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May 15, 2011

Asia's Best Analysts : From The Wall Street Journal

From The Wall Street Journal: 

When economic wobbles spooked their peers, the top finishers in The Wall Street Journal's Asia's Best Analysts ranking remained optimistic. They pulled away from the pack by staying focused on their own sectors and identifying opportunities when they emerged.

See the top analysts from 21 sectors and 10 categories at

 

MarketWatch | Asia Markets & Economies / China / India



Asia MARKETS & ECONOMIES
Japan stocks tread lower
Tokyo-listed shares weaken, with resource shares and exporters among the leading decliners.
Australian shares drop as banks, miners fall
Japan machinery orders surprise with gain
Market awaits Japanese, Chinese data
Asia's Week Ahead: Japan GDP and earnings
Substantial damage to 2 more reactors: report  

CHINA
Yuan flood into Hong Kong
With the growing use of mainland China’s yuan currency in Hong Kong, the territory’s own Hong Kong dollar looks all the more likely to change.
China's April power consumption up 11.2%
Alibaba, Yahoo talking about Alipay differences
China 2011 trade surplus to be $100B-$120B

India
Election result lifts markets
Congress Party's victory boosts stock markets as investors bet that reforms will gain momentum.
Young Indians struggle in Punjab job market
Indian state oil firms to raise gasoline price

Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Capital Circle: Plunging Polls see Abbott Ascendant



Capital Circle Newsletter







Plunging polls see Abbott ascendant
A week after the budget, a pair of polls show Julia Gillard is falling further behind Tony Abbott.

PM's day: Julia Gillard is in Sydney today for The Australian's Market Insights event, supported by UBS. The PM will address the event, hosted by Paul Kelly and Peter Van Onselen, at about 12.30pm today and will then participate in a Q&A session alongside Gail Kelly, Paul Kelly, Steven Lowy and Kerry Stokes from about 1.20pm. And you can watch the event live here.
Tony Abbott is in Brisbane today to talk to workers about the impact of the carbon tax. He spoke to the ABC's AM program this morning.
Treasurer Wayne Swan is also in Sydney today and like the PM, he is continuing his budget sales pitch with an address to the NSW Business Chamber.
Launching: The Australian's Shaping our Future series launches online today at 9am. Watch for the views of some of the nation's top thinkers, including Lindsay Tanner, Arthur Sinodinos and Ian Hanke. Watch a preview here. And in the coming weeks, video interviews and articles from Kerryn Phelps, David Thodey, Alan Fels, Bill Crews, Chris Sarra, Hugh White and Michael Wesley will also feature. Follow @aus_sof on Twitter for updates, or on Facebook.
The week ahead: Joe Hockey is addressing the National Press Club on Wednesday. Community cabinet will be held at the Heights School, Modbury Heights, South Australia on Thursday. Detailed labour force figures for April will be released by the ABS on Thursday.
On Q&A tonight: Bill Shorten, Eric Abetz, Judge Felicity Hampel, John Roskam & Anna Rose.
Here and there: Health Minister Nicola Roxon is visiting Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney today. Schools minister Peter Garrett is meeting indigenous Rangers completing their cadetship in the Northern Territory today. Employment minister Kate Ellis is in Melbourn
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Tony Abbott's forgotten families
In his budget reply last night, opposition leader Tony Abbott made two references to Australia's "forgotten families". It was an obvious reference to...
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Carbon tax to hurt more than ETS
Carbon tax EXCLUSIVE Annabel Hepworth and Sid Maher JULIA Gillard's carbon tax could cost consumers more than an emissions trading scheme, the energy industry has declared.
First detainees facing PNG flight






Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Business Briefing: Toll plans huge US expansion.








Australian Business update for Mon May 16 08:06:17 EST 2011
 
Toll plans huge US expansion
Paul Little Damon Kitney TOLL Holdings will ask its new chief executive to dramatically expand its US freight forwarding business.
 
Doubts grow over mining tax receipts
Wayne Swan Matt Chambers JOIN Prime Minister Julia Gillard and business leaders in The Australian's  Market Insights from 12.45pm AEST today as they discuss the federal budget.
 
Sugar mill's battle against global push
Angelo Grema Andrew Fraser ANGELO Crema is a hard man.
 
Traditional trustee firms push to stay relevant
Robin Burns Tim Boreham CHIEF executive of Equity Trustees, Robin Burns harbours a 123-year brand, well-recognised by generations of wealthy individuals.
 
Big investors back Catalpa bid
Tim Lehany Matt Chambers ST BARBARA chief executive Tim Lehany says his $350 million tilt for Catalpa Resources has the support of his big shareholders.
 
