Best in Economics this week: May 17

European divergence has been a central theme this week, either with non-performing loans…

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/05/13/1497002/npls-and-lights-in-dark-places/

…GDP growth…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/15/europes-endless-recession-in-one-chart/

…with perception on (economic) performance…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/germany-vs-the-rest-of-europe-2013-5

…or borrowing rates

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/05/european-central-bank

Abenomics has achieved a lot, but higher inflation expectations is not part of it (yet)

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-13/goldman-pours-cold-water-inflation-expectations-japan

Beautiful (and sometimes shocking) timescapes from satellite images

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http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/05/a-picture-of-earth-through-time.html

The remarkable divergence in the gold market…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/gold-demand-one-chart-physical-vs-etf

“Supply shock from North American oil rippling through global markets” From the International Energy Agency

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http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/pressreleases/2013/may/name,38080,en.html

China is over the hill, Africa keeps on ramping up…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/05/daily-chart-8

Article IV consultation by the IMF on the Netherlands
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2013/cr13115.pdf

No, the S&P is not the US economy…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/financial-advisor-insights-may-10-2013-5

‘cool’ chart on famine deaths broken down by region and decade. Africa is not as bad as I would have thought…

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/05/daily-chart-10

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