Best in Economics this week: February 6

Just in case you were wondering: we are dealing with the world champion here…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/greece-spends-90-years-in-default-2015-2

Very cool chart showing how strong the year has started for Treasuries…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/02/u-s-treasuries-off-to-best-start-since-1974/

Ever wondered why bonds are yielding negative returns? Here’s why…
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http://www.bradford-delong.com/2015/02/morning-must-read-cardiff-garcia-us-treasury-yields-and-shrinkage-sovereign-bond-availability-edition.html

McKinsey has some interesting charts on debt deleveraging…
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http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/economic_studies/debt_and_not_much_deleveraging

Some info on the carbon markets around the world
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http://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/networking-climate-actions-stronger-international-carbon-market

Something to keep in mind…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/adp-oil-and-gas-job-cuts-2015-2

And here is another….
energy capex
www.businessinsider.com/us-oil-companies-confirm-capex-collapse-2015-2

Chinese debt on the rise
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/02/02/2107072/digging-into-chinas-debts

Cool chart on the age development from the various Saudi Kings…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-is-more-stable-than-people-assume–for-now-2015-1

An infographic from the FT on passive investing
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b3c0c960-a56c-11e4-bf11-00144feab7de.html

A wee bit of history on British inflation… 500 years or so…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-uk-inflation-chart-2015-2

Cause, effect or just coincidental correlation?
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http://idiosyncraticwhisk.blogspot.in/2015/02/we-are-100.html

2% is the new 4% thanks to ageing
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/02/demographics-and-gdp-2-is-new-4.html

CEO optimism…
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http://www.statista.com/chart/3174/the-markets-global-ceos-are-most-optimistic-about/

Teulings, in cooperation with www.voxeu.org, presents a debate on secular stagnation
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http://www.voxeu.org/debates

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