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Global housing meltdown (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Global meltdown (via email)By: Alice Kantor Date: 2 August 2022 "Housing slowdown? Try a possible global meltdown. As economies flash recession signals, cracks are forming in housing markets that surged in the first years of the pandemic. In New Zealand, which has been the world’s frothiest real estate market, prices are plunging and homes...

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Western Europe’s cynicism about Ukrainian suffering (FT)

Introduction LO: Simon Kuper is a great writer and he proves it again, below. This must-read article should make you think (again) about the various European and the American position(s) in this war between Russia and Ukraine. Yesterday, the EU announced its backing of the EU candidate status of Ukraine (and Moldova ! ). Its “assessment [is] based on the...

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From pandemic to endemic

On 10 January 2022, the Spanish PM urged Europe to treat Covid-19 as a more endemic illness following the Omicron variant (eg, VOA, Bloomberg, NYT). In more simple words: "Just treat it like the flu" (Fortune). This news must have alerted the people with a micro and a macro perspective (my blogs on micro vs macro). People with a micro view will be confused as they...

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Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within YearBy: Lucy MeakinDate: 22 October 2020"Over half of Europe’s small and medium-sized businesses say they face bankruptcy in the next year if revenues don’t pick up, underscoring the breadth of damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis. One in five companies in Italy and France anticipate...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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Lockdown supporters cannot bear the thought that Sweden has got it right (Telegraph)

Telegraph title: Lockdown supporters cannot bear the thought that Sweden has got it right Telegraph subtitle: An honest appraisal of how the Scandinavian country has fared raises plenty of awkward questions for politicians in the rest of Europe Date: 9 August 2020 "Sweden has fulfilled the same role during the Covid-19 crisis as Argentina fulfils in every World Cup....

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