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Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for normal people's savings

Normally, this doesn't happen. Banks want your cash, and pay you interest on it, because the more deposits they have, the more they can lend it to others who pay them even more on their investments.<p>But interest rates in Europe are so close to zero — and economic activity is so sluggish — that some …

Go West, young Han: How China and the new Silk Road threaten American imperialism

High-speed railways are revolutionizing trade in Eurasia — and could upset the global balance of power<p>Pepe Escobar<p>December 31, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in …



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