Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's the economy (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)

Vacation plans subject to change with yet another bankruptcy, seeking the price of oil through the Big Mac Index and economics always seem to come down to a north/south split, some of the items of note for Wednesday.

Globe and Mail-- Tour operators scramble as Skyservice shuts down
Globe and Mail-- Anglo Irish Bank posts country's biggest ever loss
Globe and Mail-- Expect a new peak for oil next year
National Post-- Canada, Japan point to restaurant recovery
National Post-- Megayacht sells for US$46-million
National Post-- Barrel of oil worth 22 Big Macs
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver International Auto Show: Trucks take a back seat as Ford bets on Fiesta
New York Times-- Obama’s Oil Drilling Plan Draws Critics From Both Sides
New York Times-- Germany Moves Closer to Setting Up Bank Crisis Fund
New York Times-- Swiss Move Closer to Releasing UBS Names
USA Today-- Cisco aims to make Wi-Fi easy with its first router for homes
USA Today-- California solar projects rush to beat deadline for subsidies
Guardian UK online-- North-south income divide widens, official figures show
Guardian UK online-- NHS computer upgrade in crisis as supplier CSC misses critical deadline
Guardian UK online-- Anglo Irish Bank reports €12.7bn loss as EU launches enquiry into state aid
Times on line-- BSkyB told to cut prices for sports channels
Times on line-- The two-faced Tories can’t have it both ways
Telegraph UK online-- Carbon offsetting needs to stop looking like a medieval religious practice
Telegraph UK online-- Nuclear power – yes please, and lots of it
Telegraph UK online-- PIMCO fears UK 'debt trap'
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Gloucester Coal goes into trading halt
Melbourne Herald Sun-- As the dust settles, eyes turn to Rio Tinto
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Qantas engineers may ban Easter work
People's Daily-- China's central bank repeats moderately loose monetary policy stance
People's Daily-- China's demand for gold to double within next decade
China Daily-- China's top 100 retailers see big sales rise in Jan-Feb
China Daily-- Power companies urged to prepare for Expo, Games
Times of India-- From April 1, pay more for driving on toll roads
Times of India-- India offers stakes in petrochemical plants to Kuwait

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