Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday 28th December


Here's What's Behind The Collapse Of The Japanese Yen — The Biggest Economic Story In The World
{http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the-yen-has-been-getting-crushed-2012-12}


The horrors of an avalanche (and the beauty of really amazing online journalism)
{http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek}

Sailing into the future of global trade?
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20792058}

Fiscal cliff reality check: what's really the worst thing that could happen?
{http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/fiscal-cliff-blog/2012/dec/26/fiscal-cliff-reality-check}

Responces to Yesterday's Krugman
Joshua M Brown {http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/12/27/own-the-robots-bro-trust-me/}
 Tyler Cowen {http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/12/paul-krugman-makes-the-argument-for-austerity.html}

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand tops Instagram’s list of most
photographed places in 2012
{http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2012/12/28/suvarnabhumi-airport-in-thailand-tops-instagrams-list-of-most-photographed-places-in-2012/}

Six weeks of rain expected by New Year as deluge continues
{http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9766506/Six-weeks-of-rain-expected-by-New-Year-as-deluge-continues.html}

The Financial Planning Flowchart


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12/12/12


Here’s your best bet to beat a ‘rigged’ market
Commentary: To make money in stocks, time is on your side
{http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-your-best-bet-to-beat-a-rigged-market-2012-12-11}

The VIX – Is It Telling Us Anything? At All?
{http://pragcap.com/the-vix-is-it-telling-us-anything-at-all}

Defending the Romans, I'm still not a defender of the economic policies of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian.
{http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2012/12/12/1304122/defending-the-romans/}

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tuesday 11th December


Asian Bond Markets Come to Life
{http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578170801545095258.html?mod=googlenews_wsj}

Lights Out For China’s Solar Power Industry?
{https://thediplomat.com/pacific-money/2012/12/08/lights-out-for-chinas-solar-power-industry/}

Move Over, Michigan, China Is The World's Next Rust Belt
{http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2012/12/09/move-over-michigan-china-is-the-worlds-next-rustbelt/}

Goodbye Europe
A British exit from the European Union looks increasingly possible. It would be a reckless gamble
{http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21567940-british-exit-european-union-looks-increasingly-possible-it-would-be-reckless}

Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking
{http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9733518/Ignore-the-doom-merchants-Britain-should-get-fracking.html}

Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Fail to Enrich Congo
{http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-05/gertler-earns-billions-as-mine-deals-leave-congo-poorest.html}

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession
{http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/10/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210}

Was CIA financier-turned Wall Street banker assassinated by the bearded bag lady? New evidence may solve mystery of 1985 shooting
{http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2245682/Nicholas-Deak-Colleague-questions-murder-CIA-financier-killed-homeless-woman.html#ixzz2EdXWTt9k}

Brazil Is One Of The Few Truly Independent Countries In The World
{http://www.businessinsider.com/the-luckiest-people-on-the-planet-2012-12}

Thursday, 29 November 2012

29th November



 chief executive of Olam International, Sunny Verghese, told the BBC's Asia Business Report that his business is sound {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20537072#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter}

Dead, Zig Ziglar: 10 Quotes That Can Change Your Life
{http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/11/28/zig-ziglar-10-quotes-that-can-change-your-life/}

The slow death of the stock-market investor, story of delining market volumes..
{http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/27/charts-of-the-day-equity-volume-edition/}

Review: Assholes: A Theory
{http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/11/23/assholes-a-theory/}

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

28 November


The World According to Xi Jinping
{http://www.straitstimes.com/microsites/global-perspectives/asia-watch/story/the-world-according-xi-jinping-20121128}

Pandemonium on China’s stock market
{http://www.danwei.com/pandemonium-on-chinas-stock-market/}

“The global economy is weakening again”
{http://oecdinsights.org/2012/11/27/the-global-economy-is-weakening-again/}

Hike The 2,000-Mile Trail That Most People Never Finish
{http://www.businessinsider.com/the-appalachian-trail-2012-11}

