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Francia. Elezioni Regionali. Primi Exit polls ancora molto parziali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-27.

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Exit polls: French far right beaten in regional elections

«Polling agency estimations indicate that mainstream candidates have delivered a stinging setback to France’s far right in regional elections on Sunday, thwarting its hopes of winning control of a region for the first time.

The Ifop polling agency estimated that the far right National Rally barely surpassed 20% of the vote nationally, trailing both the mainstream right and the combined weight of green and leftist candidates.

Polling agency estimates also suggest that the National Rally was roundly beaten in the southeast, in the region that had been seen as its best chance of securing a breakthrough victory in the regional balloting.

If confirmed by official results, the National Rally’s failure to win any of mainland France’s 12 regions threatens to slow the momentum of its candidate, Marine Le Pen, in her campaign for the presidential elections next year. …..

The left currently heads five of the 12 mainland regions while the mainstream right runs seven.»

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Exit polls show French far-right loses regional vote in key southern battleground

Exit polls showed France’s far-right party headed for defeat in Sunday’s election for the southeastern Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur (PACA) region, its best hope for securing a local powerbase, with the incumbent centre-right projected to win.

The region had been seen as the far-right Rassemblement National’s best prospect for bringing credibility to leader Marine Le Pen’s claim that it is fit for power ahead of next year’s presidential election.

An exit poll by IFOP showed the far-right winning 44.2% of the run-off vote in PACA compared to 55.8% for the mainstream conservatives. A second survey by Opinionway showed the far-right taking 45% of the vote compared to 55% for its rivals.

In another key battleground in Sunday’s regional elections, the northern Hauts-de-France region, exit polls showed the centre-right ticket headed by conservative Xavier Bertrand, another contender for the 2022 presidential vote, headed for a comfortable victory over the far-right.

If the projections are confirmed, they will raise questions over how successful Le Pen’s strategy of softening the image of her anti-immigration euro-sceptic party to try to eat into the traditional right’s vote has been.

Even so, analysts say the apparent failure of Le Pen and her party to win in two of its strongholds should not be extrapolated on to next year’s presidential election.

Voter turnout in the country’s 13 regions was very low and voters typically have little affinity with their regional administrations that are responsible for promoting economic development, transport and high schools.

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Turkia. Scoperto un nuovo giacimento di gas naturale nel Mar Nero.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-10.

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Lo scorso anno la Turkia aveva annunciato la scoperta nelle sue acque territoriali nel Mr Nero di un giacimento di gas naturale di capienza stimata essere 405 miliardi di metri cubi.

Turkia. Giacimento Sakarya contiene 405 miliardi metri cubi di gas, non 320.

Turkia. Scoperto nel Mar Nero un giacimento di gas, Tuna-1, da 320 miliardi di m3.

Di questi giorni l’annuncio di un nuovo ritrovamento di ga naturale all’Amasra-1 offshore, stimato essere da 135 miliardi di metri cubi.

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«President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of new natural gas deposits in the Black Sea, where Turkey plans to start production in 2023»

«State energy company Tpao found 135 billion cubic meters of gas at the Amasra-1 offshore well, bringing the total amount of deposits discovered over the past year to 540 billion cubic meters»

«Officials have said Tpao is planning to develop the deposits on its own, and won’t need foreign financing»

«Erdogan has pitched recent energy finds as a solution to some of Turkey’s long-term economic vulnerabilities, including its energy-import bill that needs to be paid in foreign currency»

«Turkey currently imports nearly all of the 50 billion cubic meters of gas it consumes annually»

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La verità ama celarsi nei particolari.

«Tpao is planning to develop the deposits on its own»

L’attuale Turkia dispone di personale, strutture e know-how propri, e non necessita quindi di ricorrere a tecnologie e società estere.

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Turkey has discovered more natural gas in Black Sea, Erdogan says

Natural gas discoveries are expected to allow Turkey to import cheaper gas and trim its average annual energy bill, which is about $44bn.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of new natural gas deposits in the Black Sea, where Turkey plans to start production in 2023.

State energy company Tpao found 135 billion cubic meters of gas at the Amasra-1 offshore well, bringing the total amount of deposits discovered over the past year to 540 billion cubic meters, Erdogan said in televised remarks from the Black Sea coastal city of Zonguldak.

No independent audit of total and recoverable gas at either of the finds in the so-called Sakarya field has been made available by authorities. Officials have said Tpao is planning to develop the deposits on its own, and won’t need foreign financing.

Turkey has ramped up exploration for oil and gas off its coasts in recent years. Erdogan has pitched recent energy finds as a solution to some of Turkey’s long-term economic vulnerabilities, including its energy-import bill that needs to be paid in foreign currency.

Turkish explorers last year found 405 billion cubic meters of gas at the nearby Tuna-1 well in Sakarya field, the biggest ever discovery in the Black Sea.

