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Senator Rand Paul Reintroduced ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill 2017

Senator Rand Paul Reintroduced ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill 2017

R3publicans originally covered story 01.04.17
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act, widely known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. Eight cosponsors joined Senator Paul on the legislation.

Representative Thomas Massie (KY-4) has introduced companion legislation, H.R. 24, in the U.S. House.

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Senator Rand Paul Reintroduces ‘Audit the Fed’

Senator Rand Paul Reintroduces ‘Audit the Fed’

rand-paul-audit-the-fed01.04.17
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act, widely known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. Eight cosponsors joined Senator Paul on the legislation.

Representative Thomas Massie (KY-4) has introduced companion legislation, H.R. 24, in the U.S. House.

Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

Celebrating British Independence Day! #Brexit Out of the box… and into the world!

A night to remember, a great people have once again chosen independence and reclaimed their sovereignty! #Brexit @SergioGor

Nigel Farage, “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom” #EURefResults @SkyNews

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Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

 

Bulgarian Pres. Blames ‘Lack Of Faith In Institutions’ For Bank Runs

Bulgarian Pres. Blames ‘Lack Of Faith In Institutions’ For Bank Runs

“Bulgarians’ lack of faith in institutions sparked runs on two banks and triggered the worst financial crisis in 17 years, the nation’s president said. ‘Let me make this very clear: there is no banking crisis in my country, but there is a crisis of confidence,’ Rosen Plevneliev said today. With low trust in institutions, rumors, attempts at destabilization and speculative attacks can ‘create a panic,’ the president said. The central bank blames an ‘organized attack’ of ‘criminal actions’ for the run on First Investment Bank. Corporate Commercial Bank lost deposits because of a dispute between a majority shareholder and a large depositor, Capital newspaper reported June 18, citing unidentified people.” Continue reading

The Curious Case Of The Bulgarian Bank Runs

The Curious Case Of The Bulgarian Bank Runs

“Because of the extent of the fraud, BNB say that nationalizing CorpBank is not an option – it describes it as ‘a bottomless barrel’. The Bulgarian Finance Ministry estimates that the cost of the deposit guarantee will raise the public deficit from 1.8% of gdp to 3%, putting it at the Maastricht treaty limit. This will be seen as a considerable disappointment in Brussels, which in the recent European Semester report advised the Bulgarian government not to allow the deficit to rise any further. And it raises considerable questions about the capability of the BNB to supervise banks effectively. Only a month ago CorpBank was given a clean bill of health. Now it is bankrupt because of a major fraud.” Continue reading

German Gold Stays in New York in Rebuff to Euro Doubters

German Gold Stays in New York in Rebuff to Euro Doubters

“Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York and London. Now, after the Free Democratic Party, which flirted with bringing the gold home, dropped out of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition and was replaced by the Social Democrats, the government has concluded that stashing half its bullion abroad is prudent after all. Ending talk of repatriating the world’s second-biggest gold reserves is a rebuff to critics including the anti-euro Alternative for Germany party, which says all the gold should return to Frankfurt so it can’t be impounded to blackmail Germany.” Continue reading

Fed fears risks posed by exit tools; plan almost done

Fed fears risks posed by exit tools; plan almost done

“The sheer magnitude of the amounts of money used to combat the crisis – $2.6 trillion sitting at the Fed as bank reserves and $4.2 trillion held by the Fed in various securities – may complicate the U.S. central bank’s ability to control its target interest rate once the decision is made that it should be raised. The Fed has neared consensus that its workhorse tool will be the interest it pays banks on excess reserves on deposit at the Fed. Another tool would have a similar impact but apply more broadly, using overnight repurchase agreements that would let money market funds and other institutions as well as banks essentially make short-term deposits at the Fed.” Continue reading

Japan economics minister warns of premature QE exit

Japan economics minister warns of premature QE exit

“Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari warned that it would be premature for the Bank of Japan to consider an exit strategy from its massive stimulus programme, voicing hope instead for further monetary easing if achievement of its inflation goal falls behind schedule. The central bank has kept policy unchanged since deploying an intense burst of monetary stimulus in April last year, when it pledged to double base money via aggressive asset purchases to accelerate inflation to 2 percent in roughly two years. With Japan only halfway to meeting that target, the BOJ is set to keep its stimulus plan intact well into next year.” Continue reading