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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Political Economy Update: Gold Continue to Soar While Iranian Economy Dips

Gold prices soar to new heights on weaker dollar

Iran currency drop, strikes show unease over reforms http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE69C1NV20101013

Gulf region buying more arms but cooperation lags http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69C4WX20101013

Iraqi oil output plans overambitious - executives http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE69C1IE20101013

Japan: No improvement in China rare earths ban http://bit.ly/dBrqYx

Iran exports first petrochemicals to Egypt http://bit.ly/b5oDSx

Iran's gasoline imports hit decade low - UPI.com http://t.co/T08GVqQ via @upi_top


The DOD bought 250,000 CBRN protective boots, at $29 a pair. Plus gloves bought earlier, for $15 a pair. http://bit.ly/bvxa91

Japan questions South Korea's G20 leadership over FX http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69B14B20101013