Mahmoud and The Donald

May 17, 2011

Mercenary Links Roundup for Monday, May 16th (below the jump).

05-16 Monday

Ahmadinejad Steps In as Oil Ministry Chief –

Iran president takes over oil ministry temporarily – Yahoo! News
Trump Not Running: ‘Decision Does Not Come Easily Or Without Regret’

Geithner Emerges as Obama’s Indispensable Man: Albert Hunt – Bloomberg
Debt Ceiling Reached, Geithner Declares “Debt Issuance Suspension Period”
Treasury Acts to Keep From Going Over Debt Ceiling –
Ignore Geithner’s Debt Ceiling Scare Tactics

UPDATED: Debt Ceiling Limits (1939- 2011) | The Big Picture
Debt Ceiling Discussion, 1958 | The Big Picture
Paul Ryan Speaks On The “Catastrophic Trajectory” Of US Debt
The Silliness of Spending Caps « The Baseline Scenario

Chinese Treasury Holdings Decline For Fifth Month In A Row

IMF head’s arrest hits debt talks
E.U. Presses Ahead With Bailout Talks Despite I.M.F. Chief’s Absence
The World from Berlin: ‘Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Finished’
Strauss-Kahn to Spend Night at N.Y.C.’s Rikers Island – Bloomberg
Dominique Strauss-Kahn to face fresh sex assault complaint

Foreclosure Mess Remains Banks’ Biggest Worry –
Foreclosures Weigh on Homebuilders’ Outlook –
Australia Real Estate Bulls Trot Out Every Cliché Known To Man

Europe’s Banks and the Greek Debt –
Greece Reality Check: Euro Crisis Worsens as EU Leaders Play for Time
Greek Aid Level Hinges on Asset SalesGreek –
Euro zone backs Portugal aid, private sector role eyed | Reuters
A Loan and a Prayer by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

Speculators Make 15% Cut in Bets on Higher Commodity Prices Following Rout
It wasn’t the ‘froth’ that caused the commodities rout

Natural-Gas Trucks Face Long Haul –
Gasoline futures slide as US operations withstand floods
Obama oil plan aims to hush rancor in Congress | Reuters

Geithner Issues Warning on Debt Ceiling –

Deadline Looming, BP Tries to Salvage Rosneft Deal –
Hedge Fund Boosts Stake in El Paso –
BP Won’t Meet Deadline for Arctic Deal With Russian Partners –

Google Makes $3 Billion Bond-Market Debut – Bloomberg
Netflix Reaches Deal to Stream Miramax Films –

Felix Zulauf turns bearish, expects major correction and QE3
Warning signs on market liquidity risks | Journalist Profile |
Earnings Estimates Fall Most Since 2009 in Europe as Bull Market Shows Age

Economists in Survey Discount Inflation –
NY manufacturing growth slowest in 5 months in May | Reuters

Russia to Charge Browder With Tax Evasion, May Seek Extradition
Data Read From Air France Black Boxes –

How China boomed by trial and error
Two Chinese Bond Auctions Fail | zero hedge
SocGen On A Chinese Slowdown: Buy China CDS, Sell Hard Commodities
Scandal in China Felt on Wall Street –
Chinese Company Rides to Saab’s Rescue, Again –

Louisiana Flood Forces Choices on River Family, Threatens Ruin – Bloomberg
Long Arm of the Law Penalizes Texans Who Nab Catfish by Hand –

Apparent Immunity Gene ‘Cures’ Bay Area Man Of AIDS « CBS San Francisco
Facebook Inspires Baby’s Name | NBC Bay Area
Obama Holding Assets of Up To $11.8 Million – Bloomberg

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