EUROPE: Managing the pandemic – what we are watching

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This updated weekly piece provides snapshots of how selected European governments are dealing with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail. France The seven-day rolling average of cases has dropped to 28,000 (from 54,000 ten days ago). However, there are currently 32,842 patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 (32,300 at the peak of the first wave in April), 4,775 of which are under intensive care (7,148 in April). President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the contours of the government’
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TURKEY: A rate hike and a narrow path ahead

( 5 mins read ) While a rate hike is in the pocket, a return to a more conventional and transparent economic policy is uncertain. As ever, President Tayyip Erdogan remains the key determining factor, else is choreography. Leaving aside

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( 6 mins read ) Bulgaria will continue blocking North Macedonia’s EU accession talks due to nationalist pressures in the governing coalition. The ruling Fidesz party in Hungary proposed a tweak in parliamentary election rules, which could complicate the opposition parties’ performance in the

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UK/EU: Headlines and deadlines

( 3 mins read ) The unofficial 15 November deadline will pass this coming Sunday, but both sides continue their talks. At the same time, personnel changes in Downing Street have created headlines over recent hours. But more importantly, there

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TURKEY: Son-in-law may go, Erdoeconomics stays

( 2 mins read ) It was a rather eventful and tumultuous weekend for Turkey’s economic management as it brought the firing of the central bank (TCMB) governor and the resignation of the finance minister. The former was dealt with

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GREECE: Further restrictions as Covid-19 cases soar

( 5 mins read ) Faced with a surge in infections, the government is expected to announce new restrictions on 30 October. Athens still intends to avoid a new national lockdown, preferring targeted local interventions and new stricter measures. The

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While America's China watchers furrow their brows over whether the Communist Party wants to "export" its ideology abroad, this story reveals, as if it were a scandal, that a US company operating in China said, "We’re not here to promote American values."

Episodio 30 de La Economia en 3 minutos. Esta semana corta vamos con "Los impustos mas locos del mundo". Desde el viento en Chubut a las tarjeta de Larreta a los 14 impuestos de Alberto, el ingenio argentino no tiene límite. Nos acompañan Beatles y Avicci

Perú colocó US$ 4000 millones en bonos globales en dólares, incluyendo uno a 100 años:
-2032 ~1,90% (100 puntos básicos de spread).
-2060 ~2,80% (125 sobre el Bono del Tesoro 30).
-2121 ~3,25% (170 sobre el Bono del Tesoro 30).

”我们期待美方监管机构尽快与我方就具体方案开展磋商。“ China securities regulator re-ups calls for starting discussions with US to avoid delisting Chinese companies from US equity markets.

This story contradicts widespread claims that companies in China cannot refuse government requests for data or that Chinese authorities simply seize the data they want without asking permission.

Life imitates @Shteyngart, again.

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