Best in Economics this week: August 1

This was the week that Argentina defaulted…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/07/daily-chart-23

A new report by the IMF on imbalances. Trade imbalances, that is.
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http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2014/062614.pdf

2014 might be the biggest M&A year on record.
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/137d5e50-0dcd-11e4-b149-00144feabdc0.html

Interesting chart: perceptions of inequality fall short of the actual inequality…
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/upshot/why-voters-arent-angrier-about-economic-inequality.html

A bit of knowledge for a pub quiz….
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-29/our-totalitarian-future-part-1

Very strong image…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/07/each-dot-on-this-map-represents-an-act-of-terrorism-since-1970/

The Debt Mountain! It looks less threatening than normal though…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-28/chart-has-high-yield-investors-running-hills

So much for deleveraging…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bi-most-important-charts-in-the-world-2014-7#gerard-minack-minack-advisors-22

And still, German bond yields refuse to go higher…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/spread-between-us-treasury-and-german-bund-2014-7

Nice one. Analyst are always positive. On average.
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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-28/ritholtz-s-reads-the-way-of-the-drone

Interesting reading: the IMF’s assessment on the UK economy. The last time they missed target by a wide margin…
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2014/cr14234.pdf

What if all the ice in the world melts… Cool sliding tool
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/what-if-all-the-ice-on-earth-melted

And some humor to end the week with
View image on Twitter
http://www.oneworld.nl/bloggen/blogs/de-week-tweets/de-week-van-went-tweets-19

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