Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

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

Gulf region buying more arms but cooperation lags

Iraqi oil output plans overambitious - executives

Japan: No improvement in China rare earths ban

Iran exports first petrochemicals to Egypt

Iran's gasoline imports hit decade low - via @upi_top

The DOD bought 250,000 CBRN protective boots, at $29 a pair. Plus gloves bought earlier, for $15 a pair.

Japan questions South Korea's G20 leadership over FX