Turkey currently imports nearly all of the 50 billion cubic meters of gas it consumes annually. Officials expect domestic production to boost the nation’s gas demand by 60%, to as much as 80 billion cubic meters per year by 2030.

Discoveries are also expected to allow Turkey to import cheaper gas and trim the annual average energy bill of around $44 billion.

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Enclave liberal occidentale. Bioweapons. Guerre, spopolamento, ed infine collasso.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-09.

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L’International Man è uscito con un lungo articolo

Doug Casey on the Shocking 2025 Deagel Forecast… War, Population Reduction and the Collapse of the West

da cui estrarremo solo le frasi pregnanti, data la sua grande estensione. Ma si suggerirebbe a tutti di leggerlo con molta attenzione.

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«They’ve predicted that about 70% of the US population, and about the same percentage in Europe, is going to disappear by 2025»

«It’s hard to believe that anybody in their position would make a forecast like that»

«But for the last several years, I’ve been saying that World War III would basically be a biological war»

«Essentially, it will involve the use of bacteria and viruses to wipe out the enemy»

«The fact is that anything that can be done eventually will be done. It’s just the law of large numbers.»

«All races and ethnic groups like to think that they’re “the best” or the most worthy, and that non-members are “other”, perhaps only marginally human. Biological warfare plays directly into feeling»

«Americans who—like everybody else—see themselves as “the good guys”, believe we’re immune to that»

«What shocks me is not that a biowar is being researched or even actively wargamed, but that a connected organization like Deagel is actually saying it publicly»

«What are the advantages of biowar?»

«First, it doesn’t destroy materiel. That’s a huge plus.»

«Second, bioweapons can be structured to attack only certain racial groups. »

«Third, bioweapons are very cheap and easy to fabricate. Anyone with access to a good high school chemistry lab is in business.»

«Fourth, bioweapons don’t need sophisticated delivery systems; again, no need for B-2s, B-52s, cruise missiles, ICBMs, or any of that.»

«Fifth, bioweapons, whether they’re viruses or bacteria, not only offer plausible deniability but the potential to blame a third party. You can launch an attack, and nobody can really be sure who did it.»

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«The Western world success model has been built over societies with no resilience that can barely withstand any hardship, even a low-intensity one.»

«I’m afraid the election of actual Bolsheviks in 2020—and I don’t use that term lightly—has sealed its fate.»

«→→ In point of fact, the US is on such a self-destructive path that the Chinese don’t have to do anything in order to win. All they need to do is lay back and be quiet. The West is destroying itself. ←←»

«Even the Spanish flu, which was actually serious, came and went without destroying the economy»

«Nonetheless, the public has been so terrorized that they’re panicking to take potentially dangerous experimental injections. Even though there are numerous cheap drugs that can mitigate the virus after diagnosis, they’re never prescribed.»

«That’s a very odd statement because the crisis isn’t extending the life of the dying economic system. It’s putting the final nail in its coffin.»

«History is replete—overrun, actually—with psychos who try to destroy everybody once they get in power.»

«→→ The collapse of the Western financial system – and ultimately the Western civilization – has been the major driver in the forecast along with a confluence of crisis with a devastating outcome ←→»

«As COVID has proven Western societies embracing multiculturalism and extreme liberalism are unable to deal with any real hardship.»

«We’re absolutely en route to a gigantic financial crisis, featuring the destruction of the US dollar»

«Much of the value people thought they had in stocks, bonds, real estate, pensions, and insurance could disappear.»

«That’s bad enough, but what’s worse are the economic consequences»

«I’m increasingly of the opinion there will be a crack-up boom along the way; however, we might be entering that as we speak.»

«The Biden people in Washington, D.C. are exactly the same personality types who took over Russia in 1917 or France in 1789. They aren’t going to let go of the apparatus of power now that they’ve got it. They will find a way to re-install themselves in 2024»

«Most people in today’s highly urbanized world, from cubicle dwellers to ghetto rats, are incapable of surviving for more than a week if supply chains break.»

«a war, at least with China, seems inevitable»

«It will likely be fomented by the US because, as the economy goes bad, governments always look for somebody else, an outsider, to blame.»

«the US government is actually the most dangerous force on the face of the planet. Much more dangerous than the Chinese, the Russians, or anybody else.»

«It’s said, for instance, that the Russians are aggressors because they may retake the Crimea and the Donbas region. Most Americans, who can’t even find these places on the map, are unaware that Crimea had been part of Russia since it was taken from the Ottomans in the 18th century and is mostly populated by ethnic Russians.»

«The Biden regime butting in is somewhat analogous to Russia threatening war over the US owning Puerto Rico. We don’t need a serious war with Russia over nothing.»