Employer bodies use budget in wage case
Fair Work Australia Annabel Hepworth EMPLOYER groups want the workplace relations tribunal to adopt a cautious approach in this year's minimum wage case.
 
Finsia facing boardroom stoush
mark topy Tim Boreham ONE broker claims Finsia is struggling for a reason for being.
 
Samuel trust's director resigns
graeme samuel Richard Gluyas COMPETITION tsar Graeme Samuel's trust has again been restructured, following the resignation of former stockbroker Andrew Kroger as sole director
 
Financial Markets
Doubts grow over mining tax receipts
Wayne Swan Matt Chambers JOIN Prime Minister Julia Gillard and business leaders in The Australian's  Market Insights from 12.45pm AEST today as they discuss the federal budget.
 
Sugar mill's battle against global push
Big investors back Catalpa bid
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Endless boom a shaky theory
David Uren David Uren A MEMBER of the Coalition's leadership team says China's economy will stall in the next year.
 
Doubts grow over mining tax receipts
Carbon tax to hurt more than ETS
 
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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Zimbabwe's Central Banker Urges Gold -Backed Zimbabwe Dollar.


From New Zimbabwe
Birmingham, England, UK
Sunday, May 15, 2011
http://www.newzimbabwe.com/business-5127-RBZ+urges+gold-backed+Zim+dolla...
The central bank says the country must consider adopting a gold-backed Zimbabwean dollar, warning that the US greenback's days as the world's reserve currency are numbered.
The government ditched the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009 after it had been rendered worthless by record inflation levels, and adopted multiple foreign currencies with the US dollar, the South African rand, and the Botswana pula being the most widely used.
Finance minister Tendai Biti says the country needs at least six months of import cover and a sustainable track record of economic growth, inflation, stability and above 60-percent capacity utilisation in industry before the Zim dollar can be brought back into circulation.
However, central bank chief Dr Gideon Gono said the country should consider adopting a gold-backed currency.
"There is a need for us to begin thinking seriously and urgently about introducing a gold-backed Zimbabwe currency that will not only be stable but internationally acceptable," Gono said in an interview with state media. "We need to rethink our gold-mining strategy, our gold-liberalisation and marketing strategies as a country. The world needs to and will most certainly move to a gold standard and Zimbabwe must lead the way."
Gono said the inflationary effects of United States' deficit financing of its budget were likely to impact other countries, leading to resistance of the greenback as a base currency.
"The events of the 2008 global financial crisis demand a new approach to self-reliance and a stable mineral-backed currency, and to me gold has proven over the years that it is a stable and most desired precious metal," Gono said. "Zimbabwe is sitting on trillions worth of gold reserves and it is time we start thinking outside the box, for our survival and prosperity."

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MarketWatch | Latest News: Breaking News Alibaba, Yahoo talking about Alipay differences

 
By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch 

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Yahoo Inc. and Alibaba Group are in discussions to resolve differences over the spin-off of Alibaba’s online payment business Alipay, both companies said in a Sunday statement.
Alibaba /quotes/comstock/11i!albcf ALBCF -3.41% and major stockholders Yahoo /quotes/comstock/15*!yhoo/quotes/nls/yhoo YHOO -3.61% and Softbank Corp. /quotes/comstock/11i!sftbf SFTBF -0.98%   are in talks “to resolve the outstanding issues related to Alipay in a manner that serves the interests of all shareholders as soon as possible,” the statement said.
Online search engine Yahoo on Tuesday said it was not told until March 31 about the August 2010 transfer of Alipay, China’s largest online payment system.
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Kate Gibson is a reporter for MarketWatch, based in New York.

Investopedia | Tecnical Analysis - Introduction

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Technical Analysis: Introduction 

By Cory Janssen, Chad Langager and Casey Murphy

The methods used to analyze securities and make investment decisions fall into two very broad categories: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis involves analyzing the characteristics of a company in order to estimate its value. Technical analysis takes a completely different approach; it doesn't care one bit about the "value" of a company or a commodity. Technicians (sometimes called chartists) are only interested in the price movements in the market.

Despite all the fancy and exotic tools it employs, technical analysis really just studies supply and demand in a market in an attempt to determine what direction, or trend, will continue in the future. In other words, technical analysis attempts to understand the emotions in the market by studying the market itself, as opposed to its components. If you understand the benefits and limitations of technical analysis, it can give you a new set of tools or skills that will enable you to be a better trader or investor.

In this tutorial, we'll introduce you to the subject of technical analysis. It's a broad topic, so we'll just cover the basics, providing you with the foundation you'll need to understand more advanced concepts down the road.

