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True Economics: 23/11/2014: Half of Irish Growth Miracle is Accounting Trickery?

The real Black Swan Event is that people are not rioting against the banks in London and New York.” "Getting worse more slowly is not the same as getting better", Prof. Brad DeLong I lecture in Finance in Trinity College, Dublin and in the Smurfit School of Business, UCD. The gap is massive and is running now at roughly 7 times the historical average gap. Potential conflicts of interest are highlighted in the posts wherever I can reasonably foresee such arising. Group Editor and Director (Business and Finance Publications). Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

NWE naphtha weakness reaches multi-year lows as demand struggles

Sophie Byron, managing editor of EMEA light ends and Virginie Malicier, editor for EMEA naphtha discuss the recent weakness in the European naphtha market with oversupply in Europe and low demand in Asia. Also examined is the ongoing competition from LPG for petrochemical cracking in Europe as propane remains at a significant discount to naphtha. T [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Tunisians elect president for first time

Tunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy. Essebsi has run on a campaign of "state prestige", a slogan with wide appeal to Tunisians anxious for an end to instability. Moderate Islamist party Ennahda, which cam [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Marine Le Pen décroche les millions russes

La présidente du Front national a obtenu, en septembre, un prêt de 9 millions d’euros de la First Czech Russian Bank (FCRB). Les fonds ayant déjà été partiellement versés au parti, à hauteur de 2 millions d’euros, la nouvelle du déblocage de l’argent russe a fini par sortir du premier cercle des conseillers de Marine Le Pen. « Le pr [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

NWE naphtha weakness reaches multi-year lows as demand struggles

Sophie Byron, managing editor of EMEA light ends and Virginie Malicier, editor for EMEA naphtha discuss the recent weakness in the European naphtha market with oversupply in Europe and low demand in Asia. Also examined is the ongoing competition from LPG for petrochemical cracking in Europe as propane remains at a significant discount to naphtha. T [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018

2014 isn't yet over and you're talking about 2018," Putin asked. Putin had last commented in 2013 on whether he would run for a fourth term, saying: Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported Sunday. Whether or not it will hap [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Gaat de ECB goud kopen?

Maak van uw portefeuille een mezzanine van activa die bloeien in dit klimaat van monetaire losbandigheid: goud, aandelen, dividenden, vastgoed, … Maak daarom nu gebruik van onze EINDEJAARSACTIE 2014. Dat ziet u wel op de volgende grafiek: de balans van de centrale bank afgezet tegenover het bbp van het land. Als dat maar goed komt… Wat je er oo [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Sarkozy on track to regain control of the French Right

After losing against socialist François Hollande in 2012’s Presidential election, former right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy dreams of winning back France. The first step is to take back control of the conservative UMP group on 29 November, which brought him to power in 2007. Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

H-Diplo Roundtable on The Iron Curtain. The Crushing of Eastern Europe

Many of the countries of Eastern Europe have emerged from the long, hard period of communism to flourish as democracies. Applebaum’s first chapter is entitled “Zero Hour.” This phrase is often used to describe the immediate postwar period in Eastern Europe. The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, won the Cundill Prize for Historical Litera [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014