The De Beers Diamond Monopoly is now being Threatened by China’s lab-grown diamonds

by OT-GOD-IS-DEMIURGE www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/how-an-ad-campaign-invented-the-diamond-engagement-ring/385376/ In the 1930s, few Americans proposed with the precious stone. Then everything changed. In his 1982 Atlantic story, the investigative journalist deconstructed what he termed the “diamond invention”—the … Read more

It's Starting To Happen… Cracks Are Showing In China's Shadow Banking Industry, Hot Housing Market Begins To Cool, Media Told Not To Mention The Debt

Cracks Are Showing in China’s Shadow Banking Industry Recent payment delays shake confidence of Chinese depositors Refinancing of maturing products hurt by slump in issuance     Strains are spreading … Read more