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Infrastructure holds Europe’s untapped potential

europesworld.org — The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), commonly referred to as the Juncker Plan, is off to a good start, stimulating pledges from not only European but also non-EU countries like China. The plan is to raise a considerable sum of €315bn over three years by working with the European Investment Bank (EIB), which will...

The Brexit trade-off

blog.oup.com — Amidst the uncertainty around what will happen after Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, there is some clarity about the next steps. Boris Johnson, the prominent Leave campaigner and PM contender, has set out his views in a newspaper article in which he says that Britons will have the right to live and work in the EU.

Chinese steel and protectionism: As the US slaps a 522 per cent tariff on steel imports from China, should the world fear a new trade war?

cityam.com — Things could be much worse than they presently are. In the century to 1950, world tariffs averaged 20 to 50 per cent. Now they average 1 to 3 per cent. But protectionism ain't dead yet. We've seen it aplenty from populist presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo will soon snatch at Apple’s crown

ft.com — Alphabet, Google's parent company, this month briefly surpassed Apple as the most valuable listed business in the world - at more than $550bn. In the long term, however, both companies may find it hard to hang on to the top spots as dominant western

Are we heading for a crash?

theguardian.com — This episode doesn't smell to me like apocalypse now. But what we are seeing are the structural weaknesses of the post-2008 recovery, and we're getting a glimpse of what a real crash could look like. True, the FTSE is now down over 20% and officially in bear-market territory, where share prices are expected to keep falling.

The Chinese box: the opaque economic borders of the Chinese state

oxrep.oxfordjournals.org — Although the state in China is no longer all encompassing as it had been during the pre-1979 centrally planned period, it still reaches into numerous areas of the economy, notably through its continuing ownership of state-owned enterprises. As a result, China poses a paradox in that it has incomplete property rights and rule of law which are thought to be essential for growth.

Why China’s Market Crash Is So Unsurprising

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China’s Growth: A Brief History

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There’s no such thing as an “optimal” size of the state

blogs.lse.ac.uk — "Unsustainable" is how the Chancellor described the size of the state in Britain in the latest Spending Review and Autumn Statement. A similar description was given by the German Chancellor Angela ...

The UK productivity puzzle: The Trojan horse

voxeu.org — The useful Trojan horse of the UK productivity puzzle Linda Yueh The British government has placed productivity at the centre of its economic growth agenda. The UK economy has recovered to pre-Crisis levels, but productivity has noticeably lagged behind. Even if the recent decline in output per worker shouldn't be a huge source of worry, productivity matters for longer-term economic growth.
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Jul 27, 2016

May on trade: "developing model that suits UK & EU. Not adopting, necessarily, a model that is on the shelf already"  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36906748 

Jul 27, 2016

FTSE250, stock index more exposed to UK economy has recovered all of its steep losses since #Brexit when it fell 14%  http://on.ft.com/2amarLO 

Jul 27, 2016

EC imposes symbolic 0% of GDP fine on Spain & Portugal for missing 3% of GDP budget deficit target & gave more time  http://on.ft.com/2a91ouo 

Jul 27, 2016

Obama "as somebody who has now been in elected office..for about 20 years,I’ve seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen"  https://twitter.com/thehill/status/758253362294956032 

Jul 27, 2016

Secretary of state was once a natural steppingstone: 5 of first 10 became US President; & is 4th in line of presidential succession @nytimes

Jul 27, 2016

Q2 UK economy grew 0.6% pre #Brexit driven by production &services; manufacturing still not back to pre-crisis level https://t.co/bqei9OlUWb

Jul 26, 2016

Australian couple are millionaires after selling tickets of $49 to raffle off island resort; >50,000 people entered  http://bbc.in/2ashowi 


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