Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

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    Greek Privatization Progress

    Nov 20, 12 • 420 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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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 417 Views • No Comments

    I just discovered a surprising statistic. In the euro zone, judged by hours per week, the Germans are not nearly the hardest workers. Instead Greece, with an average of 42.1 hours is close to the top of the list. By contrast, for 2011, the average German......  [read more]

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    More Greek-German Humor

    Sep 21, 12 • 369 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 • 448 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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    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 411 Views • No Comments

    With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the Greek government thought......  [read more]