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Rusland en China slaan de handen ineen, wat op te merken is uit onderstaand opiniestuk en wat tevens al vaker in het nieuws te volgens was. Daarom een apart topic over het zaken doen in Eurazië zonder de Amerikanen.


The birth of a Eurasian century: Russia and China do Pipelineistan
Published time: May 20, 2014 13:44

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass - at the expense of the United States.

And no wonder Washington is anxious. That alliance is already a done deal in a variety of ways: through the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa); at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Asian counterweight to NATO; inside the G20; and via the 120-member-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Trade and commerce are just part of the future bargain. Synergies in the development of new military technologies beckon as well. After Russia’s Star Wars-style, ultra-sophisticated S-500 air defense anti-missile system comes online in 2018, Beijing is sure to want a version of it. Meanwhile, Russia is about to sell dozens of state-of-the-art Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters to the Chinese as Beijing and Moscow move to seal an aviation-industrial partnership.
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This week should provide the first real fireworks in the celebration of a new Eurasian century-in-the-making with Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Xi in Shanghai this Tuesday and Wednesday. You remember “Pipelineistan,” all those crucial oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing Eurasia that make up the true circulatory system for the life of the region. Now, it looks like the ultimate Pipelineistan deal, worth $1 trillion and 10 years in the making, will be inked as well. In it, the giant, state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom will agree to supply the giant state-controlled China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with 3.75 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas a day for no less than 30 years, starting in 2018. That’s the equivalent of a quarter of Russia’s massive gas exports to all of Europe. China’s current daily gas demand is around 16 billion cubic feet a day, and imports account for 31.6% of total consumption.

Gazprom may still collect the bulk of its profits from Europe, but Asia could turn out to be its Everest. The company will use this mega-deal to boost investment in Eastern Siberia and the whole region will be reconfigured as a privileged gas hub for Japan and South Korea as well. If you want to know why no key country in Asia has been willing to “isolate” Russia in the midst of the Ukrainian crisis - and in defiance of the Obama administration - look no further than Pipelineistan.

Exit the Petrodollar, Enter the Gas-o-Yuan

And then, talking about anxiety in Washington, there’s the fate of the petrodollar to consider, or rather the “thermonuclear” possibility that Moscow and Beijing will agree on payment for the Gazprom-CNPC deal not in petrodollars but in Chinese yuan. One can hardly imagine a more tectonic shift, with Pipelineistan intersecting with a growing Sino-Russian political-economic-energy partnership. Along with it goes the future possibility of a push, led again by China and Russia, toward a new international reserve currency -- actually a basket of currencies -- that would supersede the dollar (at least in the optimistic dreams of BRICS members).

Right after the potentially game-changing Sino-Russian summit comes a BRICS summit in Brazil in July. That’s when a $100 billion BRICS development bank, announced in 2012, will officially be born as a potential alternative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank as a source of project financing for the developing world.

More BRICS cooperation meant to bypass the dollar is reflected in the “Gas-o-yuan,” as in natural gas bought and paid for in Chinese currency. Gazprom is even considering marketing bonds in yuan as part of the financial planning for its expansion. Yuan-backed bonds are already trading in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and most recently Frankfurt.

Nothing could be more sensible for the new Pipelineistan deal than to have it settled in yuan. Beijing would pay Gazprom in that currency (convertible into rubles); Gazprom would accumulate the yuan; and Russia would then buy myriad made-in-China goods and services in yuan convertible into rubles.

It’s common knowledge that banks in Hong Kong, from Standard Chartered to HSBC - as well as others closely linked to China via trade deals - have been diversifying into the yuan, which implies that it could become one of the de facto global reserve currencies even before it’s fully convertible. (Beijing is unofficially working for a fully convertible yuan by 2018.)

The Russia-China gas deal is inextricably tied up with the energy relationship between the European Union (EU) and Russia. After all, the bulk of Russia’s gross domestic product comes from oil and gas sales, as does much of its leverage in the Ukraine crisis. In turn, Germany depends on Russia for a hefty 30% of its natural gas supplies. Yet Washington’s geopolitical imperatives - spiced up with Polish hysteria - have meant pushing Brussels to find ways to “punish” Moscow in the future energy sphere (while not imperiling present day energy relationships).

There’s a consistent rumble in Brussels these days about the possible cancellation of the projected 16 billion euro South Stream pipeline, whose construction is to start in June. On completion, it would pump yet more Russian natural gas to Europe - in this case, underneath the Black Sea (bypassing Ukraine) to Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Austria.

Bulgaria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have already made it clear that they are firmly opposed to any cancellation. And cancellation is probably not in the cards. After all, the only obvious alternative is Caspian Sea gas from Azerbaijan, and that isn’t likely to happen unless the EU can suddenly muster the will and funds for a crash schedule to construct the fabled Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, conceived during the Clinton years expressly to bypass Russia and Iran.

