Frontrunning: March 1

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  • China says media must 'cooperate' after clampdown (AFP)
  • Shirakawa Says Current Yen Level 'Not Working As An Additional Risk Factor' (WSJ)
  • China Sees Drop in New Bank Loans (WSJ)
  • EU Raises 2011 Growth Forecast, Sees Inflation Accelerating (Bloomberg)
  • Europe Wary of Rethink Over Irish Bail-Out (FT)
  • Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway? (Guardian)
  • BOE's King Says Raising Rate to Make a Gesture Is Self-Defeating (Bloomberg)
  • Cameron Says UK Could Arm Rebels (FT)
  • Bill Gross Gets `A' for Effort on Trader Greed (Bloomberg)
  • South Korea Deal Bogs Down (WSJ)
  • Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Don't Pay (Bloomberg)
  • World Bank Says U.S. Should Invest in Infrastructure, Consumer Nations (Bloomberg)
  • Oil Drilling to Resume in the Gulf’s Deep Waters (NYT)
  • Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out (WSJ)
  • Komedy with Krugman: Not Enough Bureaucrats (NYT)

European Economic Highlights

  • Euro-Zone PMI Manufacturing for February 59 - in line with expectations. Consensus 59. Previous 59.
  • Euro-Zone CPI Estimate for February 2.4% - in line with expectations. Consensus 2.4%. Previous 2.4%.
  • Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate for January 9.9% - lower than expected. Consensus 10.0%. Previous 10.0%.
  • Germany Unemployment Rate for February 7.3% - lower than expected. Consensus 7.4%. Previous 7.4%.
  • Germany PMI Manufacturing for February 62.7 - higher than expected. Consensus 62.6. Previous 62.6.
  • France PMI Manufacturing for February 55.7 - higher than expected. Consensus 55.3. Previous 55.3.
  • Italy PMI Manufacturing for February 59.0 - higher than expected. Consensus 57.3. Previous 56.6.
  • Norway PMI for February 58.7 - higher than expected. Consensus 56.2. Previous 55.8.
  • Switzerland GDP for Q4 0.9% q/q 3.1% y/y - higher than expected.  Consensus 0.5% q/q 2.7% y/y. Previous 0.7% q/q 3.0% y/y.
  • Sweden Swedbank PMI Survey for February 60.9 - lower than expected. Consensus 61.5. Previous 61.5.