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Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP13-15.pdf

British legislation designed to regulate banks as though they were public utilities.  The bill is designed to protect society from losing the utilitarian functions of banks if the bank itself is in financial difficulty.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/15

 

A Fresh Update on the Canonical Rules on the Election of a New Pontiff

Categories: Religion/Ethics

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/02/a-fresh-update-on-the-canonical-rules-on-the-election-of-a-new-pontiff/

More on the rules for electing a pope as recently revised.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Automatic Reductions in Government Spending aka Sequestration

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43961?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=0

Frequently asked questions about the automatic spending reductions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Address at the University of Virginia

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Virginia Issues

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/02/205021.htm

Text of the speech delivered in Charlottesville by the new Secretary of State.  From the State Department

 

Investment Climate Statements 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/2013/index.htm

Country specific information on investment laws, opportunities, risks, and other information that may be useful to businesses considering investment or trade expansion.  Covers 75 nations.   From the State Department

 

Economic Growth Continues Across Metropolitan Areas in 2011: Advance 2011 and Revised 2001-2010 GDP by Metropolitan Area Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2013/pdf/gdp_metro0213.pdf

Real GDP increased in 242 of the nation’s 366 metropolitan areas in 2011 led by growth in professional/business services, durable goods manufacturing, and trade. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2012: (Second Estimate)

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2013/pdf/gdp4q12_2nd.pdf

GDP inched up 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012  and real GDP increased 2.2% for the year, compared to 2011.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

The World in 2013: ICT Facts and Figures

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/facts/material/ICTFactsFigures2013.pdf

Reports there are nearly as many mobile cellular subscriptions as there are people in the world (7 billion) but that Internet access ranges from 75% in Europe to 16% in Africa.  From the International Telecommunication Union

 

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