Category Archive: 5) Global Macro

SMART BOURSE – L’invité de la mi-journée : Thomas Costerg (Pictet WM)

Lundi 1 mars 2021, SMART BOURSE reçoit Thomas Costerg (Économiste sénior US, Pictet WM)

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Iran v America: what’s behind the feud? | The Economist

Iran and America’s decades-long feud has led to hostage-taking, sanctions and proxy wars that have shaped the Middle East. What is behind the feud, and can it be resolved? Chapters 00:00 - The history of the feud 01:01 - 1951-53: The Persian Oil Crisis 02:04 - The 1953 coup 04:11 - 1978-1979: The Iranian revolution 05:12 - 1979-81: The hostage crisis 06:58 - 1980-88: The Iraq-Iran war 09:06 - 1983: US embassy bombing 09:50 - Hizbullah 11:00 - The...

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How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again? Read more here: https://econ.st/3aA2row Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3aor3kg Read our special report about the future of tourism: https://econ.st/3bnP1vc Read about why...

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Quick Takes: Not Allowing Deflation *is* the Inflation (w/Jeff Snider Criticism)

Two sides of the same coin here, where preventing deflation is the inflation. #JeffSnider #EmilKalinowski #AlhambraInvestments #InflationVsDeflation #LukeGromen #LynAlden

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The Green Market – Episode 1: Charles Hugh Smith, Julian Morris and Martí Jiménez-Mausbach

This weeks host, Richard Bonugli, CEO of Cedargold, talks with Charles Hugh Smith (OfTwoMinds.com), Julian Morris (Senior Fellow at Reason Foundation), and Martí Jiménez-Mausbach (Head of Research at the Ostrom Institute) on the works of Hayek, Elinor Ostrom and whether local and decentralised economies can promote Market Environmentalism to the masses, who are looking to find a sustainable solution to the problems of climate change, without...

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Christine Lagarde: How covid-19 will shape Europe | The Economist

Europe has been widely criticised for its slow response to the covid-19 pandemic. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, discusses the long-term damage and whether things might have been different had there been more female leaders. Chapter titles 00:00 - Covid-19 in Europe 00:52 - How covid-19 worsens inequality 03:35 - Why female leaders have performed better 05:10 - How to have more female leaders 06:38 - Europe’s stimulus...

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Can flying go green? | The Economist

Covid-19 has caused the worst crisis in aviation's history. Is this the industry's moment for a green reset—and which technologies offer the best hope? Read The Economist’s special report on business and climate change: https://econ.st/3bbckJZ Sign up to The Economist’s fortnightly climate change newsletter: https://econ.st/3b8FQ3c Find our most recent climate change coverage: https://econ.st/3pQLYkq Can the aviation industry fully recover...

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The minimum wage: does it hurt workers? | The Economist

Joe Biden has pledged to raise America's national minimum wage to $15 an hour. Economists traditionally believed that minimum wages actually hurt workers, but recent research has led to a rethink. Sign up to The Economist’s newsletter to stay up to date: https://econ.st/3tgaHl5 Find all of our finance and economics coverage: https://econ.st/3pujLQM Why does low unemployment no longer lift inflation? https://econ.st/3j8sWEj Why a surge in...

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Covid-19 vaccines: what information can you trust? | The Economist

Factual and reliable information is vital to creating trust in vaccines and to overcoming the pandemic. Ed Carr, The Economist’s deputy editor, and Natasha Loder, our health policy editor, answer some of the big questions about the global vaccination drive. Chapters 00:00 - Challenges in vaccinating the world 00:45 - Trust in vaccines 02:30 - mRNA vaccines 03:23 - Impact of variants on vaccination 04:29 - Time between vaccine doses 06:09 -...

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GameStop: what it reveals about the US stockmarket | The Economist

The frenzied rise of GameStop’s share price baffled Wall Street and panicked the US Treasury. What does the GameStop story reveal about American stockmarkets? Our experts answer your questions. Chapter titles: 00:00 - GameStop surge explained 00:55 - Was Robinhood right to restrict trade? 01:56 - Short selling and short squeezes 03:05 - Is the stockmarket fair? 06:03 - Will it lead to more regulation? 06:51 - Is the US stockmarket overheated?...

