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The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

| December 10, 2013

Even though the lure of the West remains intense, the Western world itself is losing faith in its future.

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The Dilemma at the Heart of Europe: Germany and the German Question

The Dilemma at the Heart of Europe: Germany and the German Question

| September 3, 2013

The issue that has been conspicuous by its absence from Germany’s parliamentary campaign: the relationship between Europe and the economic powerhouse that is too small to lead, too large simply to fall into line.

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Merkel’s European Failure: Germany Dozes on a Volcano

Merkel’s European Failure: Germany Dozes on a Volcano

| August 9, 2013

Angela Merkel’s government is forcing Southern Europe to undertake profound reforms while at the same time denying its own responsibility for the consequences of its crisis policies. Germany is risking a historic failure with its shortsighted wrangling.

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The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

| January 19, 2013

The first major sign that trust between central banks across the globe could be deteriorating.

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Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris ‘In Case Of A Currency Crisis’

Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris ‘In Case Of A Currency Crisis’

| January 16, 2013

Officials at the Bundesbank acknowledged the move is “preemptive” in case a “currency crisis” hits the European Monetary Union.

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Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

| January 16, 2013

German fixation on its gold comes at a time when the world of finance seems in chaos.

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Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

| January 16, 2013

More than two-thirds of Germany’s gold reserves, valued at 137 billion euros, or $183 billion, is abroad, stored in vaults in New York, Paris and London.

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The Ticking Euro Bomb: What Options Are Left for the Common Currency?

The Ticking Euro Bomb: What Options Are Left for the Common Currency?

| October 7, 2011

Politicians have maneuvered their countries into an unparalleled situation in the euro crisis. In the end, only two possibilities will remain to save the beleaguered common currency: an expensive transfer union or a smaller monetary union. Either solution will be extremely costly.

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The Ticking Euro Bomb: How the Euro Zone Ignored Its Own Rules

The Ticking Euro Bomb: How the Euro Zone Ignored Its Own Rules

| October 6, 2011

After they joined the euro zone, the countries of southern Europe suddenly discovered they could borrow money at German-style rates, and any hope of sorting out their dodgy finances vanished. But it was France and Germany who set the worst example, when they broke the euro-zone rules they had forced on others.

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The Ticking Euro Bomb: How a Good Idea Became a Tragedy

The Ticking Euro Bomb: How a Good Idea Became a Tragedy

| October 5, 2011

The Greek crisis has revealed why the euro is the world’s most dangerous currency. The euro was built on a foundation of debt and trickery, where economic principles were sacrificed to romantic political visions. The history of the common currency is the story of a good idea that turned into a tragedy of epic proportions.

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