Frontrunning: February 23

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  • Qaddafi Vows New Crackdown as Violence Spreads (Bloomberg)
  • Merkel Says EU Considering Extension of Financial Aid Program for Greece (Bloomberg)
  • Dale Joins Sentance, Weale in Push for BOE Rate Increase (Bloomberg)
  • Making sense of Wisconsin's union showdown (WaPo)
  • Ireland Needs Help with its Debt (FT)
  • What Inflation Means to You: Inside the Consumer Price Index (dshort)
  • New Zealand's Central Bank May Hold Rates as Earthquake Postpones Recovery (Bloomberg)
  • Hong Kong's Main Task Is `Fighting Inflation,' Tsang Says (Bloomberg)
  • Managing Volatile Capital Flow to Get Tough (Economic Times)
  • Bahrain Says Will Release Political Prisoners (WSJ)
  • Higher Inflation Is On The Way (Forbes)

European Economic Highlights

  • Euro-Zone Industrial New Orders NSA 18.5% y/y - higher than expected. Consensus 16.2% y/y. Previous 20.0% y/y.
  • Euro-Zone Industrial New Orders SA 2.1% m/m - higher than expected. Consensus -1.0% m/m. Previous 2.2% m/m.
  • France CPI - EU Harmonised for January -0.3% m/m 1.9% y/y - lower than expected. Consensus -0.1% m/m 2.2% y/y. Previous 0.5% m/m 2.0% y/y.
  • France Consumer Price Index for January -0.2% m/m 1.8% y/y - lower than expected. Consensus -0.1% m/m 2.0% y/y. Previous 0.5% m/m 1.8% y/y.
  • France CPI Ex Tobacco Index for January 120.32 - lower than expected. Consensus 120.57. Previous 120.61.
  • Italy CPI (NIC incl. tobacco) for January 0.4% m/m 2.1% y/y - in line with expectations. Consensus 0.4% m/m 2.1% y/y. Previous 0.4% m/m 2.1% y/y.
  • Italy CPI - EU Harmonized for January-1.6% m/m 1.9% y/y - lower than expected.Consensus -1.2% m/m 2.4% y/y. Previous -1.2% m/m 2.4% y/y.
  • Norway Unemployment rate (AKU) for December 3.54% - lower than expected.Consensus 3.6%. Previous 3.6%.
  • Switzerland Producer & Import Prices for January 0.1% m/m 0.0% y/y - in line with expectations.Consensus 0.1% m/m 0.0% y/y. Previous 0.3% m/m 0.3% y/y.
  • UK BBA Loans for House Purchase for January 28932 - lower than expected.Consensus 29250. Previous 28907.