«The US is unnecessarily and stupidly whacking hornet’s nests everywhere in the world, bankrupting itself and making enemies, setting the stage for something really significant.»

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Sono ben poche le persone che sappiano cosa siano e come possano essere impiegate le bioweapons.

Ma questa ignoranza, spesso colpevole, non sopprime di certo l’esistenza delle bioweapons.

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Bbc. Sembrerebbe essere entrata in una crisi irreversibile. – Bloomberg.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-08.

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Bbc. La cloaca delle menzogne. Soffre di essere stata smascherata. – Governo Inglese.

BBC’s reputation highly damaged by Diana interview report, says Patel.

Bbc. Bandita dalla Cina perché propala fake news. – Xinhua e Bbc.

China pulls BBC World News off the air for serious content violation

China bans BBC World News from broadcasting

Ma chiunque si fosse peritato di leggersi con cura BBC controversies non ne sarebbe mai rimasto sorpreso. È un lunghissimo elenco che riporta una miriade di notizie false e tendenziose.

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«Princess Diana scandal is a genuine crisis for the BBC»

«If this were only a story about one rogue reporter, the BBC would still be hanging its collective head in shame»

«But it’s worse than that»

«It was the most explosive television interview in the history of the British monarchy and the BBC»

«A devastating report published this week by John Dyson, a former judge, found that the journalist secured his interview on the “Panorama” news program by way of forgery»

«He faked the documents»

«Now, in an emotional video, Diana’s son Prince William has condemned the program as “a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.”»

«→A real revolution must follow at the U.K.’s state broadcaster.←»

«But this is a genuine crisis for the corporation, which is paid for by a compulsory license fee on British viewers and given its charter by royal assent»

«Both the BBC’s many friends and its numerous enemies have concluded that the cover-up of Bashir’s actions was worse than the crime»

«BBC news executives — all of whom rose to greater eminence and one of whom, Tony Hall, later became the BBC’s director general — perfunctorily investigated the reporter’s work and exonerated him quickly»

«The documents suggested members of the royal household were paid to keep his sister under surveillance.»

«A graphic designer who tried to blow the whistle on Bashir’s forgeries was barred from working for the BBC»

«When the BBC mounted its own investigation of Bashir in 1996, it already knew that he’d told lies yet decided to accept his testimony. …. Hall concluded that Bashir was “honest and honorable.”»

«Maybe too many careers would have been blighted»

«The Conservative government already suspects the corporation of metropolitan bias against Brexit and the Tory party, and it’s itching to intervene»

«The lust for an exclusive drives many to underhand tactics»

«In the U.S. journalists have been fired for making up stories and faking film footage»

«Rival newspapers exposed tabloid phone-tapping and envious media outlets helped bring the BBC to book this time»

«→→In the meantime Bashir was rehired in 2016 as Religion Correspondent by the BBC after Hall returned to the corporation as director general←→»

«But the BBC prides itself on its high standards, impartiality and transparency»

«But the BBC? It has a self-regulating board of worthies but few have worked at the sharp end of journalism»

«This must change»

« It would be better for Davie and the BBC to impose self-regulation with real teeth than have regulation thrust upon it by hostile external forces»

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Come tutti i media liberal, la Bbc è un’organizzazione basata sulla pervicace menzogna utilizzata come macchina del fango contro avversari, ritenuti essere nemici mortali.

Tutta la dirigenza, quella passata e quella attuale, era perfettamente a conoscenza di questi fatti. Non solo hanno taciuto, ma hanno anche coperto, insabbiato, negato e protestato vivacemente, come solitamente fatto gli incalliti bugiardi.

«BBC’s reputation highly damaged»

«→A real revolution must follow at the U.K.’s state broadcaster.←»

Siano tutti licenziati e portati a giudizio.

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Princess Diana Scandal Is a Genuine Crisis for the BBC

If this were only a story about one rogue reporter, the BBC would still be hanging its collective head in shame. But it’s worse than that.

It was the most explosive television interview in the history of the British monarchy and the BBC. In 1995 Princess Diana revealed to millions of viewers around the world that there were “three people” in her marriage to Prince Charles — the third party being the heir to the throne’s mistress, and now wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. Diana’s divorce, departure from the Royal Family and untimely death followed.

But how did the inexperienced BBC reporter Martin Bashir get his scoop of a lifetime? A devastating report published this week by John Dyson, a former judge, found that the journalist secured his interview on the “Panorama” news program by way of forgery. He faked the documents that persuaded Diana’s brother Charles Spencer to introduce him to his sister, and he allegedly lied to Diana to fuel her paranoia about the Royal Family and the British establishment, and so get her to dish the dirt.

There was a huge media scrum in the 1990s to get the Princess’s story. Diana, as I knew from meeting her, liked to brief journalists but was wary of having her fingerprints on stories. Bashir’s deception got her to break cover.

