Links and Reading for March 28th
March 28, 2010 8:00 pm
Some of the more interesting and important items for March 28th :
- Papandreou Faces 15.5 Billion-Euro Bond Burden After Aid Plan – Bloomberg.com – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, fresh from winning a European Union aid package last week, now has to prove he can keep his nation’s finances afloat.<br />
His government still has to raise as much as 15.5 billion euros ($21 billion) by the end of May,
- Israel’s Fischer Raises Key Rate for Fourth Time (Update2) – Bloomberg.com – The Bank of Israel raised its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time since August as inflation expectations increased and the economy expanded.
- Tensions Flare Over Recess Appointments – Obama's decision to circumvent the Senate in filling 15 administration posts marked another step in the administration's turn to a more-combative approach toward congressional Republicans.
- Abu Dhabi Fund Chief Missing After a Crash – The managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world's largest and most secretive investors, is missing after a glider plane he was in crashed into a lake in Morocco.
- Jobs, jobs, jobs is focus for investors Economic Preview – On Friday, the U.S. is expected to show growth of 200,000 nonfarm jobs when the government reports the monthly data for March. Some economists are even predicting gains of up to 250,000. Read our complete economic calendar and consensus forecast.
- Bank-Tax Concept Gains Momentum – WSJ.com – WASHINGTON—The U.S. and European governments are moving toward a consensus on taxing large banks to cover the cost of any future bailouts rather than asking taxpayers to foot the bill, as happened regularly in past banking crises.
- Google (GOOG) – Service Availability Page : The Disciplined Investor – This is a very cool place to see the service availability of Google (GOOG) in China.
- Go Daddy Draws Line in China – WSJ.com – Go Daddy Group Inc. told members of Congress that it will discontinue offering new ".cn" domain registrations in China, following new Chinese government requirements for information about registrants.
- Greece will pay its debts, will not default: PM – Greece has taken the necessary steps to tackle its fiscal crisis and will not default on its debt obligations, the country's prime minister said on Saturday in a speech to his socialist party's national council. BS!