Putin’s Russia

May 22, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Sunday, May 22nd (below the jump).

05-22 Sunday

Putin decides to retake presidency | The Australian

Protests Continue as Spain Goes to the Polls – NYTimes.com
Spain’s Ruling Party Braces for Losses – WSJ.com

Saudi Arabia Defies Turmoil as Guardian of Status Quo – Bloomberg
India and Pakistan: The world’s most dangerous border | The Economist

Europeans Focus on Retaining Leadership of I.M.F. – NYTimes.com
Germany again mentions Lagarde as possible IMF head | Reuters

Greek Leader and ECB Reject Debt Restructuring – NYTimes.com
Greek PM, ECB officials reject debt restructuring | Reuters
Demand is Strong for Soured European Bank Loans – WSJ.com

The extend and pretend exposé – coming to a bank near you
S&P Lowers Italy Outlook To Negative | zero hedge

Recovery takes a breather | Reuters
Q&A With Jim Grant: Look For “QE 3 Through QE N” | zero hedge
America Is Bankrupt (But Not the Way You Think) – Umair Haque

Shanghai Gold Exchange Planning to Start ETFs, Chairman Wang Zhe Says
FT Alphaville » Silver and short covering – a theory

Las Vegas looks a lot like the new Detroit – MarketWatch
Manhattan Builders Plan Biggest Decade for Towers Since ’80s – Bloomberg
Housing costs soar in Vancouver – The Globe and Mail

Record Snowpacks Could Threaten Western States – NYTimes.com
California ski resorts had an unusual problem this season — too much snow


How optimistic is the stock market really? Mark Hulbert – MarketWatch
Rising dollar threatens stocks’ gains | Reuters
The Allure of Foreign Stocks Starts to Fade – NYTimes.com

Hedge Farm! The Doomsday Food Price Scenario Turning Hedgies into Survivalists

Latin American Cocoa Growers Scramble To Fight Fungus – WSJ.com
China Rare-Earth Exports Rise – WSJ.com
Flooding To Delay U.S. Grain Harvests – WSJ.com

Senate Panel Examines SAC Trades – WSJ.com
SAC Investigated For Insider Trading | zero hedge

Shell CEO: Deep-water drilling set to continue | Reuters
Russian Internet Firm Leads IPO Pack – WSJ.com

Notre Dame Says No to ‘Made in China’ on Fighting Irish Goods – Bloomberg
Longtop Short-Sellers Show Mistrust Hurts China IPO Market – Bloomberg

In Japan, Capitalists Fall Out of Love With Free Markets – NYTimes.com
Japan Quake Dashes Effort to Beat Oyster Herpes in France – Bloomberg

Blackrock Fund Manager Turned Farmer Birch Contending With Drought Stress
Goldman Braces for Federal Subpoenas – WSJ.com
How Rajat Gupta Came Undone – BusinessWeek

On Investing: The many hats of great investors – The Washington Post

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are Down, but Perhaps Not Out – WSJ.com
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Likely to Use Subscriptions – WSJ.com

The Real Strength of Apple Retail: Change: Apple News, Tips and Reviews «
Red Bull’s Billionaire Maniac – BusinessWeek
Walmart eyeing Europe with new London team: paper | Reuters
Hollywood Presses Its Global Agenda – NYTimes.com


For Private-Jet Fliers, New Scrutiny – WSJ.com
OK, You’re Rich. Now What? – WSJ.com
Global Millionaire Wealth Set To More Than Double By 2020 | zero hedge

Talk Show Ends, and Oprah Moves On – NYTimes.com
Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree Of Life’ Wins Palme d’Or – Deadline.com

Lionel Messi – Boy Genius – NYTimes.com
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