still talking past each other.

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iehi-feed-56211 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:15 GMT Spain to split? Snap vote on Catalan independence http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_SpaintosplitSnapvoteonCatalanindependence.html iehi-feed-56209 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:19:38 GMT Ukraine central bank declares fourth-largest lender insolvent http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_Ukrainecentralbankdeclaresfourthlargestlenderinsolvent.html iehi-feed-56208 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:16:17 GMT US Savings Rate Surges To Highest Since 2012 As Consumers Save "Gas Tax Cut" Instead Of Spending http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-03_USSavingsRateSurgesToHighestSince2012AsConsumersSaveGasTaxCutIns.html iehi-feed-56207 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:11:26 GMT HOW'S THAT DEFLATION WORKING OUT FOR YOU? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_HOWSTHATDEFLATIONWORKINGOUTFORYOU.html The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It's all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row.

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And now for the BIGGEST LIE in the entire report. The have the balls to tell you that health insurance only makes up 0.753% of your entire annual budget and it has FALLEN by 0.5% in the last year. This must be some cruel Obamacare joke perpetrated by these government apparatchiks. I haven't met anyone who has seen their health insurance costs go down in the last year. My premiums went up by 20% and my annual family deductible went from $0 to $2,000. How the BLS can get away with issuing this drivel is beyond my comprehension. It's pure and utter bullshit.

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iehi-feed-56206 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:33:46 GMT IMF bent its rules to hobble Greece with unsustainable debt http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_IMFbentitsrulestohobbleGreecewithunsustainabledebt.html Philippe Legrain, a former adviser to the European Commission president, told Arte that the IMF managing director at the time, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, overrode objections from IMF staff so that Greece could pay the money it owed to French banks and not endanger his chances to run for president in France.

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"Despite the IMF's rules that it is not supposed to resort to exceptional access lending when a country's public debt is unsustainable or when the chances of program success are not good, the IMF has managed to lend to Greece some 1,860% of quota," wrote Desmond Lachman, former deputy director of the IMF's policy department. "That is more than three times the normal maximum IMF limit for such lending."

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iehi-feed-56203 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:03:59 GMT Greek debt becoming less sustainable http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_Greekdebtbecominglesssustainable.html iehi-feed-56201 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:32:33 GMT Ukraine Hyperinflates http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_UkraineHyperinflates.html iehi-feed-56200 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:31:36 GMT With Downgrade, Chicago is on the verge of fiscal free fall http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_WithDowngradeChicagoisonthevergeoffiscalfreefall.html iehi-feed-56199 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:28:13 GMT ​Catalonia prepares to set up own foreign missions, tax system amid independence drive http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_Cataloniapreparestosetupownforeignmissionstaxsystemamidindepende.html iehi-feed-56198 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:24:53 GMT Creditors Face Losses as Austria Halts Hypo Alpe Support http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2015-03-02_CreditorsFaceLossesasAustriaHaltsHypoAlpeSupport.html Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG creditors face losses after the Austrian government ruled out providing fresh capital and put the failed lender into resolution.

After 5.5 billion euros ($6.2 billion) of taxpayer money was injected into Hypo Alpe over five years, Chancellor Werner Faymann's administration decided on March 1 to stop supporting Hypo Alpe's bad bank, Heta Asset Resolution AG, when it was told Heta may need another 7.6 billion euros.

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