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Central Banker Appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is a millionaire former banker who…

Tibanne CEO Mark Karpeles At Mt.Gox Bitcoin Exchange And Bitcoin Images

Beyond Mt. Gox, bitcoin believers keep the faith, see more robust system

The apparent collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox isn’t bothering Anthony Hope and others who have ditched steady careers in government and finance to build bitcoin companies – and who stand to lose money they have in Mt. Gox. Hope, a former British Treasury official and now head of compliance at Hong Kong-based MatrixVision,…


Another Snowden Revelation: Paid Government Internet Trolls Are Real! Detailed Slideshow Included

In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true. And this time we have a pretty slideshow of…

Emerging Markets

Video: Crisis in The Emerging Markets; Be Aware, and Be Prepared

  UBS’ George Magnus believes the next global economic “crisis”‘ lightning rod will be the emerging markets and as Jim Rogers tells BoomBust’s Erin Ade in this brief interview, “the emerging market crisis has only just begun.” While Rogers is careful to add that there are lots of emerging markets – “some better than others;”…

Bank Run

Bank Run Full Frontal: Ukrainians Withdrew 7% Of All Deposits In Two Days

  Well that escalated quickly. It seems the ouster of Yanukovych, heralded by so many in the West as a positive, has done nothing to quell the fear of further economic collapse in Ukraine: *UKRAINIANS WITHDREW AS MUCH AS 7% OF DEPOSITS FEB. 18-20: KUBIV *DEPOSIT WITHDRAWALS STILL HIGH IN THE EAST, KUBIV SAYS  …


Russia May Be Preparing to Annex Crimea

According to Ukraine Liveblog Russian officials have arrived in Sevastopol on the Crimea peninsula and are preparing to issue passports. The following translation appeared earlier today on the blog: Russian State Duma deputies have arrived in Simferopol. The delegation is headed by Leonid Slutsky, head of the committee on the CIS. Russians promise to simply…