Category Archive: 5) Global Macro

What is net zero? | The Economist

More than 50 countries around the world have pledged to become net zero. But what does net zero actually mean—and is it achievable? Find The Economist’s most recent coverage on climate change: https://econ.st/3zCt2uW Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest stories: https://econ.st/3gJBH8D Why do climate pledges fall short?: https://econ.st/3eVCYaI What are nationally determined contributions to curb...

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Henry Kissinger: how Biden should handle China | The Economist

Henry Kissinger is a titan of US politics and one of the best-known veterans of foreign policy. He spoke to “The Economist Asks” podcast in April 2021 about current threats to the world order—and, in particular, rising tensions between America and China. Read more here: https://econ.st/3iq1OAM Chapters 00:00 - Henry Kissinger: introduction 01:14 - Have US–China tensions risen? 02:28 - Can China and the US agree? 03:11 - What steps can Biden take?...

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Far right online: the rise of “extreme” gamers | The Economist

In America, the intelligence services deem far-right extremism a greater domestic threat than Islamist terrorism. The pandemic has exacerbated the spread of white supremacism and neo-Nazism. Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest stories: https://econ.st/3gJBH8D Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of what’s happening in the United States: https://econ.st/3thOHVJ Read more about far-right extremism:...

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Jeff Snider On Shadow Money, History, Eurodollar System, Central Banks, Repo, Collateral (RCS 117)

Topics- Were the Dot-Com Bubble and the Housing Bubble caused by the exponential growth of shadow money since the late 80s? Risk, liquidity, Credit Bubble of ’95, China, Eurodollar System. Rehypothecation and how it works: return, leveraging assets, Repo Market, treasuries, repledging, collateral, derivatives. Central Banks, Global Monetary System, Salomon Brothers. Collateral shortage: is that the problem?

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Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again | The Economist

Across much of the world, covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease. The Economist has crunched the data to calculate how close countries are to pre-pandemic levels of normality—but will life ever be the same again? Read more here: https://econ.st/3AG9siz Search the interactive normality tracker: https://econ.st/3hDGHum How life is halfway back to pre-covid norms?: https://econ.st/3dQSy70 Read all of coronavirus coverage:...

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Mass extinction: what can stop it? | The Economist

The world’s animals and wildlife are becoming extinct at a greater rate than at any time in human history. Could technology help to save threatened species? Read our latest technology quarterly on protecting biodiversity: https://econ.st/3dqdkKN Listen to our Babbage podcast episode on the biodiversity crisis: https://econ.st/3dqfPww Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest stories:...

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China’s economy: what’s its weak spot? | The Economist

The number of working-age people in China is shrinking. Could this threaten the country’s rise as an economic superpower? Read more here: https://econ.st/3dgzqz0 Find all of our coverage about China here: https://econ.st/3qpd7wz Read our special report about Chinese youth: https://econ.st/2TXmwzd Is China’s population shrinking? https://econ.st/3vTXxu2 Listen to an episode of “The Intelligence” podcast about China’s census:...

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Did covid-19 leak from a Chinese lab? | The Economist

For most of 2020 the theory that covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab was dismissed as unlikely. In the past few months it has gained currency. Our experts explain why. Read more here: https://econ.st/3gzOVnV 00:00 - Where did covid-19 come from? 00:44 - What evidence is there? 02:06 - Why was the lab-leak theory dismissed? 03:23 - Could the lab leak have been deliberate? 04:07 - Could covid-19 be man made? 05:51 - How are the origins being...

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Crypto: will the bitcoin dream succeed? | The Economist

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies set out to upend the financial order and replace conventional money. Bitcoin has certainly disrupted the global financial system, but can it ever live up to the hype? Read our latest report on cryptocurrency: https://econ.st/3wnYfRr Find The Economist’s latest finance and economics coverage: https://econ.st/3pCKsnp Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage:...

