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Saving Refugees to Save Europe

Posted by hkarner - 13. September 2016

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George Soros

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including
The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.

SEP 12, 2016, Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – The refugee crisis in Europe was already pushing the European Union toward disintegration when, on June 23, it helped drive the British to vote to Brexit the EU. The refugee crisis and the Brexit calamity that it spawned have reinforced xenophobic, nationalist movements that will seek to win a series of upcoming votes– including national elections in France, the Netherlands, and Germany in 2017, a referendum in Hungary on the EU refugee policy on October 2, and a rerun of the Austrian presidential election on December 4. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Was verbindet Kanzler Kern mit George Soros?

Posted by hkarner - 4. September 2016

alexandra bader, ceiberweiber, 15/8

Über die Feiertage verbreitete sich rasch im Netz, dass im Rahmen der DC Leaks zu den US-Wahlen einiges zu George Soros und seinen Open Society Foundations enthüllt wurde. Dabei geht es um massive Einflussnahme auf US-Außenpoltik, aber auch um die Wahlen zum Europaparlament 2014. Rund ein Drittel der EU-Abgeordneten sind Soros-affin, darunter auch ÖsterreicherInnnen. Der Clou ist aber, dass Soros-Sohn Alexander vor sechs Wochen bei Bundeskanzler Christian Kern und von diesem beeindruckt war.

Auf den Facebook-Accounts des Bundeskanzlers, der Instagram-Seite des Bundeskanzleramts und Kerns von ihm selbst verwalteten Twitter-Account hat diese Visite keine Spuren hinterlassen. Kritische UserInnen haben aber entdeckt, dass Alexander Soros  („Promoter of open society values“) vor sechs Wochen Bilder vom Hotel Sacher in Wien und von Kerns Büroschild auf Instagram gepostet hat. Sieht man sich seine anderen Fotos an, so posiert er stets mit GesprächspartnerInnen, sei es Hillary Clinton, sei es Ban Ki-Moon. Hier aber genügt ein golden glänzendes Schild und dieser Text: „And the main reason for my slight detour to ‪#‎vienna‬: A very productive meeting with the very impressive and relatively new head of the Austrian Government, Chancellor Christian Kern. ‪#‎christiankern‬ ‪#‎bundeskanzler‬

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The Promise of Regrexit

Posted by hkarner - 9. Juli 2016

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George Soros

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.

JUL 8, 2016, Project Syndicate

LONDON – Until the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the refugee crisis was the greatest problem Europe faced. Indeed, that crisis played a critical role in bringing about the greater calamity of Brexit.

The vote for Brexit was a great shock; the morning after the vote, the disintegration of the European Union seemed practically inevitable. Brewing crises in other EU countries, especially Italy, deepened the dark forecast for the EU’s survival.

But as the initial shock of the British referendum wears off, something unexpected is happening: the tragedy no longer looks like a fait accompli. Many British voters have started to feel a degree of “buyer’s remorse” as the hypothetical becomes real. Sterling has plunged. Another Scottish referendum has become highly likely. The erstwhile leaders of the “Leave” campaign have engaged in a peculiar bout of internecine self-destruction, and some of their followers have started to glimpse the bleak future that both the country and they personally face. A sign of the shift in public opinion has been a campaign, supported by more than four million people so far, to petition Parliament to hold a second referendum. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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US-Milliardär Soros wettet 100 Millionen Euro gegen Deutsche Bank

Posted by hkarner - 28. Juni 2016

28. Juni 2016, 10:45 derstandard.at

 Der Starinvestor setzt auf einen weiteren Absturz der Deutschen Bank an der Börse

Frankfurt – Die Deutsche Bank hat einen neuen Gegenspieler: Der US-Starinvestor George Soros will vom Absturz der Bank an der Börse profitieren. Sein Hedgefonds Soros Fund Management setzte am Freitag kurz nach dem britischen Votum für einen EU-Austritt eine rund 100 Millionen Euro schwere Wette auf einen weiteren Kursverfall der Aktie des größten deutschen Bankhauses. Die sogenannte Leerverkaufsposition wurde am Montag im deutschen Bundesanzeiger veröffentlicht.

Mit Leerverkäufen können Anleger an der Börse auch bei fallenden Kursen Geld verdienen. Dafür verkaufen sie Aktien, die sie sich zunächst nur geliehen haben. Fällt der Kurs der Aktie danach, können sie die geliehenen Papiere später billiger wieder auf dem Markt einsammeln und zurückgeben. Soros‘ Fonds verkaufte nun gut sieben Millionen zuvor geliehene Aktien. Eine ähnliche Handelsposition ging laut Bundesanzeiger auch der Londoner Hedgefonds Marshall Wace ein. „Es scheint, als wette derzeit die ganze Welt gegen die Deutsche Bank“, kommentierte ein Frankfurter Börsenhändler am Dienstag den Schritt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Brexit and the Future of Europe

Posted by hkarner - 27. Juni 2016

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George Soros

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.

JUN 25, 2016, Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – Britain, I believe, had the best of all possible deals with the European Union, being a member of the common market without belonging to the euro and having secured a number of other opt-outs from EU rules. And yet that was not enough to stop the United Kingdom’s electorate from voting to leave. Why?