In any case, Azerbaijan doesn’t have enough capacity to supply the levels of natural gas needed, and other actors like Kazakhstan, plagued with infrastructure problems, or unreliable Turkmenistan, which prefers to sell its gas to China, are already largely out of the picture. And don’t forget that South Stream, coupled with subsidiary energy projects, will create a lot of jobs and investment in many of the most economically devastated EU nations.

Nonetheless, such EU threats, however unrealistic, only serve to accelerate Russia’s increasing symbiosis with Asian markets. For Beijing especially, it’s a win-win situation. After all, between energy supplied across seas policed and controlled by the US Navy and steady, stable land routes out of Siberia, it’s no contest.

Pick Your Own Silk Road

Of course, the US dollar remains the top global reserve currency, involving 33% of global foreign exchange holdings at the end of 2013, according to the IMF. It was, however, at 55% in 2000. Nobody knows the percentage in yuan (and Beijing isn’t talking), but the IMF notes that reserves in “other currencies” in emerging markets have been up 400% since 2003.

The Fed is arguably monetizing 70% of the US government debt in an attempt to keep interest rates from heading skywards. Pentagon adviser Jim Rickards, as well as every Hong Kong-based banker, tends to believe that the Fed is bust (though they won’t say it on the record). No one can even imagine the extent of the possible future deluge the US dollar might experience amid a $1.4 quadrillion Mount Ararat of financial derivatives. Don’t think that this is the death knell of Western capitalism, however, just the faltering of that reigning economic faith, neoliberalism, still the official ideology of the United States, the overwhelming majority of the European Union, and parts of Asia and South America.

As far as what might be called the “authoritarian neoliberalism” of the Middle Kingdom, what’s not to like at the moment? China has proven that there is a result-oriented alternative to the Western “democratic” capitalist model for nations aiming to be successful. It’s building not one, but myriad new Silk Roads, massive webs of high-speed railways, highways, pipelines, ports, and fiber optic networks across huge parts of Eurasia. These include a Southeast Asian road, a Central Asian road, an Indian Ocean “maritime highway” and even a high-speed rail line through Iran and Turkey reaching all the way to Germany.

In April, when President Xi Jinping visited the city of Duisburg on the Rhine River, with the largest inland harbor in the world and right in the heartland of Germany’s Ruhr steel industry, he made an audacious proposal: a new “economic Silk Road” should be built between China and Europe, on the basis of the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe railway, which already runs from China to Kazakhstan, then through Russia, Belarus, Poland, and finally Germany. That’s 15 days by train, 20 less than for cargo ships sailing from China’s eastern seaboard. Now that would represent the ultimate geopolitical earthquake in terms of integrating economic growth across Eurasia.

Keep in mind that, if no bubbles burst, China is about to become - and remain - the number one global economic power, a position it enjoyed for 18 of the past 20 centuries. But don’t tell London hagiographers; they still believe that US hegemony will last, well, forever.

Take Me to Cold War 2.0
Despite recent serious financial struggles, the BRICS countries have been consciously working to become a counterforce to the original and - having tossed Russia out in March - once again Group of 7, or G7. They are eager to create a new global architecture to replace the one first imposed in the wake of World War II, and they see themselves as a potential challenge to the exceptionalist and unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future (with itself as the global robocop and NATO as its robo-police force). Historian and imperialist cheerleader Ian Morris, in his book War! What is it Good For?, defines the US as the ultimate “globocop” and “the last best hope of Earth.” If that globocop “wearies of its role,” he writes, “there is no plan B.”

Well, there is a plan BRICS - or so the BRICS nations would like to think, at least. And when the BRICS do act in this spirit on the global stage, they quickly conjure up a curious mix of fear, hysteria, and pugnaciousness in the Washington establishment. Take Christopher Hill as an example. The former assistant secretary of state for East Asia and US ambassador to Iraq is now an advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a consulting firm deeply connected to the White House and the State Department. When Russia was down and out, Hill used to dream of a hegemonic American “new world order.” Now that the ungrateful Russians have spurned what “the West has been offering” - that is, “special status with NATO, a privileged relationship with the European Union, and partnership in international diplomatic endeavors” - they are, in his view, busy trying to revive the Soviet empire. Translation: if you’re not our vassals, you’re against us. Welcome to Cold War 2.0.

The Pentagon has its own version of this directed not so much at Russia as at China, which, its think tank on future warfare claims, is already at war with Washington in a number of ways. So if it’s not apocalypse now, it’s Armageddon tomorrow. And it goes without saying that whatever’s going wrong, as the Obama administration very publicly “pivots” to Asia and the American media fills with talk about a revival of Cold War-era “containment policy” in the Pacific, it’s all China’s fault.

Embedded in the mad dash toward Cold War 2.0 are some ludicrous facts-on-the-ground: the US government, with $17.5 trillion in national debt and counting, is contemplating a financial showdown with Russia, the largest global energy producer and a major nuclear power, just as it’s also promoting an economically unsustainable military encirclement of its largest creditor, China.