NOV 27



Here is an incontrovertible fact, tech stock rallies explained
{http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/11/26/here-is-an-incontrovertible-fact/}

The decade of Xi Jinping
{http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2012/11/25/the-decade-of-xi-jinping/#axzz2DPtdjn00}

Poll Reveals Most and Least Emotional Countries in the World
{http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13226/20121121/poll-reveals-emotional-countries-world.htm}

Bargain like a Somali
How to negotiate with pirates in the Horn of Africa
{http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21567077-how-negotiate-pirates-horn-africa-bargain-somali}

Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20501091}

Muddy Waters (finally) publishes report on Olam
{http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2012/11/27/1283253/muddy-waters-publishes-report-on-olam/}

Thursday, 22 November 2012

22 November


With Autonomy, H-P Bought An Old-Fashioned Accounting Scandal. Here's How It Worked.
{http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2012/11/20/with-autonomy-h-p-bought-an-old-fashioned-accounting-scandal/}

Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says
{http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57505149/modern-wheat-a-perfect-chronic-poison-doctor-says/}

Top Nomura Economist Is Skeptical Of Fiscal Cliff Progress — And There's Good Reason To Take Him Seriously
{http://www.businessinsider.com/lewis-alexander-on-the-debt-ceiling-2012-11}

Other Things to Think About Besides the Fiscal Cliff
{http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/11/other-things-to-think-about-besides-the-fiscal-cliff/}

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

14th November



Is there a problem?
{http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/11/monetary-policy}

As one of the biggest political events of the decade slides into its second week, many correspondents who’ve flown in especially for the event are waking up to the realization that there’s absolutely nothing to report.
{http://chinadailyshow.com/hundreds-of-journalists-now-wandering-beijing-in-search-of-news/}

Joshua M Brown on politics
{http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/11/13/my-politics/}


Coffee is not dead – but it is losing its wild side
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/13/coffee-not-dead-wild-ethiopia

Amazon, Google and Starbucks are struggling to defend their tax avoidance

Monday, 12 November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday 9th November


Page 5 a must read! {http://www.cityam.com/issue/2012-11-09}













Overview of what is going on with Chinese regime change.
{http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2012/11/08/1222141/bluffers-guide-to-chinas-regime-change/}

Some genius paired 50 Cent's In Da Club with a video put out by the Jehovah's Witnesses to encourage deaf people not to masturbate.
http://kottke.org/12/11/jehovahs-witnesses-to-the-deaf-no-masturbation-in-da-club

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday 8th of November

This Is the Worst Election for Wall Street in Decades
{http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/this-is-the-worst-election-for-wall-street-in-decades/264892/}

The FT in play
{http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/06/the-ft-in-play/}

Power-Mad Conservatives
{http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/power-mad-conservatives/}
The Best Burgers In 12 Cities Around The US
{http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-burgers-in-12-cities-around-the-us-2012-11}

French Banks Try an Import From the U.S.
{http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204349404578103062019217382.html?mod=dist_smartbrief}

Monday, 5 November 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Monday 22nd Oct



Suddenly, Everyone On Wall Street Is Taking The 'Red Pill' Of Economics

China's new leaders: Changes and challenges ahead

Switzerland: A banking paradise lost

How I Caused the 1987 Crash

Worst Carry Trades Show Central Banks Reach Stimulus Limits

Money is just little green pieces of paper!

Game, set and match
Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have won this year’s Nobel for economics

Private-equity firms are adding debt to the companies they own in order to fund payouts to themselves, a controversial practice now reaching a record pace.

