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South African farmers to visit Russia’s Crimea to boost ties while facing land expropriation at home

Farmers from South Africa will visit the Russian peninsula of Crimea to exchange experience in winemaking, as they face the possibility of losing their farms as part of their country's land reform. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South African farmers to visit Russia’s Crimea to boost ties while facing land expropriation at home

Farmers from South Africa will visit the Russian peninsula of Crimea to exchange experience in winemaking, as they face the possibility of losing their farms as part of their country's land reform. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by quarter as part of deal with IMF

Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by quarter as part of deal with IMF

Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program. Read Full Article at RT.com

Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse – analysts

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse – analysts

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, the number of poor worldwide is still “unacceptably high,” according to a World Bank report, which showed that billions of people still struggle to meet basic needs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, the number of poor worldwide is still “unacceptably high,” according to a World Bank report, which showed that billions of people still struggle to meet basic needs. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia negotiates new energy project with Exxon despite looming US sanctions – reports

Russia is currently in talks with US energy major ExxonMobil over new oil and gas projects as Washington considers new sanctions against the country, unnamed sources in the Russian government told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia negotiates new energy project with Exxon despite looming US sanctions – reports

Russia is currently in talks with US energy major ExxonMobil over new oil and gas projects as Washington considers new sanctions against the country, unnamed sources in the Russian government told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com

Huge Iranian oil armada heads to China before US sanctions kick in

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huge Iranian oil armada heads to China before US sanctions kick in

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect. Read Full Article at RT.com

South African city to begin confiscating land from white citizens in national test case

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country’s controversial land reform program. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South African city to begin confiscating land from white citizens in national test case

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country’s controversial land reform program. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia getting rid of US dollar matter of national security – Putin

Sanctions are forcing Russia to find alternative settlement currencies to the US dollar to ensure the security of the country's economy, according to President Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia getting rid of US dollar matter of national security – Putin

Sanctions are forcing Russia to find alternative settlement currencies to the US dollar to ensure the security of the country's economy, according to President Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia liquidates nearly all its holdings of US debt & invests money in gold

The Central Bank of Russia has continued getting rid of US Treasury bonds in August. The share of Russian investments in American debt is getting close to zero. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia liquidates nearly all its holdings of US debt & invests money in gold

The Central Bank of Russia has continued getting rid of US Treasury bonds in August. The share of Russian investments in American debt is getting close to zero. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia & China preparing to ditch dollar for national currencies in trade – top official

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development said on Thursday that Moscow and Beijing are working on an inter-governmental agreement to boost the use of the ruble and yuan in mutual trade settlements. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia & China preparing to ditch dollar for national currencies in trade – top official

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development said on Thursday that Moscow and Beijing are working on an inter-governmental agreement to boost the use of the ruble and yuan in mutual trade settlements. Read Full Article at RT.com

United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

The US Treasury Department has decided not to brand China a currency manipulator but kept it on a watch list with other countries, including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, India and Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

The US Treasury Department has decided not to brand China a currency manipulator but kept it on a watch list with other countries, including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, India and Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com

Money talks: Top US firms to visit Saudi business forum ignoring alleged grisly murder of critic

Senior executives of major Western corporations will still attend Saudi Arabia’s business forum despite the growing scandal over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Money talks: Top US firms to visit Saudi business forum ignoring alleged grisly murder of critic

Senior executives of major Western corporations will still attend Saudi Arabia’s business forum despite the growing scandal over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sanctions anyone? Russia's richest keep getting richer

The net worth of Russian billionaires has grown by 10.8 percent since the beginning of 2018 against the same period a year ago, outpacing the riches from any other country in the world, shows the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanctions anyone? Russia's richest keep getting richer

The net worth of Russian billionaires has grown by 10.8 percent since the beginning of 2018 against the same period a year ago, outpacing the riches from any other country in the world, shows the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Read Full Article at RT.com

Chop-chop: Saudis may cut billions in military contracts & petrodollar in response to US sanctions

