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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Political Economy Update: Iran Continues to Fight Sanctions While China Tightens Grip on Rare Earths

Iran secretly trying to establish banks in Muslim nations http://t.co/6lLCoXv via @washingtonpost

American Iran Embargo Thwarted as Smugglers Ship Made-In-USA - Bloomberg http://bit.ly/cS0nri

RT @tweetmeme Iran's carpet industry floored by U.S. sanctions - Wire - Lifestyle - bellinghamhera.. http://bit.ly/a6i6Lb

FACTBOX-Foreign companies stepping away from Iran http://reut.rs/bXPLII

China Rare Earth Exports to Japan Still Halted - ABC News http://bit.ly/af7i7F

China May Be Drilling in East China Sea Near Disputed Islands, Japan Says - Bloomberg http://bit.ly/c4yLQn

West has unreasonable rare earth demands -China paper http://af.reuters.com/article/metalsNews/idAFTOE69K02J20101021

oilrigjobs China Said to Widen Its Embargo of Minerals http://nyti.ms/di0r1v *Rare Earth Elements Stock Alerts GWMGF.PK, UURAF.PK & MLLOF.PK

FACTBOX-Foreign companies stepping away from Iran http://reut.rs/bXPLII

Turkey rebuffs U.S. pressure to slash trade with Iran http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-fg-turkey-iran-20101021,0,6885916.story

Shiite support, oil deals place Maliki over his rivals http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-10/21/c_13569324.htm