Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-55252 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:59:08 GMT "Anti-Petrodollar" CEO of Total is Now Conveniently Dead iehi-feed-55242 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:54:18 GMT ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria's embattled Kobani iehi-feed-55241 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:53:23 GMT Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can't afford not to 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.

iehi-feed-55232 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:57:42 GMT The Depressing Signals the Markets Are Sending About the Global Economy iehi-feed-55227 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:02:40 GMT All That Is Broken With The US Financial System In One Chart iehi-feed-55219 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:44:09 GMT Ukraine crisis: Putin orders thousands of troops away from border 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 iehi-feed-55213 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:56:23 GMT Why Oil Is Plunging: US "Handshake Deal" With Saudis iehi-feed-55202 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:04:33 GMT "De-Dollarizing" Russia Pays Down Near-Record $53 Billion In Debt In Third Quarter iehi-feed-55193 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:12:09 GMT What's the deal between Iran and the US? - Pepe Escobar iehi-feed-55192 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:03:52 GMT China-Russia mega gas deal takes off iehi-feed-55191 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:02:38 GMT Russia and the west should stop punishing one another How can we stop the downward spiral of sanctions? Two things need to be done. First, there should be a peace treaty between Ukraine and Russia, combining an agreement on borders with a commitment from Kiev to uphold the rights of Russian speakers, and a commitment from Moscow to stop supporting the rebels in eastern Ukraine. This offers both sides a face-saving way out. Second, Russia and the west should reconfirm their commitment to the so-called Helsinki

principles: respect of territorial integrity and human rights. The Helsinki Accords will turn 40 next summer. This would be a good time to renew these vows. If Moscow chooses this course, the west should begin to dismantle the


It sounds idealistic, and perhaps it is. Just in case, Finland and Sweden should join Nato in due course. Moscow might complain that the western sphere of influence was again expanding. But these two countries are already part of the west. Their membership in Nato would benefit Russia: it would bring in two pragmatic countries who want to make Russia and Nato partners again. As surprising as it may sound these days, it is possible to balance idealism and pragmatism in a constructive way.

iehi-feed-55186 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:41:38 GMT Rickards: Obama's Abandoning the Saudis for Iran and Dooming the Petrodollar iehi-feed-55184 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:39:06 GMT ​Fitch: Ukraine's capital two steps away from default iehi-feed-55170 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:14:27 GMT Truce Bypasses Donetsk Airport, Symbol of Conflict in E. Ukraine iehi-feed-55156 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:06:50 GMT Putin Clans Gridlocked Over Arrest as Sanctions Bite iehi-feed-55153 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:47:12 GMT World on the brink of oil war as Opec bickers over price A sudden slump in the price of crude has exposed deep divisions within the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) ahead of its final scheduled meeting of the year next month to decide on how much oil to pump.

Some members, led by Iran, have called for immediate action to stem the drop in oil prices, while the Arab sheikhdoms of the Gulf have so far argued that it could be another three months before it becomes clear whether the group should cut production for the first time since December 2008.


In the US -- the world's biggest consumer -- crude for November delivery at one point last week dropped below the psychologically important $90 pricing level, raising fears that a prolonged slump could put many of America's shale drillers out of business. Shale oil, which can cost up to $80 per barrel to produce...

iehi-feed-55150 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:59:52 GMT Russian agrees to send more gas through Turkish pipeline iehi-feed-55149 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:59:01 GMT Iran to discuss oil swaps with Russian investors iehi-feed-55138 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:49:42 GMT Ukraine's Collapsing Economy