News: 2014-04-04

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Real wages fall 7.6% in six years, with construction workers most affected | Business | theguardian.com

Alleged Silk Road owner says he can’t be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn’t money | The Verge

T-Mobile backtracks on corporate discounts, grandfathering current customers | The Verge

T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement | TechCrunch

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Russia Detains 25 Ukrainians Suspected of Plotting Terror – Bloomberg

Fed’s Fisher: forward guidance should not be binding | Reuters

Obama’s Russian Reset Lost in Putin’s Translations – Bloomberg

IMF Imposing Even Tougher Austerity Conditions on New Loans | naked capitalism

Cynicism in Public Life Contest, John Roberts Edition – James Fallows – The Atlantic

U.S. Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ To Stir Dissent, Sought Funding From Jack Dorsey, AP Reports | TechCrunch

NASA’s breakup with Russia is a manipulative money grab | The Verge

CCleaner Beta for Android Clears Call Logs, Caches, Uninstalls Apps

Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling | Reuters

Slovenia makes record bond issues as CEE grabs the moment | beyondbrics

Crisis in Ukraine Pushes Food Prices to 10-Month High – Real Time Economics – WSJ

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A New Japan First: Negative Rates – Japan Real Time – WSJ

UPDATE 4: Greece plans April bond market comeback with five-year issue – sources | Capital City | IFRe

Russia to Charge Ukraine More Than Germany as Gas Discounts End – Bloomberg

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Ukraine Accuses Russia of Helping Yanukovych in Protester Deaths – Bloomberg

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S&P to review outlooks on EU banks’ ratings by end-April | Reuters

“”We will review the probability of government support for European banks by end-April … we will probably just change outlooks (to negative) on the ratings,” said Arnaud de Toytot, a managing director at Standard and Poor’s told reporters on Thursday, meaning that the rating could be changed in one to two years following the move.”

ECB president takes swipe at IMF over policy recommendations | Business | theguardian.com

“”The IMF has been of recent extremely generous in its suggestions on what we should do or not do, and we are really thankful for that,” Draghi told a news conference after the ECB’s monthly policy meeting. “Frankly, I would like the IMF to be as generous as they have been towards us also with other monetary policy jurisdictions, like for example issuing statements just the day before a (US Federal Reserve) meeting would take place,” he said.”

What ‘Mr Grexit’ Did Next – MoneyBeat – WSJ

Gazprom hikes gas price for Ukraine to $485 per 1,000 cubic metres | Reuters

FRB: Press Release–Jeremy C. Stein submits resignation as a member of the Board of Governors, effective May 28, 2014–April 3, 2014

BMO open to Bitcoin if virtual currency is regulated, reliable, says CEO Bill Downe | Financial Post

Calculated Risk: ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increases to 53.1 in March

GTA house prices hit new record in March | Toronto Star

The 86 richest Canadians have amassed as much wealth as the country’s poorest 11.4 million: study | Financial Post

Philip Pilkington: Misdirection – Galbraith on Thomas Piketty’s New Book on Capital | naked capitalism

Global banks issue alerts on China carry trade as Fed tightens and yuan falls – Telegraph

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US-bound flight – Telegraph

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