Early Bird Headlines 24 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.
- U.S. investigating big banks on possible precious-metal price rigging: WSJ (Reuters) At least 10 major banks are being investigated. How much longer will the greatest criminal enterprise in the history of the world be allowed to continue?
- The Fed’s Own Data Show U.S. Manufacturers Don’t Share Its Optimism (Bloomberg Business) Factories are cutting expansion plans just as the Fed sees stronger growth.
- US wants to hack your phone because it doesn’t have real spies it needs (Reuters)
- Greece delays sending reforms to euro zone till Tuesday (Reuters) Documnents due yesterday will arrive today – at least that’s what they said yeterday.
- Gaza in Ruins After Receiving Only 5% of Pledged Reconstruction Funds (Reader Supported News) Hat tip to Rob Carter.)
- Egypt fights Islamic State – and pushes for economic growth (The Conversation) IS doesn’t just pose a security threat to Egypt, it significantly increases the country’s need to restore growth and boost employment.
- Israeli Claims About Iran Nuclear Program Denied By Own Spy Agency (Common Deams) Hat tip to Rob carter.
- Kiev says rebels attack villages in southeast, citizens burn Putin effigy
(Reuters) Video. Ceasefire completely dead?
- Moscow holds aces as bombing rattles shaky Ukraine ceasefire (The Conversation)
- Trapped by a Ukraine rebel assault, civilians in Debaltseve are suffering (Reuters) Video.
- Chinese renewable car production soars 500% in January (China Spectator) China will pass the U.S. as the world’s largest “green” car producer within 2-3 years.
- Is China really the world’s largest exporter? (China Spectator) Actually China’s nominal export figures include the costs of imported components, technology, design and engineering. Those values do not stay in China. For every iPhone exported by Chima about $43 goes to other countries.
- Yen at ‘Comfortable’ Level, BOJ Needn’t Act Now: Abe Adviser (Bloomberg Business)
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