Wow! There are a lot of links in today's links post. ALl of them are good
News links for 21 Mar 2013
Gillard Calls Leadership Contest For Today as Labor Party Lags - Bloomberg
"Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot for the leadership of the Labor party after a senior member of her government said it can’t win elections due in six months from its current position in opinion polls.The ballot of the Labor caucus for a new leader and deputy leader of the governing party will take place at 4:30 p.m. local time in Canberra today, Gillard told parliament."
Japan Posts Longest Run of Trade Deficits in Three Decades - Bloomberg
"Japan posted its longest run of trade deficits in three decades as exports fell in February, underscoring challenges for Bank of Japan (8301) Governor Haruhiko ...
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