The European Union is rapidly becoming a more IMPORTant part of the daily life of European citizens. National countries have decided to transfer IMPORTant powers in an unprecedented way. Budgetright, energy policies, border control and monetary issues are all decided upon by Brussels.
In de top vijf van landen die het meeste goud uit Zwitserland IMPORTeren staan vier Aziatische landen. Het meeste goud gaat naar Hong Kong, India en China, maar ook Singapore IMPORTeerde in het eerste kwartaal van 2014 veel goud. De twee landen die het meeste goud naar Zwitserland exporteerden waren de 'usual suspects', namelijk de VS en het Verenigd Koninkrijk.
China heeft in maart 80,6 ton goud geïmporteerd, zo blijkt uit cijfers die vandaag bekend werden gemaakt door het Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department. Chinezen kochten in maart iets minder goud. Ook daalde de premie op goud aan de Shanghai Gold Exchange.
Cyprus and Russia - what's the difference (aside from the fact that the former was a money laundering offshore center of the latter until last year of course)?
If you said one is a lackey to statist, selfish banker interests, and after having its economy thoroughly destroyed by the great doomed European sociopolitical (and pathological) experiment, came crawling back to its Eurozone masters, while the other couldn't care one bit about Pax Petrodollariana and the global central bank cabal, you are right. In which case it will also be clear why a few hours ago that joke of a rating agency, Standard & Poor's, which also earlier announced it was "affirming" France at an AA rating making it very clear it will no longer accept being sued for telling the truth and downgrading sovereigns or otherwise have its offices abroad raided, not only upgraded Cyprus from B- to B (please deposits your funds in Cyprus banks now: they are safe, S&P promises), but - far more IMPORTantly - delivered a political message to the Kremlin, and downgraded Russia from BBB to BBB-, one short notch away from junk status. This was the first downgrade of Russia by S&P since December 2008.
Europe’s second largest gas producer, the Netherlands, could shift from exporter to IMPORTer within a decade, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). The study suggests seeking alternative energy sources in nuclear, unconventional fuels or renewables.
Declining production at the large Groningen gas field will turn the Netherlands into a net IMPORTer of natural gas, the IEA report says.