Russia runs a sizeable trade surplus. Humongous Chinese banks will have no trouble helping Russian banks out if Western funds dry up. In terms of inter-BRICS cooperation, few projects beat a $30 billion oil pipeline in the planning stages that will stretch from Russia to India via Northwest China. Chinese companies are already eagerly discussing the possibility of taking part in the creation of a transport corridor from Russia into Crimea, as well as an airport, shipyard, and liquid natural gas terminal there. And there’s another “thermonuclear” gambit in the making: the birth of a natural gas equivalent to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that would include Russia, Iran, and reportedly disgruntled US ally Qatar.

The (unstated) BRICS long-term plan involves the creation of an alternative economic system featuring a basket of gold-backed currencies that would bypass the present America-centric global financial system. (No wonder Russia and China are amassing as much gold as they can.) The euro - a sound currency backed by large liquid bond markets and huge gold reserves - would be welcomed in as well.

It’s no secret in Hong Kong that the Bank of China has been using a parallel SWIFT network to conduct every kind of trade with Tehran, which is under a heavy US sanctions regime. With Washington wielding Visa and Mastercard as weapons in a growing Cold War-style economic campaign against Russia, Moscow is about to implement an alternative payment and credit card system not controlled by Western finance. An even easier route would be to adopt the Chinese Union Pay system, whose operations have already overtaken American Express in global volume.

I’m Just Pivoting With Myself

No amount of Obama administration “pivoting” to Asia to contain China (and threaten it with US Navy control of the energy sea lanes to that country) is likely to push Beijing far from its Deng Xiaoping-inspired, self-described “peaceful development” strategy meant to turn it into a global powerhouse of trade. Nor are the forward deployment of US or NATO troops in Eastern Europe or other such Cold-War-ish acts likely to deter Moscow from a careful balancing act: ensuring that Russia’s sphere of influence in Ukraine remains strong without compromising trade and commercial, as well as political, ties with the European Union - above all, with strategic partner Germany. This is Moscow’s Holy Grail; a free-trade zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok, which (not by accident) is mirrored in China’s dream of a new Silk Road to Germany.

Increasingly wary of Washington, Berlin for its part abhors the notion of Europe being caught in the grips of a Cold War 2.0. German leaders have more important fish to fry, including trying to stabilize a wobbly EU while warding off an economic collapse in southern and central Europe and the advance of ever more extreme right-wing parties.

On the other side of the Atlantic, President Obama and his top officials show every sign of becoming entangled in their own pivoting - to Iran, to China, to Russia’s eastern borderlands, and (under the radar) to Africa. The irony of all these military-first maneuvers is that they are actually helping Moscow, Tehran, and Beijing build up their own strategic depth in Eurasia and elsewhere, as reflected in Syria, or crucially in ever more energy deals. They are also helping cement the growing strategic partnership between China and Iran. The unrelenting Ministry of Truth narrative out of Washington about all these developments now carefully ignores the fact that, without Moscow, the “West” would never have sat down to discuss a final nuclear deal with Iran or gotten a chemical disarmament agreement out of Damascus.

When the disputes between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea and between that country and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyou islands meet the Ukraine crisis, the inevitable conclusion will be that both Russia and China consider their borderlands and sea lanes private property and aren’t going to take challenges quietly - be it via NATO expansion, US military encirclement, or missile shields. Neither Beijing nor Moscow is bent on the usual form of imperialist expansion, despite the version of events now being fed to Western publics. Their “red lines” remain essentially defensive in nature, no matter the bluster sometimes involved in securing them.

Whatever Washington may want or fear or try to prevent, the facts on the ground suggest that, in the years ahead, Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran will only grow closer, slowly but surely creating a new geopolitical axis in Eurasia. Meanwhile, a discombobulated America seems to be aiding and abetting the deconstruction of its own unipolar world order, while offering the BRICS a genuine window of opportunity to try to change the rules of the game.

Russia and China in Pivot Mode

In Washington’s think-tank land, the conviction that the Obama administration should be focused on replaying the Cold War via a new version of containment policy to “limit the development of Russia as a hegemonic power” has taken hold. The recipe: weaponize the neighbors from the Baltic states to Azerbaijan to “contain” Russia. Cold War 2.0 is on because, from the point of view of Washington’s elites, the first one never really left town.

Yet as much as the US may fight the emergence of a multipolar, multi-powered world, economic facts on the ground regularly point to such developments. The question remains: Will the decline of the hegemon be slow and reasonably dignified, or will the whole world be dragged down with it in what has been called “the Samson option”?

While we watch the spectacle unfold, with no end game in sight, keep in mind that a new force is growing in Eurasia, with the Sino-Russian strategic alliance threatening to dominate its heartland along with great stretches of its inner rim. Now, that’s a nightmare of Mackinderesque proportions from Washington’s point of view. Think, for instance, of how Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser who became a mentor on global politics to President Obama, would see it.

