Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's the economy (Friday, June 18, 2010)

The Hogwarts factor, things look very 1930ish these days and Mr. Hayward and friends make things worse for BP, some of the items of interest from Friday's financials.

Globe and Mail-- Gold price scales new heights
Globe and Mail-- Obama, Harper urge G20 nations to 'safeguard' economic recovery
Globe and Mail-- China's burgeoning labour movement
National Post-- Toronto rising
National Post-- King coal may yet reign
National Post-- Proof of why spouses make lousy business partners
Vancouver Sun-- If Cambie Street grows as hoped, City of Vancouver will lose big bucks
Vancouver Sun-- B.C. firm shafted in the Congo?
New York Times-- Hoping Tourists Will Flock to Hogwarts (and Spend a Few Galleons)
New York Times-- Partner Accuses BP of Recklessness
New York Times-- That ’30s Feeling
USA Today-- BP: CEO Tony Hayward relieved of day-to-day spill duties
USA Today-- EU to publish results of bank 'stress tests'
Guardian UK online-- BP's Gulf well holds enough oil to spew out for two years, claim experts
Guardian UK online-- UK budget deficit lower than feared
Guardian UK online-- Big nightclubs lose their sex appeal
The Independent-- Don't be fooled by football and footfall
The Independent-- Public sector cuts 'could wreck private firms'
Telegraph UK online-- Have BP directors hidden their assets?
Telegraph UK online-- Hayward and Svanberg are compounding BP oil spill crisis rather than solving it
Telegraph UK online-- World Cup fever gives England's retailers a lift
Melbourne Herald Sun-- World Bank says China's economy is slowing
Melbourne Herald Sun-- 'Scare tactics' on tax
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Underpaid worker wins $10,000 payout
People's Daily-- Renminbi's importance to increase: former central bank governor
People's Daily-- Record number of Chinese says prices too high: central bank
China Daily-- China's bids on US magazine fail
China Daily-- WB predicts 9.5% growth for Chinese economy
Times of India-- India's May exports rise 35%
Times of India-- Rupee gains 9 paise against dollar

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