The White House put Congress on notice Friday morning that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama’s landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact.
China’s central bank said Friday that it had allowed a division of the World Bank to issue bonds denominated in special drawing rights (SDR) in the country’s interbank bond market.
To get a glimpse of the future of commerce in America, look no further than Sweden. The Scandinavian country is largely a cashless society, with consumers relying on mobile phone payments or plastic. While the U.S. is still far from achieving the same level of cash-free existence, increasing numbers of restaurants and retailers are now snubbing the lowly dollar bill.
Russia has deployed an advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile battery to the Crimean Peninsula amid escalating tensions there, according to Russian news reports. The missile system, once operational, would be able to target aircraft deep into Ukrainian airspace.
WEB Notes: How many ground wars is this now, four. Remember when they used to tell us, ‘we fight them over there so they stay over there’. Now we invite them over here and into other Euro nations and many of the citizens are okay with it. How easier the masses can be manipulated.
WEB Notes: When Egypt had riots several years ago and their government was replaced it was obvious from the start who replaced them. The IMF stepped right in and granted them a loan. More of the same here.
The nation’s oldest Roman Catholic university announced this week that it has appointed its first “director for Hindu life,” who they are noting to be the first Hindu priest chaplain in the nation.