In his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard, Brzezinski argued that “the struggle for global primacy [would] continue to be played” on the Eurasian “chessboard,” of which “Ukraine was a geopolitical pivot.” “If Moscow regains control over Ukraine,” he wrote at the time, Russia would “automatically regain the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.”

That remains most of the rationale behind the American imperial containment policy - from Russia’s European “near abroad” to the South China Sea. Still, with no endgame in sight, keep your eye on Russia pivoting to Asia, China pivoting across the world, and the BRICS hard at work trying to bring about the new Eurasian Century.

Bron: http://rt.com/op-edge/160160-pipelineis ... omy-deals/


Verschuiving der macht of al lang bestaande afspraken? Laten we hier alles neerzetten omtrent het zakendoen zonder de VS.
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Dit konden we natuurlijk ook gewoon al lang aan zien komen! Dit hadden de Russen en Chinezen al lang gepland. Zie ook die treinverbindingen die de Chinezen all over the world aan het aanleggen zijn momenteel...
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Russia and China seal historic $400bn gas deal
Published time: May 21, 2014 09:29

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After 10 years of negotiations, Russia's Gazprom and China's CNPC have finally signed a historic gas deal which will provide the world's fastest growing economy with the natural gas it needs to keep pace for the next 30 years.

The total value of the contract is $400 billion, Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller said. However, the price of gas stipulated in the document remains a "commercial secret."

Assuming the overall price of the contract includes only the cost of supplies of Russian gas, then the $400 billion price tag means China will pay about $350 per 1,000 cubic meters. Delivery price for the contract will be tied to market oil prices, Putin said from Shanghai on Tuesday.
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Infrastructure investment from both sides will be more than $70 billion and will be the world's largest construction project, with Russia providing $55 billion up front and China $22 billion for pipelines on their respective territories.

This is Gazprom's biggest contract to date.

Russia will supply China 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year via the eastern 'Power of Siberia' pipeline, which crosses Siberia and reaches China's populous northeast regions. A separate route that could deliver gas to China's western provinces and provide diversification is also in the works, according to Putin.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping on the second day of Putin’s two-day state visit to Shanghai.

Bron: http://rt.com/business/160068-china-russia-gas-deal/
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combi schreef:Let the music begin
vrijdag 23 mei 2014
http://www.stelling.nl/kleintje/actueel ... 28456.html


Hoe simpel kan het zijn? Een paar dagen geleden sleepten Vladimir Poetin en Xi Jinping eindelijk de Holy Grail over de drempel. Een deal waarbij Rusland tegen een schappelijk prijsje China dertig jaar lang gas levert. Totale waarde van de grail? 400 miljard dollar. Nou ja, dollar. Als over een paar jaar alle benodigde buizen in elkaar zijn geschroefd en de Chinezen het Russische gas onder hun wok kunnen aansteken zal er betaald worden in roebel en/of renminbi. Geen dollar meer.

Ter illustratie: Tijdens dezelfde ontmoeting tussen Vlad en Xi werd er ook een krabbel gezet onder een deal tussen de Russische VTB-bank en de Bank of China. Daarbij besloten de twee geldzakken nauw te gaan samenwerken op het gebied van financiering, investeringen, activiteiten op de kapitaalmarkt en meer van dat soort leuke dingen voor de mensen. En de dollar verder links te laten liggen. Dat is niet leuk voor ons. Want onze navelstreng zit vast aan de groene rug. En het enige dat we kunnen bedenken om het tij te keren zijn sancties, het uitpakken van bossen Gladiolen en desnoods ordinair militair geweld.

Gisteren ontploften er een reeks bommen in Xianjang aka Oost-Turkestan (1). De zoveelste aanslag in de laatste weken. Zo doen we dat.

(1) Zie voor deze benaming van het betrokken gebied bijvoorbeeld aflevering 3 http://www.stelling.nl/kleintje/actueel ... 98120.html van de serie Freedom House dd. 15 augustus 2008
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Putin on Gazprom-China gas deal: Russia has enough resources for 50 years

Published time: May 23, 2014


Russia has more than the estimated 3 trillion cubic metres in natural gas reserves in its gasfields, enough to last for 50 years, Russia’s President has said commenting on the 30-year $400 billion gas deal with China.

“This deal is for 30 years, while I think there’s enough supply for 50 years. They are underestimated. Extractable reserves at the two deposits that we would introduce – Kovykta and Chayanda – are 1.5 trillion cubic metres of natural gas reserves each. Which means in total there’s 3 trillion. In reality, I repeat, there’s more,” said President Vladimir Putin talking to the representatives of global businesses at the 18th International Economic Forum in St Petersburg.

Commenting on the historic gas deal with China, Putin said Russia has abundant gas resources to supply not only China, but also the Russian provinces.

“It’s very important for us. This project is multi-dimensional, because it gives us the opportunity... to develop the eastern provinces, to construct a branch gas supply system there,” Putin said.

Putin also said that both routes - eastern and western - through the Power of Siberia and Altai pipelines will be developed.

