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Apr 15, 2012

ICE Futures U.S. : Weekly Analysis Of U.S. Equity and Currency Markets



Get your trading week started with video outlooks on the US equity and currency markets. Nick McDonald, of Trade With Precision presents a concise technical analysis of these markets for the week
ahead, using the Russell 2000® index and the ICE US Dollar Index® as pivotal focuses.

The weekly outlooks are available every Sunday evening by 8 p.m. ET. You can visit icecommentary.com at your convenience—the weekly video commentaries remain on the website until new commentaries are posted.
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NYT Global Update: Coordinated Attacks Rock Afghan Capital and Provinces

Global Update



TOP NEWS

Coordinated Attacks Rock Afghan Capital and Provinces

By ALISSA J. RUBIN, GRAHAM BOWLEY and SANGAR RAHIMI
The Taliban staged attacks across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, hitting a heavily secured diplomatic neighborhood in Kabul and government installations in at least three provinces.

Pakistani Taliban Assault Prison, Freeing Almost 400

By ISMAIL KHAN and DECLAN WALSH
Taliban fighters stormed a prison in the town of Bannu early Sunday, freeing almost 400 prisoners, including a militant commander who tried to assassinate Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Concerns on Spain and Italy Show Euro Crisis Is Not Over

By PAUL GEITNER
A jump in borrowing costs for Spain and Italy last week provided a clear signal that the euro's problems are far from solved.
World

Slide Show: Pomp and Fireworks in North Korea

North Koreans celebrated the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founding president.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

Why North Korea's Rocket Mattered

By SUNG-YOON LEE
It's time North Korea was made to answer for its aggressive acts.
WORLD

In First Public Speech, North Korean Leader Talks of Military Superiority

By CHOE SANG-HUN
Kim Jong-un's claim to superior military technology came two days after a North Korean rocket carrying a satellite disintegrated in midair.

Authorities Bar 3 Leading Candidates in Egypt Race

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Egyptian election authorities eliminated the three presidential candidates in an unexpected decision that threw the contest into disarray once again.

Syrian Violence Continues as U.N. Team Prepares Arrival

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
United Nations cease-fire monitors were due to arrive in Syria on Sunday even as activists described violence erupting in Homs and an area near the Turkish border.
BUSINESS

Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub

By ERIC PFANNER
A $500 million undersea cable connecting the country to the rest of the world is a first step in a plan to turn Iraq into a conduit for Internet traffic between East and West.

For Americans Abroad, Taxes Just Got More Complicated

By DAVID JOLLY
A new form requires taxpayers to provide detailed information on their overseas financial accounts, including income derived from them.

Luxury Stores Pull Out Mandarin Phrase Books to Make the Sale

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Chinese shoppers attracted by lower prices spend more on luxury products abroad than they do at home, and retailers are looking to cash in.
TECHNOLOGY

Daring to Cut Off Amazon

By DAVID STREITFELD
In February, the Educational Development Corporation said it would remove all its titles from Amazon, more evidence of the tumult over who gets to decide how much a book costs.

How the Tech Parade Passed Sony By

By HIROKO TABUCHI
Sony once wowed the world with the Walkman and the Trinitron TV. But its fortunes have taken a sharp turn amid disruptive new technologies and unforeseen rivals.

Google Is Faulted for Impeding U.S. Inquiry on Data Collection

By DAVID STREITFELD
Federal regulators ordered a $25,000 fine on the search giant, saying it "deliberately impeded" an investigation into the sweeping up of personal data by cars being used to map streets.
SPORTS

Victory at Chinese Grand Prix Is Driver's First

By BRAD SPURGEON
Nico Rosberg earned his first victory in 111 races. Meanwhile, controversy surrounds the decision to hold the Grand Prix next weekend in protest-wracked Bahrain.

Argentines Right at Home in Scoring Role

By ROB HUGHES
Carlos Tévez, who scored three goals, was just one example over the weekend of Argentina's inventiveness, quickness and nose for the back of the net.

Player Dies on Field in Italy, Despite Medical Help

By ROB HUGHES
Piermario Morosini, 25, died Saturday after collapsing during a Serie B game in Pescara.
U.S. NEWS

Coaches Face New Scrutiny on Sex Abuse

By JESSE McKINLEY
As a result of the Penn State scandal, lawmakers in many states are proposing rules that specify who would be required to report cases of child abuse or neglect.

White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In

By MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
A cross-reference of donor lists and visitor logs show that of those who gave $100,000 or more, about three-quarters of them visited the White House.

