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Banking Crisis Digest week 2 February 2011

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage……… Alexander Tytler

MIKE HAYWOOD'S BANKING CRISIS DIGEST

Independent weekly compilation of current internet articles and blogs relating to Global Banking Crisis

You may not have time to read all the articles. To help you be selective, those articles which I consider an important read or viewing, I have prefixed with XXXXX

Global Debt Clock http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock

Overview Articles
XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Pensions, Treasuries, Fannie and Freddie: Ponzi's one and all http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-12-2011-pensions-...

XXXXX XXXXX Egypt's Warning: Are You Listening? http://www.chrismartenson.com/blog/egypts-warning-are-you-listening/52575

Peak Oil and interconnectivity with Global economy
XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/08/saudi-oil-reserves-overst...

XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Saudi Oil Production and Reserves - Reasons Behind Wikileaks Concerns http://www.theoildrum.com/node/7465#more

XXXX The Globe's Limitations: How Peak Oil Threatens Economic Growth http://www.thenation.com/article/157434/peak-oil-and-changing-climate

Do I Hear $150? Oil Prices Could Go Up "Very, Very Fast," Says Stephen Leeb http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/do-i-hear-150-oil-prices-could-go-u...

Peak Oil Explained For Investors http://www.eriktownsend.com/video-1-peak-oil-explained-for-investors.html

Saudi Lies And American Stupidity http://www.declineoftheempire.com/2011/02/saudi-lies-and-american-stupid...

Global Banking crisis, economy and systemic risk
XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Here Comes Executive Order 6102 For The QE Generation: Dutch Central Bank Orders Pension Fund To Sell Its Gold http://www.zerohedge.com/article/here-comes-executive-order-6102-qe-gene...

XXXXX XXXXX The Great Global Debt Prison http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-great-global-debt-prison

XXXXX XXXXX An unstable tower of breaking promises http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-8-2011-unstable-t...

XXXXX XXXXX IMF calls for dollar alternative http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/markets/dollar/index.htm

RISKS WITHIN CHINA’S BANKING SYSTEM ARE BUILDING http://pragcap.com/risks-within-chinas-banking-system-are-building

G7 Banana Republics ON the Road to ZIMBABWE! http://www.safehaven.com/article/19944/g7-banana-republics-on-the-road-t...

Pricing the World in Gold: 4 Charts http://www.cobdencentre.org/2011/02/pricing-the-world-in-gold/

Bank CEOs sold shares in their own banks at huge profit before crash http://baselinescenario.com/2011/02/10/what-did-bank-ceos-know-and-when-...

Labour ministers 'leant on IMF' to disguise devastating truth of pre-credit crunch economy http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356044/Labour-ministers-leant-I...

Crisis respite ends for European finance ministers http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LAN9U00.htm

Greece Joins Italy in Objecting to EU Debt-Cut Target http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-10/greece-joins-italy-in-objecting...

Irish State's liquidity exposure to banks still at record high http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/irish-states-liquidity-exposure...

UK debt misery revealed: tower block where living in the red is a way of life http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/06/debt-misery-survey-loans

US bond auction puts debt fragility in focus http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/acc78f8a-32da-11e0-9a61-00144feabdc0.html?ftca...

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-next-housing-style-crisis-will-be-the...

Global credit contagion on the verge again http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/captain-hook/global-credit-co...

The Next Housing-Style Crisis Will Be The Municipal Debt Bubble http://www.businessinsider.com/the-next-housing-style-crisis-will-be-the...

Why another financial crash is certain http://www.counterpunch.com/whitney02082011.html

Europe on the edge: is a "tipping point" near? http://www.elliottwave.com/a.asp?url=/freeupdates/archives/2011/02/07/Eu...

THE FED IS NOT MONETIZING THE DEBT http://pragcap.com/pomo-flip-matter

More storms in store for debt-ridden nations http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/more-storms-in-store-f...

Soaring debt pushes Portugal towards bail-out http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a04f8e08-3472-11e0-9ebc-00144feabdc0,s01=1.htm...

