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Monday, August 27

27th Aug - US Open

Another Monday, another US open.

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Roundups & Commentary
US Opening News And Market Re-Cap – Ransquawk / ZH
Frontrunning – ZH
The Lunch Wrap – alphaville / FT
Emerging N.Y. headlines – beyondbrics / FT
Today’s front pages – presseurop
Daily press summary – Open Europe

Morning MarketBeat: Traders Eye Bernanke – WSJ
Broker Note Briefing – WSJ
Morning Take-Out – NYT
AM Dear Dairy: Quiet on All Fronts – Macro and Cheese
Market Summary – Kiron Sarkar / The Big Picture

US session ahead
Pre-market Commentary – Marketwatch
Pre-Market Trading – CNNMoney
Pre-Market – NASDAQ
US Equity Preview – Bloomberg
Earnings & Events – The Street
MarketCurrents – Seeking Alpha

TV: Bloomberg, BBC
Debt crisis: live – The Telegraph
The Euro Crisis Blog – WSJ
Tracking Europe’s Debt Crisis – NYT
FX Options Analytics – Saxo Bank
European 10yr Yields and Spreads – MTS indices

The ECB must still do its bit to help solve the crisisWolfgan Münchau / FT
The eurozone crisis may look less acute once the bond purchases start but we have been through phases in the past where the crisis appeared to be receding, only to come back a few weeks later. Unless the programme is accompanied by a swift move towards banking and fiscal union, it will not make a difference. And that means it probably won’t.

Merkel tries to calm storms over Greece, ECB policyReuters
Angela Merkel tried to calm a growing storm over euro zone crisis strategy on Sunday after the Bundesbank likened ECB bond-buying plans to a dangerous drug and a conservative ally of the German leader said Greece should leave the currency bloc by next year.

Merkel wants EU treaty convention by end of yeareuobserver

Germany’s IFO
German IFO business confidence came in weak for August – ASA
Germany Loses Confidence For The Fourth Month In A Row – ZH
Drop in German confidence implies big challenges remain – Nordea
  Today’s German Ifo index was a small disappointment, supporting the picture that the German economy cannot escape the problems currently troubling the Euro zone.

The US: Perfect storm of fiscal chaos?Nordea
Three US fiscal issues pose a threat to the US economic outlook: 1) The “fiscal cliff” – almost USD 700bn in tax increases and spending cuts that will occur on 1 January 2013, should Congress not act 2) The need to raise the Treasury debt ceiling again 3) The need to restore longer-term fiscal sustainability

S&P500: Sector winners, losers in a potential market declineSaxo Bank
Given that markets could become weaker – last week was the first negative week on S&P500 after six positive weeks – then what sector winners and losers could we expect to come out of a declining market?

Chinese corporate earnings have been destroyedASA

China Stocks Drop To Fresh Post-2009 Lows Following Company ProfitsZH

Gloomy chart of the day: China industrial profitsbeyondbrics / FT

People’s Bank of China may inject liquidity this week via reverse repo againASA

Sweet & Sour Channel Stuffing and the Shanghai Swan DiveGlobal Macro Monitor

China announces £800bn stimulus to boost confidenceThe Telegraph
China has announced a total of 8 trillion yuan (£800bn) of "stimulus projects" to try to boost confidence in an economy that appears to be cooling faster than expected.

Equity Review: STOXX snaps its 20 week winning streakSaxo Bank

One-firm economies: The Nokia effectThe Economist
Finland’s fortunes are affected by one firm. What about other countries?

Golden InstabilityKrugman / NYT
The truth is that returning to gold is an almost comically (and cosmically) bad idea.

Luottamusindikaattorit laskussaEK
Elinkeinoelämän luottamusindikaattorit laskivat kaikilla toimialoilla elokuussa. "Suhdannetilanne on painunut keskimääräistä heikommaksi. Erityisesti vähittäiskaupan ja muiden palvelualojen luottamus on synkentynyt kesän aikana", EK:n johtava ekonomisti Penna Urrila toteaa.

Pääkirjoitus: Teknologiateollisuus antoi kriisihälytyksenIS

Uusia kuiskailuja EKP:n setelipainosuunnitelmista - aiemmin salaisia tietoja julki?TE

Kuluttajaluottamus ennallaan elokuussaAP
Kuluttajien usko omaan talouteen horjuuYLE

Suomen virkamiesjohto lähdössä neuvomaan ItaliaaYLE

Vyönkiristys tarttuuHenri Myllyniemi / US Puheenvuoro

Espanjan budjetista paljastui uusi miljardiaukko - "he yrittävät salata jotakin"TE

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