China backed international bank sparks US outrage

The institution will directly compete with the America-backed World Bank and the IMF. It will provide loans for infrastructure projects – some of which would be unlikely to get support elsewhere.

Origins of ISIS

In a special report, RT America examines the origins, power and expansion of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS). RT’s Ben Swann delves into the roots of the organization while Ameera David explains how the group amasses the millions of dollars it requires to operate. Finally, Manuel Rapalo explores how the Iraqi army fell apart despite benefiting from billions of dollars of US money – and military hardware – meant to ensure security.

The Covert Connection Between Saudi Arabia and Japan

Things aren’t always as they appear. Here’s a look at the “coincidental” timing of events that show the secret connection between Saudi Arabia and Japan, and what it all has to do with why oil prices are falling.

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe Share an Awkward Moment at the APEC Summit

Leaders from China and Japan met for the first time in two-and-a-half years as they seek to repair ties frayed by territorial and historical disputes. Watch the video to see the awkward moment.

The Yuan as an International Currency and the Death of an Oil Giant

Here’s a look at the death of gas giant Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie, and how it relates to the current currency war against the petrodollar involving China and Russia.

10 days in North Korea

Welcome to North Korea where you have to follow your guide’s instructions and only take pictures of what we say. To some the people are repressed, though they prefer to describe themselves as “protected,” at least on camera. Life here is the result of a unique 70-year social experiment in which the people are “shielded” from the “corrupting influence” of the outside world. Dynastic leader Marshal Kim Jong-un, who inherited the job from his father and grandfather, continues their political heritage. An RTD film crew was granted rare access to this unique country, which may seem to have leapt from the pages of a dystopian novel, to see what life is really like and what the people really think of their homeland and its leader.

Is Japan Secretly Working with the United States?

Here’s a look at how Japan is manipulating the future of its economy through the stock market and how it could be secretly working with the US in this round of the currency wars.

IMF Prediction: China to surpass US as world’s largest economy

IMF Prediction: China to surpass US as world’s largest economy China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy way ahead of schedule. The IMF predicts that by the end of the year China’s GDP, adjusted to…

How Does the Fed Influence the Stock Market? Like This…

This week, Ivan Lo talks about how the Fed influences the stock market and how central banks, such as Japan, directly influence stock prices. Read more to find out where much of the liquidity provided by central banks are going.

The Truth About Russia, China, and the Battle Against the West

Every day we’re blind-sided by yet another piece of news that encourages us to forget about the importance of the news that happened the day before. Every day we’re misguided by politicians or bankers that make us believe what they want us to believe. Today, I want to share with you what’s REALLY happening between Russia, China, and the United States.

The Most Expensive Street in the World

Hong Kong is now home to the most expensive real estate in the world. Hong Kong property power broker Sebastian Skiff, CBRE Asia executive director, gives Bloomberg’s Betty Liu a tour of Causeway Bay, the world’s most expensive retail area in the world.

How Much Is the U.S.-China Relationship Worth?

Cyber espionage has become a super-sized stumbling block in the relationship between the U.S. and China. In The Big Question, Bloomberg’s Willem Marx examines the value of that relationship and the stakes for American tech firms if China decides to freeze them out.