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Saturday, September 14

14th Sep - Weekender: The World Linkfest

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Brussels blog round up 7 – 13 SeptemberEuropp / LSE
Solberg wins in Norway, Barroso’s state of the Union speech, and should Catalonia have an independence referendum?

Europe needs a new visionTradingFloor
Text of Lars Seier Christensen's opening speech today at Saxo's #TradingDebates event in London.

How Will Europe’s Crisis End? And When?Place du Luxembourg

EU Finance Ministers had their first ECOFIN level discussion on Single Resolution Mechanism in VilniusEU2013

Norway: Is world’s largest sovereign wealth fund too big?BBC
Most of Europe is struggling with how to reduce spending, but not Norway. It has invested the income from its oil and gas reserves so wisely that it now has what many consider to be the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, estimated to be worth $1tr (£0.6tr) by 2020. But is that too big?

EU auditors must tone down criticism of Brussels spending, says Herman Van RompuyThe Telegraph
Europe’s official auditors must tone down their criticism of Brussels spending to avoid negative press coverage and to promote the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy has said.

Mother of all sudden
Olivier Accominotti, Barry Eichengreen: From 2001 to 2008, half of Europe received capital inflows from the other half and beyond. In 2009, that stopped, capital accounts switched signs and a crisis occurred. This column draws parallels from a similar episode in Europe just before the Great Depression. It highlights that in both episodes global factors – largely exogenous to conditions in the borrowing countries – shaped the capital flows and reversals.

Charlemagne: A post-war continentThe Economist

Jörg Asmussen Interview with Börsen-ZeitungECB

ECB vs European Commission Over Deficit ReductionWSJ

Catalonia’s separatism: Nothing to lose but their chainsThe Economist

Bailout Nr. 5? Euro Zone Eyes Slovenia's Troubled BanksSpiegel
The euro crisis has been on the back burner lately, but the problems facing banks in Slovenia are coming to a head. Billions of euros in bad loans make the country a candidate for the next bailout.

Men in Black Return to Spain; ECB Complains of Too Much Leeway; Alarm Bells Ring More Tax Hikes ComingMish’s

Fed Taper? Debt Ceiling? No Worries, Says Goldman SachsWSJ

The Federal Reserve: How to taper safelyThe Economist

Is the Larry Summers nomination falling apart?Wonkblog / WP
The question for the president will be this: Is he ready for a fight? And how much political capital is he willing to expend, and how many arms will he twist, to get Summers into the big job at the Federal Reserve? Because if he goes through with the nomination, it looks after this week like it will be the toughest confirmation battle for a Fed chair on record.

Viewpoints Sep 2013: What’s Happening to Bonds and Why?PIMCO