The Weekend Read: Greek Week

Everything depends on computers these days: the energy supply, airplanes, trains. I’m worried that the Net will soon become a war zone, a platform for professional attacks on critical infrastructure.
Evgeny Kaspersky,  anti-virus expert

Munis Dithering in Wake of Economic News – Bond Buyer
SEC Plans New Office For Munis – Bond Buyer
Treasurys rise, adding to weekly gain – MarketWatch

China’s Military Readiness – Stratfor
China: Rising power, anxious state – Economist
Economists discuss future of China’s economic growth – China Daily
How China plans to reinforce the global recovery – Wen Jiabao
John Paulson and China Worries, William Pesek – Bloomberg

Food Price Volatility and Insecurity – Council on Foreign Relations
Grain Prices Plunge as Favorable Weather May Revive Crops in U.S., Europe – Bloomberg
IEA Petroleum Release to Inflate U.S. Crude Supply Glut – Bloomberg
IEA release may signal bad news for US – Upstream
Rare earth prices soar as China stocks up – FT
Ron Paul worries Fort Knox gold is gone – CNN

Analysts Bullish On Oracle Despite Surprise Drop In Hardware Sales – WSJ
Micron Technology Shares Plunge After Chip Prices Drag Down Sales, Profit – Bloomberg

Trades reveal China shift from dollar – FT

The Busts Keep Getting Bigger: Why? – Paul Krugman
The U.S. and E.U.: Have They Ever Been in Such Terrible Shape? – TNR

Emerging Markets
Look to Emerging Markets for Killer Apps: VC – CNBC

Big Broker Earnings Expectations Fall Sharply – Bespoke

Against the odds, the euro will scrape through – FT
EMU getting the worst of all worlds, Gavyn Davies – FT
Greek Debt Crisis Tipping Point – Council on Foreign Relations
Italian Banks Lead Increase in Financial Credit Risk in Europe – Bloomberg
Italian Banks Plunge, German Yield Spread Widens on Debt Concern – Bloomberg
Italy will fight last stand in debt crisis war – FT
Scenarios: Possible impact of a Greek ratings default – Reuters
The opportunity for Europe’s leaders to avoid disaster is shrinking fast – Economist

S&P 500 and Sector Breadth – Bespoke
The mother of all tail risks – Economist
The price of Wall Street’s black box – FT

Monetary/Fiscal Policy
Bernanke Admits He Just Does Not Know – Real Clear Markets
Mervyn King’s Spread Bet – Gold Seek
Obama takes lead in debt talks – Politco

15 Leading Innovators for the Next Decade – CNBC
Biomedicine: A Spit Test for Age – TR
How My Wi-Fi Scale Adds to America’s Class Divide: Peter Orszag – Bloomberg
Mobile Health Apps That Share – TR
Researchers Turn Twitter Into Real-Time Sports Commentator – TR Blog

Video:  Euro – a ‘collapsing prison’ for Greece and Co.?

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