The Corruption Game - By Juan Cole (26/1/11) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 09:40

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Gold, More Relevant Than Ever - By Charles Kadlec (26/1/11) PDF Print E-mail
Charles Kadlec   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 09:38

Daily Reckoning

When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the White House Wednesday, President Obama made sure to raise the contentious issue of currency values and press the Chinese leader to allow the renminbi to rise against the dollar. Not least among the reasons given was China's $226 billion trade surplus with the US.

The problem: The Obama administration's weak dollar policy is based on official trade data that grossly misrepresent the bilateral trade balance between two countries. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the actual US trade deficit with China is less than half the official number, or less than $115 billion.

The official trade data are based on a 19th-century world in which it was reasonable to assume that goods, from wine to machinery, were produced in a single country. If a bottle of French wine were imported to the US, the entire cost of the wine was credited to France in the calculation of the US-France trade balance.



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Gold Begins A New Week Up A Touch From Where It Ended Last Week - By 5 Minutes Forecast (25/1/11) PDF Print E-mail
5 Minutes Forecast   
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:39

The spot price as we write is $1,348. Silver is off a few pennies, to $27.45.

While the markets tread water, the Russians and Chinese are snapping up metal…

•    Chinese silver imports quadrupled last year, according to figures from Mitsui. Net imports of less than 900,000 kilograms in 2009 surged to nearly 3.5 million in 2010. China, long a net exporter of silver, became a net importer in 2007

•    Russia’s central bank plans to keep loading up on gold. In 2010, Russia grew its gold reserve 23.9%, to 790 metric tons. Now the deputy head of the Central Bank of Russia has announced plans to add to that stash at a pace of 100 metric tons a year.





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Papers Reveal How Palestinian Leaders Gave Up Fight Over Refugees - • Negotiators Agreed Just 10,000 To Return • PLO Agreed Israel Could Be A 'Jewish State' • US Suggested Palestinians Live In Latin America - By Ian Black and Seumas Milne (25/1/11) PDF Print E-mail
Ian Black and Seumas Milne   
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:34

Guardian ,UK

Palestinian negotiators privately agreed that only 10,000 refugees and their families – out of a total refugee population exceeding 5 million – could return to Israel as part of a peace settlement, leaked confidential documents reveal. PLO leaders also accepted Israel's demand to define itself as an explicitly Jewish state, in contrast to their public position.

The latest disclosures from thousands of pages of secret Palestinian records of more than a decade of failed peace talks, obtained by al-Jazeera TV and shared exclusively with the Guardian, follow a day of shock and protests in the West Bank, where Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders angrily denounced the leaks as a "propaganda game".

The documents have already become the focus of controversy among Israelis and Palestinians, revealing the scale of official Palestinian concessions rejected by Israel, but also throwing light on the huge imbalance of power in a peace process widely seen to have run into the sand.

The latest documents to be released also reveal:

• Then Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, repeatedly pressed in 2007-8 for the "transfer" of some of Israel's own Arab citizens into a future Palestinian state as part of a land-swap deal that would exchange Palestinian villages now in Israel for Jewish settlements in the West Bank.



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My Reply To Krugman On Austrian Business-Cycle Theory - By Robert P. Murphy (25/1/11) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:32

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