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NY Times

The Irish government faced imminent collapse on Monday, only a day after it signed off on a $100 billion bailout, setting the stage for a new election early next year and injecting the threat of political instability into a European financial crisis

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ZeroHedge.com & YouTube.com

There is no reason why taxpayers around Europe or in Ireland should pay for other people's mistakes. The bondholders and the stockholders of banks should lose money"... So simple, yet so irrelevant when dealing with a dying economic model.

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Market-ticker.org

This nonsense has to stop and the banks involved must be taken into receivership, reorganized, and the executives involved removed from their positions, tried and jailed.

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What role does the World Bank have in Africa's future? ... The World Bank's draft strategy for Africa appears to be an attempt to shore up its position as a key player in the continent's development, while at the same open itself up to feedback from

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arclein

Why are bubbles such a persistent feature of financial history? Economists argue that these speculative frenzies are caused in part by market failures like too much liquidity or lax regulation. Cognitive psychologists, meanwhile, see bubbles as a cas

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The Guardian

Greece's goal of reducing its gargantuan debt received a fresh blow today when the EU statistics agency announced that the country's 2009 budget deficit was much worse than first thought. Six months after Athens received €110bn (£93bn) in emergenc

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NY Times

European officials, increasingly concerned that the Continent’s debt crisis will spread, are warning that any new rescue plans may need to cover Portugal as well as Ireland to contain the problem they tried to resolve six months ago.

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DailyBell.com

One thing seems certain: Insofar as the G20 is concerned, the Anglo-American elites are not having their way.

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NY Times

As the leaders of the 20 major economic powers gather in Seoul, an increasing number of them have either imposed curbs or are in the process of doing so to slow the torrent of hot money into their markets. Over the years, foreign capital flowing i

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Reuters

The giant fiscal stimulus and bank lending spree that China launched 2 years ago saved the world from recession. What can Beijing do for a follow-up act? Internationally, the success of the unprecedented pump-priming has accelerated a shift in econom

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Reuters

President Obama defended the Federal Reserve's policy of printing dollars after China and Russia stepped up criticism ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting. The G20 summit has been pitched as a chance for leaders of the countries that account for

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Der Spiegel

Three years ago, the International Monetary Fund was irrelevant, an object of derision for all opponents of globalization. Under director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and as a result of the global economic crisis, the IMF has since become more influential

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arclein

China's rare earths deposits dropped to 27 million metric tons by the end of 2009, or just 30 percent of the world’s total known reserves, from 43 million tons, or 43 percent of the w

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Time magazine

There's a half-off sale in the world's tallest building. Even with an address at the iconic Burj Khalifa, rents for residences in the tower are not immune from Dubai's real estate crash. Indeed, nearly a year after it was inaugurated with a massive w

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