Saturday, June 6, 2009

Noteworthy - Week of May 31st


In his zeal to fix capitalism, Barack Obama must not stifle America’s dynamism

Americans have grown slightly more receptive to the idea of an activist government. Will they go along with Barack Obama’s aspirations?


Sotomayor: Conservatives are furious, but she will be confirmed anyway

New border controls and protectionist bills have dashed Canadians’ hopes that the change of occupant in the White House would mean warmer relations


Argentina: Don’t get mad, get organised, battered farmers conclude


Mr. Nepal lucks out: But his country, of the same name, is struggling

China: Who, 20 years ago, would have thought that the Communist Party could come to this?


Despite crazy rules, convoluted taxes and rampant lawyers, America is still a great place to do business

Treating the sickest part of America’s economy

It could take a while, but Main Street will bounce back

Chinese firms are finding new ways to buy access to foreign resources

The global downturn has sparked outrage over executive compensation. Only some of it is justified

There are questions about the long-term appeal of American Treasury bonds

China: Investors appear to have little faith in company accounts

Geithner tells China its dollar assets are safe

Americans Get Even Thriftier as Fears Persist

Pravda (Russia): American capitalism gone with a whimper

WSJ: Home Builders' Losses Expected to Narrow

Investor Hopes for Rising Oil Demand Aren't Borne Out by Reality

Biomass Power Generates Traction

Surplus, Price to Aid Homes

Investors warned about niche ETFs


One kind of debt replaces another


Investors show appetite for oil and gold


A do-it-yourself attitude to investments

Entrepreneurs Pack Up and Go Home


Americans Get Even Thriftier as Fears Persist


New Driver for Stocks

Will a 'Silver Bullet' Finally Kill the Metal Manipulators?

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