Edging Closer To Crisis

Mercenary Links Roundup for Monday, March 7 (below the jump).


03-07 Monday

Portuguese Bond Yields, Greek CDS Both At All Time Wides Portugal edges closer to crisis – Business – NZ Herald News Spain’s savings banks race to find funds by Thursday Moody’s downgrade tips Greece closer to brink | Reuters Trichet: Central Banks Eyeing Inflation – WSJ.com Currency-Based Hedging Gains favour – WSJ.com Calm forex markets defy political turmoil Traders build up record bets against the dollar Euro Rally Masks Growing Political Discord as EU Leaders Battle Over Debt Saudis mobilise thousands of troops to quell growing revolt Saudi Arabia’s ‘Day of Rage’ Lures Record Bets on $200 Oil: Chart of Day Oil at $110 May Trigger Pain U.S. CEOs Weathered at $100 – Bloomberg Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever – Washington Times Fed Officials Signal Little Need Now for Further Bond Purchases – Bloomberg Doubt on Bank Valuations – WSJ.com Barclays trio in $110 million pay day | Reuters Consumer Debt Rises, but Credit-Card Use Falls – Real Time Economics – WSJ Revolving credit contracts again, nonrevolving at new high | The Big Picture Russian Oil Pays Off Nicely Amid Fears in Mideast Russian Government to Set Up $10 Billion Fund to Attract Buyout Firms Opec members rush to raise oil output Oil Prices Continue to Pressure Equity Markets – NYTimes.com Oil Jump Presents Conundrum for Fed – Real Time Economics – WSJ Tesla Discloses Plans for Second Electric Car – WSJ.com American Airlines Plans Debt Sale as Jet Fuel Costs Rise – Bloomberg Oil Firms, Wall Street Banks Stop Trading With Libya – WSJ.com U.S. defence Chief Apologizes Over Afghans Killed in Strike China Tracks Foreign Journalists, Unnerved by Mideast Tumult Knives, petrol bombs return to Cairo streets | News by Country | Reuters Egypt Swears In Cabinet Following Demonstrators’ Demands – Bloomberg U.S. Farmers Head Into Key Stretch for Harvests – WSJ.com Fears of Wheat Crisis in China Recede as Drought Eases – NYTimes.com Made in America: small businesses buck the offshoring trend MERS, the Mortgage Holder You Might Not Know – NYTimes.com Florida lawmakers want to allow bigger, Vegas-style casino hotels Subway Passes McDonald’s – WSJ.com Leather Costs Hit by Supply Squeeze – WSJ.com American Eagle Looking for New CEO – WSJ.com Barbie Packs Her Bags as Mattel Closes Shanghai Dream House Drug Firms Face Billions in Losses as Patents End Microsoft Is Said to Pay Nokia More Than $1 Billion in Accord Galleon Case Poses Steep Risk for Raj Rajaratnam – NYTimes.com Rajaratnam’s Plan to Take the Stand May Be His Biggest Bet Yet – WSJ.com David Tepper Gets Off To A Good Start | March 2011 Tepper may invest in other hedge funds Hedge Funds – MarketWatch Sheen Is a TV Star Surrounded by a Coterie of Enablers – NYTimes.com Warner Bros. Fires Charlie Sheen from ‘Two and a Half Men’ – WSJ.com The Billionaire Who Is Planning His 125th Birthday Twitter Was Act One | Business | Vanity Fair The Worst Restaurant In the World ~

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