Now, in an emotional video, Diana’s son Prince William has condemned the program as “a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.” He concludes correctly that the BBC “not only let my mother down, and my family down; they let the public down too.” The usual platitudes trotted out on these occasions from handwringing executives about “lessons being learned” won’t do. A real revolution must follow at the U.K.’s state broadcaster.

If this were only a story about one rogue reporter, the BBC would still be hanging its collective head in shame. But this is a genuine crisis for the corporation, which is paid for by a compulsory license fee on British viewers and given its charter by royal assent.

Both the BBC’s many friends and its numerous enemies have concluded that the cover-up of Bashir’s actions was worse than the crime. Newspapers and rival broadcasters smelled a rat from the beginning, but a slew of BBC news executives — all of whom rose to greater eminence and one of whom, Tony Hall, later became the BBC’s director general — perfunctorily investigated the reporter’s work and exonerated him quickly. According to Dyson’s inquiry, Bashir faked bank statements and showed them to Spencer. The documents suggested members of the royal household were paid to keep his sister under surveillance.

A graphic designer who tried to blow the whistle on Bashir’s forgeries was barred from working for the BBC. The shutters at Broadcasting House, the corporation’s headquarters, came down as newspapers continued to investigate the story behind the story. The BBC provided what Dyson described as “evasive answers” to legitimate press inquiries.

When the BBC mounted its own investigation of Bashir in 1996, it already knew that he’d told lies yet decided to accept his testimony. A letter of reprimand to Bashir had been drafted. It was probably never sent because there was no record of it in his employment records. Hall concluded that Bashir was “honest and honorable.” 

Neither Hall nor Anne Sloman, who conducted that investigation, interviewed Spencer. Dyson finds their explanation for this “wholly unconvincing.” Perhaps it was simply too embarrassing to dig beneath “the scoop of the century.” The BBC signaled its intentions from the start in that draft reprimand: “We believe there is no purpose served by making this a matter of public record.” Maybe too many careers would have been blighted.

A quarter of a century later it took the release of the forged documents by Spencer to force the BBC into holding the independent Dyson inquiry. Tim Davie, the new director general, also commissioned a senior reporter from “Panorama” to produce a documentary investigation into the affair. The Conservative government already suspects the corporation of metropolitan bias against Brexit and the Tory party, and it’s itching to intervene. 

A former colleague at my old newspaper, the Sunday Times, once joked that all it took to be a good reporter was “a plausible manner and rat-like cunning.” But this goes much further. Alas, media scandals are not infrequent. The lust for an exclusive drives many to underhand tactics. In the U.S. journalists have been fired for making up stories and faking film footage. Britain’s tabloid newspapers intercepted mobile telephone messages and brought down upon the industry the wrath of the government.

Another former director general, John Birt, wrote in his autobiography: “There are no long-lasting secrets at the BBC.” This affair proves he was wrong. As with the newspaper hacking scandal, the public’s chief protection is the U.K.’s competitive media ecology. Rival newspapers exposed tabloid phone-tapping and envious media outlets helped bring the BBC to book this time.

In the meantime Bashir was rehired in 2016 as Religion Correspondent by the BBC after Hall returned to the corporation as director general. We still don’t know what prompted this decision. Dyson’s judicial remit didn’t extend to this period.

But the BBC prides itself on its high standards, impartiality and transparency. If you don’t like a newspaper, you can always buy another one. If a private television company transgresses, advertisers will boycott it. But the BBC? It has a self-regulating board of worthies but few have worked at the sharp end of journalism. This must change.

As editor of the Sunday Times I mounted some tough investigations that landed me and the newspaper in court. I worked with versatile, hard-bitten journalists, including the Insight investigations team. But in every instance I sat alongside a media lawyer who insisted on a paper trail. Every step had to be tested to see whether the methods employed were justified in the public interest. Complicated inquiries in which we invested time and effort were sometimes aborted. We made mistakes but we had to perform the checks, had to be thorough and had to know the pitfalls.

The BBC now needs to call on the expertise of outside news and current affairs veterans from broadcasting and print media to help police its internal investigations. It should set up a board that’s fit for purpose and not wait for the government to act. It would be better for Davie and the BBC to impose self-regulation with real teeth than have regulation thrust upon it by hostile external forces.

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Buona settimana dal 7 all’11 giugno. I macrodati attesi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-07.

