Best of the Web: 17-12-18 nr 1798

Good morning. The Financial Times looks at the cost of Brexit

https://www.ft.com/content/e3b29230-db5f-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482

Trouble in FX paradise…
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https://twitter.com/ReutersJamie/status/942769848274378754

Why US wages have not gone up?
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/feds-kashkari-says-job-market-not-as-strong-as-it-looks-2017-12/

The five charts of the year by the IMF
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https://blogs.imf.org/2017/12/17/the-year-in-review-global-economy-in-5-charts/

Well known by now
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-18/juggernauts-overhauls-and-tax-holidays

And this is of course related to that
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/18/for-roughly-half-of-americans-the-stock-markets-record-highs-dont-help-at-all/

And the IMF went to visit Belgium
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http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/12/18/mcs121817-belgium-staff-concluding-statement-of-the-2018-article-iv-mission

 

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