Blame the Speculators

May 26, 2011

Mercenary Links Roundup for Wednesday, May 25th (below the jump).

05-25 Wednesday

CFTC to market manipulators: We’re gonna get you | Reuters
Speculator Ghosts in the Oil Machine |

Euro Crisis Looms for Group of 8 –
Greece: Police Clash With Doctors
Greek restructuring would not bring down Europe, says Nouriel Roubini
Marshall Auerback: To Save the Euro, Germany Has to Quit the Eurozone

Asian demand for bail-out bonds boosts euro
Euro Surges On News Chinese White Knight To Make Repeat Appearance
The euro is tracking commodities
Euro Rises on Speculation China Will Support Bond Demand, Easing Crisis
ECB Won’t Try to Weaken Euro –

Following Currency Devaluation, Belarus Economy Implodes
Moody’s Downgrades Bahrain

Taliban Strike Raises Concerns Over Safety of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons
Qaddafi Reportedly Stashes Billions in Western Institutions –
Libya sovereign fund suffers big losses
Top Serbian War Crimes Suspect Caught –

Einhorn Says Microsoft Should Replace Ballmer – Bloomberg
Interview With Jeffrey Gundlach, The Best Bond Manager In The World

Koo: China Will Try Busting A Bubble, And Sustaining A Boom Simultaneously
China Dealmaker Warns of Private-Equity Cooling –
Japan Grows Leery of Luxury –
U.S. Falls Behind Overseas Markets in Stock Listings –

Commodities Gain as Goldman Turns Bullish; Treasuries Advance, Stocks Fall
U.S. Stocks Drop as Industrial Slump Offsets Home Sales Report – Bloomberg

Foreclosures Weigh on Home Prices –

Palin Buys Arizona Home for Nearly $1.7 Million –
Sarah Palin’s Moves Suggest She May Run After All –

Top Colleges Overlook Low-Income Students –
Guest Post: Why the Rich Love High Unemployment | zero hedge

Saudi Aramco looks at restarting its first ever oilfield – Arab News
Oil Prices Boost Lukoil Profit –
Exxon Says ‘Fracking’ Safe as Industry Mounts Defense –
Oil industry losing the shale PR battle | Energy Source

Switzerland Decides on Nuclear Phase-Out –
Coal India in Talks to Buy Stake in Indonesian Mines –

Russia Criticizes E.U. Rules to Open Up Energy Market –
Russia Is Invited to Join O.E.C.D. Anti-Bribery Pact –
Criticism of State-Owned Air India Grows –

Hunt for tornado survivors looking bleak

Lagarde Says She Is Seeking Top Job at I.M.F. –
Lagarde Preparing Global Tour for IMF Bid –
Blood at Scene Becomes Pivotal for Strauss-Kahn Defense – Bloomberg

Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go | Reuters
AIG stock dips after $8.7 billion share sale | Reuters

In HBO’s ‘Too Big to Fail,’ the Heroes Are Really Zeroes – ProPublica
“Too Big to Fail,” the Movie: 4 Things We Learned – MarketBeat – WSJ

First images from Great Pyramid’s chamber of secrets
Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? –
How to De-Crapify Your Home: A Start-to-Finish Guide – Lifehacker

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