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Market mover della settimana: torna la BCE. Tutti gli eventi

                          Marker mover lunedì 7 giugno

08:00, EUR: Ordini alle fabbriche Germania

10:30, EUR: Indice Sentix della fiducia degli investitori Eurozona

16:59, CNY: Saldo della bilancia commerciale Cina

                          Marker mover martedì 8 giugno

01:50, JPY: PIL 1 trimestre Giappone

08:00, EUR: Produzione industriale Germania

10:00, EUR: Vendite al dettaglio Italia

11:00, EUR: Rilevazione ZEW del sentimento sull’economica Germania

11:00, EUR: PIL 1 trimestre Eurozona

14:30, USD: Saldo della bilancia commerciale USA

16:00, USD: Nuovi Lavori JOLTs USA

                         Market mover mercoledì 9 giugno

03:30, CNY: IPC Cina

08:00, EUR: Saldo della bilancia commerciale Germania

16:30, USD: Scorte di petrolio greggio USA

                         Market mover giovedì 10 giugno

06:30, JPY: Produzione industriale preliminare Giappone

10:00, EUR: Produzione industriale Italia

13:45, EUR: Decisione sul tasso d’interesse Eurozona

14:30, USD: Indice principali prezzi al consumo USA

14:30, USD: Richieste iniziali di sussidi di disoccupazione USA

14:30, EUR: Conferenza Stampa della BCE Eurozona

                         Marker mover venerdì 11 giugno

08:00, GBP: Produzione industriale Regno Unito

08:00, GBP: Saldo della bilancia commerciale Regno Unito

16:00, USD: Indice di fiducia del Michigan preliminare USA

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Congo. Scoperta a Luhihi una miniera di oro particolarmente ricca.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-23.

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«The Congolese authorities had to take extraordinary measures and ban gold mining after a mountain was discovered in the country, the rocks of which, according to preliminary estimates, are 90% gold»

«Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold»

«The discovery of gold-rich ore in Luhihi in late February brought throngs of diggers to the site, South Kivu Mines Minister Venant Burume Muhigirwa said, putting pressure on the small village around 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Bukavu»

«A government decree instructs everyone to leave Lukhihi and its surroundings. An exception has not been made even for the servicemen guarding the gold miners»

«The authorities intend to conduct proper registration of all who intend to mine gold in the area, and control the delivery of the precious metal to the state treasury»

«Gold, diamonds, oil, tin, tungsten, tantalum are mined in this African country»

«The DRC contains almost half of the world’s uranium ore deposits»

«the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world: up to 96% of Congolese do not know what medicine, running water or electricity is»

«Surely, in the very near future, the particles of the tragedy of the Congolese people in the form of gold, mined by them from Mount Lahihi, will be abandoned in the most unexpected corners of the world – from rings on the fingers of the most beautiful women in the world to game console microcircuits in the children’s rooms of respectable European families»


La Repubblica Democratica del Congo dispone di grandi risorse minerarie e potrebbe essere un paese prospero.

Lo sfruttamento umano ed il depauperamento delle sue risorse naturali, tutti i grandi stati complici, lo mantengo in una condizione di indigenza estrema, che grida vendetta a Dio ed agli uomini.

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Mountain 90% gold discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Congolese authorities had to take extraordinary measures and ban gold mining after a mountain was discovered in the country, the rocks of which, according to preliminary estimates, are 90% gold.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

A government decree instructs everyone to leave Lukhihi and its surroundings. An exception has not been made even for the servicemen guarding the gold miners.

The authorities intend to conduct proper registration of all who intend to mine gold in the area, and control the delivery of the precious metal to the state treasury.

The bowels of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are rich in natural resources. Gold, diamonds, oil, tin, tungsten, tantalum are mined in this African country. The DRC contains almost half of the world’s uranium ore deposits

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

But still, the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world: up to 96% of Congolese do not know what medicine, running water or electricity is. This is due to the legacy of the regime of President Mobutu Seko, who ruled the country until 1997 and actually institutionalized corruption, as well as the actions of the government, which, among other things, turns a blind eye to the fact that mining is carried out illegally or through corruption schemes, and the proceeds do not replenish the state budget. and the piggy banks of private corporations and illegal armed groups.

Surely, in the very near future, the particles of the tragedy of the Congolese people in the form of gold, mined by them from Mount Lahihi, will be abandoned in the most unexpected corners of the world – from rings on the fingers of the most beautiful women in the world to game console microcircuits in the children’s rooms of respectable European families.

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Congo bans mining in South Kivu village after gold rush.

A gold rush drawing thousands to a village in Congo’s South Kivu province has driven authorities to ban mining there until more oversight is established, the provincial mines minister said on Thursday.

The discovery of gold-rich ore in Luhihi in late February brought throngs of diggers to the site, South Kivu Mines Minister Venant Burume Muhigirwa said, putting pressure on the small village around 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Bukavu.

Subsistence mining – extracting minerals with rudimentary tools – is common across Democratic Republic of Congo, and the “artisanal” gold mining is especially widespread in the gold-producing east and northeast of the country.

