The Daily Debt Rattle

Submitted by Raúl Ilargi Meijer  –  The Automatic Earth

• Weak US Business Spending Plans Point To Slower Economic Growth (Reuters) 
• Chinese Consumer Sentiment Indicator Slumps In October (CNBC)
• Japan’s Retail Sales Fall Piles Pressure On Bank of Japan (CNBC) 
• China Steel Head Says Demand Slumping at Unprecedented Speed (Bloomberg) 
• Why Don’t We Save Our Steelworkers The Way We Saved Bankers? (Chakrabortty) 
• In China’s Alleyways, Underground Banks Move Money (WSJ) 
• Where Are My (Business Cycle) Dragons? (FT) 
• Fossil Fuel Companies Risk Plague Of Climate Change Lawsuits (AEP) 
• US Plans to Sell Down Strategic Oil Reserve to Raise Cash (Bloomberg) 
• VW Posts $3.85 Billion Quarterly Loss, First In 15 Years (Bloomberg) 
• Canada Can Show That Ending Austerity Makes Sense (Paul Krugman) 
• EU Net Neutrality Laws Fatally Undermined By Loopholes (Guardian) 
• Territorial Disputes: The South China Sea (Bloomberg) 
• US to Begin ‘Direct Action on the Ground’ in Iraq, Syria (NBC) 
• IMF Paints Gloomy Outlook For Sub-Saharan Africa (Reuters) 
• Children Hardest Hit By Europe’s Economic Crisis (Reuters) 
• The End Of Visa-Free Travel In Europe May Be Looming (Bloomberg)
• Migrant Crisis Could Prompt EU to Loosen Budget Deficit Rules (WSJ) 
• Slovenia Considers Calling For EU Military Aid (FT) 
• The Children’s Feet Are Rotting, In 1 Month All These People Will Be Dead (HP) 
• So Long And Thanks For All The Poo (WaPo)