The answer could be seen in opinion polls in the months leading up to the “Brexit” referendum. The European migration crisis and the Brexit debate fed on each other. The “Leave” campaign exploited the deteriorating refugee situation – symbolized by frightening images of thousands of asylum-seekers concentrating in Calais, desperate to enter Britain by any means necessary – to stoke fear of “uncontrolled” immigration from other EU member states. And the European authorities delayed important decisions on refugee policy in order to avoid a negative effect on the British referendum vote, thereby perpetuating scenes of chaos like the one in Calais. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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A Bearish George Soros Is Trading Again

Posted by hkarner - 9. Juni 2016

Date: 09-06-2016
Source: The Wall Street Journal

soros_lightboxBillionaire investor sees opportunities to profit from various economic and political issues afflicting the world

George Soros’s worldview has darkened over the past six months amid escalating economic and political issues in China, Europe and elsewhere.

After a long hiatus, George Soros has returned to trading, lured by opportunities to profit from what he sees as coming economic troubles.

Worried about the outlook for the global economy and concerned that large market shifts may be at hand, the billionaire hedge-fund founder and philanthropist recently directed a series of big, bearish investments, according to people close to the matter.

Soros Fund Management LLC, which manages $30 billion for Mr. Soros and his family, sold stocks and bought gold and shares of gold miners, anticipating weakness in various markets. Investors often view gold as a haven during times of turmoil. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Endspiel: Euro könnte Ziel einer Attacke von Spekulanten werden

Posted by hkarner - 2. Mai 2016

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten  |  Wenn die EZB die Lage nicht unter Kontrolle hält, könnte der Euro von Spekulanten angegriffen werden. Als Vorbild würden die Attacken von George Soros auf europäische Währungen dienen.

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Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten: Ist die Euro-Krise überwunden? In welcher Verfassung sehen Sie den Euro?

Claudio Celani: Die Euro-Krise ist nicht überwunden. Ich denke eher, dass der Euro es nicht mehr lange machen wird. Der Euro ist eigentlich von Anfang an eine tote Währung gewesen. Seine Einführung eine geopolitische Idee, die völlig von der Kredit- und Realwirtschaft abgekoppelt ist. Er ist eine rein monetäre Währung, die niemals funktionieren konnte.

Nur, die anhaltenden Erwartungen eines nominellen Wachstums im Euroraum bis 2008 haben den rigor mortis verzögert. Spätestens nach dem Ausbruch der Finanzkrise ist das klar geworden. Wenn die Wirtschaft eine Währung unterstützen muss, und nicht umgekehrt, ist die Währung tot.

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten: Halten Sie es für möglich, dass gegen den Euro in seiner aktuellen Verfassung erneut spekuliert wird?

Claudio Celani: Ein anderer Name für Spekulanten sind Finanzmärkte. Letztere haben „Namen, Vornamen und Spitznamen“, wie der Wirtschaftsprofessor Federico Caffé sagte, und führen in der Regel Strategien aus. Wenn die EZB die Finanzmärkte einigermaßen mit Liquidität versorgt und damit für Gewinnchancen sorgt, wird der Euro von Spekulationsattacken verschont bleiben. Aber wenn die Lage außer Kontrolle gerät, gilt nur eine Regel: Hauptsache Gewinne erzielen, auch gegen den Euro. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees

Posted by hkarner - 10. April 2016

George Soros, NYR April 9, 2016, 10:00 amsoros

The asylum policy that emerged from last month’s EU-Turkey negotiations—and that has already resulted in the deportation of hundreds of asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey—has four fundamental flaws. First, the policy is not truly European; it was negotiated with Turkey and imposed on the EU by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Second, it is severely underfunded. Third, it is not voluntary. It imposes quotas that many member states oppose and requires refugees to take up residence in countries where they don’t want to live, while forcing others who have reached Europe to be sent back. Finally, it transforms Greece into a de facto holding pen without sufficient facilities for the number of asylum seekers already there.

All these deficiencies can be corrected. The European Commission implicitly acknowledged some of them this week when it announced a new plan to reform Europe’s asylum system. But the Commission’s proposals still rely on compulsory quotas that serve neither refugees nor member states. That will never work. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans is inviting an open debate. Here is my contribution.  Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Case for Surge Funding

Posted by hkarner - 18. Februar 2016

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George Soros

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.

FEB 17, 2016, Project Syndicate

MUNICH – Important progress was made at the donors’ conference for Syrian refugees convened in London on February 4. But much more remains to be done. The international community is still vastly underestimating what is needed to support refugees, both inside and outside the borders of the European Union. To deal with the refugee crisis, while putting the EU’s largely unused AAA borrowing capacity to better use, requires a paradigm shift.

Rather than scraping together insufficient funds year after year, it is time to engage in “surge funding.Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Putin is No Ally Against ISIS

Posted by hkarner - 10. Februar 2016

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George Soros

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.

FEB 10, 2016, Project Syndicate

MUNICH – The leaders of the United States and the European Union are making a grievous error in thinking that President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against the Islamic State. The evidence contradicts them. Putin’s current aim is to foster the EU’s disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood the EU with Syrian refugees.

Russian planes have been bombing the civilian population in southern Syria forcing them to flee to Jordan and Lebanon. There are now 20,000 Syrian refugees camped out in the desert awaiting admission to Jordan. A smaller number are waiting to enter Lebanon. Both groups are growing.

Russia has also launched a large-scale air attack against civilians in northern Syria. This was followed by a ground assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army against Aleppo, a city that used to have 2 million inhabitants. The barrel bombs caused 70,000 civilians to flee to Turkey; the ground offensive could uproot many more. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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