Best of the Web: 17-05-16 nr 1663

Good morning. Interesting Amazon factoid…

https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/amazon-celebrates-20-years/

Ransomware are on the rise and so is the price paid
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/05/daily-chart-10

Here’s an idea: let’s put these four in a single currency area!
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2017/html/ecb.sp170515_slides.en.pdf

Bond yields are determined by….?
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http://voxeu.org/article/determinants-sovereign-bond-yields

Financing the silk thingie.
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/china-cannot-finance-belt-road-alone.html

Stock markets in the UK.
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/how-uk-stocks-perform-under-labour-and-the-tories-2017-5/

A pretty long read about capex spending in the US
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/05/15/2188061/the-capex-call-reconsidered-and-re-upped-hopefully-with-more-success-this-time/

Just reverse it to get from $ 8.40 to $ 100! (just kidding)
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http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-converted-100-into-as-many-currencies-as-possible/

 

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