Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Here are the pieces that piqued our interest today:

By Gavyn Davies

Today I would like to introduce a list of the blogs that investors can follow if they are interested in tracking the key debates on global macro in the financial markets. These are some of the blogs which shape the debates at morning meetings and investment committees throughout the financial system. To prepare for these meetings (and much else besides), follow these blogs.

I admit that I have only belatedly realised just how much essential economic information and discussion is freely available in the blogosphere. The internet has given everyone the chance to become a journalist, and many macro economists have taken full advantage.

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Middle East turmoil and the US response
The Middle East is in turmoil following the murder of the American ambassador to Libya and assaults on various US embassies across the Muslim world. Roula Khalaf, Middle East editor, and Ed Luce, chief US commentator, join Gideon Rachman to discuss what recent events say about the internal stability of post-revolutionary Libya and Egypt and President Obama’s policy towards the Middle East. How will these and the other regional concerns in Syria, Iran, and the Palestinian territories affect the US election?