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Foreign Policy / Stefan Theil

French and German students undergo a dangerous indoctrination. Taught that economic principles such as capitalism, free markets, and entrepreneurship are savage, unhealthy, and immoral, they are raised on a diet of prejudice and bias.

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In New York their meetings will include financier David Rockefeller, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, New York Federal Reserve president Timothy Geithner, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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HousingDoom.com

The Tokyo bourse has crumbled, suffering the worst start to the year since the Second World War. The Nikkei index is down 17 per cent since Christmas, and the shares of Japanese banks are leading the slide.

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Financial Times

Taking over Northern Rock is not a ticket for a “gravy train”, the man leading Virgin’s bid for the stricken lender said last night as he tried to counter suggestions that the consortium would make a killing at the taxpayers’ expense. Sir Brian Pitma

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WorldNetDaily.com

U.S. central banks may have less than half the gold they claim to possess in their vaults, charges a watchdog group in an ad scheduled for publication in the Wall Street Journal this week.

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New York Times columnist and Princeton University Economics professor Paul Krugman visits UC Berkeley to discuss the war on Iraq and the American economy. Series: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism presents...

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Michael Shedlock / Mish

Up to 10 European hedge funds have suspended redemptions after investors clamored for their cash when the managers made severe losses.

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Marketwatch.com

Stocks listed in Hong Kong tumbled Tuesday, with the benchmark index racking up its second consecutive 1,000-plus point loss amid what brokers said was higher risk aversion and the unwinding....

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Michael Shedlock / Mish

Those misguided souls who thought Asia or Europe would decouple from the US were badly mistaken. Internal demand in China cannot possibly make up for a falling demand in the US, UK and now Europe.

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Marketwatch.com

Stocks in Europe sold off massively on Monday, with banks and insurance firms pacing a hasty retreat, as fears of more asset write-downs intensified amid continuing gloom over economic prospects.

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NewsTrackIndia.com

Monday has proved another black day for Indian Stock Market as on Jan 21, 2008. Indian bourses have seen the biggest ever fall in the stock Market history breaking all major supporting levels.

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AP

Asia is home to the world's freest _ and most repressed _ economies, but Europe ranked highest as a region in terms of economic freedom, an annual report released Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal said.

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Reuters.com

Concerns that state investors, including those in Gulf oil exporters would shift assets away from the dollar helped drive the U.S. unit to record lows on global markets last year.

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Mondoreb

A study was released today detailing the best and worst of economic news and indicators for 2007. A decidedly mixed bag, it has something for optimists and pessimists alike. Particularly, the pessimists.

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Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar skidded to fresh lows on Monday as speculation of more U.S. interest rate cuts enhanced the euro's yield advantage, while the yen benefited from a reluctance to hold risky positions over the holidays.

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