On Wednesday, Gazprom signed its biggest deal in history, a $400 billion 30-year contract with CNPC under which the company will supply 38 billion cubic meters of gas to China per year. With Russia starting supplies in 2018.

The deal involves infrastructure investments of more than $70 billion from both sides becoming the world's largest construction project. Russia will provide $55 billion up front and China $22 billion for pipelines within their borders.

In 2013, China consumed about 170 billion cubic meters of natural gas and is expected to consume 420 billion cubic meters per year by 2020.

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za 24 mei 2014, 05:41

Russen dumpen US-Bonds - Belgische Adresse kauft
15.05.2014

Russland verkauft 20% seiner US-Bonds im März. - Ein mysteriöser Käufer in Belgien stockt auf. Rätselraten, welche belgische Adresse hinter dem Kauf von US-Anleihen im Wert von 140 Mrd. Dollar steht. - Kauft Moskau heimlich Gold?

Russland trennt sich offenbar von US-Anleihen im großen Stil. Die letzte Statistik des US-Finanzministeriums ( TIC numbers ) zeigt, dass Moskau im letzten Quartal US-Bonds im Wert von rund 26 Mrd. abgestoßen hat. Auswirkungen auf den Markt - weder beim Dollar noch auf die Zinsen - hatte dies jedoch offenbar nicht.

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Mysteriöser Käufer in Belgien

Seit Ende letzten Jahres sorgt ein mysteriöser Käufer aus Belgien in der Finanzbranche für großes Rätselraten. Laut TIC Statistiken wandern nämlich immer höhere Beträge von US-Bonds in Richtung Brüssel - nur weiß man nicht, wer der Käufer ist. Die Sache ist Top Secret. Nur eines ist sicher, der belgische Staat ist es nicht.

Es ist offenbar offenba schwierig, den Käufer zu identifizieren. Er muss jedenfalls viel Geld haben. Es wurden nämlich von November bis März für 140 Mrd. Dollar US-Bonds gekauft.

Der Vorgang stützt natürlich die US-Bonds, diese steigen aufgrund der Nachfrage (oder fallen nicht so tief wie sie sollten) -- entsprechend niedrig sind die Zinsen für US-10-Jährige.

Merkwürdig immer wieder die Summen: Allein von Februar bis März 2014 sammelte der mysteriöse Käufer aus Belgien US-Staatsanleihen im Werte von 40 Mrd. Dollar ein.

Stellt sich die Frage: Steckt vielleicht die EU dahinter? Oder die Eurogruppe? Oder die EZB? Eines steht jedenfalls fest: Für eine Privatperson oder einen privaten Investor sind die Summen viel zu hoch.


Mysteriöser US-Bond Käufer aus Belgien:

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Unterdessen gibt es Gerüchte, dass Moskau verrstärkt auf Gold setzt. In der Vergangenheit wurde immer wieder darüber spekuliert, ob Russland einen goldgdeckten Rubel einführen könnte.


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http://www.mmnews.de/index.php/wirtscha ... n-us-bonds
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ma 26 mei 2014, 12:33

China to become Russia's biggest gas consumer if western route developed

China could replace Germany as Russia’s biggest gas consumer, if Moscow and Beijing agree to add a route from Russia’s Western Siberia to the one already agreed under a $400 billion contract, President Putin said at a meeting with media in St. Petersburg.

Germany now consumes 40 billion cubic meters of Russian gas annually, and China will start buying even more if the western route is agreed on, Putin said.....

http://rt.com/business/161292-russia-china-gas-supply/

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Russia, China may create common economic zone in Far East


.... This comes just days after Moscow and Beijing signed a historic gas deal which will provide China with the natural gas it needs to keep pace for the next 30 years, starting from 2019.

The total value of the contract is $400 billion, Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller said. This is the biggest-ever deal for the Russian gas giant.

Gazprom has so far not revealed the gas price for China, while Aleksander Medvedev, head of Gazprom Export, said it is above $350 per 1,000 cubic meters.

Infrastructure investment from both sides will be more than $70 billion and is set to become the world's largest construction project.

Russia is to supply China with 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year via the eastern 'Power of Siberia' pipeline, which crosses Siberia and reaches China's populous northeast regions. A route that could deliver gas to China's western provinces and provide diversification is also in the works, according to President Putin.

The landmark deal comes amid the Western community stepping up the sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis. This sanctions rhetoric by the West is something Chinese investors are going to take opportunity of....

http://rt.com/business/161284-china-rus ... omic-zone/
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di 27 mei 2014, 22:06

Kommt eine goldgedeckte D-Mark?

24.05.2014


Es sieht so aus, dass Deutschland, Russland und China als wirtschaftlich starke Grossstaaten eine Achse bilden könnten und goldgedeckte Währungen einführen.



Von Walter Eichelburg


Es wird viel über das viele Gold geschrieben, das nach China geht. Wahrscheinlich fliesst es auch nach Russland und sogar nach Deutschland. Und natürlich zu den westlichen Dynastien. Wir sehen hier möglicherweise ein Ablenkungsmanöver. Gleichzeitig sehen wir, dass speziell Deutschland von den USA und der EU abgekoppelt wird.



