Early Headlines: Grexit May Be Near, World Bank President Endorses AIIB, Some Euro Junk Bonds now Under 2% and More
Early Bird Headlines 08 April 2015
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- IMF says governments need to do more to stimulate economic growth (The Guardian) IMF said policy reforms and investment are the only means of raising growth to pre-crisis levels. Otherwise the world's major economies risk a long period of low growth.
- World Bank chief endorses rival AIIB (Financial Times) The World Bank's US-appointed president has vowed to find "innovative" ways to work with a new Chinese-led Asian infrastructure bank.
- Ferguson voters make history and increase turnout (USA Today) The racially troubled municipality turned out 29% of the voters, up from 12% a year ago, and elected blacks to 50% of the city council seats.
- South Carolina police charged after black man shot dead (BBC News) Video appears to show police officer shooting and killing an unarmed fleeing man.
- Powerful Reasons American Investors Should Be Bullish On European Stock Markets (Trang Ho, Forbes) Trang Ho contributes to GEI. The European Central Bank is doing what's right for America - especially for those invested in European stock markets.
- Eurozone corporate borrowing costs fall below 1% (Financial Times) Some junk bonds yield less than 2%.
- ‘Grexit’ threat forces regulators to make damage limitation plans (The Times) Britain's financial regulators are working on contingency plans to prepare for the possibility that Greece could exit the euro.
- State of the nation: inequality rising shows we’re not ‘all in this together’ (The Conversation)
- Spectre of Grexit back as cash runs out (Financial Times) Even if Greece is able to pay back a €450m loan to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, it will struggle to make the big repayments due over the next few weeks unless it strikes a deal with its eurozone partners. And those partners want the stone to bleed.
- Playing Poker With Putin: Greece’s Gamble (Bloomberg) What are the risks and benefits of a closer relationship between Greece and Russia?
- Chlorine attacks continue in Syria with no prospect of Assad being brought to account (The Conversation)
- Duma paves way for dissident lawmaker to face fraud charges (Financial Times) The only MP to vote against the Crimea annexation and a long-time Putin critic finds that having those positions doesn't pay.
- Canada’s glaciers to shrink by more than two-thirds by 2100, study finds (Al Jazeera) Report on scenarios for Canadian Rockies shows climate change is real and consequences are serious, scientists say.
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