Early Bird Headlines 17 February 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
- Poll: Most disapprove of Obama handling of ISIS (CNN) Hat tip to Alun Hill. U.S. support for ground troops in Syria and Iraq us growing.
- Greek Talks With Euro-Area Finance Ministers Break Up (Bloomberg) EU insists on extending austerity.
- Greek crisis opens Portuguese faultlines over future of eurozone (Financial Times) Opposition to Greece’s attempt to change bailout conditions could cost Portugal president Pedro Passos Coelho politically. This is the start of contagion.
- Copenhagen Suspect had Recently Been Released from Jail (The Daily Beast) Also, two accomplices arrested.
Finland and Norway
- Why Finland and Norway still shun university tuition fees – even for international students (The Conversation)
- Are we ready for the next global epidemic? (CNN) What will happen with the next “Ebola”?
- Netanyahu’s blatant campaigning abroad will win him votes – but it’s hurting Israel (The Conversation)
- Iraq preparing to retake Mosul from Islamic State – PM (BBC News) The prime minister says retake Mosul when ISIS is advancing in Anbar near Baghdad?
- ISIS closing in? Terror group seizes Iraqi town 5 miles from Marine base (Fox News)
- Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia (The Conversation)
- The Soviet Union is dead! Long live the Russian economic union (The Conversation) 300 million in 15 former Soviet countries are suffering with Russia’s economic ills.
- January WPI inflation dips to -0.39% versus 0.11% in December (The Economic Times) For the second time in 3 months India reported deflation at the wholesale level, led by lower energy prices.
- Budget 2015 won’t be a game changer for markets, say experts (The Economic Times) Expectations are priced in.
- China must guarantee minimum 6.5 percent annual GDP growth in five-year plan: state media (The Fiscal Times) Econintersect: With population growth flat-lining, 6.5% is probably not doable with rebalancing reform.
- China Said to Ask Local Governments to Re-Examine Reported Debt (Bloomberg Business) Figures may have been artificially inflated.
- Australian economy ‘sliding down the precipice’, says JP Morgan (Sydney Morning Herald)
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