Sunday, October 12, 2008

more economic troubles.


Berlusconi Says Leaders May Close World's Markets

By Steve Scherer

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world's financial markets while they ``rewrite the rules of international finance.'' Continue

Anti-Democratic Nature of US Capitalism is Being Exposed

By Noam Chomsky

Bretton Woods was the system of global financial management set up at the end of the second World War to ensure the interests of capital did not smother wider social concerns in post-war democracies. It was hated by the US neoliberals - the very people who created the banking crisis writes Noam Chomsky Continue

The Sky is Falling on Mexico, Too


Like the Cassandras of Wall Street today, the bankers cried Armageddon and the president, Zedillo, much as George Bush in the current imbroglio, stampeded congress into a monumental bail-out. FOBAPROA ("Banking Fund for the Protection of Savings") dumped $120 billion USD in bad debt on the backs of Mexican taxpayers, 20% of the nation's gross domestic product - Bush's monstrous bail-out only accounts for 7% of U.S. GDP. Continue

Pentagon Wants Extra $450 Billion

By Josh Rogin

Pentagon officials have prepared a new estimate for defense spending that is $450 billion more over the next five years than previously announced figures. Continue

IMF: World on brink of financial collapse: The global financial system is on the brink of a systemic meltdown despite interventions by the US and Europe to stabilize markets, the head of the International Monetary Fund says

White House dismisses idea of market suspension: The White House on Friday dismissed suggestions that U.S. markets would be suspended so international financial rules could be rewritten amid the turmoil that has gripped markets for weeks.

Lehman Brothers demise triggers huge default: Lehman Brothers, the bust investment bank, triggered one of the biggest corporate debt defaults in history yesterday as it emerged that the US Federal Reserve is harbouring grave concerns about whether Washington’s $700 billion (£413 billion) bailout fund will avert a financial meltdown.

GM, Ford, Chrysler Face Bankruptcy Risk: General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, the three biggest U.S. automakers, may be forced into bankruptcy as the global credit freeze damps U.S. sales, Standard & Poor's analyst Robert Schulz said.

GM, Chrysler discussing merger, source says: The Wall Street Journal, citing people it described as familiar with the discussions, reported that Cerberus, a private equity firm that also owns 51 percent of GMAC Financial Services, proposed trading Chrysler’s automotive operations to GM in exchange for GM’s remaining 49 percent stake in GMAC.

Financial Warfare over future of global bank power: What’s clear from the behavior of European financial markets over the past two weeks is that the dramatic stories of financial meltdown and panic are deliberately being used by certain influential factions in and outside the EU to shape the future face of global banking in the wake of the US sub-prime and Asset-Backed Security (ABS) debacle.

Fast and loose housing market is history: When will the housing market come back? The answer should be apparent: It won't.

Hank Paulson's Filthy Rich Background

Glenn Beck Warns Of NWO & World Currency

Lehman $365B Derivatives Auction Gets Less Than 10%

Stanley Hangs On Mitsubishi's $9B Pledge

Morgan Stanley & Goldman Dive On Downgrade Fear

Tracking America's Decline

Dow Poised To Drop To 7,000?

EU Pressures Ireland For 2nd Lisbon Treaty Vote

EU Wants To Relax Mad Cow Cattle Testing Rules

Eastman - Dark Ruminations

Fannie, Freddie To Buy $40B/Mo Of Shaky Mtges

Tracking America's Decline

White House - Markets Won't Be Shut Down

Obama Fundraiser Rezko Starts Singing To Feds

Berlusconi - Leaders May Close World's Markets

GM, Chrysler In Merger Talks

Celente - Bailout A Bust - Depression To Follow

What The Financial Crisis Means For You

China Stiffs America For $100B In Debt

Germans Stockpiling Gold Amid Market Panic

US Stocks Drop In Rollercoaster Session

Dow Off 128 On The Day - 8 Day Losses Almost 2,400

GM, Ford May Face Bankruptcy

World Bank Under Cyber Siege - 'Unprecedented Crisis'

Global Stock Selloff - Markets Plummet

Stocks Extend Huge Losses To 8th Straight Day

'Experts' Didn't See Crisis Soaring Deficits, Debt?

CITI Ends Pursuit Of Wachovia

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