Miners, traders and members of Congo’s armed forces (FARDC) were required to leave the mine sites in and around Luhihi and all mining activities were suspended until further notice, a decree dated on Monday and confirmed by Muhigirwa, said.

The presence of FARDC at the mine sites – prohibited under Congo’s mining code – contributed to the “disorder” at Luhihi, the decree said.

Muhigirwa said the mining suspension would allow authorities to identify the miners and ensure they are properly registered with artisanal mining regulators.

Order must be re-established in mining activities in Luhihi “not only to protect lives but also to ensure the traceability of the gold produced in line with Congolese law,” the decree said.

Gold production in the Congo is systematically underreported and tonnes of the precious metal are smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours, the U.N. Group of Experts on the Congo reported last year.

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Mondo. Stati con bond decennale ad interessi negativi sono confinati in Europa.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-03.

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Il bond decennale è considerato essere il riferimento per la valutazione comparata delle quotazioni e dei tassi di interesse.

Nella prima Tabella si nota come a livello mondiale solo i Paesi Bassi, la Svizzera, la Germania e la Francia continuino ad avere tassi negativi.

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Nella seconda Tabella, relativa al blocco europeo, si noti come solo sette stati mantengano ancora tassi di interesse negativi. Sono i Paesi Bassi, la Svizzera, la Germania, la Slovakia, la Finlandia, l’Austria e la Francia.

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Nella terza Tabella si vede come tutti gli stati di quella regione economica pratichino interessi positivi sul decennale.

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Sorgono quindi spontanee alcune domande.

– Fino a quando Paesi Bassi, la Svizzera, la Germania, la Slovakia, la Finlandia, l’Austria e la Francia riusciranno a restare competitivi in un mondo oramai quasi completamente passato agli interessi positivi?

– Fino a qual punto appare essere sostenibile il comportamento della banca centrale europea che, per tutelare sei stati, continua a mantenere tassi di interesse negativi a discapito degli altri venti stati dell’Unione?

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Su molti media liberal occidentali si leggono frasi del tipo ‘il mondo ha interessi negativi‘.

A nostro sommesso parere, Paesi Bassi, la Svizzera, la Germania, la Slovakia, la Finlandia, l’Austria e la Francia non solo non sono il mondo, ma ne sono una ben piccola parte. Nella loro sfida a tutto il resto del mondo sono troppo piccoli per non dover soccombere.

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Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-04-12.

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In sintesi.

– Compared to February 2020 (the last month before the first general lockdown), output remained in sharp decline in the manufacturing industry (−7.1%), as well as in the whole industry (−6.6%)

– In February, output plunged in the manufacture of transport equipment (−11.4% after −3.0%)

– It plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (−20.5%)

– especially in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−33.6%)

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L’Insee, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, ha rilasciato il Report:

Industrial production index – February 2021. In February, manufacturing output plummeted again (−4.6%).

In February 2021, output plummeted again in the manufacturing industry (−4.6%, after +3.3%) as well as in the whole industry (−4.7%, after +3.2%). Compared to February 2020 (the last month before the first general lockdown), output remained in sharp decline in the manufacturing industry (−7.1%), as well as in the whole industry (−6.6%).

In February 2021, output decreased in all industrial activities, except in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum

In February, output plunged in the manufacture of transport equipment (−11.4% after −3.0%). It decreased sharply in “other manufacturing” (−4.0% after +3.9%), in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (−5.4% after +2.8%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−5.3% after +8.8%). It declined more modestly in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−2.0% after +1.6%). Conversely, it continued to expand in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum after the reopening of several refineries that had been shut down in late 2020 (+11.5% after +6.8%).

In February 2021, output yet remained in sharp decline compared to its February 2020 level in most industrial activities. It plummeted in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum (−20.5%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (−25.7%), especially in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−33.6%). Compared to February 2020, output decreased more moderately in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−3.8%) and in “other manufacturing” (−3.8%), thanks in particular to the sub-branches of electrical equipment (+5.3%) and pharmaceuticals (+9.5%).

Over a year, manufacturing output decreased sharply (−4.0%)

Manufacturing output of the last three months was down compared to the same three months a year ago (−4.0%), as well as the output in the whole industry (−3.3%).

Over this one-year period, output slumped in the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (−26.9%) and in the manufacture of transport equipment (−17.7%). It fell more moderately in “other manufacturing” (−1.2%), in the manufacture of food products and beverages (−3.2%) and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment goods (−0.8%). Conversely, it rose slightly in mining and quarrying, energy, water supply (+0.7%).

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India. Marzo. Exports +58% sullo stesso mese un anno prima.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-04-06.