Next: Technical Analysis: The Basic Assumptions


Table of Contents
1) Technical Analysis: Introduction
2) Technical Analysis: The Basic Assumptions
3) Technical Analysis: Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis
4) Technical Analysis: The Use Of Trend
5) Technical Analysis: Support And Resistance
6) Technical Analysis: The Importance Of Volume
7) Technical Analysis: What Is A Chart?
8) Technical Analysis: Chart Types
9) Technical Analysis: Chart Patterns
10) Technical Analysis: Moving Averages
11) Technical Analysis: Indicators And Oscillators
12) Technical Analysis: Conclusion

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Today's Headlines



TOP NEWS

Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater's Founder

By MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGER
Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, has been hired to assemble a force of foreign troops in the United Arab Emirates, according to a variety of sources.

I.M.F. Chief, Arrested at Airport, Is Accused of Sexual Attack at Hotel

By AL BAKER and STEVEN ERLANGER
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport, accused of attacking a hotel maid, the authorities said.

Facing the Prospect of Losing a Home

By KIM SEVERSON
As waters surge, the homes of thousands of Louisiana residents are being threatened, and so is a way of life.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I asked God today if I'm coming back, and he said yes, so I guess I'll believe that."
DEBORAH LEBLANC, who is leaving her home in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin to escape flood waters.

Travel

Interactive Feature: A Directory of Rare Wonders

A regional guide of endangered species.
Opinion
Black or White?
Opinionator | Disunion

Black or White?

In the South of the 18th and 19th century, one family's journey from black to white.
WORLD

Florida Men Accused of Aiding Pakistani Taliban

By DON VAN NATTA Jr.
Three Pakistani-Americans were charged with providing financing and other support to the Pakistani Taliban.

As Rift Deepens, Kerry Has a Warning for Pakistan

By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
Senator John Kerry arrived in Islamabad with a list of actions and offerings from Washington aimed at defusing tensions.

As Libya Buries Victims, Hints of Deception

By JOHN F. BURNS
Burials provided a moment even the most accomplished propagandists could not have written.
U.S.

Louisiana Spillway Opened to Relieve Flooding

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Water from the engorged Mississippi River rushed into the pastures and cropland here to forestall potentially catastrophic damage farther downstream.

Obama Shifts to Speed Oil and Gas Drilling in U.S.

By JOHN M. BRODER
In at least a partial concession to his critics, President Obama announced several steps to accelerate drilling on public lands and waters.
News Analysis

New Mayor Moves In, and Chicago Braces for the Unknown

By MONICA DAVEY
After 22 years under the reign of a single, singular mayor and much of the last half century with someone named Daley at the helm, even the slightest adjustment would feel enormous to Chicago.
POLITICS

After Hinting Otherwise, Huckabee Says He Won't Run for President

By JIM RUTENBERG
Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 G.O.P. caucus in Iowa, said he would not seek Republican presidential nomination, choosing to continue his broadcast career.

Running on Moderation in Immoderate Times

By KATE ZERNIKE
A moderate Republican, Senator Richard G. Lugar is running on the bet that the Tea Party's call of alarm has drowned out a majority of Republicans who specialize in reaching across the aisle.

Republicans Optimistic About Retaking Senate

By CARL HULSE
With a relatively weak field of presidential contenders, focus is turning to the Senate as a way to increase power.
BUSINESS

Credit Error? It Pays to Be on V.I.P. List

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD
The major credit bureaus keep a V.I.P. list of boldface names, consumer lawyers say, and those people get special help in fixing mistakes on their credit reports.

Foods With Benefits, or So They Say

By NATASHA SINGER
Labels proclaiming health benefits of foods almost shout out in the aisles of supermarkets. But shoppers, and regulators, have their hands full trying to sort it all out.

'Sex on Wheels'? Now Ferrari Has 'Room for Groceries,' Too

By LIZ ALDERMAN
Ferrari's chairman is broadening its lineup with a hatchback, but wants to retain the exclusivity of a luxury brand.
TECHNOLOGY
Field Notes

Divorce Lawyers' New Friend: Social Networks

By NADINE BROZAN
Got a cheatin' heart? Be careful what you put on Facebook.
Digital Domain

When It Comes to Inbox Advertising, Less Is Still More

By RANDALL STROSS
In a change from its previous text-only policy, Google is about to allow images - though not animation - on some advertising that accompanies Gmail.

Facebook, Foe of Anonymity, Is Forced to Explain a Secret

By MIGUEL HELFT
The social networking site tried to hide the fact that it was behind a campaign to coax reporters and technology experts to write critical stories about Google's Social Circle.
SPORTS
Red Sox 6, Yankees 0

Yanks' Night Starts Oddly, Then Turns to Disaster

By ANDREW KEH
As speculation about Jorge Posada swirled for nine innings, the Yankees lost their fourth straight game as the offense floundered against Josh Beckett.

