+++ 18. November 2016 +++
German Bank Analyst Hellmeyer: China Is the Economic Heavyweight of the World
In an interview with Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten dated Nov. 12 and headlined “The Decisive Growth in the World Is Occuring in the East”, Folker Hellmeyer, chief analyst of the Bremer Landesbank, notes that "the most significant growth in the world occurs in the East.” Therefore, Germany and Europe should focus more on those markets to maintain their own prosperity and political stability. https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2016/11/12/das-massgebliche-wachstum-der-welt-findet-im-osten-statt/
Hellmeyer states that China is clearly “the heavyweight of the world”. Its significance is already enormous, will become even more massive “with the current projects of 'One Belt, One Road' and the Silk Road.” At the same time, Chinese leaders are is very much aware of Germany's “innovative capabilities” due to its Mittelstand companies, known as the “hidden champions” because they are rather small, but world leaders in their fields.
For the Bremer bank analyst, the future lies
“in emerging countries which account for over 62% of the global economy, 85% of the world population, 70% of total currency reserves, and which are growing at rates of 4%-5.5%. We must build the Land-Bridge between Lisbon, Vladivostok, Beijing and New Delhi. Then, I will not be fearful for the future of Europe. If we don't build the Land-Bridge, the price to pay will be high."
In the same interview, Hellmeyer says that sanctions against Russia is a good example of the wrong policy.
The weak point of his analysis is that he believes the overall policy can be implemented by strengthening the EU and its budget policies, which would be impossible in the current situation.
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+++ 21. Dezember 2016 +++
Terror: Obama Issues Threats to Kill
On receiving the first reports, on Dec. 19, of the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, American economist Lyndon LaRouche declared: “Put Obama on the list of suspects.”