Frontrunning: November 8

  • Germany Attacks US Economic Policy (FT)
  • Forget left and right. The real divide is technocrats versus populists (Reuters)
  • China Is `Available' to Support Portugal Through Financial Crisis, Hu Says (Bloomberg), they also better be available to support Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece, and all those other bankrupt European countries
  • Hatzius is now bullish: Goldman Says Bernanke Engineers `Substantial Pickup' (Bloomberg), he will be even more bullish when QE2 is expanded to $4 trillion
  • BofA May Pay Bonuses in Stock as Deadline Looms on Capital Gap (Bloomberg), unclear if it will throw in toxic MBS as part of compensation
  • Citigroup debt funds probed by SEC (Reuters)
  • Andy Xie: To Hell Through QE (China Int'l Business)
  • If you thought the bank bailout was bad, wait until the mortgage defaults hit home - Ireland is effectively insolvent – the next crisis will be mass home mortgage default (Irish Times)
  • Ireland Will Honor Its Debt Obligations on Time: John Bruton (Bloomberg)
  • CEOs Most Optimistic on U.S. Profits in Bull Signal for S&P 500 (Bloomberg)
  • Irish Debt Woes Revive Concern About Europe (NYT)
  • Papandreou to Push to Reduce Debt After Local Election Win (Greece)
  • hat If The Bankers Gorged On A Record $144 Billion In Bonuses And No One Noticed (Daily Bail)
  • G-20 Conflict Eases as U.S. Says Surplus Goal Unrealistic (BusinessWeek)
  • A little more inflation: Sticker Shock for Travelers as Airfares Climb (NYT)
  • Bidding wars back at art auctions (Reuters)
  • Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC (NYT)

Economic Data Highlights

  • Australia ANZ Job Advertisements 0.6% m/m. Previous 1.1% m/m.
  • Japan Official Reserve Assets $1,118.1B. Previous $1,109.6B.
  • Japan Coincident Index 102 – in line with expectations. Consensus 102. Previous 103.3.
  • Japan Leading Index 98.9 – lower than expected. Consensus 99. Previous 99.5.
  • Euro-Zone Sentix Investor Confidence for November 14.0 - higher than expected.Consensus 10. Previous 8.8.
  • Germany Exports SA for September 3.0% m/m - higher than expected.Consensus 1.5% m/m. Previous  -.02% m/m.
  • Germany Imports SA for September -1.5% m/m - lower than expected. Consensus 1.0% m/m. Previous 0.3% m/m.
  • Germany Current Account (EURO) for September 14.0B - higher than expected.Consensus 9.0B. Previous 5.0B.
  • Germany Trade Balance for September 16.8B - higher than expected.Consensus 12.0B. Previous 9.0B.
  • Germany Industrial Prod. (nsa wda) for September 7.9% - lower than expected.Consensus 9.5% y/y. Previous 10.7% y/y.
  • Germany Industrial Production (sa) for September -0.8 m/m - lower than expected.Consensus 0.4% m/m. Previous 1.5% m/m.
  • Switzerland Unemployment Rate for October 3.5% - in line with expectations.Consensus 3.5%. Previous 3.5%.
  • Switzerland Unemployment Rate (sa) for October 3.65% - in line with expectations.Consensus 3.6%. Previous 3.7%.


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