Best of the Web: 15-08-21, nr 1275

Good morning. Cool chart, that I should have shown earlier (but somehow forgot to…)
http://uk.businessinsider.com/map-countries-scaled-to-equity-market-capitalization-2015-8

And…. there is another twist in the Greece saga
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/08/another-greek-vote?fsrc=rss

This used to be one of the worrying warning signs…
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/philly-sox-semiconductor-index-approaching-bear-market/

The fall in slow motion
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-20/the-asian-century-hits-a-speed-bump

Interesting: it is not the US, but the UK is leading in Peer to Peer lending
BII UK Larger P2P Lending Market US Per Capita Basis 150430
http://uk.businessinsider.com/peer-to-peer-lending-in-the-uk-2015-8

Is it for real or just a fantasy: the Nicaragua canal…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/its-hard-to-find-anyone-who-believes-china-is-actually-going-to-build-that-50-billion-canal-across-nicaragua-2015-8

A bit of perspective on the Emerging Markets equities
MSCI EM Index
https://shortsideoflong.com/2015/08/emerging-markets-sell-off/

Steady she goes…
GDP growth rebounded from slow Q1
http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2015/08/frbsf-the-economic-outlook.html

Not sure whether this is useful, but here you go
Robotisation rates are correlated with demographics
https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2015/08/20/need-hikeso-room-cut-need-eh-robot-stuff/

which also applies to this one: every power plant in the US
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/mapping-every-power-plant-in-the-united-states/

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