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Can Brazil Survive Bolsonaro? | The Economist

Since coming to power President Jair Bolsonaro has shaken democracy, accelerated deforestation in the Amazon and played down the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, with calamitous results. Could Brazil survive another four years of his leadership? Read the special report here: https://econ.st/3fPue6S Find all of our coverage of the Americas: https://econ.st/3g4gLXZ Read all of coronavirus coverage here: https://econ.st/3vMo6BU How Jair...

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Why hunting animals could be good for conservation | The Economist

Trophy hunting sparks outrage around the world. But the highly controversial sport can actually help to protect some of Africa's most endangered big animals. Here's how. Find The Economist’s latest coverage of Africa: https://econ.st/3bTxaNw Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3l79OHi Read more about airlines banning trophy hunting: https://econ.st/3bVs6by Does conservation...

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How covid-19 exposes systemic racism in America | The Economist

Black people in America are twice as likely to die from covid-19 as white people. This highlights the country’s ongoing struggle with structural racism, as our experts explain Sign up to our weekly American politics newsletter “Checks and Balance,” to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3vlemOX Read our special report on race in America: https://econ.st/2QOtjKs George Floyd’s legacy, a year since his murder: https://econ.st/3oKjx8A How...

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How to deal with big tech | The Economist

Senator Amy Klobuchar is leading a crusade against big-tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google. These companies dominate the S&P 500 and wield a huge amount of influence. Should they be broken up? Read more here: https://econ.st/3bK8w1U 00:00 - Problems with big tech 01:07 - The effect of business monopolies 02:28 - How to rein in big tech firms 04:45 - Could regulation harm consumers? 06:45 - Epic Games v Apple...

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Fortnite to far right: the rise of digital extremism | The Economist

In America, far-right extremism is now considered a greater domestic threat than Islamist terrorism. The pandemic has exacerbated the spread of white supremacism and neo-nazism, which are a plague to global security.

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Covid-19: how many people have died? | The Economist

Officially, covid-19 has killed 3m people around the world. But statistical modelling from The Economist suggests the number could be as much as four times higher. Chapters 00:00 - How accurate is the official death toll? 01:25 - How to calculate the real death toll 02:10 - How to calculate India’s death toll? 03:25 - Where has the death toll been underreported? 04:14 - Where are excess deaths lower than expected? 05:06 - India’s second wave...

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Is Myanmar a failed state? | The Economist

Myanmar is on the brink of collapse. Its armed forces are continuing a brutal crackdown—arresting, torturing and killing protesters—as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader, is detained. Our experts answer your questions. Chapters 00:00 - What will happen to Aung San Suu Kyi? 02:15 - What are India and China doing? 03:37 - Should the West intervene? 05:25 - What’s happening to the Rohingya refugees? 07:16 - How will Myanmar’s neighbours be...

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Could digital currencies put banks out of business? | The Economist

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been billed as a major disruptor to finance. But digital currencies issued by governments might be even more radical—they may even threaten the future of traditional banking. Read our special report, “The Future of Banking” : https://econ.st/3tuTT8y Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv Read more of our coverage on Finance & Economics: https://econ.st/3b0g3cs Listen to...

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Is Taiwan part of China? | The Economist

Taiwan’s sovereignty has been a disputed issue for centuries. Though the island sees itself as independent, China insists it is part of the People’s Republic and has not ruled out taking Taiwan by force. That could ignite an all-out war between American and China. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv Read all of our Asia coverage: https://econ.st/2QDDDEJ Listen to Intelligence’s daily podcast “Scared strait:...

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Jeff Snider Just Emailed Me…(You Won’t Believe What He Said)

Jeff Snider Just Emailed Me...(You Won't Believe What He Said)

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Alexei Navalny: will the West stand up to Russia? | The Economist

Alexei Navalny’s hunger strike has prompted widespread international support. Vladimir Putin has warned that any country meddling in Russia’s affairs will “regret their actions”. How should the West respond to a tyrant like Putin? Chapters 00:00 - What’s happening in Russia? 00:54 - What does Navalny represent for Russia? 01:36 - How should America respond? 03:08 - Do sanctions work? 05:30 - Why were troops sent to the Ukranian border? 07:20 -...

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