Bite-size news 1

Crisper than Newser, more piquant than Huffington. Snack on these:

See Zurich and die

He was only doing to her what the IMF did to all of us

How many points on his marriage licence?

You have to relax a lot in a job like theirs. Will pyjamas be tax-deductible?

Energy crisis forces students onto 2-day week (see para 3)

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4 comments for “Bite-size news 1

  1. Wolfie
    May 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/two-chinese-bond-auctions-fail

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8506300/Chinese-inflation-eases-off-32-month-high.html

    So inflation at 5.3pc and interest on govt bonds at 3%, with a govt target of 4%. How could they resist? Asian tiger don’t you know, all eyes of hope on China.

    • May 17, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Great! You want do do “Bite size financial news”?

      • May 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

        I do think there’s a place for this. People in the financial sector probably don’t want to string together long posts but might give a summary in this form.

  2. May 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Last link, Sackers:

    Not surprisingly, a large number of the students showed no significant progress on tests of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing

    Not surprising at all.

    Wolfie:

    Should the “15 minute” inflationary conundrum continue to express itself, and China be forced to rise rates even longer, very soon the country, just like the US to which it is pegged monetarily, will also be unable to raise any incremental capital.

    Yet the cost of living is so low there.

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