Best in Economics this week: September 22

Norway does an Amazon and breached the 1000 billion mark
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/09/daily-chart-14

So far, ending QEs has not brought the mayhem people feared
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-20/myths-lies-and-a-universe-of-crazy

The BIS quarterly is out: all 174 pages of it! This table is interesting.
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http://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt1709.pdf

The not-so impressive case of Portugal…

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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/09/15/Portugal-Selected-Issues-45255

Ah, midterm election season has started!

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http://ritholtz.com/2017/09/approval-ratings-election-outcomes/

Home ownership in the UK is in decline. But isn’t this just a reflection of ageing?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/resolution-foundation-millennials-are-priced-out-of-britains-housing-market-2017-9

Divergence…

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http://ritholtz.com/2017/09/corporate-profits-way-corporate-taxes-way-2/

Brexit

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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/09/daily-chart-9

Intriguing breakdown of the lack of investments, from the ECB
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu//pub/economic-bulletin/html/eb201706.en.html#IDofOverview_Eb6

Here comes the pain (again…)?
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https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/09/will-great-taper-bring-gfc-2-0.html

Bond markets have become more sensitive to macro-data, with the onset of QE
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/09/impact-macroeconomic-surprises-changed-zero-lower-bound/

For the pension-lovers out there: a report by the Dutch central bank on herding at pension funds
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https://www.dnb.nl/binaries/Working%20Paper%20No.%20569_tcm46-362997.pdf?2017091715

Robot exposure: this does make it sound like a disease…
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http://voxeu.org/article/rise-robots-german-labour-market

“Why Workers Are Losing to Capitalists”
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-20/why-workers-are-losing-to-capitalists

The robots are coming….
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/09/12-jobs-robots-taking-fastest/

 

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