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Global Banking crisis January 2012

MIKE HAYWOOD'S BANKING CRISIS DIGEST

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

Best of the Best
· Unfixable…..Chris Martenson's 40 minute presentation (plus 30 minutes of questions) at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WBiTnBwSWc

· Rethinking the growth imperative http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/01/20121312591520271.html

· A Run On The Global Banking System—How Close Are We? http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/2011/12/run-on-global-banking-systemhow-...

· Why Is There A Gaping Chasm between Economics and Physics? Rising Systemic Risk and Multiple Black Swans http://www.mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/press/301211.php

· Austerity Reigns Over Euro Zone as Crisis Deepens http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/business/global/in-euro-zone-austerity...

· Money and Value…it’s the history that we need to understand! http://howestreet.com/2012/01/money-and-valueits-the-history-that-we-nee...

· The Year Governments Lost Their Credibility http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/business/economy/the-year-the-governme...

· Democracy on the ropes http://gregpytel.blogspot.com/2011/12/democracy-on-ropes.html

· You Can't Solve A Debt Problem With More Debt http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-12-31/news/30575769_1_scenarios...

· You thought 2011 was tough? http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/01/us-usa-stocks-weekahead-idUSTR...

· How the BBC sucked up to the eurozone http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100126534/how-the-bbc-s...

· Economic Crisis: Overview http://cynicuseconomicus.blogspot.com/2011/12/economic-crisis-overview.html

· Bank capital fears to grow http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/06/us-markets-global-weekahead-id...

· The Storm Surge of Decentralization http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-3-2012-storm-surge...

MF Global collapse

· A Run On The Global Banking System—How Close Are We? http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/2011/12/run-on-global-banking-systemhow-...

· Interview with Attorney James Koutoulas on the Legal Battle with MF Global and JP Morgan http://www.financialsense.com/node/7250

Oil and interconnectivity with Global economy
· The high price of oil has blocked the West's economic escape route http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/liamhalligan/8985905/The-high...

· UK Motorists and hauliers face record diesel prices http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9001333/Motori...

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Global Banking crisis, economy and systemic risk
Towards the Paranormal http://www.pimco.com/EN/Insights/Pages/Towards-the-Paranormal-Jan-2012.aspx
World’s Biggest Economies Face $7.6T Debt Led by Japan $3 trillion, U.S. $2.8 trillion; Rollover Problems in Japan and Europe http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/worlds-biggest-econom...
Hungary snubs EU by passing bank law http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020472020457713027384342139...
Federal Reserve secretly bails out European banks... again http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/10383--federal-reser...
The 1930?s Forgotten Economic Lessons http://www.arbitragemagazine.com/topics/international-affairs/europe/193...
Peak Money Arrives http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/peak-money-arrives
Krugman, yet again... http://cynicuseconomicus.blogspot.com/2012/01/krugman-yet-again.html
All gloom on the growth front http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/01/economic-china-growth-european
Marie Antoinette's notion wasn't all that half-baked http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/david-mcwilliams/david-mcwi...
Death by a thousand cuts http://www.economist.com/node/21542398
Irish Bank chiefs may be investigated http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0106/breaking1.html
Bill Gross Warns Of Financial Market Implosion http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gross-financial-markets-are-implodin...
Bank of England set to print billions more to bolster economy http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2083545/Bank-England-set...
The ECB decided to subsidise private banks http://gregpytel.blogspot.com/2011/12/ecb-decided-to-subsidise-private-b...

Eurozone debt crisis /Ireland/Italy/Spain/Portugal/Cyprus/Greece/Iceland

· Greek bondholders poised to accept higher losses http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/acaa7900-3891-11e1-9ae1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz...

· New eurozone fears as banks stash cash at record levels http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2083561/New-eurozone-fea...

· Italy’s Monti Says State Debts May Create Difficulties for Banks http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-07/italy-s-monti-says-state-deb...

· Italy's PM: No Nation Can Fight Debt Crisis Alone http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/italys-pm-nation-fight-debt-cri...

· Draghi's plan backfires as eurozone banks still run for cover – and the crisis rolls on http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/ben-chu-draghis-plan-...

· German Factory Orders Drop Most in Nearly 3 Years; Icing On the European Recession Cake http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/german-factory-orders...

· Hungary’s dangerous dependence on eurozone banks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16439644

· Portugal Car Sales Plunge 60% in December, 31% for Entire Year; Spain Car Sales Plunge 17.7% to 1993 Levels http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/portugal-car-sales-pl...

· Jobless rate in eurozone increases fear of recession http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/decc3c3a-3854-11e1-9f07-00144feabdc0.html#axzz...

· Eurozone crisis hits manufacturing http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/eurozone-crisis-hits-man...

· Eurozone is closer to break-up, warns Peter Sands http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8986159/Eurozone-is-c...

· French unemployment hits 12-year high http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/12/french-unemployment-h...

· Europe's dance of death http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-miles/europes-dance-of-death_b_11767...

