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#41 User is offline   Al_U_Card 

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Posted 2017-August-06, 06:02

Don't forget the massive IMF loans that end up going to rich individuals and those responsible for infrastructure and rebuilding projects. Cui bono.
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Posted 2017-August-13, 10:06

View PostZelandakh, on 2017-July-05, 06:54, said:

This was simply the forced response to the opening gambit as already mentioned further up the thread. Perhaps we will find out with the next move what the real game is going to be.

http://www.reuters.c...e-idUSKCN1AT0EW

Interesting carve-out.
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Posted 2017-August-15, 03:31

http://www.neonnettl...ons-in-minerals

Now this is an interesting claim
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Posted 2017-August-15, 16:10

View PostMrAce, on 2017-August-15, 03:31, said:

http://www.neonnettl...ons-in-minerals

Now this is an interesting claim

Know your sources...
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Posted 2017-August-16, 10:24

View PostZelandakh, on 2017-July-05, 06:54, said:

This was simply the forced response to the opening gambit as already mentioned further up the thread. Perhaps we will find out with the next move what the real game is going to be.

Hmmm...never paid attention to the production of natural gas market angle of the story. Qatar was in the process of increasing its natural gas production by 30% and it is quite competitive with the United States.

Was Qatar moving in on our market dominance?

https://www.cia.gov/...r/2249rank.html
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Posted 2017-August-20, 10:08

View PostMrAce, on 2017-June-13, 18:30, said:

Anyone who tries to compete with Iran and Russia in selling their natural gas with any method other than pipeline (Qatar), will lose the competition.

View PostRedSpawn, on 2017-June-19, 12:02, said:

I know this relates to oil, but still.....

http://www.washingto...-largest-us-oi/

How did I miss this one and how do you think it fits into the larger picture? Anybody?

Also, I guess on some level we are offering Saudi Arabia world class investment expertise with their anticipated $2.1 trillion dollar IPO. Wall Street must be salivating over this opportunity. Thinking about it harder now, Saudi Arabia is having fiscal problems with oil sitting around $44.97 barrel. They have built their budget assumptions on oil prices remaining in the $80-$100 zone to adequately finance government operations and maintain their royal wealth.

Since the oil commodity market is glutted right now with low oil prices, Saudi Arabia has to examine other wealth creating opportunities such as buying oil interests in U.S. markets to quickly raise capital and hopefully monetize that equity in a newly formed multinational corporation.

Short-term and long term capital gains and petrodollar opportunities abound.

And WALL STREET AKA GOLDMAN SACHS is right there profiting from Saudi Arabia's strong desire to diversify its "wealth" from buying US Treasuries with its trade surplus to IPO's in our equities markets.

As predicted. . . and be on the lookout.

https://www.reuters....i-idUSKCN1B00GP

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Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license
Tom Arnold and Katie Paul

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom.

Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100 billion initial public offering and introduced reforms to attract foreign capital as part of moves to reduce the economy's dependence on oil.

Goldman, which has been operating in the kingdom since 2009 as an agent and underwriter, applied to the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) for a license to trade equities, sources told Reuters in June.

In a statement on Sunday, the regulator said it had approved a request by Goldman to amend its business in the kingdom and that the bank was now authorized for principal dealing, fund and portfolio management and advisory and custody activities.

A source familiar with the matter confirmed that the license was for the approval of equities trading.

Citigroup (C.N) obtained a Saudi investment banking license in April, which will allow it to return to the kingdom after more than 13 years, while Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) is seeking a Saudi license to build a fully-fledged onshore private banking business.

It is the second time in three years Goldman has changed its services in Saudi Arabia. In 2014 the CMA authorized it to arrange, advise and manage investment funds and portfolios, according to its website.

The Saudi stock exchange opened itself to direct investment by foreign institutions in mid-2015 and last year eased restrictions on foreign ownership in its stock market to improve the investment environment.

International firms such as BlackRock (BLK.N), Citigroup, HSBC (HSBA.L) and Ashmore Group have since been among those to join the list of institutional investors that can directly trade the market.

In an attempt to secure a role on Aramco's IPO, Goldman bought a portion of the oil company's $10 billion credit facility, Reuters reported this month, citing sources.

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Posted 2017-August-26, 07:08

https://www.washingt...070a_story.html

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Trump tightens Venezuela’s access to U.S. financial system

President Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 25, to restrict Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's access to the U.S. economy. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the action strongly punishes Maduro's "illegitimate dictatorship." (Reuters)
By Anne Gearan and Anthony Faiola August 25 at 7:45 PM
President Trump moved Friday to restrict the Venezuelan government’s access to the U.S. financial system and squeeze the oil-based economy that sustains President Nicolás Maduro, but he stopped short of imposing a full oil embargo.

Trump signed an executive order barring dealings in new bonds and stocks issued by the government and the state oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, the parent of Citgo. Banks also cannot engage in new lending with the government or the oil giant.

Follow that oil and petrodollar hegemony and you will find our foreign policy at work!

https://www.cia.gov/...r/2244rank.html

http://www.mintpress...markets/227831/ ===> REAL journalism, not that fluff cotton candy journalism we have come to expect

http://links.org.au/node/1346 ===> imperialism and hegemony at work
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Posted 2017-August-28, 07:07

https://www.mintpres...awsuits/230451/

Hmmmm.
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Posted 2017-November-16, 07:22

http://time.com/5016...e&pcd=hp-magmod

Interesting discussion about Saudi Arabia's need to transition from a petro-state to a diversified economy (and how to do it).
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