A preview of entries from the 183rd Imperial Edition of The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
40 Things To Say Before You Die
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/10/04/40-things-to-say-before-you-die/

Friday 19th



Britain seems to be saying "bye bye" to EU, says Finland
{http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-eu-britain-finland-idUSBRE89H19J20121018}

Map: US bases encircle Iran
{http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2012/04/2012417131242767298.html}

Shipping News – and a bit more
{http://brucekrasting.com/shipping-news-and-a-bit-more/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BruceKrasting+%28Bruce+Krasting%29}

These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands
{http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-destructive-canada-oil-sands-2012-10#}

A Chemist Comes Very Close to a Midas Touch
{http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/science/modern-day-alchemy-has-iron-working-like-platinum.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0}

19 crazy things that only happen in China
{http://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/17/19-crazy-things-that-only-happen-in-china/}

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Thursday 11 Oct


DNA has a 521-year half-life
Genetic material can't be recovered from dinosaurs — but it lasts longer than thought. {http://www.nature.com/news/dna-has-a-521-year-half-life-1.11555}

Q. What do investment bankers actually do?
{http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/10/08/162518147/ask-a-banker-what-do-investment-bankers-actually-do}

The Mafia Still Controls An Incredible Amount Of Southern Italy
{http://www.businessinsider.com/mafia-still-controls-southern-italy-2012-10}

Why banks shouldn’t trade - Felix
{http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/09/why-banks-shouldnt-trade/}

How Much Trust Should We Have in Economic Data?
{http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10/09/How-Much-Trust-Should-We-Have-in-Economic-Data.aspx#page1}

The weak shall inherit the earth
New government priorities and an enthusiasm for unconventional monetary policy are changing the way the currency markets work
{http://www.economist.com/node/21564210}

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

9th October

Epiphanies from Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The "Black Swan" theorist reflects on the most stable country in human history and the folly of the European Union.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/epiphanies_from_nassim_nicholas_taleb

Growth the false God
http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/10/growth-the-false-god/

Nine in ten Scots 'living off state's patronage'
Kenny Gibson, a Nationalist MSP, described it as Miss Davidson’s “Mitt Romney moment”. He added: “At least Mitt Romney only insulted around half of Americans, while Ruth Davidson believes almost 90 per cent of Scots do not 'contribute’ to society.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/9593135/Nine-in-ten-Scots-living-off-states-patronage.html

Cheapest Chinese Stocks Since ’97 Not Enough to Signal Rally
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-07/cheapest-chinese-stocks-since-1997-not-enough-to-signal-rally.html

Call in the B Team
Richard Branson’s big idea for building a better version of capitalism
http://www.economist.com/node/21564197?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/CallintheBteam

Prank signs for the London Underground


And that is that one solved
Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife
{http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html}

Conserve Your Willpower: It Runs Out
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/mf-willpower/

The problem with high frequency trading
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/06/the-problem-with-high-frequency-trading/

Kublai Khan: China's favourite barbarian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19850234

Monday, 8 October 2012

Friday/Monday 8th hybrid



Give us a brake
When fiscal policy is in chaos, companies cannot plan for the future
{http://www.economist.com/node/21564241}

Iron enters the soul
Businesses in Europe are bracing themselves for more pain
{http://www.economist.com/node/21564237}

A Guitar Maker Aims to Stay Plugged In
{http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/business/fender-aims-to-stay-plugged-in-amid-changing-music-trends.html?_r=3&partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytimesbusiness&pagewanted=all&}

The Foodie’s Guide to Korean Street Food in Seoul
{http://migrationology.com/2012/05/korean-street-food-seoul-guide/}


A Hedge Fund Has Physically Taken Control Of A Ship Belonging To Argentina's
Navy
{http://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-elliott-capital-management-seizes-ara-libertad-ship-owned-by-argentina-2012-10}

Platinum/Gold ratio shows economic worries linger
{http://blog.covestor.com/2012/10/economic-worries-linger-based-on-key-ratio}

As real rates hit another record low, speculative gold positions spike
{http://soberlook.com/2012/10/as-real-rates-hit-another-low.html}

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tuesday 25 Sept



The talk of stimulus continues in China
{http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/09/more-massive-mythical-stimulus-for-china/}

The Roots of Chinese/Japanese Rivalry
{http://www.straitstimes.com/microsites/global-perspectives/story/liah-greenfeld-the-roots-chinesejapanese-rivalry-20120925}