· Greek Hospitals Have Turned Away Expectant Mothers Who Can't Pay http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/21/greek-hospitals-have-tu...

· Deepening Crisis Over Euro Pits Leader Against Leader http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020339110457712448004646357...

· Spain's Budget Minister says "Serious Budget Shortfalls in All 17 Autonomous Regions"; Primer Minister Announces $19.3 Billion Package of Tax Hikes; Cockroaches and the Theory of the Unexpected http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/12/spains-budget-ministe...

· 4 minute Video ESM:THE SHOCKING TRUTH OF THE PENDING EU COLLAPSE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thd3JbY_vEc

· Fresh warning on size of Spanish deficit http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/33cab4ee-353c-11e1-84b9-00144feabdc0.html...

· Is the Euro Crisis Over? http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&...

· Eurozone strains increase with grim new economic data http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/06/eurozone-grim-economic-da...

· Sean Quinn and Ireland's Boom and Bust http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/business/sean-quinn-and-irelands-boom-...

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US property Market

· Freddie Mac Now Permits Up To 12 Months Forbearance To Unemployed Borrowers http://freddiemac.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=12329&item=106028

· Banks can't keep up with foreclosures anymore http://rt.com/usa/news/mortgage-foreclosure-homeowners-free-963/

· House prices fall in Oct, could drop another 5% to 10% next year http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/business/daily-stock-market-activity.html

· Don't Count on Housing Market to Lead Recovery http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-05/don-t-count-on-housing-market-t...

· Is Shadow Housing Inventory Vastly Larger Than Widely Believed? http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/01/michael-olenick-is-shadow-housing...

· The Secret Shadow Housing Crisis http://www.youtube.com/embed/mSedc_J1hME

US Foreclosure and Bank Fraud and fraud in high places
· Are the Real Estate and Mortgage Markets Irrevocably Criminalized? http://patrick.net/forum/?p=1206837

· Fed to Announce Monetary Penalties for Robo-Signing and Unsafe Practices ; Another Whitewashing Move by the SEC http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/fed-to-announce-monet...

· Catherine Austin Fitts on Wall Street's Corruption http://www.thedailybell.com/3420/Staff-Report-

· Investors in US sue ex-Lloyds chiefs over HBOS deal http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/investors-in-us-sue-exll...

· Back Bill Black, 2012 http://www.capitalismwithoutfailure.com/2011/12/capitalism-without-failu...

· Fraud and folly: The untold story of General Electric’s subprime debacle http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/01/06/7802/fraud-and-folly-untold-story-g...

· Well Done, Mr. President! Now About That Foreclosure Fraud Settlement ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/well-done-mr-president-no_b_11867...

UK Property Market
Housing benefit cuts will put 800,000 homes out of reach, according to study http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jan/01/housing-benefits-cuts-rent...
One million people take out emergency loans to pay mortgage http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/8...
Ireland's house prices at lowest levels since 2000 http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/03/ireland-house-prices-2000...
Mortgage rationing becomes worse, Bank of England warns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16425582

Global Pension "time bomb” and aging population
Funding gap doubles for US corporate pensions http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/eadf8220-2cbf-11e1-b485-00144feabdc0.html...
The Pensions Perfect Storm http://www.fool.co.uk/news/investing/2012/01/05/the-pensions-perfect-sto...
Bad Year for Pensions Ends Badly http://www.marketwatch.com/story/milliman-analysis-bad-year-for-pensions...
Pension Cure Could Cripple U.K. Firms http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020347100457714495169232791...
Some Canadian firms face stiff pension contribution hikes http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/01/06/defined-benefit-pension...
Biggest pension funds end '11 with $464B deficit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/biggest-pension-funds-end-11-with-464b-...

US infrastructure
Where did all our infrastructure money go? To military contractors http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2012/01/where-did-money-go.html

The affect of Austerity measures
US Cities Turn Off Their Lights As Budgets Get Slashed And Revenues Decline http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45823794/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/#.Tv2...

Deflation or inflation?
Sinking Into The 'Great Stagnation' http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea3bb3b4-2a7d-11e1-8f04-00144feabdc0.html
A word for 2012: Liquidation http://www.leftfootforward.org/2012/01/a-word-for-2012-liquidation/
Swiss Consumer Prices Have Biggest Annual Drop in Two Years on Franc Gain http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-06/swiss-consumer-prices-have-bigg...

US Unemployment
Nonfarm Payroll +200,000 ; Labor Force Drops Another 50,000 ; Those Not in Labor Force Rises by 194,000 ; Unemployment Rate 8.5%; Notes from Trim Tabs on the BLS Report http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/nonfarm-payroll-20000...
US Employment Trends Since 1955 http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/01/employment-trends-sin...

Eureka articles that challenge the status quo
In With The New: Part III of As Economic Growth Fails, How Do We Live? http://www.energyeconomyonline.com/As_Growth_Fails_Part_III.html
Collaborative Resilience http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12698
Ignorance Is Bliss http://www.declineoftheempire.com/2012/01/ignorance-is-bliss.html

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