Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's the economy (December 16, 2009)

A new Wind blows into the cel phone marketplace, Jobs still a concern in BC, and clean coal doesn't wash in Copenhagen some of the items of note for Wednesday.

Globe and Mail-- Slowly but surely, North American economy prepares to fly solo
Globe and Mail-- Wind Mobile opens its doors
Globe and Mail-- Britain bounces cheques after 300 years
National Post-- Pension plans eye Ontario's assets
National Post-- Carney warns banks, consumers on debt
National Post-- 'All options' on table for pension reform: Flaherty
Vancouver Sun-- B.C.’s job market still struggling
Vancouver Sun-- Debt-laden B.C. homeowners warned of interest-rates squeeze
New York Times-- White House Plan Would Increase Clean Energy Tax Credit
New York Times-- Fed Will Hold Down Rates, Citing Tenuous Recovery
USA Today-- Obama: U.S. 'will go bankrupt' without health care bill
USA Today-- House narrowly OKs year-end, $100B jobs bill
Guardian UK online-- BA and Unite talks deadlocked as Gordon Brown turns on the heat
Guardian UK online-- Thousands stranded as Scottish airline Flyglobespan goes bust
Times Online UK-- UK national debt interest bill to double to £60bn in four years
Times Online UK-- Joblessness at 15-year high, but slowing
Telegraph UK online-- How much are bankers worth?
Telegraph UK online-- Banking work-out will weigh for years
Telegraph UK online-- Blow for clean coal as UN shuts it out of emissions trading
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Victoria leads growth as skills shortage looms
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Growth estimate spurts to 6 per cent
Brisbane Times-- GDP figures point to a happy Christmas
Brisbane Times-- Tax rule risk to foreign investment
Sydney Daily Telegraph -- Banks push up interest rates confirming that borrowers are being ripped off by lenders
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Economy grew by 0.2pc in September quarter
People's Daily on line-- Chinese urban residents show more willingness to invest, spend: survey
People's Daily on line-- China's mainland to have first free port by 2020
China Daily-- More residents upset over prices: PBOC survey
China Daily-- China says carbon tariffs will harm global trade
The Times of India-- Italy invites Tata Motors, M&M to buy Fiat's Sicilian car unit
The Times of India-- Bank employees across India go on strike

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