Best of the Web: 16-04-08, nr 1423

Good morning. Most important thing you will see this day. #justkidding

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/07/the-worlds-flags-in-7-charts/

A helpful guide in the upcoming US Republican convention
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http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21696560-thing-which-political-journalists-dream-looks-increasingly-likely-users-manual

And on the subject of colours: if you look at it like this, the negative yielding bonds are not that much of an issue yet…
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/04/10-year-government-bond-yields-around-the-world/

The limited success of FX intervention, in case of the yen
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/yen-surges-past-108-analysts-reactions-2016-4

The OECD has written a bit on agriculture production
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http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/5505

Surprisingly, this Economist blog went viral on… Facebook
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/04/daily-chart-5

A bit of reading on share buybacks and dividends
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http://awealthofcommonsense.com/2016/04/what-do-share-buybacks-really-tell-us-about-the-stock-market/

The ECB has this report on profit sharing
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpops/ecbop169.en.pdf

Seeing things that aren’t there…. Nice compilation.
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http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

Oh, and let’s not forget the ECB annual report for 2015…
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/annual/html/ar2015.en.html

 

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