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«India’s total exports touched 34 billion U.S. dollars in March, up over 58 percent from the same month last year»

«Exports during the financial year 2020-21 (April 2020-March 2021) were 290.18 billion U.S. dollars, compared to 313.36 billion U.S. dollars the previous financial year, recording a negative growth of 7.4 percent»

«India’s total imports in March 2021 were 48.12 billion U.S. dollars, compared to 31.47 billion U.S. dollars in March 2020, thus registering an increase of 52.89 percent»

«India remained a net importer in March 2021 with a trade deficit of 14.11 billion U.S. dollars, compared to a trade deficit of 9.98 billion U.S. dollars in March 2020»

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Trend Economy. Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)

The value of merchandise exports from India totalled $ 275 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from India decreased by 14.7% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 47 billion (the value of merchandise exports from India amounted to $323 billion in 2019).

India’s exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from India in 2020:

USA with a share of 17.9% (49 billion US$)

China with a share of 6.89% (19 billion US$)

United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.51% (17.9 billion US$)

Hong Kong with a share of 3.46% (9.53 billion US$)

Singapore with a share of 3.01% (8.29 billion US$)

Bangladesh with a share of 2.87% (7.91 billion US$)

United Kingdom with a share of 2.81% (7.76 billion US$)

Germany with a share of 2.77% (7.65 billion US$)

Netherlands with a share of 2.27% (6.26 billion US$)

Malaysia with a share of 2.24% (6.19 billion US$)

Exports structure from India in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

10% (27 billion US$): 27 – Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

8.87% (24 billion US$): 71 – Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin

6.68% (18.4 billion US$): 30 – Pharmaceutical products

6.52% (17.9 billion US$): 84 – Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

6.32% (17.4 billion US$): 29 – Organic chemicals

4.88% (13.4 billion US$): 85 – Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

4.71% (12.9 billion US$): 87 – Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof

3.85% (10.6 billion US$): 72 – Iron and steel

3.14% (8.67 billion US$): 10 – Cereals

2.39% (6.6 billion US$): 39 – Plastics and articles thereof

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India’s export rise in March shows overall economic revival: official.

New Delhi, April 2 (Xinhua) — India’s total exports touched 34 billion U.S. dollars in March, up over 58 percent from the same month last year, according to the latest data released by the ministry of commerce and industry.

Exports during the financial year 2020-21 (April 2020-March 2021) were 290.18 billion U.S. dollars, compared to 313.36 billion U.S. dollars the previous financial year, recording a negative growth of 7.4 percent, according to the data.

Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) President Sharad Kumar Saraf said the whopping double-digit growth of almost 58.5 percent in March showed not only an impressive sign of further revival for the sector, but for the overall economy as well.

“This has been mainly on account of 28 out of 30 major product groups of exports showing either a very impressive high positive growth starting with triple digit and almost all ending with a very high double-digit growth defying all the odds during these difficult times,” said Saraf.

India’s total imports in March 2021 were 48.12 billion U.S. dollars, compared to 31.47 billion U.S. dollars in March 2020, thus registering an increase of 52.89 percent.

India remained a net importer in March 2021 with a trade deficit of 14.11 billion U.S. dollars, compared to a trade deficit of 9.98 billion U.S. dollars in March 2020, the ministry’s data showed. Enditem

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Biden vs Mr Putin. Per il momento la montagna ha partorito un topolino piccolo piccolo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela

2021-03-25.

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Putin: “a rational actor within his own frame of reference (who) calculates risks and benefits.”


Sotto l’effetto di qualcosa che se non lo era ci assomigliava benissimo, Joe Biden aveva formalmente accusato il Presidente Putin di essere un ‘assassino’ e di aver interferito con le elezioni presidenziali del 2020, proclamando a gran voce che gliela avrebbe fatta pagare a carissimo prezzo.

Dal tono e dall’enfasi si sarebbe detto che avrebbe scatenato sul Kremlin almeno un bomba atomica.

Al contrario, la montagna ha partorito un topolino piccolo piccolo, sciancato, e senza denti.

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US Department of Commerce. U.S. Department of Commerce to Expand Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Chemical Weapons Poisoning

«By deploying illegal nerve agents against dissidents, both inside and outside its borders, the Russian government has acted in flagrant violation of its commitments under the Chemical Weapons Convention and has directly put its own citizens and those of other countries at mortal risk. The Department of Commerce is committed to preventing Russia from accessing sensitive U.S. technologies that might be diverted to its malign chemical weapons activities»

«This partial waiver will also apply to the licensing of certain categories of export and reexport transactions involving NS items. License applications for such transactions will be reviewed consistent with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these restrictions. These categories are as follows: items necessary for the safety of flight of civil fixed-wing passenger aviation; deemed exports and reexports to Russian nationals; items destined for wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries and other foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies that are located in Russia; and items in support of government space cooperation. This partial waiver will also apply until September 1, 2021 to items in support of commercial space launch activities; following this date, applications for such items will be reviewed under a presumption of denial»

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«U.S. sanctions may not deter Russia from its alleged election meddling and cyber hacking in the short term but will signal Washington’s renewed willingness to hold the Kremlin publicly to account for acts it views as malign»

«President Joe Biden has vowed Russian President Vladimir Putin will “pay a price” and is expected to impose sanctions as soon as this week that could range from freezing the U.S. assets of Russians to curbing Moscow’s ability to issue sovereign debt»

«In an interview last week the new Democratic president agreed with an interviewer who asked if he thought the Russian leader was a “killer,” prompting Putin to respond with a Russian playground chant that “he who said it, did it.”»

