Counterparties: Today’s Links

By Ben Walsh
December 28, 2012

Welcome to the Counterparties email. The sign-up page is here, it’s just a matter of checking a box if you’re already registered on the Reuters website. Send suggestions, story tips and complaints to Counterparties.Reuters@gmail.com.

The Counterparties team remains on a semi-hiatus and will return in full force in the New Year.

Negotiations
Port strike, and another lamely alliterative geological metaphor, avoided for 30 days – CNBC

Facebook
The Instagram apocalypse that wasn’t – Zach Seward

The Fed
Ben Bernanke is begging Congress to borrow more – Matthew O’Brien

EU Mess
Greece has fewer tax cheats if you ignore relatives of the finance minister – Reuters

The Singularity
A great robots vs capital linkfest – Izabella Kaminska

Indeed
“Ideological meaning and agendas are not incidental to thrilling films and cinematography” – Reuters Opinion

Charts
What Twitter will look like when Margaret Thatcher dies – Martin Belam

Concerning
Microsoft IR: “Value trap is a funny term” – Businessweek

Regulations
The anti-Dodd-Frank campaign would have worked, if it weren’t for that meddling whale – WSJ

Cheery
Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are The Internet – Alexis Madrigal

Contrarian
“For God’s sake, please just stop” international aid to Africa – Der Spiegel

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