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