Daily headlines (17/06/08)

Business Times, Singapore
China banks warned about risks of foreign acquisitions
China's banks risk overextending themselves in their rush to expand abroad, said Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England and an adviser to the Chinese banking regulator. He said that he's 'nervous' that lenders may make the same mistakes Japanese banks did in the 1980s and undermine profitability.

USA Today
Bush Gathers Support of European Leaders
"There's been a rapprochement across the Atlantic since 2004 at the elite level of policymakers," said Michael Cox, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics.

Indian Express
Delhi Traffic at Saturation Level Report
The already dramatic rise in car ownership and use, as a result of overcrowding and lack of reliability of public transport, has led to the cities reaching saturation point, note the findings of recently-released report Integrated City Making by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)-based think tank, Urban Age.

BBC Wales
Vigilance on dementia signs urged
Refers to LSE report commissioned by the Alzheimer's Society

Late-edition headlines

U.S., U.K. Face Two-Year Recessions, Ex-Central Banker Says
The U.S., U.K., Spain and Ireland face recessions of up to two years because inflation will prevent interest-rate cuts, said Sir Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England.
also in Irish Independent

LSE people on TV/radio

Bloomberg News
LSE Director Howard Davies interviewed in China on global economic situation

BBC Radio 4
All in the mind
New research by Dr Ilina Singh, associate director of BIOS at LSE, will feature on tonight's programme.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/allinthemind.shtml 9-9.30pm


Higher education headlines

Guardian Education
Commanding positions
Universities show they can wrench themselves out of the dark ages when it comes to gender equality (includes comment by LSE governor Shami Chakrabarti)

Graduates get warning of long job hunt
Students graduating from university this month have been warned they may take longer to find work as the credit crunch forces companies to cut back on the recruitment 'milk round'.