Category Archive: 5) Global Macro

Personalised medicine could lead to a breakthrough in cancer in 2017 | The Economist

Cancer scientists will break new ground in 2017 with the approval of a tailored gene therapy called CAR-T. Next year could be the year for personalised medicine to go mainstream. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 What are the breakthroughs we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead? A new …

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Trump’s twitter diplomacy: upending the old order, one tweet at a time

The American presidency can be used as a bully pulpit, but Donald Trump already has a social-media megaphone of his own. Chinese president Xi Xinping gets to hear it first hand in this week’s KAL cartoon. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the …

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MACRO ANALYTICS – 12 02 16 – Cycles – Anti-Globalization – Debt Super Cycle – w/Charles Hugh Smith

ABSTRACT: https://matasii.com/cycles-the-end-of-the-debt-super-cycle-2/

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What a strong US dollar means for the world economy

Our editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes takes us behind this week’s cover to discuss the sharp rise of the dollar of late, and why its surge could pose problems for the world economy. For more videos, visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/theeconomist

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Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? | The Economist

Today the UN commission on narcotic drugs meets in Vienna. It does so against a backdrop of increased decriminilisation in many parts of the world, but which was the first country to go all the way? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? …

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Are street drugs getting purer? | The Economist

Street drugs are getting purer. As part of the Daily Watch drugs week we explore the market forces contributing to the rise in potency Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Many drug users today are getting more than they may have bargained for. Why are people getting higher? It’s simple market …

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The World If … drugs become legal

As part of the Daily Watch ‘drugs week’ we explore what the world might look like if legalisation replaces the failing war on drugs. Join Tom Wainwright, Britain editor of The Economist and author of Narconomics, as he predicts what would happen to the cartels Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 …

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Could volcanoes counter climate change? | The Economist

Three years ago today, Mount Sinabung, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, unleashed volcanic ash up to 16,400 feet. It has erupted again on multiple occasions since. The searing gases released by volcanoes like Sinabung can have one surprising impact on the planet Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Global warming …

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Sykes-Picot: Carving up the Middle East | The Economist

In 1915 British diplomat Mark Sykes described for The Economist the battle underway in the Middle East. A few months later he carved up control of the region with his French counterpart Francois George Picot. The impact of the secret agreement they reached is still being felt today Click here to subscribe to The Economist …

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Philip Hammond’s plan to help JAMs to stimulate Britain’s economy

Philip Hammond, Britain’s chancellor, makes his first autumn statement today on the government’s tax and spending priorities. Our word of the day considers the target of his plans to stimulate the economy: the citizens who are “just about managing”, otherwise known as JAMs. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: …

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Bloodhound’s attempt to break the world land speed record | The Economist

An attempt will be made to drive faster than the speed of sound—at 800mph—and break the world land speed record. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In October 2017 the eyes of the world will be on the Kalahari Desert. At South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan, the Bloodhound Supersonic team will attempt …

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Which country takes in the most refugees? | The Economist

There are more refugees fleeing their homelands in search of safety and jobs than ever before. But where do they end up? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full …

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Europe’s migrant crisis part three | making landfall in the EU | The Economist

Médecins Sans Frontières’ ‘Dignity 1’ rescues stranded and distressed migrants from Europe’s worst migration route—the central Mediterranean. Emma Hogan, our Europe correspondent, was on board in October with more than four hundred migrants as it returned to dry land Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every …

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Europe’s migrant crisis part two | Endless rescues on the Mediterranean | The Economist

Search and rescue boat ‘Dignity 1’ patrols the deadliest migration route in the Mediterranean. On the busiest day of this mission, more than four hundred migrants were pulled from the sea on the ‘Dignity 1’ alone Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the …

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Europe’s migrant crisis part one | on a rescue boat in the Mediterranean | The Economist

Médecins Sans Frontières’ search and rescue boat patrols the central Mediterranean to help migrants who get into distress at sea trying to cross to Europe. Emma Hogan, our Europe correspondent, spent five days on board Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working …

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Election Briefing: Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump will be America’s 45th president. Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, discusses what his victory means for other populist movements and the international order Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7

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Donald Trump’s cataclysmic election victory

The Economist’s word of the day conveys the seismic impact of a decisive win for Donald Trump, the reality television star turned Republican nominee set to become the next American president Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7

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Cyprus: Europe’s longest frozen conflict | The Economist

Cyprus is an island divided between the south and a self-declared Turkish republic in the north. Simon Mytides, a mayor in the south, and Nejded Enver, a mayor on the Turkish side of the border, consider the odds for reunification Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2B3k8sA In 1974 the rulers of …

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Donald Trump needs redemption, says an American Christian conservative | The Economist

The Republican Party is at war with itself. Abigail Skeans, a evangelical Christian and conservative, discusses the current state of politics, and where the American Right goes from here Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 “I’m Abigail Skeans, I’m a Christian evangelical and I identify as conservative. My faith is everything …

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An undocumented immigrant explains what is at stake in America’s election | The Economist

The 2016 American presidential election is especially important for the millions of undocumented immigrants. Lalo Mendez, who was brought to America from Mexico in the trunk of a car, shares his personal perspective on what is at stake Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In 2012 President Obama introduced the Deferred …

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