Hard Truths About Global Growth
{http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/hard-truths-about-global-growth-by-michael-spence}

Fear vs Greed, Greed is winning
{http://www.alhambrapartners.com/2012/09/23/fear-vs-greed-greed-is-winning/}

The best analogy for traders? They are hackers
{http://blogmaverick.com/2012/09/21/what-business-is-wall-street-in-3/}

Masters of Money: Friedrich Hayek - Flanders, BBC
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19706272}

How a broker spent $520m in a drunken stupor and moved the global oil price
{http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7862246/How-a-broker-spent-520m-in-a-drunken-stupor-and-moved-the-global-oil-price.html}

100 Twitter accounts every journalism student should follow
{http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/100-twitter-accounts-every-journalism-student-should-follow/s2/a550471/}

Temasek reconsiders StanChart stake
{http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a27e3094-0671-11e2-bd29-00144feabdc0.html#axzz27SfUJcVa}

Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats
{http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-china-japan-taiwan-idUSBRE88O02C20120925}

Why Does A Market Exist?
{http://pointsandfigures.com/2012/09/23/why-does-a-market-exist/}

US- Quick, Buy That House Before Rates Rise! NOT!
{http://pragcap.com/quick-buy-that-house-before-rates-rise-not}

Gangnam Style dance-off escalates into gang shootout in Bangkok
{http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/21/gangnam-style-danceoff-shootout-bangkok?CMP=twt_gu}

and for your info, {http://www.businessinsider.com/gangnam-style-translation-2012-9}
and How to ,
{http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZmkU5Pg1sw}

Cardboard bike
{http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670753/this-9-cardboard-bike-can-support-riders-up-to-485lbs}

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday 18th


What happens if America falls off the fiscal cliff?
{http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/17/america-falls-off-fiscal-cliff}

Masters of money: John Maynard Keynes
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19620971}

China protests: Shares of affected Japanese firms fall
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19632047}

A tale of two (China vs US) stimuli
{http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NI15Ad02.html}

The summer Davos blues
Global movers and shakers are worried about China
{http://www.economist.com/node/21562909}

Ghost warehouse stocks haunt China's steel sector
{http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/16/us-china-steel-warehouse-idUSBRE88F0EJ20120916}

The real crisis in Germany.
{http://climateerinvest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/damit-ist-eine-katastrophe.html}

What adventures are actually left?
{http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19621341}

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tuesday 11th September

Communist Leader’s Absence Sets Off Rumor Mills in China
{http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/world/asia/xi-jinping-chinas-presumptive-new-leader-mysteriously-absent.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all}

The myths and reality of Chinese stimulus

{http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/09/the-myths-and-reality-of-chinese-stimulus/}

The Ten Grave Problems Facing China
{http://www.thechinastory.org/2012/09/the-ten-grave-problems-facing-china/}

New cradles to graves
The welfare state is flowering in Asia. Will it free the continent from squalor? Or sink it in debt?
{http://www.economist.com/node/21562210}

Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six {http://www.voxeu.org/article/us-economic-growth-over}

East Asia’s Nationalist Fantasy Islands
{http://www.straitstimes.com/microsites/global-perspectives/story/ian-buruma-east-asia%E2%80%99s-nationalist-fantasy-islands-20120910}

If the Mars rover finds water, it could be H2 ... uh oh!
{http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mars-contaminate-20120910,0,365701.story}

Difference Engine: The PC all over again?
{http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/09/3d-printing}
AND
How technology is killing the Asian growth miracle
{http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/09/10/1152171/how-technology-is-killing-the-asian-growth-miracle/}

Hooters CEO Thinks Dark Wood Paneling Is The Reason You Don’t Bring Your Wife, Female Colleagues, HR Around
{http://dealbreaker.com/2012/09/hooters-ceo-thinks-dark-wood-paneling-is-the-reason-you-dont-bring-your-wife-female-colleagues-around/}