Economic news headlines

US to extend Tarp stimulus to 2010 – FT Iceland cuts several key rates – FT Money SupplyUnusual step: ECB president Trichet casts vote for broad Fed – FT Money SupplyECB: Greece has one year to sort public finances – FT Swiss National Bank begins exit strategy – FT Money SupplySouth Korea freezes rate, sounds hawkish note – FT Money SupplyGlobal food prices rise again; at quickest pace for 11 years in IndiaDubai World private equity arm loses control of key assets, breaches loan covenants – FTChina will receive no significant funding from the US on climate change – FTNew Zealand freezes rate, sounds bullish note – FT Money SupplySterling plummets after pre-Budget report – FT Weak demand for 10-year US treasury auction – Big PictureMortgage rates will rise 30-50bps when Fed stops buying MBS – Calc RiskTough choices made in Irish Budget to bring economy under control – FTBasel on living wills, liquidity and leverage ratios – FT AlphavilleMore easing: Should Fed buy $2trn more government bonds? – Economist Reverse repo test # 3, this time with one day term – Zero Hedge The big banks get bigger – Felix SalmonSWFs’ power increases in M&A monopsony – Oxford SWF “Stealth stimulus”: do unpaid mortgages give $5bn monthly boost? – Calc RiskForeign currency reserves are no longer used for short-term funds to bridge import-export gaps: they are now used as investment vehicles – Martin Feldstein – FTFed audit proponent Ron Paul opposes legislation package of which audit is a part – WaPo
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