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What Have We Learned From the FTX-Binance Debacle? (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: What Have We Learned From the FTX-Binance Debacle? Bloomberg subtitle: Instead of revolutionizing finance, crypto is largely repeating its mistakes. Let the buyer beware. By: the Bloomberg Opinion Editorial Board Date: 10 November 2022 "Cryptocurrencies were supposed to usher in a new and better era of finance. Instead of relying on fragile, stodgy...

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Investors flee China (Axios Markets)

Axios Markets title: 1 big thing: Investors rethink giant bet on communist dictatorship By: Matt Phillips Date: 25 October 2022 "Global capital fled China en masse yesterday in the aftermath of Xi Jinping's quasi-coronation as the sole power in charge of China, Matt writes. Why it matters: Market moves suggest investors were surprised by the extent to...

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Analysis: Decade of central bank largesse haunts taxpayers as losses loom (Reuters)

Reuters: Analysis: Decade of central bank largesse haunts taxpayers as losses loom By: Francesco Canepa Date: 25 October 2022 "Summary Central banks to make losses as rates riseTaxpayers on the hook if bailout neededPressure mounts to cut interest payments to banks FRANKFURT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - For more than a decade since the global financial crisis, central...

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The Global Economy Enters ‘Eye of a New Storm’ (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The Global Economy Enters ‘Eye of a New Storm’ By: Simon Kennedy Date: 3 October 2022  Shockwaves Forget Nike Town. It’s more Nike down, these days. Shares of the sportswear giant plunged the most in two decades last week. The main reason was a 65% surge in inventories during the fiscal first quarter through August. But the...

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Will high inflation reverse the rise of single-person households?

"Single-person households in the U.S. have steadily increased since 1960. Between 1960 and 2015, the number of single-person households soared to 34.9 million from 6.9 million, and their share of total households more than doubled from 13.1 to 28.0 percent" (JSTOR-2019). Early 2022, The Netherlands, my country, had 8.1 million private households of which 3.2...

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The Chinese implosion – a 2022 update (3)

Early 2016, I published part 1 and part 2 of this blog. I'm surprised that the Chinese implosion is nearer than I had expected. Usually, such a development takes decades. I suppose China's swift transformation from pragmatism to ideology is accountable and responsible for the acceleration of its implosion. The reasons for my current expectation are as follows:...

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