A Canadian split on unemployment, the Royal Bank rethinks America and BC Hydro looks for more money from customers, some of the items of interest in our Friday financials.
Globe and Mail-- Jobless figures underline East-West divide
Globe and Mail-- Will debt spotlight shift from Europe to U.S.?
National Post-- Royal Bank drops U.S. banking from strategic goals
National Post-- Oil approaches US$90 per barrel
Vancouver Sun-- BC Hydro proposing increasing average rates 27% over next three years
New York Times-- China to Tighten Monetary Policy
Guardian UK online-- European Central Bank chief urges eurozone nations to cut budgets
Telegraph UK online-- Germany will save the euro, but at a price
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Extreme weather threatens Australian economy
China Daily-- China to shift to prudent monetary policy next year
Times of India-- Food inflation at 18-month low of 8.6%