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Joe Biden’s top 7 domestic priorities | The Economist

President Joe Biden faces numerous domestic challenges, from rolling out the covid-19 vaccine and economic stimulus, to tackling racial inequality and political polarisation. Our experts answer your questions on how Mr Biden can achieve his domestic priorities. Chapter titles 00:00 - America’s multiple crises 00:35 - The covid-19 crisis 02:06 - Climate change 03:51 - Immigration 05:16 - Race relations 07:59 - Income inequality 09:28 - Fake news...

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Covid-19: what will it take to vaccinate the world? | The Economist

The race to immunise the global population against covid-19 is under way. With the distribution of safe and effective vaccines posing an unprecedented challenge, what are the key obstacles to overcome? Keep up to date with The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus: https://econ.st/2Y5BxxW Track covid-19 vaccine rollouts around the world: https://econ.st/3o3t74w Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to to read stories about covid-19 and...

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Cindy McCain: what next for the Republican Party? | The Economist Podcast

Cindy McCain shocked the Republican Party when she endorsed Joe Biden for president. Now, the widow of John McCain tells The Economist Asks podcast about her prediction that the Republican Party will split and her hopes for a new era of political co-operation in America. 00:00 Why Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden 00:42 - President Biden’s inauguration 02:08 - Reaction to invasion of Capitol building 04:56 - McCain’s relationship with the Republican...

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How Biden can be a global leader | The Economist

Joe Biden's greatest challenge will be to repair America's reputation—currently the lowest it's been for two decades. How can the new president re-boot America's global leadership? Find our latest coverage of the presidential transition: https://econ.st/3bJeoJm Sign up to our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3l5C4dl Listen to Checks and Balance, our podcast about American politics: https://econ.st/2EmBIOU The World in...

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Central Bank Omnipotence: Can They Spark Growth & Inflation?

Central banks are powerful entities -- of this, there is no doubt. As of late, however, they have gone from powerful to almost omnipotent. Markets hang on their every word, and even minuscule changes in rhetoric, implied or explicit, have monumental impacts on how participants position themselves.

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How can business survive climate change? | The Economist

Climate change is about to upend the corporate world through weather-related disasters, regulation and lawsuits. Can businesses react and adapt in time? Read more here: https://econ.st/3slTXIE Read The Economist’s special report on business and climate change: https://econ.st/3bbckJZ Sign up to The Economist’s fortnightly climate change newsletter: https://econ.st/3b8FQ3c Find our most recent climate change coverage: https://econ.st/3pQLYkq...

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Inflation: could covid-19 cause prices to rise? | The Economist

In the past two decades inflation has puzzled economists by remaining low in good times and bad. Could the pandemic cause it to rise? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3aor3kg Find all of our finance and economics coverage: https://econ.st/3nsEfZm Read our special report about how inflation is losing its meaning as an economic indicator: https://econ.st/3noSaPY How to...

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Charles Hugh Smith The Fourth Estate’s Role in Thrusting America into Fascism

Charles Hugh Smith explains the “Fourth Estate” that refers to the press and news media, both in explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ability to frame political issues.

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Bill Gates: How to fund the green revolution | The Economist

Bill Gates outlines his vision for a global green revolution. He tells Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how renewable energy is merely the first step in combatting climate change. 00:00 - How to fund a green economy 00:38 - Lessons from the pandemic 01:52 - Behaviour change v innovation in technology 03:36 - Most promising renewable technologies 04:31 - Private sector investment in green technology 06:30 - How essential are carbon...

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Misty Copeland: why ballet has so few black dancers | The Economist Podcast

Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. She talks to The Economist about the lack of diversity in ballet. 00:00 - Misty Copeland: superstar ballerina 00:24 - The power of the arts 02:15 - Ballet’s lack of diversity 04:28 - Is casting in ballet racist? 05:51 - Colour-blind casting in ballet 07:37 - Blackface in ballet 09:21 - The impact of Obama’s presidency Listen to the full...

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