Posts Tagged ‘austerity’

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    Greek Privatization Progress

    Nov 20, 12 • 440 Views • No Comments

    Will international creditors say yes again to Greece after today’s meeting in Brussels? Part of the deal involves selling or leasing whatever the Greek government owns. The proceeds reduce the debt and meanwhile, by building roads and business parks,......  [read more]

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    A New Greek (Economic) Fuel: Olive Oil

    Oct 26, 12 • 2008 Views • No Comments

    The Greek government needs its newest bailout infusion. But in return, austerity would include (among many other requirements) cutting certain civil servants’ salaries by as much as 35%, raising the retirement age again but this time to 67, and......  [read more]

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    More Greek-German Humor

    Sep 21, 12 • 388 Views • No Comments

    This Monty Python Greek-German soccer match is wonderful. Thinking of the euro zone, perhaps it also says something about each country’s personality. Sources and Resources: The Monty Python video was from YouTube, here......  [read more]

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    Greek-German Humor

    Sep 20, 12 • 467 Views • No Comments

    A German wife? A Greek husband? This “Very European Breakup” is fun, especially figuring out what the details mean. And… “A Greek, an Irishman and a Portuguese go into a bar and order a drink. Who picks up the bill? A German.”......  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 375 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London.......  [read more]