Best of the Web: 13-05-27, nr 775

Good morning. McKinsey has published a big report on future technologies and their expected economic impact (via @menno_tamminga)
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/mckinsey-names-the-most-over-hyped-and-under-hyped-major-technologies-out-there/276190/

 

We are heading for a slow start of the week: UK and US markets are closed. And Japan is down again…
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2013/05/schedule-for-week-of-may-26th.html
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/05/26/week-ahead-may-27-31/

 

The best charts and links from last week
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2013/05/26/best-in-economics-this-week-may-24/

 

Returns of various assets so far this year.
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http://abnormalreturns.com/friday-links-just-because-you-can/

 

For all you Target2 lovers out there: the 2012 Target annual report is out
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/targetar2012en.pdf

 

Cool interactive chart on the development of private and public debt.
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http://graphics.wsj.com/national-debts/

 

We already knew it by looking at the macro data, but now there is a poll to make it official…
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http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/05/chart-day-sequester-cuts-are-starting-bite
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-long-term-costs-of-the-sequester-battle-in-america-a-901734.html

 

Rates have been slashed around the world this month. Well, in those countries that could still lower rates…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/map-central-bank-may-interest-rate-cuts-2013-5

 

Tons of gold charts on gold by Bank of America
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-25/first-gold-second-japanese-equities-whos-next-8-sigma-risk-flare

 

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found herehttp://tinyurl.com/c8ge4c5. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

 

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