Ein goldgedeckter Nord-Euro?

In den letzten Tagen erschienen in US-Goldforen einige Artikel über eine Achse Berlin – Moskau – Peking und deren neue, goldgedeckte Währungen: „Jim Willie: Germany Preparing Gold-Backed Nordic Euro!“:

I think Europe is going to turn its attention eastward.
They have a parade of gold-backed currencies coming. It's not just going to be the Russian Ruble or the Chinese Yuan. It will involve the Gulf Dinar, with the Saudis. I think it will involve the Nordic Euro.
The Germans, with their friends the Dutch, the Austrians and the Finns, Finland...
They're all ready. They're just waiting for the moment. They've got a Nordic Euro, and they've got plans for gold backing.


Jim Willie: So Germany already has a lot of gold. I think they've got something like 4000 tons. So in the news is the replacement of 330 tons. So in the news is under 10% of German gold. They've got a lot of gold.


Falls wirklich eine solche neue Gemeinschaftswährung kommt, was unwahrscheinlich ist, dann wird sie keinesfalls mehr Euro heissen, denn dieser Name ist verbrannt. Es könnte aber sein, dass Staaten wie Österreich oder die Niederlande die Neue Mark übernehmen, ich glaube aber nicht daran. Eher werden Nachbarstaaten wie Österreich oder die Niederlande ihre eigenen Währungen wie früher an die neue DM koppeln.


Das mit den realen deutschen Goldreserven von 4000t: Es ist nicht ausgeschlossen, es kam einmal eine Meldung von einer angeblich sehr gut informierten Stelle herein, wonach DE 5000t haben soll - in Deutschland. Wir werden es ja bald sehen. Mit der Trennung von den USA macht es einigen Sinn eine Achse von Grossstaaten mit Goldwährung von China über Russland bis Deutschland zu schaffen.


Hier ein anderer Artikel auf King World News: „China, Russia, Germany And Soaring Gold & Silver Prices“:

But getting back to the economic bloc of China, Germany, and Russia, that is an incredibly formidable economic bloc. China is accelerating their distribution of the yuan and trading in commodities. This is all heading toward the yuan, ruble, and the mark, along with gold, as a new reserve currency.


Neue Währungen nach dem Euro werden goldgedeckt sein müssen, da sie sonst nach dem Verlust der Papiervermögen nicht mehr akzeptiert warden. Es wird nicht nur Gold- und Silbermünzen geben müssen, die jederzeitige Konvertierbarkeit zum fixen Kurs in Gold ist notwendig. Gleichzeitig werden die heutigen, elektronischen Banking-Systeme weiterfunktionieren (abgesehen von der Zeit der Umstellung), da man sich jederzeit bei der Bank das Buchgeld in Gold und Silber wird auszahlen lassen können. Nur, Kredite, auch Kontoüberziehungen dürfte es vermutlich für längere Zeit nicht mehr geben.


Laut den neuesten Informationen aus meinen Insider-Kreisen soll das Finanzsystem zusammen mit dem Euro noch 2014 abgebrochen werden, es wird aber kein genaues Datum genannt.


Westeuropa und die USA werden fallengelassen:

In meinen letzten Marktkommentaren „Eine Achse Berlin – Moskau?“, „Los von Washington“ habe ich es schon beschrieben: Deutschland, besser seine echten Eliten, löst sich von der EU und von den USA und wendet sich Russland zu. Gleichzeitig wird die deutsche politische Klasse als Hampelmänner der USA und der EU hingestellt. Das wirkt sich bereits massiv in Meinungsumfragen aus: Europa muss sich von Amerika emanzipieren

Jedenfalls scheinen sich die Deutschen sicher zu sein, dass die USA zumindest kein Partner für Sicherheit mehr darstellt. Laut einer Umfrage von infratest dimap, die Illner in der Sendung präsentierte, halten 61 Prozent der Deutschen Amerika nicht mehr für einen vertrauenswürdigen Partner. Vor einigen Jahren sah das noch anders aus.


Die Saat der Russen und der verborgenen Eliten (das sind Konservative, Nationalisten) geht auf. Der Atlantik wird breiter. Die selbe Ablehnung gegen die EU steigt in allen EU-Staaten hoch, besonders in den Südstaaten.


Oder hier - Zerohedge: “400 Blackwater Mercs Deployed In Ukraine Against Separatists, German Press Reports“

In what is becoming a weekly ritual, the German press continues to demolish the US case of "idealistic humaniatrian" Ukraine intervention.


However what is certainly surprising and far more interesting, is the persistent attempts by the German press to discredit none other than their biggest "Developed world" ally, the US. It is almost as if someone (a quite wealthy and powerful someone) has material interests that diverge with those of the Obama administration, and hence converge with those of Putin. Alongside the emerging China-Russia axis, keeping tabs on just how close to Russia Germany is willing to get, is easily the most notable story in the entire Ukraine conflict.


