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Zero Rate Ravages: HSBC France's Value Goes From 11 Billion Euros to Zero
Published by Philippe Herlin | Feb 20, 2020 | Articles 4724

Here is a further illustration of the damage that zero rates cause to retail banking, in France and around the world. In 2000, when the Sino-British banking mastodon HSBC wanted to buy Crédit Commercial de France (CCF), it was in competition with the Dutch ING and had to put 11 billion euros on the table. Twenty years later, while it is trying to get rid of it, the sale price is "close to zero" according to Les Echos.

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You Cannot Go Wrong With Gold
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Feb 10, 2020 | Articles 7810

This is probably the most important article I have penned. It is about the destiny of three individuals who all followed different tides. We are today at the point when the consequences of taking the wrong tide will be ruinous whilst the right one will be extremely propitious.

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Return of Inflation: A New Scenario (Coronavirus and Other Black Swans)
Published by Philippe Herlin | Feb 6, 2020 | Articles 8016

"Where could inflation come from?", we asked ourselves in our previous article on rising energy costs. Let's explore another possible cause, reactivated by current events. When we look around us and throughout history, it doesn't seem that monetary sentiment alone is enough to cause prices to go up, it also requires a drop in output. This is the thesis we will develop.

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Inflate and Die - Stock Collapse and Gold Surge Imminent
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Feb 3, 2020 | Articles 7788

After three decades of massive money printing and credit expansion, “inflate or die” has artificially kept the world economy going. But we are now in the 2020s moving in to the next stage which will be INFLATE AND DIE. Because, as stock and credit bubbles implode and money printing accelerates, the world will soon realise that not only is the freshly printed money worthless but also most of the manufactured money from the last 20 years.

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