Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Links of the day

Spanish bank buying Compass in $10B deal....from the Austin Business Journal...given the state of the lending environment in the US now, it will be interesting to see how this foreign direct investment turns out a few years down the road...

Japan: To Raise or not to Raise, That is the Question....referring to short-term interest rates, of course...

Blair to announce Iraq withdrawal plan....according to the linked Yahoo News article, Britain has 7,100 soldiers in Iraq currently. That is a puny number, compared to the total population of Great Britain of about 61 million people. That number of troops is approximately one one-thousandth of the UK population. According to icasualties.org, which has been keeping track of casualties in Iraq since the beginning of what the US calls Operation Iraqi Freedom, a total of 132 UK soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq during this time period.

1 comment:

Edward Hugh said...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the link and for leaving the comment. I have taken the liberty of transferring it over to the GEM post I have just put up, since it is equally relevant there.

Let's see if anyone takes it up.

Best wishes,