Thursday, August 05, 2010

It's the economy (Thursday, August 5, 2010)

Port Metro Vancouver seeks faster delivery times, Rio Tinto's Chinese successes and a fear of Agflation, some of the items of interest for Thursday.

Globe and Mail-- Chevron wins bid to explore for energy in Beaufort Sea
Globe and Mail-- Vancouver port vows to unplug bottleneck
Globe and Mail-- Air Canada, WestJet take aim at Porter
National Post-- Canada, U.S. go to bat for RIM
National Post-- Amazon's tactics not novel
National Post-- World chafes on wheat price
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver-based Canaccord reports quarterly profit drop
New York Times-- 2 Top Economists Differ Sharply on Risk of Deflation
New York Times-- Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt
New York Times-- Top Obama Adviser on Economics to Step Down
USA Today-- Whitacre: GM can't wait to shed 'Government Motors' label
USA Today-- Rangers auction being finalized, paving way for Chuck Greenberg-Nolan Ryan ownership
Guardian UK online-- Rio Tinto profits soar 125% thanks to China's building boom
 Guardian UK online-- West prepares for bad news from US as fears mount over recovery
Guardian UK online-- IMF and EU pleased with 'impressive' Greek budget cuts
The Independent-- Next warns of slowdown on the high street
The Independent-- Buffett signs up 40 richest families to giving pledge
Telegraph UK online-- Why Britain's consumers and companies should ignore exhortations to borrow more
Telegraph UK online-- Agflation fears as Russia halts all grain exports
Telegraph UK online-- What Mervyn King said to Dave
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Rio's earnings bonanza of 260 per cent
Melbourne Herald Sun-- iPad a news 'gamechanger'
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Blockbuster movie Avatar boosts News Corporation to post $2.7 billion profit
China Daily-- Chinese luxury wannabes try to raise their profile
China Daily-- Free trade talks 'likely next year'
Times of India-- RBI keeping watch on inflation, to take step if necessary: FM
Times of India-- Food inflation declines marginally to 9.53%

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