Duplicating Afghanistan From the Ground Up

By MALIA WOLLAN
Military officials send recruits from across the country to Central California because it shares many agroclimatic characteristics with Afghanistan.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Cracking the Mexican Cartels

By ROBERT C. BONNER
Mexico's outgoing president has created effective new forces for the war with drug cartels.
Editorial

Diversity and Healing in Ireland

Ireland's government is moving forward with plans to end the Catholic Church's monopoly of the nation's primary school system.
Editorial

Minesweeper at Lunchtime, a Federal Crime?

An appeals court rightly rejected an overly broad interpretation of a computer fraud law that would have made ordinary conduct at work illegal.

The Australian Capital Circle: Milne takes on Gillard over public service cuts



Milne takes on Gillard over public service cuts
New Greens leader Christine Milne will take on Julia Gillard over planned public service job cuts.

First off: Labor has tied its economic credentials to delivering a surplus in the next federal budget. But with just over three weeks until the budget is handed down, it faces another headache in the form of the new Greens leader, Christine Milne.
Senator Milne has challenged the need to return the budget to surplus in 2012-13, called for an end to tax breaks for the "fossil fuel corporations", demanded tax relief for small business and argued that public servants should not be sacked to deliver budget savings (The Australian) (The Age) ( The Daily Telegraph). The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the latest to weigh job cuts (The Australian).
The environmental party has laid out plans to target two cabinet ministers - Anthony Albanese and Martin Ferguson - at the next election (The Australian). And Peter Whish-Wilson, who grew up in Karratha and who once worked for BHP Billiton, has put his name forward to replace former leader Bob Brown in the Senate ( Fin Review).
Julia Gillard is in Canberra and has this morning visited the Australian War Memorial. The PM pledged $27 million to the memorial to refurbish its World War I galleries, including the historic dioramas depicting grim battle scenes (Read more...
Mumble
Peter Brent
Peter Brent
Brown’s retirement: two graphs and a table
Senator Bob Brown has announced his retirement as leader of the Australian Greens and that he will leave the Senate in June. By…
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Financial and Forex info News | The Australian Business Briefing: KKR eyes diamond merger









ustralian Business update for Monday, 16 April 2012


KKR eyes diamond merger
Sarah-Jane Tasker PRIVATE equity firm KKR is looking to buy BHP Billiton's and Rio Tinto's diamond units and merge the operations.

ANZ move adds to pressure on RBA
Richard Gluyas and Scott Murdoch THE Reserve Bank is even more likely to cut official interest rates next month after ANZ's move to increase its mortgage rate.

Name change a risky gambit
Tim Boreham TROUBLED listed companies be warned: they can banish their name, but erasing the baggage of the past is a more cathartic process.

Westpac to tap into India's growth
Scott Murdoch WESTPAC is poised to announce that it has secured a branch licence in India.

China widens yuan's trading band
Esther Fung and Shen Hong CHINA will allow the yuan to trade in a wider daily range against the US dollar from today.

Lenard's chooks freshen up
Susannah Moran LENARD'S boss Paul Lange makes major changes to the way the fresh chicken stores chain operates.

Oroton focuses on bagging Asia
Lisa Macnamara EVERY day, twice a day, Oroton chief Sally Macdonald waits tentatively for the daily feed from her bricks and mortar.

Trader attacks Deloitte on MFGA
James Frost DELOITTE has been blasted by a US trader of distressed debt for prolonging the plight of MF Global Australia's clients.


Financial Markets

Dollar slides on Wall St tumble
THE Australian dollar was trading lower this morning, after a weak performance on Wall Street at the end of last week.

China liberalises yuan trade
China sends US stocks down


Financial Markets Coverage



Mining & Energy

Rio casts doubt on Gillard's gas hopes
Annabel Hepworth Rio Tinto warns that estimates of gas reserves are overly optimistic and reveals it is struggling to secure supplies.

Qatar backs Xstrata-Glencore merger
KKR eyes diamond merger


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07:30am Market set to open weaker on US leads
07:30am Today's Calendar of Events
07:23am Dollar follows US stocks lower
07:23am Dollar slides on Wall St tumble
07:15am Google faces $24,100 fine in 'Wi-Spy' case
12:00am Name change a risky gambit
12:00am ANZ move adds to pressure on RBA
12:00am KKR eyes diamond merger
12:00am Westpac to tap into India's growth
12:00am Mindax director defends action
12:00am Oroton focuses on bagging Asia
12:00am Lenard's chooks freshen up
12:00am Trader attacks Deloitte on MFGA
12:00am China widens yuan's trading band
12:00am Qatar backs Xstrata-Glencore merger


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