Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

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    Greek-German Humor

    Sep 20, 12 • 277 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 • 257 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]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 215 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]

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    Understanding Germany

    Jun 28, 12 • 199 Views • No Comments

    Are Germans thinking, “We did it and now it’s your turn?” Ten years ago, Germany’s unemployment rate averaged more than 9% and economic growth was close to zero. Jobless workers, depending on their family status, were receiving 60-67%...  [read more]

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    Tricky Oil Questions

    Jun 17, 12 • 222 Views • No Comments

    1. Asked to list the world’s biggest oil consumers, most of us would be correct if we started with the US and China. With the US at 20.5% and China, 11.4% for 2011, we are almost at one-third of world consumption. 2. But then, it gets a bit tricky....  [read more]