Threads in the news:
US: The biggest news in the US continues to be the NSA spy scandal with increasing recrimination flowing from the US toward those harbouring the fugitive Edward Snowden. A good article below from McClatchy points out that the US does the same for dissidents from countries like Iran. I highly recommend that one. In other news, the Supreme Court has ruled on the US voting rights act and dealt a 'blow' to it according to the Wall Street Journal. This story is fairly new so I don't have a bunch of links on it. There are no big stories in the markets outside of the continued analysis of the Fed's tapering comments.
Europe: The biggest story is in Ireland, where the Irish Independent has revealed a serious of tape recordings of bailed out Irish bank Anglo Irish's executiv...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.