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Door left open for Putin to attend G20 summit
SMH
PM called his actions "utterly but Joe Hockey says Vladimir Putin could still attend Brisbane summit.
Related: Russia, Europe in a race to the bottom
Leonid Bershidsky / Japan Times
As Europe and Russia head into another round of sanctions, economic data are driving home the point that nobody stands to win in this tit-for-tat battle. The post Russia, Europe in a race to the bottom appeared first on The Japan Times .
 
Noyer says QE not on ECB agenda at the moment -magazine
Reuters
* Weaker euro would be helpful to restore price stability
Related: Systemic risk in Europe
Robert Engle ... / VoxEU
With the recent Global Crisis, the interest in systemic risk and the interconnection between financial institutions has increased. This column investigates the case of European financial firms, where several factors can jeopardise a firm's financial health. Using data since 2000 to evaluate the firms' systemic risk, the authors find that ...
Related: Is Money Flowing Out of Europe?
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture
Source: FT   Europe is experiencing a reversal. The Financial Times writes: The withdrawals brought to an end 12 months of almost continuous inflows, powered by confidence that the eurozone debt crisis had retreated and that the region's economies were returning to growth. In the 12 months to July, assets ...
Related: Europe's Reversal of Fortune: Ritholtz Chart
Barry Ritholtz / Bloomberg Views
The European economy can be such a drag, and investors seem to be noticing.
 
China Watches From the Bleachers As Alibaba Goes Public
Chun Han Wong / WSJ China Real Time Report
To many in China, Alibaba Group Holding's blockbuster listing in New York was a moment of national pride. But the e-commerce giant and founder Jack Ma also received their share of brickbats, many from people back at home.
Related: Crystal Ball: Send Us Your Prediction for Alibaba's Stock Price
Karen Damato / Jason Zweig
The weekly Crystal Ball feature: Send us your prediction for Alibaba's stock price.
Related: Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired
unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China. The post Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM appeared first on WIRED.
Related: Alibaba's NYSE Trading Debut: Slow and Successful
Business Week
NYSE took its time to get the Alibaba IPO right
Related: Alibaba valued at $228bn as trading begins
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph
Demand for world's largest technology flotation drives share price up more than a third to $92.70 as trading begins
Related: Who's Cashing In on Alibaba's IPO?
Business Week
Alibaba's largest shareholders sold a combined total of $11.1 billion worth of shares in the company's initial public offering.
 
Are the Federal Reserve's naysayers on the wrong side of history?
Ylan Q. Mui / Wonkblog
Before Richard Fisher became a bur inside the boot of the Federal Reserve, before he opposed the leader of the world's most powerful financial institution - before he even joined the central bank - he received a word of advice that would define his tenure over the next decade. It ...
Related: Fed's Fisher: wages rise when joblessness drops below 6.1 percent
Reuters
(Reuters) - The United States could be on the verge of a worrisome surge in wages if unemployment continues its downward trend, based on research Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher...
Related: Fed's Fisher: Would Like to See Rate Move Early Next Spring
Michael S. Derby / WSJ Economics
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said Friday he'd like to the see the U.S. central bank begin to raise rates early next year , in an interview on Fox Business Network.
 
What's in store for Scotland? Ask Quebec: Don Murray
Don Murray / CBC
For those with long memories, the morning after in Scotland - indeed the final days of the heated campaign - seemed an eerie replay of Quebec's first referendum in 1980, writes Don Murray.
Related: Westminster must grant our cities the same powers its giving Scotland
Jim O'Neill / Telegraph
If London deserves at least as much independence as Scotland, it must surely follow that Manchester should have similar devolved powers to those that Wales enjoys
 
Comments on Bank of England's Quarterly Bulletin on Household Debt and Spending
Depthdynamics / Depth Dynamics
The Bank of England report "Household debt and spending" stated that "it is difficult to evaluate whether debt has had any impact on UK household spending using aggregate data alone. Indeed, UK consumption grew at roughly the same rate between ... Continue reading →
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Related: Tax and spending devolution: for richer or poorer?
Robert Peston
The big question about the Prime Minister's plan to hand more control over taxes, spending and welfare to the four nations is how far this would end the subsidy of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by England, and especially by London and the South East. For all that it may ...
 
The Emerging Market Stress Test
Nicholas Spiro / Foreign Policy
The Fed's new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.
Related: Three Key Questions About the Slowdown in Emerging Markets
Sweta Saxena / IMF
Are emerging markets slowing down? Yes. They have been slowing down for some time now.
 
U.S. Court Tosses Argentina, Citigroup Appeal In Bond Case
Nate Raymond / Business Insider
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default. The 2nd U.S. Circuit ...
Related: Second Circuit still not Argentina's biggest fan
Joseph Cotterill / FT Alphaville
With Argentina in default, the pari passu saga has become a long, ludicrous, gruelling standoff - which plenty of financial institutions and Argentina's restructured bondholders have been trying to escape. And then running smack into the US court system. On Friday the Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal ...
 
Despite Scottish result, Catalans push ahead with law for independence vote
Eric Reguly / Globe and Mail
Wealthy region in Spain's northeast realizes the new world order no longer demands rigid, historical borders
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China to stick to targeted easing in monetary policy: Premier
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will continue leading a prudent monetary policy with focus on targeted easing measures, Premier Li Keqiang said, according to a statement published on a central government...
 
Brazil inflation: on the up again
Jonathan Wheatley / Beyond BRICs
As Brazil's polling day draws closer, another data point emerged on Friday for the voters' consideration: consumer price inflation is back above the upper limit of the government's target range and shows no sign of falling back soon. The IBGE, Brazil's statistics office, said CPI in the month to mid-September ...
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John Boehner's Theory of the Leisure Class
/ Paul Krugman - Blog
You're all bums on welfare.
Related: The French labour market: more flexibility led to petrification and a poverty trap
Merijn Knibbe / Real World Economics
According to INSEE, the French statistical institute, the French labour market became much more flexible. But it also became less flexible, according to the same study... How to explain 'Ces constats apparemment contradictoires?' Apparently, more flexibility led to ever shorter contracts at the bottom of the labour market and therewith ...
 
Japan downgrades economic assessment as Abe promises reform
South China Morning Post
Japan downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax rise.
 
India's WTO play
Financial Express
India has notified its support for the agriculture sector at the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
 
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China to stick to targeted easing in monetary policy: Premier
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Despite Scottish result, Catalans push ahead with law for independence vote
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Noyer says QE not on ECB agenda at the moment -magazine
Reuters
Comments on Bank of England's Quarterly Bulletin on Household Debt and Spending
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Door left open for Putin to attend G20 summit
SMH
China Watches From the Bleachers As Alibaba Goes Public
WSJ China Real Time Report
What's in store for Scotland? Ask Quebec: Don Murray
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India's WTO play
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Japan downgrades economic assessment as Abe promises reform
South China Morning Post
John Boehner's Theory of the Leisure Class
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