Posada Sits Rather Than Hit Ninth in the Lineup

By BEN SHPIGEL
In the latest twist to his increasingly frustrating season, Jorge Posada was scheduled to hit ninth for the Yankees against the Red Sox on Saturday before he removed himself from the lineup.
Astros 7, Mets 3

Struggling Again, Dickey Gives Knuckleball a Day Off

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
R.A. Dickey's record fell to 1-5 as he gave up 11 hits to the Astros in the Mets loss to Houston on Saturday.
ARTS

War Machines (With Gymnasts)

By CAROL VOGEL
The performance artists Allora & Calzadilla have brought a military tank, a pipe-organ A.T.M. and a cast of gymnasts to the American pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

New Captain for a Series Becalmed

By BROOKS BARNES
To reboot its sagging "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, Disney chose Rob Marshall to direct the fourth installment, which will screen at Cannes.

An Explorer of Black History's Uncharted Terrain

By MIKE HALE
"Freedom Riders," a new "American Experience" documentary by Stanley Nelson, is the latest installment in his exploration of the byways of black history and culture.
NEW YORK / REGION

The Flea Marketing of New York

By ASHLEY PARKER
Springing up across New York are markets where people can find an old camera or LP, some gourmet food and maybe even some insight into the meaning of life.

At a 10-Year Reunion, Old Songs and New Voices

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
A decade ago, 24 children from P.S. 86 in the Bronx went on an unlikely chorus trip to Finland. The journey seemed to show that anything was possible in New York City. Was it?
Sunday Routine | John C. Gustafsson

Pick a Car, Then Off to Church

By ROBIN FINN
The president of the Staten Island Historical Society, who says Sunday is the day to give everybody else a break from him, begins with a blend of Guatemalan coffee and eases into decaf.
MAGAZINE

Gold Mania in the Yukon

By GARY WOLF
As economic uncertainty ignites the market for the most primitive form of wealth, a good old-fashioned gold rush is back on. A prospector's tale.

Jim Cramer Hits an All-Time High

By ZEV CHAFETS
Like Wall Street itself, the man who personified stock-market mania has rebounded from the financial crisis with a vengeance. But that doesn't mean he's over it.

Iceland's Big Thaw

By JAKE HALPERN
Yes, the country is recovering - by forgetting about banking and rediscovering its essential weirdness. Ever try cod sperm?
EDITORIALS
Editorial

A Big Whine From Big Oil

Rolling in profits from $100-a-barrel-oil, the industry still wants its tax breaks.
Editorial

Did the Microsoft Case Change the World?

A decade later, in the age of Google and Facebook, the antitrust settlement is a dim memory.
Editorial

The Secrecy Tax

The I.R.S. has put fat-cat political donors on notice that it is enforcing existing law on campaign fund-raising.
Editorial

Strolling Coney Island the Hard Way

City officials proposed to replace worn-out boardwalk stretches with concrete causeway slabs. Purists complain.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

Erasing the Face of History

By SARAH E. BOND
A court-ordered ban on images of Hosni Mubarak won't help Egyptians move on.
Op-Ed Columnist

Corsets, Cleavage, Fishnets

By MAUREEN DOWD
Some of the new fall TV shows will take you back to a time when the only threat women posed was ruining your martini.
Op-Ed Columnist

'I Am a Man'

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
That message on a sign at a demonstration in Benghazi, Libya, sums up the whole Arab uprising.
Op-Ed Columnist

What Holbrooke Knew

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan before his death, warned about an overreliance on military force. It's not too late for the administration to heed his advice.
Op-Ed Contributor

In Prison Reform, Money Trumps Civil Rights

By MICHELLE ALEXANDER
Mass incarceration is at last being questioned - for the wrong reasons.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Supreme Court Had Its Say. Now Let Shareholders Decide.

By JOHN C. BOGLE
Shareholders - not self-interested corporate managers - should, and can, decide policies on corporate political contributions.
Op-Ed Contributor

Bringing the High Line Back to Earth

By WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI
Why elevated parks might not work outside Manhattan.
Op-Ed Contributor

Major Delusions

By TALI SHAROT
Why are college grads irrationally optimistic about the future?
Op-Ed Contributors

Your So-Called Education

By RICHARD ARUM and JOSIPA ROKSA
New research questions how much you really learn in college.
The Public Editor

The Other Torture Debate

By ARTHUR S. BRISBANE
How The Times talks about interrogation.
ON THIS DAY
On May 15, 1911, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.