«Under pressure from Congress after the British government accused Russia of using the Novichok nerve agent to try to kill former spy Sergei Skripal, Trump in 2019 prohibited U.S. banks from participating in the primary market for Russia’s non-rouble sovereign debt»

«Biden could go further by applying such restrictions to rouble-denominated debt or by extending them to the secondary market, though this would be a big step»

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Siamo in attesa di conoscere quali potrebbero essere le prossime dolorose sanzioni.

Analysis: U.S. sanctions on Russia will send a signal, if not deter

U.S. sanctions may not deter Russia from its alleged election meddling and cyber hacking in the short term but will signal Washington’s renewed willingness to hold the Kremlin publicly to account for acts it views as malign.

President Joe Biden has vowed Russian President Vladimir Putin will “pay a price” and is expected to impose sanctions as soon as this week that could range from freezing the U.S. assets of Russians to curbing Moscow’s ability to issue sovereign debt.

Russia denies meddling in U.S. elections and orchestrating the cyber hack that used U.S. tech company SolarWinds Corp to penetrate U.S. government networks.

The Kremlin has also dismissed reports it offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

While the two nations’ presidents quickly extended the New START arms control treaty, Biden has taken a much tougher stance toward Putin than his predecessor, Donald Trump, and the U.S. and Russian leaders have made no secret of their disagreements.

In an interview last week the new Democratic president agreed with an interviewer who asked if he thought the Russian leader was a “killer,” prompting Putin to respond with a Russian playground chant that “he who said it, did it.”

Analysts said sanctions were unlikely to deter Russia and it was necessary to harden U.S. society to resist disinformation campaigns like the one Putin likely directed to try to sway the 2020 U.S. election in favor of Trump, a Republican, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Tuesday.

The assessment showed Russia did little to hide its hand in trying to influence the election, suggesting such efforts may now simply be a fact of life, said Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think tank.

“That’s a long-term problem for Western societies and we shouldn’t expect the administration is just magically going to solve it,” he said, adding Washington wanted “to send a message: we’re watching these activities, we’re going to call them out.”

A former U.S. official said that even though sanctions may not change Moscow’s behavior in the short term, there can be a benefit to drawing clear lines about what is not acceptable.

“What they are trying to do with their Russia policy is to discourage risk-taking by the Russians, to carve out small areas where there are abilities to cooperate and to be very clear in specific and timely reactions that there will always be a cost to Russian behavior,” said the former U.S. official.

“That wasn’t the case under the Trump administration,” the former official said on condition of anonymity.

MANY SANCTIONS IN U.S. ARSENAL

Among the punitive tools in Biden’s arsenal are:

– Executive Order 13848, under which the U.S. government can freeze the U.S. assets of any foreign individual or entity found to have directly or indirectly interfered in a U.S. election;

– Executive Orders 13757 and 13694, which enables Washington to freeze the U.S. assets of those engaging in “cyber-enabled” activities from abroad that threaten U.S. national security, foreign policy, economic health or financial stability;

– Executive Order 13818, which implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and lets Washington freeze the U.S. assets and bar the U.S. entry of foreigners who commit human rights violations or engage in corruption;

— the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, which, among other things, authorizes the president to bar U.S. banks from lending to a country that used chemical weapons.

Under pressure from Congress after the British government accused Russia of using the Novichok nerve agent to try to kill former spy Sergei Skripal, Trump in 2019 prohibited U.S. banks from participating in the primary market for Russia’s non-rouble sovereign debt.

Biden could go further by applying such restrictions to rouble-denominated debt or by extending them to the secondary market, though this would be a big step.

The Kremlin has accused British intelligence agencies of staging the Skripal attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a congressional aide played down the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions in general and said Russian sovereign debt restrictions were not likely to have much effect “on Putin’s calculations on the use of poison.”

However, Dan Fried, a former top U.S. diplomat for Europe, described Putin as “a rational actor within his own frame of reference (who) calculates risks and benefits.”

“If he sees that there will be a strong and organized response from the West, that will enter into his calculations,” Fried said. “We know from Soviet history that sustained pressure over time, combined with internal stagnation … both political and economic can lead to a strategic reassessment by Russia’s leaders.”