Links are lite today as quite a lot of the world is still celebrating Christmas, the OZ media were asleep yesterday and I’m suffering from a bad case of PCBGA. That’s “post-Christmas buffet gorging agony”. Yep, serious first world problems.
- Time for a little Bitcoin discussion – Digitology
Australia & New Zealand
- Woodside stake may be split if Shell sells out – Reuters
- What if negative gearing were scrapped – AFR
- Plea for 10c rise on stamps – TheOz
- Blame for budget woe widely shared – Gittins!
- The Euro is a spectacular success – growth down, unemployment up … – Billy Blog
- 2 Members of Turkish Cabinet Resign – NYT , make that three.
- A minimalist approach to fiscal oversight – Vox
- The Grinch Who Stole China’s Christmas – Bloomberg
- China cash crunch symbolises central bank policy quandary – George Magnus, FT
- Closer Look: Repeated Liquidity Crunches Beg a Question: Where’d the Money Go? – Caixin
- Thai PM unveils reform plan but protesters still threaten poll – Reuters
- Japan approves a 2.8% defense budget increase for the 2014 fiscal year – CCTV
- Q4 GDP: Here come the Upgrades – Calculated Risk
- The plight of the unemployed – Krugman
- Ten economic questions for 2014. – Calculated Risk
- Volcker Rule Challenged in U.S. Court by Bank Group – Bloomberg
- Former news.com.au editor Luke McIlveen taken to court over Mail Online defection – SMH
- McDonald’s to Employees: Don’t Eat Fast Food, It’s Bad for You – Gawker
- Sex-change chemicals linked to fracking – Telegraph
- The Greatest Gift of All (Economically Speaking) – Bloomberg