Wednesday, September 08, 2010


News Links, September 9, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
EU Probes Hidden Greek Deals as 400% Yield Gap Shows Doubt
Japan PM candidate Ozawa: may need more debt issue
Economists Sharply Downgrade Japan FY10 GDP Forecast
German July Exports Decline as Global Recovery Slows
Police beat customers at crisis-hit Afghan bank
Bond Market Blues: Fed Snaps up $9 Billion in Government Bonds
Sell US Real Estate, Buy Physical Gold And Physical Silver
Asian Forex Reserves Hit Record
Mainstream Thinking Is Shifting From Growth to Decline
Anglo Irish Bank to be broken up by Dublin
Eject co-pilots to save cash, says Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary
Waiting for a hospital bed in Beijing — on the sidewalk
Cuba's economic model no longer working, says Castro
*Recall this item from yesterday.
UAE preparing to impose taxes

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Boat collisions spark Japan-China diplomatic row
Clinton says Mexico drug crime like an insurgency
Gang in Mexico massacre tries to silence investigation
Weary of drug war, Mexico debates legalization
Kuwait to buy Patriot missiles
Taiwan to deploy new missile defense system by 2015
Pirates hijack Maltese-flagged vessel off Somalia
Kan says U.S.-Japan security ties should be relevant to times
Russia Halts Military Academy Admissions

-- Energy/resources --
Utilities say grids can handle electric car loads (US)
China: Rolling blackouts and enforced power cuts
Venezuelan power grid hit by lack of maintenance

-- Got food? --
New World Bank Report Sees Growing Global Demand for Farmland

-- Intelligence/security --
Court OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking (US)

-- UK --
Anglesey Aluminium plant to be decommissioned (for lack of cheap electricity)

-- US --

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