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Merkel Fails To Form Government

After almost two months since the September 24th general election German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her alliance of Christian Democratic Union and Bavaria’s Christian Social Union has been unsuccessful in forming a new coalition government. Merkel needed the support of the … Continue reading

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Sector ETF Performance – November 17

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Global Risk Monitor – November 17

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How Xi Jinping Went From Feeding Pigs to Ruling China

How did Xi Jinping go from being a provincial politician to China’s paramount leader in such a short period of time? In this Bloomberg Profile, we look at the life of China’s 7th President and his campaign against dissent. ———- … Continue reading

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QOTD: Extrapolate This Late?

Most of the time the future is indeed like the past, and so extrapolation doesn’t do any harm. But at the important turning points, when the future stops being like the past, extrapolation fails and large amounts of money are … Continue reading

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QOTD: Vive la France!

“France is a paradise populated by people who believe they are in hell,” the writer Sylvain Tesson said in a radio interview earlier this year. – Bloomberg  (QOTD = Quote of the Day)

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Five markets charts for investors – FT

The FT markets team’s focus this week: a Chinese stocks rally, the sovereign debt market being crowded by central banks’ bonds re-purchasing programmes, trades with zero yield climb to $11tn, and US money supply growth might mean the bull market … Continue reading

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Tweets of the Day: Trickle Down

And that's also where the phrase "for the birds" comes from, because some of the seeds go through undigested, and birds eat them. So the meaning of that phrase is that while a subject might have some value, what you … Continue reading

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Manhattan Retail: The New Rust Belt

Bleecker Street, said Faith Hope Consolo, the chairwoman of the retail group for the real estate firm Douglas Elliman, “had a real European panache. People associated it with something special, something different.” Ms. Consolo, who has negotiated several deals on … Continue reading

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The Ease of Doing Business Index

We have put together the following ginormous country table of “The Ease of Doing Business” for each of the world’s economies.  The data is from the World Bank and looks at the 11 indicators listed in the below table.   First … Continue reading

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