Tuesday, May 11, 2010


News Links, May 12, 2010

-- International High Finance! --
Bank Swaps, Libor Show Doubts on Europe Bailout: Credit Markets
Gold Less Than $10 from a New All-Time High
The Beginning of Global Economic Chaos
Are BRIC Countries a Threat to the Dollar Standard?
If Greece Is Bear Stearns, Will the UK Be Lehman?

-- China Bust --
China analyst sees beginnings of unfolding credit bust
China's inflation accelerates as house prices soar
China's Hainan hopes to avoid property crash
China's Bubble Risk Adds Tightening Pressure Amid Debt Crisis

-- Middle East Lovefest --
Israeli Settlers Step Up Attacks on Palestinian Mosques
Recent related story: Is the Star of David the new swastika?
Syria and Russia in talks on nuclear power
Why Russia's Dmitry Medvedev is visiting Syria
"US-Syrian relations have been deteriorating for some months now... Syria's strategy is going to be to try to isolate the US in the Middle East, and to hang Israel around America's neck."
Iraq: Allawi Warns of New Civil War on Iraq's Deadliest Day
Clinton: Pakistan Officials 'Harboring' Bin Laden
US Missile Onslaught Kills at Least 24 in Pakistan

Japan: Cell Phone Shipments Hit 12-Year Low In FY09
Japan to build navy base in Gulf of Aden

India: After Mumbai's '9/11,' city bulks up anti-terror fight

-- Energy --
Offshore Energy's Headwinds Could Cost Europe Dearly
North Korea claims to have succeeded in nuclear fusion
'Arab region key to global oil supplies'
Don't fault China for sea confrontation, says Chinese ambassador to Japan

Pacific bluefin tuna population plunging

Leaked documents suggest Mexico drug corruption

UK: Potholes left by the freeze have 'led to windscreen shortage'

US: After Arizona, why are 10 states considering immigration bills?
Homeland Security Tests 360-Degree Video Cam
Army to make enemy networks the next battleground
Banks Lobbying Against Derivatives Trading Ban
Senate votes to examine Federal Reserve lending
6 Reasons More Americans Are Delaying Retirement
Dow to Tumble Near 4200-5000 by Mid-2011: Strategist
Bernanke Said to Tell Senators Euro Aid No Panacea
BP's Relief Wells Bring Risk of an Even Bigger Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico
Gulf spill provokes worries of 'unbelievable' damage
Chemical Concussions and Secret LSD: Pentagon Details Cold War Mind-Control Tests
Economy puts more youth on run
Part of NYC evacuated for package of trash (Boo!)
Family of four healthcare costs $18,074
The New Housing Bust

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