Friday, May 16, 2008

Features of the week

Yes, it's time for our, "Features of the week"! Enjoy.

1. Oil sets record near $128; pump price at high too.

2. Saudis decline Bush's request for more oil. Hint: Maybe its because they don't have any spare capacity?

3. Cheap oil may be history as $100 becomes the norm.

4. Myanmar cyclone leaves 500,000 children in need of help.

5. Bloomberg video: "Feast to Famine: The Facts Behind the Food Crisis".

6. Global stock markets: performance and valuation scorecard (Prieur du Plessis - Investment Postcards).

7. Major asset class 1,3,5,10 and 15 year returns (Richard Shaw - QVM Group).

8. "Why all roads lead to inflation" - Bill Fleckenstein.

9. Peter Schiff on the, "Ticking Credit Card Time Bomb".

10. Calculated Risk looks at non-borrowed reserves and the Fed's balance sheet.

11. BusinessWeek profiles Phil Falcone of Harbinger Capital.

12. ABX index looks to regain some of its old spark.

13. As food costs rise, farmers cling to subsidies.

14. Food for Thought - Absolute Return Letter (via John Mauldin).

15. Intel Capital chief Arvind Sodhani warns of cleantech bubble.

16. There is nothing governments can do about rising oil prices: Richard Heinberg (Australian Broadcasting Corporation video interview).

17. Fed eyes move to tackle asset bubbles. The very bubbles they help create...

18. China earthquake donation guide (China Law Blog).

19. Doris Buffett, the Sunshine Lady (Controlled Greed).

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