Tuesday, June 29, 2010


News Links, June 30, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Repent at leisure (Economist report on debt)
Derivative Monster: Alive and Kicking Despite Reforms (Scary!)
Ireland struggles with high cost of austerity
China stocks plunge to 14-month low
Greece's Best Option Is To Come Clean And Go Bust
Europe Double-Dip May Bring Correction: Roubini
Global markets on 'cliff edge' amid fears over European banks
Spanish Banks Rage at End of ECB Offer
IMF Chief Says Would Consider Yuan for SDR Basket
IMF's Strauss-Kahn: Developing New Credit Line For Regions
Stress Tests May Expose German Landesbanken's `Black Hole'
Majority of Germans want Deutschmark back
Europe Banks Make Me Nervous: Niall Ferguson
Bank For International Settlements: Deficits Are Crippling
UAE banks face Dubai World losses of 10-20% - Moody's

-- Fault lines --
Iran sets conditions for nuclear talks, says Israel's arsenal must be addressed
Cuba's Castro meets with Syrian President Assad
Russia FM: Moscow awaits US explanation on spies
US State Department Downplays Damage of Russian Spy Case
White House Downplays Russian Spy Plot, Says Obama Knew Before Medvedev Visit
Greek strike leaves tourists stranded
Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens
Chaos erupts in Greece over austerity measures
China's factories hit by wave of strikes
Rodolfo Torre Cantu assassination: Why are drug cartels killing Mexican candidates?
Maoists rebels kill 26 policemen in central India
Pakistan gets U.S. F-16s
China denies military exercise aimed at U.S.
Abu Dhabi: 100,000 workers moved to 'labour cities'
Egypt tightens security around pipeline for Israel-bound gas

-- Afghanistan --
General Petraeus: US troops to remain in Afghanistan for years
Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash From Kabul
US lawmaker: Not 'one more dime' for Afghanistan until corruption cleaned up

-- Energy/resources --
Despite Gulf disaster deepwater oil is all we have left
Green setback for UK as British power supplied by renewable sources falls
Mexico's Astonishing Oil Production Decline
GCC solar energy round-up - so far, so slow
Interview with Jeff Rubin, Part 2

-- Oil gusher --
Bill Clinton: 'We may have to blow up the well'
BP, Transocean Told to Alert U.S. to Acts That Deplete Assets
Oil Platforms Evacuated as Texas, Mexico Brace for Alex Strike

Honduran ex-president: US was behind my overthrow
Banks Financing Mexico Drug Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

US: 'Dozens' of US citizens on assassination list, White House adviser hints
U.S. intelligence community debates China's bond holdings
Strong chemicals used in Pa. drilling, list to be posted online
524 Guard soldiers headed to Arizona-Mexico border
86 Banks Fail in First Half of 2010
American Cities Teeter on Brink of Bankruptcy
Velocity of Money Still Crashing
Fannie-Freddie Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1 Trillion
High Unemployment, Lower Stocks and Growing Worries. Is This 1930 All Over Again?
Unemployed dumping car leases
House Rejects Extension Of Unemployment Benefits
Top Republican: Raise Social Security's retirement age to 70

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