Edging Closer to Crisis

March 7, 2011
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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 Favor – 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. Defense 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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One Response to Edging Closer to Crisis

  1. BigFatGreek on March 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Nothing to do with the post but 1 of the best feature of the website is the quote window on the top right hand corner. I have to admit, sometimes I just press refresh to see a new quote…

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