Wednesday, November 03, 2010


News Links, November 4, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Irish Crisis Nears Endgame--5 Year CDS Surges To 495 bps
ECB Buys Irish Bonds as Spread Widens to Record, Traders Say
Dollar Trades Near 9-Month Low Against Euro on Fed's Plan to Buy More Debt
Former BIS Advisor And Central Banker Warns Entire World Is On Verge Of Another Bubble That "Could Burst With Disastrous Consequences"
Central Banks in Rate Clash
Tokyo Office Rents Fall For 3rd Straight Year: Survey
Kuwait Sept CPI hits 18 month high on food, housing
Dubai rents slashed, vacancy levels on the rise

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Japan warns Russia against visits to disputed isles
Russian Air Force Flying Near Japan More Frequently
China and Russia rumored to be teaming up against Japan
China stages live-fire war games in South China Sea
South Korea fires warning shots, second incident in days; Seoul on alert
Cargo plane package for Italy PM catches fire: police source
Greece suspends air freight after bombs found
Parcel bombs in Athens appear to be Greek anarchists' calling cards
Parcel bomb plot 'aimed at passenger jets'
Baghdad grinds to halt as bomb attacks blanket a reeling city
Resurgent al-Qaida threatens Christians in Iraq with 'destruction'
German Conscription Nears Final Blow

-- Energy/resources --
Wind farms could be forced out by oil rigs (UK)
An 80-Year Run for Nuclear Reactors?
Oil price spikes on Libyan talk of $100 barrel
Persian Gulf faces supertanker shortage for first time in a year
The coming liquid fuel crisis (Australia)
Current and Future Saudi and Russian Oil Production (wake-up call)
Cotton inflation is a bale in the wind
BP's Alaska pipelines in danger of rupturing due to severe corrosion
Watch Out: The World Bank Is Quietly Funding a Massive Corporate Water Grab

-- Got food? --
S. Korea Shows No Signs of Resuming Food Aid to Starving North
US farmers feeling effects of phosphorus shortage
Food and Energy Clarion Call from India
Action pledged on soaring food prices (UAE)

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Secret intelligence group in Oslo has systematically monitored Norwegians 10+ years for US
US Homeland Security to Impose New Air Cargo Rules
'Are Any Parts of Your Body Sore?' Asks the Man From TSA
Israel Deputy PM Meridor cancels London visit following lawsuit threat
Final nail in coffin for Net neutrality?

-- UK --
Free meals scrapped to pay for school improvement scheme
Students face fees of up to £9,000

-- US --
Must read: The Biggest Debt Bubble in the History of the World: 3 Charts
Fed to buy billions in bonds in move to spark economy
News flash: $600 billion Fed funny money! Big LIE!
Saxo Bank Joins Chorus Of Voices Calling For End Of The Federal Reserve
El-Erian Warns QE2 To Backfire, Sees QE3 Coming Soon
Chicago police officer shortage
Rising Food and Energy Costs to Add to Retirees' Problems
"Our advice: don't grow old. Don't retire. Don't get sick. Don't trust the feds. And don't sell your gold."
Re-Imagining Suburbia
'We're Greece' in a Few Years: Sen. Gregg
Lock Up Profits — in Prison Stocks: Analyst
A Return to Jekyll Island: The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve - November 5-6, 2010
26th Sequential Week Of Outflows From Domestic Equity Mutual Funds
Midterm Elections a Big Win for Hawks

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