Ben Bernanke's silence speaks volumes http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/feb/09/ben-berna...

What Is the U.S. Government's Credit Score? http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/112029/what-is-the-us...

Video …….. Bankster Vs Deadbeat http://www.zerohedge.com/article/bankster-vs-deadbeat?source=patrick.net...

Portugal defiant as borrowing costs rise http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12421207

Soaring debt pushes Portugal towards bail-out http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a04f8e08-3472-11e0-9ebc-00144feabdc0,s01=1.htm...

Buffett Tells Crisis Commission It's Powerless to Stop `Too Big to Fail' http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-11/buffett-tells-fcic-it-s-powerle...

Dissension in the Fed’s ranks! What it means http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/dissention-in-the-feds-ranks-what-it-mean...

IMF Urges Overhaul Of Global Monetary System http://www.financialpost.com/news/urges+currency+alternative/4257888/sto...

How to spot trouble http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2011/02/sovereign_debt

IMF Calls For Dollar Alternative http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/markets/dollar/index.htm?hpt=T2

There are hundreds of articles each week about the continuing US Property slump. Here's a sample of them

XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX Housing Crash Is Hitting Cities Thought to Be Stable http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/business/economy/14dip.html

XXXX XXXX US Housing Continues Freefall & Is Nowhere Near Bottom http://www.zerohedge.com/article/frighteningly-obvious-truth-most-deny-–-us-housing-continues-freefall-nowhere-near-bottom

House prices in US declined for fifth month in a row http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/

Mortgage squatters now average over 500 rent-free days in delinquency http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/blog/comments/mortgage-squatters-now-av...

Loans More Than $1M Default More Often than Loans Less Than $1M http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/30/eveningnews/main7300082.shtml

Home-Price Drop Leaves 27% of U.S. Owners Underwater on Loans, Zillow Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-09/home-price-decline-leaves-27-of...

Despair now dominates subprime real estate markets http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/blog/comments/despair-now-dominates-sub...

Homeowners Face 'New Normal' In Housing Bust http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2011-02-08-1Amercedcalif08...

Actual sale price is what matters; not asking, listing, or wishing price http://patrick.net/forum/?p=624731#header

How Bank Executives Piled Up Risk for Own Reward http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/ship-of-knaves/

US Foreclosure and Mortgage Fraud

XXXXX XXXXX CalPERS suit accuses Lehman Bros. of fraud http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calpers-lehman-20110209,0,2259253....

The Rise and Fall of a Foreclosure King http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12852757

Feasting on Foreclosures: Foreclosure sales can wreck lives, neighborhoods http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11038/1123632-455.stm

Will Florida Finally Punish Banks and Lawyers for Foreclosure Document Fraud? http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/credit/will-florida-finally-punish-ban...

Fixing the foreclosure 'mess' http://www.staradvertiser.com/business/businessnews/20110213_Fixing_the_...

UK Property Market
XXXXX XXXXX Why must we make the same old policy failures in the housing market? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/rogerbootle/8306972/Why-must-...

XXXXX XXXXX Property auctions: a house price crystal ball? http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/property-auctions-a-house-price-crystal-...

Homeowners cut asking prices to sell properties http://www.ftadviser.com/FTAdviser/Mortgages/Products/News/article/20110...

No recovery as January sees further house price falls http://www.ftadviser.com/FTAdviser/Mortgages/News/article/20110211/e2da1...

This recession vs history: we're back to 1982 http://blogs.thisismoney.co.uk/2011/02/this-recession-vs-previous-ones-a...

Global Pension "time bomb” and aging population
XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Public sector's 'Madoff-style' pensions pyramid will spark crisis, warns Centre for Policy Studies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8317384/Public-sectors-Mado...

XXXXX Teachers' anger grows at pensions 'assault' as bursaries are scrapped http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/Teachers-anger-grows-pensions-assau...

