INTERNATIONAL. The combined wealth of the 40 richest individuals on Earth is US$1.1 trillion; Alwaleed ranks 24th on the index with a net worth of US$20.5 billion; Carlos Slim remains the richest person in the world, with a fortune of US$68.8 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.