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Even with all the hand-wringing about bubbles in stock and bond markets, it’s hard to ignore what’s going on in the world of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. The value of the largest digital currency continues to soar to record highs after weathering a split last week. It has increased more than threefold this year, compared with a doubling in the value of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the best performer in the S&P 500 Index. At the record price of $3,486.73 reached Tuesday, one bitcoin could probably fund a nice vacation. By comparison, one share ofRead More
When tighter regulations were imposed on the banks after the Financial Crisis, the largest among them, the very ones that threatened to bring down the financial system, began squealing. Those voices are now being heard by Congress, which is considering deregulating the banks again. In particular, they claim that current capital requirements force banks to curtail their lending to businesses and consumers, and thus hurt the economy. Nonsense! That’s in essence what FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig told Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo and the committee’s senior Democrat, Sherrod Brown, inRead More

Posted On August 3, 2017By HoudiniIn Lifestyle

Cakes, candles and……coins?

It’s that time of the month again!  Yes, Nubex’s latest zodiac monster silver coin is finally here! Unleashing Leo, based on the constellation of Leo, this zodiac silver coin collection offers you the chance to embrace the mysterious, dark inner side of yourself. Move over cakes, candles and the conventional gift items, collector coins are THE gift item of the season! The silver coin Leo, part of the Zodiac Monster collection released recently by Nubex has been catching our eyes. And here are several reasons why it should be catchingRead More
Petaling Jaya, 31st July 2017 – Nubex Sdn Bhd, a producer and legal distributor of gold bullion and precious metals in Malaysia, today introduces a special Leo silver coin, a perfect complement to the Zodiac Monsters collection that was launched November last year. With the limited mintage of only 3000 pieces, Nubex is a pioneer of themed special coin minting perfect for any formal occasion and can also be custom made into corporate souvenirs. This special edition collection of Leo is 25mm in diameter with the weight of 3.11g laced with 999.0Read More

Posted On July 26, 2017By HoudiniIn Articles

Central Bankers ‘Are’ The Crisis

If there’s one myth – and there are many – that we should invalidate in the cross-over world of politics and economics,it‘s that central banks have saved us from a financial crisis. It’s a carefully construed myth, but it’s as false as can be. Our central banks have caused our financial crises, not saved us from them. It really should -but doesn’t- make us cringe uncontrollably to see Bank of England governor-for-hire Mark Carney announce -straightfaced- that: “A decade after the start of the global financial crisis, G20 reforms are building a safer, simplerRead More

Posted On July 24, 2017By HoudiniIn Lifestyle

Gold or Lego bricks?

Little did us Lego-noobs know, Lego is a pretty big thing out there! Derived from the Danish phrase, leg-godt, which means “play well’, Lego is an iconic evergreen brick-based toy set that is loved universally by kids and adults alike. How big is the market? AFOL which stands for Adult Fans of Lego is taking over the world, one brick at a time. With 400 million people purchasing LEGO annually and with 250,000 people in the grown-up Lego community alongside 150 international conventions, this market is nothing but HUGE! Look,Read More

Posted On July 19, 2017By HoudiniIn Articles

China’s Cashless Revolution

In the developing world, a new payment model is emerging. On a recent trip to Shenzhen, in southern China, I came across a subway busker with two tip jars. The first was a cardboard box filled with coins and bills; the second was a small QR code taped to the box that allowed passersby to leave a tip by smartphone. On one level, this was simply smart business: Chinese made around $5.5 trillion in e-payment transactions last year. But it also offered a glimpse of the future. Around the developing world, QRRead More
What is a sporting event without a unique and rare precious merchandise right? I mean it’s the same old thing. Keychains, mugs, t-shirt, etc. That’s why for this year Kuala Lumpur 29th SEA games, Nubex has decided to come up with a special edition bimetal coins in commemoration of the 29th SEA and 9th ASEAN Para games 2017. Here are 5 things that you NEED to know about this limited edition product!   1. SEA games first-ever bimetal and dinar/dirham product! Now, for those of you who are new toRead More
PRESS RELEASE   SPECIAL EDITION SEA GAMES KUALA LUMPUR 2017 BIMETAL COINS PRE-ORDER   Petaling Jaya, 17th July 2017 – This year, Kuala Lumpur will be organizing the 29th SEA games after 16 years gap of previously hosting the championship back in 2001. The bi-annual sporting event between all Southeast Asian nations which is going to be held throughout August this year shall coincide with the celebration of Malaysia’s 60th year of independence in the upcoming 31st of August. Today, Nubex Sdn Bhd is proud to introduce its limited editionRead More
The global dollar-based monetary system is in serious jeopardy, according to former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. And contrary to Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s assurances that there won’t be another major crisis in our lifetime, the next economy-cratering fiat-currency crash could happen as soon as next month, Paul said during an interview with Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative media. Paul and Sigurdson also discussed false flag attacks, the dawn of a cashless society and the dangers of monetizing national debt. Paul started by saying Yellen’s attitude scares him because “central bankers are alwaysRead More