Wealthy Russian whistleblower ‘poisoned’ in Paris after corruption fall-out with Putin

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A WEALTHY Russian banker who died with traces of a lethal exotic plant in his body was poisoned in Paris in an international assassination, it is claimed.

He is said to have fallen foul of President Vladimir Putin by whistle-blowing on corruption among Moscow’s power elite – vast sums were being skimmed off as part of a £163.5million tax scam.

French detectives have now been instructed by an investigating magistrate to look into his death. Continue reading

World risks deflationary shock as BRICS puncture credit bubbles

The world is one financial downturn, one major terrorist attack or one regional war away from collapse. 9/11 happened when the U.S. was on the brink of another economic bubble whereas the downturn of 2008 was a bubble created during the Clinton years in which it was only a matter of time before it popped.

As matters stand, the next recession will push the Western economic system over the edge into deflation

Half the world economy is one accident away from a deflation trap. The International Monetary Fund says the probability may now be as high as 20pc.

It is a remarkable state of affairs that the G2 monetary superpowers – the US and China – should both be tightening into such a 20pc risk, though no doubt they have concluded that asset bubbles are becoming an even bigger danger. Continue reading