Public pay, benefits set off new 'civil war' http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/116090204.html

MoD cites spending cuts in row over pension changes for armed forces http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/feb/09/armed-forces-pension-spending-cuts

Public pension costs targeted in three US states http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/09/us-economy-states-pensions-idU...

FTSE 100 pension schemes reduce deficits by £29bn http://www.whatinvestment.co.uk/trading/share-dealing/news/1600933/ftse-...

New Jersey's credit rating reduced http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2011/02/09/new-jerseys-bond-rating-...

Pension insanity http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/editorials/stories/PE_OpEd_Opinion_D...

State, local pension deficit delusion and denial must end now http://watchdog.org/8274/state-local-pension-deficit-delusion-and-denial...

The affect of Austerity measures
XXXXX XXXXX The global financial crisis has brought the return of the Brits abroad http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1354044/The-global-financial-cr...

Rich Get Richer When Governments Tout Austerity http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-08/rich-get-richer-as-governments-...

Police "must adapt to new protest era" http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/09/uk-britain-protests-police-idUK...

Vacant Homes Targeted By Copper Thieves http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=13986894

Deflation or inflation?
XXXXX How Confident Are You in a Hyperinflationary Future? http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb11/expectations-hyperinflation02-11.html

QE2 sets off inflation alarms http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney02102011.html

Why the Bank of England has got it so hopelessly wrong on inflation http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100009489/why-the-bank...

HYPERINFLATION? WHAT HYPERINFLATION? http://pragcap.com/richard-russell-hyperinflation-what-hyperinflation

Research Euro area: Higher commodity prices may trigger ECB hikes http://danskeresearch.danskebank.com/link/ResearchInflationScenarios110211/$file/Research_InflationScenarios_110211.pdf

Slumpflation fears grow as prices and jobless rise http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=522793&in_p...

UK inflation expected to be double target rate http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8320815/UK-inflation-expect...

US recessionary trends
XXXXX Governors from both parties plan painful cuts amid budget crises across the U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/07/AR201102...

XXXXX Three shocking events! http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/three-shocking-events-42694

Congress Warned Over States’ Bankruptcies http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/congress-warned-over-sta...

Road Workers Furloughed as Pothole Problem Worsens http://www.dnainfo.com/20110208/manhattan/road-workers-furloughed-as-pot...

Social Security, foreign debt priorities if government shuts down http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/10/dean-heller-social-security-...

RAIL TRAFFIC DECLINES FOR FIRST TIME IN 13 MONTHS http://pragcap.com/rail-traffic-declines-for-first-time-in-13-months

US Unemployment

XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Just How Ugly Is The Truth Of America's Unemployment http://www.zerohedge.com/article/just-how-ugly-truth-americas-unemployme...

US unemployment approaches reality? http://www.thedailybell.com/1744/US-Unemployment-Approaches-Reality.html

XXXXX XXXXX Blowing Off The BLS Monthly Numbers http://www.declineoftheempire.com/2011/02/blowing-off-the-bls-monthly-nu...

PUTTING THE JOB’S “RECOVERY” IN PERSPECTIVE http://pragcap.com/putting-the-jobs-recovery-in-perspective

Eureka Articles that may inspire you to question the status quo

XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Radical Economics: escaping credit serfdom http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y6qtb

XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Resolving the Stubborn Psychology of Fish http://peakcomplexity.blogspot.com/2011/02/glimpse-into-stubborn-psychol...

Tipping Point http://armstrongeconomics.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/armstrongeconomics...

XXXXX XXXXX Your Life According To The US Government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1MASsKbWQs

XXXXX In the Midst of the Big Bang: Collapse Has Already Occurred http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/in-the-midst-of-the-big-bang-colla...

The Economic Hitmen - How Broken Capitalism Rules The Glob http://dailybail.com/home/video-the-economic-hitmen-how-broken-capitalis...

Alternative Currencies, changing the Banking System

XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX The Alternative Market Project: A Sneak Preview http://neithercorp.us/npress/2011/02/the-alternative-market-project-a-sn...

Fiat currencies are worthless http://www.theenergyreport.com/pub/na/8552