Thursday, August 26, 2010


News Links, August 27, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Chinese Gold Demand Explodes As Inflation Fears And Government Curbs Take Hold
Million civil servants set to march in S Africa
India's abysmal infrastructure
Bond bubble, dollar doom -- Embrace the fear says Fisher
Citi Says QE2 Would Be End-Game For The USD
Ireland's `Vicious Circle' Leaves Banks Facing Higher Debt Cost
It's Official: China is Unloading its Treasury Bonds
Japan Consumer Prices Fall 1.1% as Deflation Persists in Slowing Economy

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
China claims ocean floor of South China Sea
Iran ready to sell arms to Lebanon
US aided Moldova as it cracked nuclear smuggling
AFRICOM prepared to train Somali troops if called upon, general says (Stars and Stripes)
S.Korea military drill envisions 'occupying N.Korea'
India: Thousands of farmers protest appropriation of farmland for road construction
Mogadishu civilians move out as al-Shabaab militia threatens 'massive, final' war on government
Mexico's Drug War Spawns Wave Of Kidnappings
France deports hundreds of Roma
Massive opium poppy field discovered in B.C.

-- Energy/resources --
Climate-Control Failures May Send Coal Trading to Record: Energy Markets
Mexico Facing Oil Imports to Tackle Rising Gasoline Consumption
Cloud computing expansion threatened by power shortage
Nigeria: Total blackout as electric workers strike
Brazil's Petrobras Turns To South Dakota For New Ethanol Technology
India overtakes Japan in demand for oil
US energy use is way down - but wind surges

-- Got food? --
Seeing a Time (Soon) When We'll All Be Dieting
Drought tolerant maize to hugely benefit Africa
10 Practical Steps That You Can Take To Insulate Yourself From The Coming Economic Collapse

-- Oil disaster --
Gulf spill claims: Take money now, or chances later?

-- UK --
Who'll Fund U.K.'s Next Nuke Subs? Industry Wants to Know

-- US --
American Lifestyle Costs Nearly 2000 Gallons of Water Each Day
California mosque vandalized, Ground Zero mentioned
Abandoned boats litter waters in tough economy
Housing Inventories Soar to Critical Levels
Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in decades
Chances of Double Dip Now Over 40%: Roubini
Subscriber growth suddenly stops for cable TV industry
Ore. budget short again; officials plan more cuts
Colorado governor announces $60M budget cuts

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