Thursday, 14 June 2012

Thursday 14th June

The End of the World as We Know It
Consider the following scenario. After a victory by the left-wing Syriza party, Greece’s new government announces that it wants to renegotiate the terms of its agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sticks to her guns and says that Greece must abide by the existing conditions.

Analysis: Endless QE? $6 trillion and counting (Reuters) - Many more years of money printing from the world's big four central banks now looks destined to add to the $6 trillion already created since 2008 and may transform the relationship between the once fiercely-independent banks and governments.

Malaysia set to surpass HK in listings
Malaysia is set to vault ahead of Hong Kong as Asia’s largest market for international initial public offerings with the planned flotation of shares in two massive government-linked companies defying a gloomy global listings environment.

Felda Raises $3.1 Billion in Asia’s Biggest I.P.O.HONG KONG– Felda Global Venture Holdings has successfully raised $3.1 billion by selling shares in Malaysia in the world’s second-largest initial public offering this year after Facebook’s botched Nasdaq listing last month.

Avoiding a U.S.-China War
Relations between the United States and China are on a course that may one day lead to war.

China government adviser predicts second-quarter growth below 7 percent
(Reuters) - China's annual economic growth could drop below 7 percent in the second quarter, an influential government adviser said in published remarks on Wednesday, the most pessimistic forecast of any government or private-sector economist.

Putin Restricts Protests with 'Scandalous' New Law
The Russian parliament has passed a new law curtailing the right to protest, which is expected to enter into force before major demonstrations planned for next week. German commentators condemn the attack on civil rights.

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