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It's a long way to Tipporary...

Yesterday Fitch released a report with some arithmetics and outlook on the ageing population and how the developed west so far has anticipated on these demographic evolutions. As usual, most politicians and media take this with a benign neglect attitude : What’s the problem, 2050 is still ages away ? Or in true Belgian style, it will probably be taken…

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It's a long way to Tipporary...

Yesterday Fitch released a report with some arithmetics and outlook on the ageing population and how the developed west so far has anticipated on these demographic evolutions. As usual, most politicians and media take this with a benign neglect attitude : What’s the problem, 2050 is still ages away ? Or in true Belgian style, it will probably be taken…

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It's a long way to Tipporary...

Yesterday Fitch released a report with some arithmetics and outlook on the ageing population and how the developed west so far has anticipated on these demographic evolutions. As usual, most politicians and media take this with a benign neglect attitude : What’s the problem, 2050 is still ages away ? Or in true Belgian style, it will probably be taken…

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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Go East, young man...

The most acute problems are on Europe’s periphery, where many smaller economies are experiencing crises strongly reminiscent of past crises in Latam America and Asia : Latvia is the new Argentina. Paul Krugman, NYT 15/12/08 (slightly wonkish) Yesterday, we picked up the following chart of the day from Bloomberg and bearing Krugman’s comment…

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Trust vital in the networked economy

Consulting firms Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey both launched indicators measuring the internet-intensity of developed economies. In a “Freakonomics”-kind of spirit, we squared the result with a key element for the networked economy : trust. The OECD has developed statistics to measure the level of trust that people have in each other…

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Trust vital in the networked economy

Consulting firms Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey both launched indicators measuring the internet-intensity of developed economies. In a “Freakonomics”-kind of spirit, we squared the result with a key element for the networked economy : trust. The OECD has developed statistics to measure the level of trust that people have in each other…

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Trust vital in the networked economy

Consulting firms Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey both launched indicators measuring the internet-intensity of developed economies. In a “Freakonomics”-kind of spirit, we squared the result with a key element for the networked economy : trust. The OECD has developed statistics to measure the level of trust that people have in each other…

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Bring back the "haruspex" please

The IMF and OECD remain quite confident that the world economy is just undergoing a soft patch. (Bank) economists have been issuing buy-recommendations on equities, corporate and high yield bonds, Greek debt and the new Coldplay-CD. The latter is a good reference point, because just like some recent Coldplay-songs, we have a “flashback”-experience…

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