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What We Read Today 03 October 2015

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  • Dudley Says Work Needed on Tools to Avert Financial Crises (Bloomberg)  Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said U.S. policy makers are “a long way” from being able to identify developing risks to financial stability and act in time to prevent future crises.
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda (Associated Press)  Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.
  • Kocherlakota Says Low Inflation Warrants Further Fed Stimulus (Bloomberg)  Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said the U.S. central bank would have been “totally justified” if it had increased policy stimulus to combat low inflation when it met last month, adding that negative interest rates could be a useful policy tool.
  • How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy (Bloomberg)  Passing on a fortune isn’t as easy as it seems.  There is a major industry in wealth succession planning and in preparing the heirs to take over.

Germany

  • Merkel marks 25 years of unified Germany with migrant plea (BBC News)  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification by urging a unified response to Europe's migrant crisis.  She urged the international community to come together to find a solution as East and West Germany had done in 1990.  Some 200,000 migrants, many fleeing Syria and Iraq, arrived last month in Germany, more than the whole of 2014.

Syria

China

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