Category Events


Originally posted on The Slog.:
Never mind the facts, let them eat bollocks Asian markets have just closed. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 7.6% at 2,964.97, leaving it below the psychologically important 3,000 line. Elsewhere in China, the Shenzhen closed 7.1% down at 1,749.07, and the ChiNext plunged another 7.5% to 1,990.71. Tokyo tried an…

Americans bracing for September shocker

Originally posted on Follow The Money: Across the vast expanse of the internet, everyone from professional economists to armchair theorists are sounding the alarm that next month may hold some ugly surprises for the global economy. Despite exorbitant executive salaries, record earnings on Wall Street and a surging dollar, an increasing number of forecasters…

Thought of the Day!

Originally posted on Machholz's Blog:
To those who are attacking ‘migrants’ online. Look at this man arriving in Kos this week, fleeing war in Syria, surviving a deadly crossing on a flimsy rubber boat, cradling his children. And rethink. Is this the face of a man who is delighted to have reached Europe with…

The diary of Loonie Prince Schäuble & his Woffle Gang

Originally posted on The Slog.:
“…und Slovakia offers us wery good price for 300,000 full-size pine crucifixes…” Mittwoch 19 8 15 Today I haff Diktats been issuing, in order to confirm zat my resistance to ze new Greek debt pile iss at an end now zat die Griechenländer have collapsed in the face of the…

OPINION: Turning points, and the serendipity of events

Originally posted on The Slog.:
The confluence of coincidence “Events dear boy, events” was how Harold Macmillan replied to an interviewer who asked him what most drove politics. On the dimension popularised by Harold Wilson – “A week is a long time in politics” – he was of course right. But as a political historian…

99 Homes – Real Life Thriller

Originally posted on Deadly Clear:
The trailer for 99 Homes introduces a mother-son-grandson family unit, with Laura Dern and Andrew Garfield at the helm. After the family gets evicted in traumatic fashion and moves into a motel, Garfield makes, in Bahrani’s words, “a deal with the devil.” He goes to work for the man who…

THE SATURDAY ESSAY: Why emerging market economics and shadow banking practices mean superdeflation

Originally posted on The Slog.:
Texas crude oil was bobbling up up and down like a mumbling volcano between $41.98 and $42.03 yesterday, but there are plenty of sharp minds out there who think there is worse to come. For around seven months now – ever since Jeff Gundlach’s horror-warning of last December – the…

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