Economics news headlines

Moody’s: Banks face higher costs when refinancing $7,000bn+ in short-term debt – FT

Guardian: IEA overstates energy reserves because of US pressure – FT Alphaville

Russia may cut rates again this year, and buy gold – Reuters

World Bank: China should not be forced to let RMB rise – WSJ

French industrial output slips in September – FT

Fewer banks tightening lending, except commercial real estate – FT

Ministers pick ten sites in England and Wales for nuclear power – FT

Angola plans SWF; 2009 new SWF count now 10 – Oxford SWF project

Mass protests suggest political risk of microlending – Felix Salmon

Mishkin: two types of bubble; not all are dangerous – FT

Sino-African PPPs to build more roads, railways, power stations – FT

Obesity: $1 decrease in real minimum wage associated with 0.06 increase in BMI – NBER (via Economist, via Greg Mankiw)

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