Monday, December 28, 2009

It's the economy December 28, 2009

Thanks to Kindle, your books may soon be nothing but kindling, the value of your Christmas presents received and Sir Richard flies into Copenhagen to spread some environmental gospel, some of the items of note for Monday.

Globe and Mail-- E-books take off on Amazon
Globe and Mail-- Airline shares fall on travel worries
Globe and Mail-- U.S. cold snap driving energy prices up
National Post-- China Railway, Tongling offer $679-million for Corriente
National Post-- Terror fears, security clampdown hit airlines
National Post-- What China and hockey cards have in common
Vancouver Sun-- Amazon sells more e-books than print versions on Christmas day as Kindles flood market
New York Times-- Broadcasters Battling for Cable Fees
New York Times-- The Big Zero
New York Times-- What You Got for Christmas
USA Today-- Ponzi collapses more than tripled in '09 as investors lost about $16.5B
USA Today-- Airline shares fall on worries over travel
USA Today-- Oil prices jump on cold weather, falling supplies
Guardian UK online-- House prices predicted to fall in 2010
Guardian UK online-- Companies try to avoid 50% top tax rate by altering pay policies
Guardian UK online-- Employees face another tough year, says British Chambers of Commerce
Times Online UK-- Scarcity of buyers breaks the back of Britain’s housing market recovery
Times Online UK-- Pound may fall below parity with euro, economists warn
Times Online UK-- Gordon Brown’s untimely decision to sell cost the UK billions
Times Online UK-- It’s the good, the bad and the ugly in 2010
Telegraph UK online-- Sir Richard Branson: 'we need a low-carbon world capable of growth, otherwise society will fall apart'
Telegraph UK online-- Northern Rock shareholders have compensation appeal rejected by Supreme Court
Telegraph UK online-- Further oil price rises predicted on US demand
Telegraph UK online-- Pound could soon be worth less than euro, warns CEBR
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Toyota plans to boost global production by 17 per cent
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Retailers have challenges in store
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Small business watch
Brisbane Times-- China pledges to stabilise property prices
Brisbane Times-- Dragon's easy credit inflates bubble
Brisbane Times-- Macquarie raises stakes with Sempra
Brisbane Times-- Time for People's Bank may have arrived
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Australian market set to mirror Santas Claus rally in US
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Dollar gains in Asia on US economic optimism
People's Daily on line-- Chinese Premier stresses confidence, responsibility, cooperation in tackling downturn
People's Daily on line-- Premier Wen says science, technology key to China's economic development
China Daily-- Wen stands firm on yuan
China Daily-- The high cost of meeting global standards
China Daily-- Per capita annual net income of Chinese farmers tops $735
The Times of India-- Tea stocks brew sizzling returns
The Times of India-- Surat top player in big diamond processing
The Times of India-- Five myths about India

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