US penalties against Saudi Arabia over the alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi may never be implemented. But just in case, the oil-rich kingdom has threatened to hit back using several effective weapons. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chop-chop: Saudis may cut billions in military contracts & petrodollar in response to US sanctions

US penalties against Saudi Arabia over the alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi may never be implemented. But just in case, the oil-rich kingdom has threatened to hit back using several effective weapons. Read Full Article at RT.com

Expect US dollar to plunge 40% against euro, forex analyst predicts

The US dollar could severely depreciate against the euro by 2024, says forex analyst Ulf Lindahl, chief executive officer of A.G. Bisset Associates. He says the greenback is entering the cycle of losses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Expect US dollar to plunge 40% against euro, forex analyst predicts

The US dollar could severely depreciate against the euro by 2024, says forex analyst Ulf Lindahl, chief executive officer of A.G. Bisset Associates. He says the greenback is entering the cycle of losses. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin discusses free-trade zone with Sisi as Russia’s trade with Egypt surges 62%

Economic ties between Russia and Egypt are developing successfully, according to President Vladimir Putin. He met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah el-Sisi in Sochi on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin discusses free-trade zone with Sisi as Russia’s trade with Egypt surges 62%

Economic ties between Russia and Egypt are developing successfully, according to President Vladimir Putin. He met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah el-Sisi in Sochi on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Poland's 'sovereignty' means paying more for American liquefied natural gas

Poland's state natural gas company has signed a 20-year deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US. In order to cut dependence on Russian energy, the country is willing to pay more for gas from America. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Poland's 'sovereignty' means paying more for American liquefied natural gas

Poland's state natural gas company has signed a 20-year deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US. In order to cut dependence on Russian energy, the country is willing to pay more for gas from America. Read Full Article at RT.com

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

Canada has legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana, making it the world’s second and largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

Canada has legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana, making it the world’s second and largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace. Read Full Article at RT.com

Dollar monopoly slips as China & Japan dump US Treasuries

China and Japan – the two main holders of the US Treasury securities – have trimmed their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Department, released on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dollar monopoly slips as China & Japan dump US Treasuries

China and Japan – the two main holders of the US Treasury securities – have trimmed their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Department, released on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Hungary raises gold reserves tenfold on safety concerns

Hungary’s central bank has announced the country has boosted its gold reserves tenfold to 31.5 tons. The regulator says it wants to improve the security of the nation’s wealth and to reduce risks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hungary raises gold reserves tenfold on safety concerns

Hungary’s central bank has announced the country has boosted its gold reserves tenfold to 31.5 tons. The regulator says it wants to improve the security of the nation’s wealth and to reduce risks. Read Full Article at RT.com

US won’t impose economic sanctions against Saudis to protect its arms sales to kingdom – analysts

The US sanctions threat against Saudi Arabia will likely remain only a threat, analysts have told RT. The kingdom is a major buyer of American arms and is also a huge holder of US Treasury bonds which makes sanctions improbable. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US won’t impose economic sanctions against Saudis to protect its arms sales to kingdom – analysts

The US sanctions threat against Saudi Arabia will likely remain only a threat, analysts have told RT. The kingdom is a major buyer of American arms and is also a huge holder of US Treasury bonds which makes sanctions improbable. Read Full Article at RT.com

US sanctions policy against Russia undermines dollar's reserve currency position – Goldman Sachs

Washington’s aggressive policy against Moscow could be a sufficient reason behind the recent fall of the dollar’s share of global central-bank reserves, according to economist at US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US sanctions policy against Russia undermines dollar's reserve currency position – Goldman Sachs

Washington’s aggressive policy against Moscow could be a sufficient reason behind the recent fall of the dollar’s share of global central-bank reserves, according to economist at US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com

US government budget deficit soars to 6-year high

The US federal budget deficit jumped to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, which ended September 30. It is the largest deficit since 2012, when it topped $1 trillion, according to the Treasury Department. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US government budget deficit soars to 6-year high

The US federal budget deficit jumped to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, which ended September 30. It is the largest deficit since 2012, when it topped $1 trillion, according to the Treasury Department. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian economy stable thanks to soaring foreign reserves – Putin

