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    Congress clears temporary spending bill to avert shutdown

    The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.The measure passed the House on a 231-188 vote over Democratic opposition and then cleared the Senate, 66-32, with Democrats from Republican-leaning states providing many of the key votes. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawmakers...--finance.html
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    The suspense was killing me. Itís a Christmas miracle that our benevolent leaders can work it all out. SMGDMFH

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    It's past the point of ridiculous. Less than a month between can kicks now? At this rate Congress will be passing a CR every day like a junkie needing a daily fix.

    (1-19 reversed ....probably about the same time China announces the petroyuan)
    Last edited by devil21; 12-22-2017 at 04:18 PM.
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    Hilarious. Pass the bills for the spending but not the money. Fail to repeal Obamacare but then repeal the individual mandate.


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    Rand and Lee were the only (R) Senators to vote Nay.

    In the House, only 16 (R)s voted Nay, including Amash and Massie.

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    I was surprised they didn't make the last extension run until January.

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    You can't have it both ways.

    Says the "Supporting Member" Soros babbler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    I was surprised they didn't make the last extension run until January.
    Kinda looks like they're trying to coordinate a default with the petroyuan announcement.
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    "We have set them on the hobby-horse of an idea about the absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of COLLECTIVISM. They have never yet and they never will have the sense to reflect that this hobby-horse is a manifest violation of the most important law of nature, which has established from the very creation of the world one unit unlike another and precisely for the purpose of instituting individuality."- A Quote From Some Old Book

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    Kinda looks like they're trying to coordinate a default with the petroyuan announcement.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/24/petr...contracts.html

    "Game changer it is not — at least not yet," said Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington based think tank focused on energy security. "But it is another indicator of the beginning of the glacial, and I emphasize the word glacial, decline of the dollar."

    Beijing faces skeptical global oil markets and global perceptions it exerts too much state control. Those factors will hinder its drive to build a viable oil pricing benchmark that's able to compete with more established benchmarks like West Texas Intermediate or Brent (both dollar-denominated).

    The architects of the "petro-yuan" face an uphill struggle in dislodging the "petrodollar" and, with it, more than four decades of U.S. dollar-priced oil. Attracting interest from entrenched and active markets in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East — used to price more than two-thirds of the world's oil worth trillions of dollars – poses another major challenge.

    "Many, many futures contracts are launched because they make some sense from a logical market point of view and they get a lot of attention. But then they die because the key is liquidity," said Jeff Brown, president at FGE, an international energy consultant.

    There are really only a handful of truly global oil contracts from which all else is based, Brown explained, adding: "It will be extraordinarily difficult to change that."


    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-currency-push

    China once had oil-futures trading, in the mid-1990s, before abandoning the effort along with trading in bond futures, due to volatility. Concerns about destabilizing moves continue today, prompting intervention of one kind or another in markets from stocks to the yuan, which has unusually low fluctuations in daily trading relative to its counterparts.

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    BRICS have their own system now, CNAPS and CIPS (Cross-Border Interbank Payments System) and are bypassing SWIFT, so no surprise yuan transactions on SWIFT are declining. SWIFT as a whole is being used less. Got a chart showing total use?
    Why would they use the western system when they now have their own?? SWIFT is only needed if making yuan payments to SWIFT users. Wiring yuan from Beijing to Tokyo or Moscow completely bypasses SWIFT.
    Last edited by devil21; 12-23-2017 at 04:10 PM.
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