Dafür waren die NSA-Aufdeckungen und auch der Ukraine-Konflikt wirklich gemacht: die Diskreditierung der USA und der EU. Etwas wirklich Mächtiges im Hintergrund versucht gezielt, das deutsch-amerikanische Bündnis immer stärker zu diskreditieren und letztendlich zu zerstören, mit dem Ziel, Deutschland (Europa?) auf die russisch-chinesische Seite zu holen! Es ist also schon so stark, daß es schon auf amerikanischer Seite bemerkt wird.


Über die Diskreditierung der EU braucht man gar nicht mehr zu schreiben, die sind sogar schon für Blinde sichtbar. Die EU wird nach dem Fall der Papiergelder also abgebrochen. Die USA und Westeuropa werden fallengelassen, da sie kaum mehr Industrie haben und derzeit von ausländischem Kredit leben. Die Rolle des US-Weltpolizisten ist nach diesem Fall mangels Geld ohnehin vorbei.


Die moralische Dimension:

Wir erinnern uns an den Eurovision Song Contest vor einer Woche, wo dieses Transvestitenwesen Conchita Wurst aus Österreich den Contest gewonnen hat. Wie mir meine Insider berichten, war der Ausgang vorbestimmt. Gleichzeitig nimmt Russland die „moralisch saubere“ Gegenposition ein. Das Ziel ist natürlich die Diskreditierung der westlichen Eliten und Medien, die über dieses „Zauberwesen der Dekadenz“ tagelang gejubelt haben, während die Eltern ihren Kindern erklären mussten, was das eigentlich ist – damit die Volkswut auf die Dekadenz steigt. Überall werden diese Dekadenzen jetzt bewusst zugespitzt und teilweise schon abgebrochen.


Meine Insider-Quellen sagen mir, dass noch weitere Spektakel dieser Art kommen sollen. Irgendwann wird der Ruf erschallen: erlöst und von diesen dekadenten Eliten. Leider wird dabei die Masse auch von ihren Papiervermögen erlöst.

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blackbox schreef:The retail death rattles grow louder as more stores are reporting imploding sales. Visa and Mastercard are staying in Russia and will setup system in country. China and Russia have now working together to de-dollarize the world. Both countries do not have faith in the dollar or treasuries. Russia is signing Eurasian economic treaty to secure its future as the dollar collapses. Mass shooting in Santa Barbara to push the disarmament of the American people. Ukraine elected a new puppet government controlled by the US. Syria's ambassador was asked to leave Jordan. This is in preparation for the next false flag event. The Washington Post is calling for a more assistance to help the rebels and to create a "safe zone" for the rebels.


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donderdag 5 juni 2014
Tevreden? Wij zijn hartstikke tevreden. Alleen Wit-Rusland nog en wat achterhoedegevechten in de Oekraine en we staan weer met ons hele hebben en houden aan de Russische grens. Nou zijn we natuurlijk niet zo dom als Nappie en Adolf indertijd. Maar wees eerlijk, we hebben sinds de Ruskies hun ijzeren gordijn hebben opgerold heel wat meer Lebensraum aan de oostkant. Vraag is wel: wat nu? Da's zo een, twee, drie niet te beantwoorden. Maar laten we in ieder geval de Raum die we nu hebben veroverd even van piketten voorzien. We trekken ons eigen ijzeren gordijn op. Kost een paar centen, maar dan heb je wat. Een hele stoot geparkeerde laarzen tussen Skandinavië en Turkije. Panzerdivisionen. Een oerwoud aan V-3 tot V-20 raketten. Lili Marlene onder een lantarenpaal. De nostalgie slaat toe. Alleen, de wereld ziet er helaas sinds de jaren veertig van de vorige eeuw wat anders uit. We kunnen wel denken dat we nog steeds de baas zijn op dit zwevende bolletje, maar dat is niet zo. Je kan wel proberen om Moskou en een stukje verderop Bejing te isoleren, maar dat gaat niet meer. Tuurlijk, je kan van G8 weer G7 maken. En als je in Kirgizië op moet zouten met je militaire kolerezooi gewoon je rommel onderbrengen bij de buren (1). Maar wat doe je bijvoorbeeld tegen het uithollen van de dollar? En wat doe je tegen BRICS? Of binnenkort misschien ABRICS of BRICSA. Huh? Jaha. Volgende maand, als de voetbaloorlog afgelopen is, komen de geachte afgevaardigden van de BRICS-landen bij elkaar in Rio. En daarbij is ook Argentinië uitgenodigd (2). Nou, kan je wel zeggen dat het in de lidstaten van BRICS zwaar kloten van de bok gaat, maar gaat het bij ons zo lekker? En als die BRICS(A)-boys besluiten geen gebruik meer te maken van de Amerikaanse groene flappen bij hun handelsactiviteiten zullen wij toch even op zoek moeten naar een paraplu. Kortom, we kunnen wel blij zijn met ons ijzeren gordijn, maar het beroerde is dat we meer dan één raam hebben. Stay tuned.