Russia is financially stable despite sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Central Bank officials on Tuesday. Higher reserves and falling dependence on oil are the key factors, according to the president. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian economy stable thanks to soaring foreign reserves – Putin

Russia is financially stable despite sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Central Bank officials on Tuesday. Higher reserves and falling dependence on oil are the key factors, according to the president. Read Full Article at RT.com

Echoes of Black Monday: Market sell-off could get ‘significantly worse’ - strategist

The ongoing sell-offs in equity markets are drawing slight parallels with the crash of the late 1980s, according to Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Echoes of Black Monday: Market sell-off could get ‘significantly worse’ - strategist

The ongoing sell-offs in equity markets are drawing slight parallels with the crash of the late 1980s, according to Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon. Read Full Article at RT.com

Audi to cough up nearly $1 billion to pay diesel emissions cheating fine

Volkswagen’s subsidiary Audi agreed to pay an €800 million ($926 million) fine in Germany to settle a probe over the carmaker’s role in the emissions cheating scandal that shook the auto industry three years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Audi to cough up nearly $1 billion to pay diesel emissions cheating fine

Volkswagen’s subsidiary Audi agreed to pay an €800 million ($926 million) fine in Germany to settle a probe over the carmaker’s role in the emissions cheating scandal that shook the auto industry three years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com

Direct flights planned between Russia's Crimea and Syria

Russia is interested in opening a direct air service to Syria from the Crimean Peninsula, according to Crimea’s regional governor Sergey Aksyonov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Direct flights planned between Russia's Crimea and Syria

Russia is interested in opening a direct air service to Syria from the Crimean Peninsula, according to Crimea’s regional governor Sergey Aksyonov. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia hammering out secret plan to rid economy of US dollar

The Russian government is working on the details of a de-dollarization plan announced earlier in October. The program’s key point is to make it more profitable for key Russian exporters to use rubles instead of dollars. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia hammering out secret plan to rid economy of US dollar

The Russian government is working on the details of a de-dollarization plan announced earlier in October. The program’s key point is to make it more profitable for key Russian exporters to use rubles instead of dollars. Read Full Article at RT.com

Rising tensions between US & Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case rock oil prices

Crude prices were surging on Monday as the rift between Saudi Arabia and the United States heats up. As Washington considers sanctions against Riyadh over a missing journalist, the future of the oil market is in question. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rising tensions between US & Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case rock oil prices

Crude prices were surging on Monday as the rift between Saudi Arabia and the United States heats up. As Washington considers sanctions against Riyadh over a missing journalist, the future of the oil market is in question. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & UK may switch to settlements in national currencies

Russian and British companies could switch to settlements in rubles and pounds, abandoning US currency transactions, in case of political and economic necessity, said Boris Abramov, Russian trade representative in the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & UK may switch to settlements in national currencies

Russian and British companies could switch to settlements in rubles and pounds, abandoning US currency transactions, in case of political and economic necessity, said Boris Abramov, Russian trade representative in the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran turns to new oil importers in the face of US sanctions – top official

Tehran is set to counter US sanctions which threaten to shut down markets for Iranian crude. The Islamic Republic has found new partners to buy its oil, according to First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran turns to new oil importers in the face of US sanctions – top official

Tehran is set to counter US sanctions which threaten to shut down markets for Iranian crude. The Islamic Republic has found new partners to buy its oil, according to First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri. Read Full Article at RT.com

US economy like the Titanic, moving towards iceberg at full steam ahead - economist

The US economy is on the rise, but its expansion is coming to an end, warns Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at investment firm Guggenheim Partners. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US economy like the Titanic, moving towards iceberg at full steam ahead - economist

The US economy is on the rise, but its expansion is coming to an end, warns Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at investment firm Guggenheim Partners. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ramaphosa pledges to accelerate return of lands to black South Africans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the controversial land reform proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ramaphosa pledges to accelerate return of lands to black South Africans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the controversial land reform proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year. Read Full Article at RT.com