Russia and Turkey are working towards trade payments in national currencies, according to the president and CEO of Turkey’s DenizBank, Hakan Ates.
“We are ready to do everything to facilitate the transition to payments in national currencies. Such a transition is possible but our central banks have to make this decision. We’re already working in this direction but haven’t reached direct agreements so far. We have to make it happen,” Ates said on Sunday.
DenizBank is almost entirely owned by Russia’s Sberbank, which has been under Western sanctions since last summer.
The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU’s Ukraine policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders.
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In the absence of any notable developments overnight, the market remains focused on the rapidly moving situation in Greece, which as detailed over the weekend, responded to Europe’s Friday ultimatum very vocally and belligerently, crushing any speculation that Syriza would back down or compromise, and with just days left until the emergency Eurogroup meeting in three days, whispers that a Grexit is imminent grow louder. The only outstanding item is what happens to the EUR and to risk assets: do they rise when the Eurozone kicks out its weakest member, or will they tumble as UBS suggested this morning when it said that “the escalation of tensions between the Greek government and its creditors is so far being shrugged off by investors, an attitude which is overly simplistic and ignores the risk of market dislocations” while Morgan Stanley adds that a Grexit would likely lead to the EURUSD sliding near its all time lows of about 0.90.
A new investigation exposes an HSBC subsidiary of helping royalty, criminals, terrorists, drug dealers, and even music stars such as Tina Turner and David Bowie to conceal their identities to dodge taxes.
The huge data leak revealed the names of more than 100,000 account holders from more than 200 countries at HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm. It has been reported by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which obtained the documents from the French newspaper Le Monde.
The documents shed light on the bank’s practice of courting rich depositors in exchange for protection from taxes from 2005 until 2007. During this period, the private banking armed controlled $100 billion in assets, according to Bloomberg.
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, referring to Nazi Germany’s four-year occupation of Greece and a forced war-time loan during World War II that saddled the Greek economy in huge debt, wants Berlin to pay reparations.
Tsipras, leader of the anti-austerity Syriza party, said Athens had a “historical obligation” to claim from Germany billions of euros in reparations for the physical and financial destruction committed during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Greece.
Beyond the historical obligation, he said Greece had “a moral obligation to our people, to history, to all European peoples who fought and gave their blood against Nazism,” he said in a keynote address to parliament on Sunday.
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to deliver an Iran-blasting speech before US legislators despite sparking partisan rivalry in America. Critics accuse him of rising ties with the USA to score more votes at an upcoming election.
Netanyahu was invited to speak before the US Congress on March 3 by Republican House Speaker John Boehner in a move that sparked outrage in the Democrat camp. Boehner didn’t consult with White House before inviting the foreign leader, who intends to argue against a US deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program. The Democrats view it as breach of protocol and an attempt to sideline the Obama Administration, which learned of the upcoming speech shortly before its public announcement.
Wisdom isn’t something that starts in the brain, and it definitely isn’t localized to the brain or any other physical organ. It comes from deep within, and it’s a quality we gain when we access the heart and let our love and awareness flow with as little mind-driven resistance as possible.
As ironic as it might sound, the mind can block our expression of our wisdom if we let it, and we have to open our minds and let our deeper wisdom flow through if we want to help anyone along this difficult journey. Being wise is a great quality that’ll help us a lot in life, but we have to understand what wisdom is and where it really comes from before we can use it to help others.
Realizing that wisdom doesn’t necessarily come from the brain will help us understand its true origins, and it’ll all make sense once we can keep our minds open and our hearts receptive to our inner voice, which contains more wisdom than we’ll know what to do with.
Will you explore your wisdom in a deeper way today?
Miracles took place last year that allowed the New Year, 2015, to be birthed in a star burst of Celestial Light. That influx of Divine Light has catapulted Humanity and the Earth into higher frequencies of energy, vibration, and consciousness than we have ever been able to withstand. The miracles of 2014 included an unprecedented activity of Light that empowered the I AM Presence of every man, woman, and child on Earth to begin the initial impulse of Humanity’s return to Christ Consciousness en masse.
( An important note: Some people resist the term Christ Consciousness because they feel it is based in Christianity, but that is not true. Christ Consciousness is the level of enlightenment we were invested with at our inception, the moment we were first Breathed forth from the Core of Creation by our Father-Mother God.Continue reading →
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