Press Review on the Global Systemic Crisis

Excerpt GEAB N°55 (May 2011) - After Fukushima: The six essential features of the revolution in the nuclear power decision- making process for the 2010-2020 decade
For the sake of completeness, the title of this exercise in political anticipation applied to nuclear power should also include two other factors besides Fukushima, namely the Internet and the global energy crisis which is one of the elements of the global systemic crisis we are experiencing. In effect, it is the combination of these three factors which, according to LEAP/E2020, radically and permanently alters the whole decision-making process on nuclear power that we have known since this source of energy took its first steps after the Second World War...
LEAP/E2020 - Excerpt GEAB N°55 of May 15, 2011
BRICS to commit $100 billion to FX fund, completion a way off
The BRICS emerging economies will set up a $100 billion fund to steady currency markets, Russia's Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but it looks unlikely to be in place soon enough to temper the effects of an expected pullback of U.S. monetary stimulus..
Reuters
G20 summit: states chase tax evaders with plan to swap data globally
Meanwhile, the G20 heads of state are also expected to give their formal backing to an unprecedented programme of tax reform designed to curb widespread tax avoidance strategies pursued by multinational corporations...
The Guardian
Protectionnisme : 150 nouvelles mesures dans le monde en 1 an
Au cours de l'Histoire, les périodes de ralentissement économique ont toujours vu un retour des mesures protectionnistes. Et celle que nous vivons depuis quelques années ne fait pas exception, comme le montre la dernière publication de la commission Européenne, mardi 3 septembre...
Challenges
Shanghai Free-trade Zone to lead on yuan reform
The central government sees Shanghai's free-trade zone, to be launched this month, as the pioneer on the mainland of wider convertibility of the yuan and freer, market-oriented interest rates...
South China Morning Post
Germans switch to national email providers after US scandal
German people are flocking to national email providers and demanding encryption services normally reserved for corporate security in the wake of the US spying scandal, German justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told journalists in Berlin on Wednesday (28 August)...
EUObserver
India plans oil import from Iran to cut import bill, CAD
Senior oil ministry sources told IANS that the plan includes renewing imports from sanctions-hit Iran, which India pays in rupees thereby saving foreign exchange and reducing the CAD (Current Account Deficit)...
Times of India
The Undecided: How Merkel Could Lose
German voters are deciding later than ever whom to vote for this election cycle. That is not good news for Chancellor Angela Merkel. With party loyalty on the wane, many of her core supporters could defect for tactical reasons at the last minute...
Der Spiegel
Emerging markets: ‘Unambiguously cheap’?
There are four key markers which could signal a turnaround,according to Koesterich. One is more stable gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures and a more sustainable composition of GDP. A more stable inflation picture, less "bubbly" asset price movements and less reliance on short-term capital funding from abroad could also point to a changing tide, he argued...
CNBC
Abe Seen Facing Stock Rout in Case of Japan Tax Rise Delay
Postponing an increase would have a large and negative impact on Japan’s financial markets, said 22 of 32 economists in a Bloomberg News survey. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Senior Economist Masamichi Adachi said a delay could push stocks down 10 percent, wiping out $418 billion in market capitalization...
Bloomberg
Three arrested in Wal-Mart protests that extend to 15 cities
Wal-Mart workers and supporters launched protests in at least 15 cities Thursday, urging the world's largest retailer provide higher wages, better jobs and the right to unionize...
USA Today
La rue éthiopienne dit «non» aux extrémismes religieux
Ce dimanche matin 1er septembre, une imposante manifestation interreligieuse se tenait à Addis-Abeba. Toutes les confessions s'y sont réunies pour dénoncer la montée des extrémismes. Un événement important qui intervient après un mois d'août marqué par des arrestations lors de l'Aïd et des altercations mortelles entre musulmans et policiers...
RFI
Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes
And it warns that millions of younger people who are currently relying on an inheritance to fund their own retirement could be facing serious financial problems if they do not make alternative plans urgently...
The Telegraph
Feds seek $6B from JPMorgan Chase to settle mortgage suits
Reuters reported that the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency's lawsuit is among many legal issues facing JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM)...
Dallas Business Journal
Israel orders school textbook publishers to remove sex education material
Critics say amendment of content on human reproduction and contraception is capitulation to ultra-Orthodox extremism...
The Guardian