(1) De sluiting van Manas Air Base bij Bishkek is deze week officieel geworden. Voor een stukje voorgeschiedenis raden wij u aan onze zoekmachine te attakeren met de term “Manas”.
(2) Poetin heeft al een snoepje laten neerdalen in Buenos Aires. Hij steunt nu officieel de Argentijnse claim op de door de Britten bezette Malvinas eilanden aka de Falklands.

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combi schreef:De Russische regering heeft aangekondigd dat het zijn olie en gas in de toekomst alleen in roebels gaat verkopen. Staatsbedrijven hebben de opdracht gekregen hun boekhouding daar op aan te passen. Op deze wijze wil Rusland de ‘Westerse wurggreep op de Russische economie’ verlichten. Rusland is vast van plan is om zich uiteindelijk helemaal los te maken van de Amerikaanse dollar.

Gazprom: EU-Staaten müssen künftig in Rubel zahlen
14.05.14, 16:39


Die Regierung in Moskau hat angekündigt, russisches Öl und Gas künftig nur gegen Rubel an ausländische Kunden zu verkaufen. Staatliche Firmen wurden angewiesen, die Buchhaltung entsprechend umzustellen. So wolle man „den Würgegriff des Westens auf die russische Wirtschaft mildern“, sagte ein Sprecher.

Als Reaktion auf westliche Sanktionen will die Regierung in Moskau Käufer von russischem Öl und Gas künftig in Rubel zahlen lassen. An der Umsetzung des Vorhabens werde bereits gearbeitet, sagte Finanzminister Anton Siluanow am Mittwoch in Kaliningrad. Russland fürchtet einen Ausschluss seiner Großkonzerne von grenzübergreifenden Geldtransfers. Die USA haben als Reaktion auf Russlands Vorgehen in der Ukraine-Krise Sanktionen erlassen, die bewirken, dass US-Banken Dollar-Transaktionen von 18 russischen Firmen nicht mehr ausführen. Zudem haben die USA mit einer Ausweitung der Strafmaßnahmen gedroht.

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ma 09 jun 2014, 00:04

'Russen kiezen Aziatische valuta voor handel'

Russische bedrijven bereiden zich voor om voortaan contracten te voldoen in de Chinese yuan renminbi en andere Aziatische valuta's, omdat ze vrezen dat westerse sancties ze de toegang tot de markt voor Amerikaanse dollars zullen ontzeggen.

'Russen kiezen Aziatische valuta voor handel'

Dat schrijft zakenkrant Financial Times zondag op basis van bronnen in de banksector.
''In de afgelopen weken is de belangstelling van Russische bedrijven in allerhande betalingsmiddelen in Aziatische valuta's fors toegenomen. Ook worden er in grote getale rekeningen in Aziatische landen geopend'', aldus het hoofd van Deutsche Bank in Rusland, Pavel Teplukhin.

Voor Andrej Kostin, topman van de staatsbank VTB is het aanjagen van het gebruik van andere munteenheden dan de dollar een van de voornaamste prioriteiten. ''Gezien de omvang van onze handel met China is de afhandeling van handelscontracten in roebels en de yuan een prioriteit.''

Door: ANP

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Let the music begin (2)

maandag 9 juni 2014
Het wordt spannend. Morgen steken een heel stel bollebozen namens Oekraine, Rusland en het Vierde Rijk de keurig geknipte koppen bij elkaar om te praten over het Gazpromillage in de economie van chocogarch Poroshenko's nieuwe speeltuin. Die tuin stond in de Moskouse boeken al voor miljarden dollars in het rood door onbetaalde gasrekeningen, maar dat werd nog een tikkeltje erger toen onlangs een streep werd gehaald door de subsidie die Poroshenko's voorganger ten deel was gevallen. En nou hebben de opdrachtgevers van Fucktoria Nuland na de coup wel een aardig bergje poen toegezegd om de boel in Kiev en omgeving een beetje op gang te houden, maar wel onder voorwaarde dat het industriële oosten van de Oekraine in de ganzenpas zou lopen. En dat kunnen de westerse coupfinanciers voorlopig nog wel even schudden. Dus somberheid troef voor Ilja met de keepka. Het mag dan zomer zijn, maar je wilt aan het eind van de dag toch graag even je soepje warmen. Maar waar geen gas is, is het moeilijk soepjes warmen.
De vraag is of Gazprom inderdaad overmorgen de kraan dichtdraait. Hoe soepel is de sponsor van de Champions League? Na al dat gezeik met die westerse sancties. Een ding is zeker. Mocht Kiev over de brug komen dan liefst op dezelfde manier als de meeste andere klantjes van Gazprom: met euro's, roebels of renminbi. Geen dollars meer. Wie wind zaait mag storm verwachten. Stay tuned.

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