- Oil continues to slide, in part because of bizarre high temperatures in the northeast U.S. -- as much as 14 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. (Reuters)
- Modelling the economic impact of climate change: Anywhere from a 3% to a 9% reduction in global GDP. (U.K./Stern)
- Strategists call for a 7% year on U.S. exchanges in 2007, with technology leading the way. (BusinessWeek)
- Peru led global stock exchanges in 2006 with a 182% gain. China led the larger economies. (Times of London)
- Nintendo's Wii has stolen the Christmas show from Sony and Microsoft. (Times of London)
- STMicroelectronics is a major supplier of sensor units in lauded Wii controllers. (The New York Times)
- Biggest year for M&A since the dotcom bubble is likely a cycle peak. (Daily Telegraph)
- Michael Lewis with tips for investment bankers looking to slum with family over Christmas dinner. (Bloomberg)
- Barron's picks the U.S. economy (for having shed manufacturing) and Peabody Energy, and pans ... nothing! (Barron's)
- Research: The effect of Asian countries hoarding large international reserves. (IMF)
- Research: Professional traders are better than amateurs at separating signals from noise. (NBER)
- Founder of futures trading loves housing futures on foreign exchange. (Fortune)
- Iran says it will forge ahead with nuclear enrichment, despite sanctions. (Reuters)
- Expensive tech products -- and not just flat-screen TVs -- are the hot Christmas gifts. (Los Angeles Times)
- AT&T still has global dominance ambitions. (Forbes)
- Johnson Controls is a beneficiary of climate change and the greening of everything. (Forbes)
- Beware overpriced debt markets in 2007. (The Economist)
- Investors are pouring back into equities all over the world. (Daily Telegraph)
- The DVD business is flatlining and looks set for major declines. (New York Post)
- Forbes editor predicts 4% global GDP growth -- and even flat-screen-driven growth for hockey and soccer. (Forbes)
- 2006 IPO reviews show that IPO returns beat the broader market, and that public offerings are set for more growth. (IPOHome)
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