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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Political Economy Update: In A Surprising Twist, Iran Will Be the Next OPEC Leader Plus More News

Unbelievable! - Iran elected OPEC president after 36 years http://en.trend.az/capital/pengineering/1766520.html

RT @forbes A Year Later, Nokia Still Can’t Escape Connections To Iran Repression - Andy Greenberg .. http://bit.ly/baAAKL

AFP: Sanctions an 'opportunity' for local companies: Iran http://bit.ly/ctLHZL

Middle East’s new oil war: Iran, Iraq gloat over reserve size - International Business Times http://bit.ly/bfl6P7

Israel unlikely champ in global real estate http://bit.ly/br5saw

BBC News - US trade gap widens on increased Chinese imports http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11544677

West Bank firms encounter new Hamas laws in Gaza http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69D2KS20101014

United States - Jobless claims rise, topping 460,000 http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/14/news/economy/jobless_claims/

Rise In US Ethanol Use In Gasoline Fuels New Worries http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101013-711447.html

GAO Report on US Arms Sales to the Persian Gulf http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10918.pdf

US denies distorting airline market by financing Gulf planes http://bit.ly/bYVXDz

Dollar hits 15-year low against yen http://bit.ly/drSvYF


Currency tensions flare as US$ tumbles http://bit.ly/9ji2nE