Frontrunning: April 4

Tyler Durden's picture
  • Goldman lowers Q1 GDP, sees rest of year outlook as "messy: (Zero Hedge)
  • GOP Aim: Cut $4 Trillion (WSJ)
  • Trichet Seen Burying Ailing Nations With Interest-Rate Rise (BusinessWeek)
  • ECB criticised over expected rate rise (FT)
  • Important for China arbs: BOC HK Cuts Yuan Deposit Interest Rate (Bloomberg)
  • In Tripoli, Growing Murmurs Of Dissent (WSJ)
  • Inflation Surge May Cause Hike in Won, Rates (Korea JoongAng)
  • Us Foreign Policy "Shocker": U.S. Shifts to Seek Removal of Yemen’s Leader, an Ally (NYT)
  • Next Problem for Oil: Nigerian Elections (WSJ)
  • Geithner Says Strict Policy on Currency Hurts China (NYT)
  • China closes half the nation's dairies (Telegraph)
  • Ireland to Push for Better Bailout Terms (WSJ)
  • German foreign minister resigns as head of liberal Free Democrats (Deutsche Welle)
  • Spain's Deficit Fight Risks Setback as Zapatero Bows Out of 2012 Election (Bloomberg)
  • Senators Express Optimism on Avoiding Government Shutdown  (WSJ)
  • US Regulators Divided on Systemic Risk List (FT)

European Economic Highlights:

  • Euro-Zone Sentix Investor Confidence for April 14.2 - lower than expected.Consensus 16.0. Previous 17.1.
  • Euro-Zone PPI for February 0.8% m/m 6.6% y/y – lower than expected.Consensus 0.8% m/m 6.7% y/y. Previous 1.3% m/m 5.9% y/y.
  • Turkey CPI (Mar) 0.42% m/m 3.99% y/y - lower than expected. Consensus 0.87% m/m 4.40% y/y. Previous 0.73% 4.16% m/m.
  • UK Lloyds Employment Confidence for March -65.Previous -68.
  • UK PMI Construction for March 56.4 - higher than expected.Consensus 54.8. Previous 56.5.
  • UK BoE Housing Equity Withdrawal for Q4 £-7.0B – lower than expected.Consensus £-5.7B. Previous £-6.6B.


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GOSPLAN HERO's picture

Silver, comrades!

Oh regional Indian's picture

Yo, hey! How could you forget to include this critical story.

BHOmama is runnign for re-election.

Changium, Hopium, Destructium. Got you by the Rectium.


His line for the day: We have to protect the progress we have made!!!

Haaaaaaaaha! Such is the world we live in. Long live whatever.


AN0NYM0US's picture

Here's a story from the Guardian that likely won't be mentioned on CNBS

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

Sunday 3 April 2011

As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored

Baptiste Say's picture

Why bother buying a plane when they can just steal an old 707/727 of which hundreds are lying around across South America and Africa. Some suggest the vanished 727 in Angola (N844AA) was stolen for such purposes.


Al Qaeda (the CIA) are supposedly using stolen 727s to run their contra around the world as front airlines like Air America of the 70's can no longer stay secret.

velobabe's picture

messy . . . . . sloppy.

adjectives of the week!

Baptiste Say's picture

Good to see a solid aggregation of links, saves me from having to scroll through dozens of paristan stories at drudge and celebrity stories at google news.

Sudden Debt's picture

Nothing about silver TD?


ivars's picture


Readying for next spike in oil price, in June-July?


Crumbles's picture

Think y'all are missing the REAL story of the morning -

China closes half the nation's dairies (Telegraph)

This is HUGE news.  After China, Hawaii ?  And then the hills of Oakland and LA where milk cows eat green grass and you can find the baby's bottle in the dark ???  

We may be just all-out fucked.  Canned food, pre-japan beef and fish anyone ??  Any runs on the supermarkets in your area yet ?

Got powdered Milk for the kids?

disabledvet's picture

Japan, Japan, Japan.  Why would the Western Media not even bother to try on that one?(?????)  And now "hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive....

thames222's picture

Pleased at Ireland's moves towards preventing future bailouts.  hating the Chinese and their fraud, mixed feelings about the shutdown not happening.