Brexit, rising populism across Europe, the ascent of Donald Trump in America, and the backlash against income inequality everywhere.

A slew of political and economic forces have nurtured a growing narrative that globalization is now on life support—a potential game-changer for global financial markets, which have staged a rapid expansion since the end of the Cold War thanks to unfettered cross-border flows.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Barclays Warns ‘Politics of Rage’ Will Slow Global Growth

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Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Monday for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalization in ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russia’s Vladimir Putin at an Ottoman-era villa in Istanbul for talks which touched on energy deals, trade and tourism ties, defense and the conflict in Syria, where the two leaders back opposing sides.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Russia and Turkey sign gas deal, seek common ground on Syria as ties warm

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The third leg of the world’s intractable depression is yet to come. If trade economists at the United Nations are right, the next traumatic episode may entail the greatest debt jubilee in history.

It may also prove to be the definitive crisis of globalized capitalism, the demise of the liberal free-market orthodoxies promoted for almost forty years by the Bretton Woods institutions, the OECD, and the Davos fraternity.

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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – UN fears third leg of the global financial crisis - with prospect of epic debt defaults

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It’s known as the historic reversal, and it appears irreversible: Places where the old outnumber kids.

What began in 1995 in a single country, Italy, will spread to 56 nations, economies as diverse as New Zealand and Georgia, by 2030. These are the findings of Joseph Chamie, who spent a quarter of a century studying population patterns at the United Nations in New York and now is an independent researcher.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – More Old Than Young: A Demographic Shock Sweeps the Globe

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