Items tagged with: germany

US has only taken 10.000 refugees from #Syria, while #Germany has 1 Million+x ... #ecovillage is the answer here and there
Italienische und Deutsche Banken schreien nach neuen Staatshilfen

Es ist wiedermal soweit. Nach dem 2008 z.B. die Commerzbank mit 18 Milliarden Euro Staatsgelder gerettet wurde (25% der Aktien gekauft) - geht der Tanz jetzt wieder von vorne los. Nicht nur in Deutschland sondern auch in Italien. Die Italiener haben nämlich[...]

\#banks #bailout #bailin #germany #italy #financialsystem #collapse
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Mr Krampf 5 years ago from WP to diaspora*

Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in US and Germany

#TTIP #germany #us #usa #survey #reuters

Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in U.S. and Germany

Support for the transatlantic trade deal known as TTIP has fallen sharply in Germany and the United States, a survey showed on Thursday, days before Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama meet to try to breathe new life into the pact.
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Tatiana 6 years ago from Diaspora
#good #news

World Says YES to #Cash


Good news on the #banksters' #Orwellian push for a #cashless #world:

#Guardian: #German plan to impose limit on cash transactions met with #fierce #resistance

“It would be fatal if citizens got the impression that cash is gradually taken away from them.” -- Bundesbank President Weidman.

"In Germany, such measures clash with deeply engrained habits and #social attitudes. According to a recent Bundesbank study, 79% of payments in #Germany are made in cash – compared with only 48% in #Britain. Even among 14- to 24-year-olds, two-thirds say they prefer paying in cash to electronic means. In a YouGov survey, 72% of Germans said they considered it safer to pay in cash."

As #War on Cash #Escalates, Cash #Lovers Fight Back

"Germany’s neighbor to the south, #Austria, has similar reservations about the #EU’s plans to #suppress cash. The Deputy #Economy Minister Harald Mahrer recently said that #Austrians should have the constitutional right to #protect their #privacy."

“We don’t want someone to be able to track digitally what we buy, eat and drink, what books we read and what movies we watch,” Mahrer said on Austrian #public #radio station Oe1. “We will fight everywhere against rules” including caps on cash purchases, he said.

"Meanwhile, in tech-obsessed #Japan, the country that first popularized mobile wallets and smartphones, cash is king. It is offered and excepted reverentially even when paying for groceries. Every ¥10,000-note is treated with utmost care. As a rule, they’re pristine. Demand for cash remains solid, to the increasing consternation of global credit card companies. In a 2013 report, MasterCard estimated that 38% of the total value of the country’s retail transactions were in cash. That’s almost twice the rate in the U.S. and five times the rate in #France."

#Greek #Attempt To #Force Use Of #Electronic #Money Instead Of Physical Cash #Fails

"The #government has told taxpayers that they will have to spend up to a certain amount of their incomes via bank and card transactions in order to qualify for an annual tax-free exemption."

"Greek businesses are not ready for the expansion of #plastic #money through the compulsory use of credit and debit cards for everyday estimated half of all businesses do not have card terminals. "

In the United States Cash Continues to Play a Key Role in Consumer Spending: Evidence from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice

"Evidence from the Diary of #Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC), conducted in October 2012 by the Boston, Richmond, and San Francisco Federal Reserve Banks suggests otherwise. Not only is cash a very different payment instrument than checks, but consumers choose to use cash more frequently than any other #payment instrument, including debit or credit cards. Cash plays a dominant role for small-value transactions, is the leading payment instrument for many types of purchases, and stands as the key alternative when other options are not available."

"In October 2012, the average American consumer had 59 transactions, including purchases and bill payments, and 23 of these 59 payments involved cash."

German plan to impose limit on cash transactions met with fierce resistance

Proposals to ban payments above €5,000 have been condemned in country where 79% of transactions are in cash
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giggles 108** 6 years ago from Diaspora
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