(Reuters) Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

(Reuters) Germany had refused to extradite Carles Puidgemont to face a charge of rebellion for declaring Catalonia an independent state last year Pau Barrena | AFP | Getty Images Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont attends a regional government meeting at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on October 10, 2017. Spain’s Supreme Court dropped a European … Continue reading (Reuters) Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

(CNBC) There are more jobs than people out of work, something the American economy has never experienced before

(CNBC) There are 6.7 million job openings and just 6.4 million available workers to fill them, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. April marked the second month in a row that there were more vacancies than available hires, a phenomenon that had not happened before 2018. Despite the mismatch, sizeable wage gains remain elusive, … Continue reading (CNBC) There are more jobs than people out of work, something the American economy has never experienced before

(DW) Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg slammed by Germany over Holocaust comments

(DW) Mark Zuckerberg has backtracked on comments he made about allowing Holocaust deniers to post their beliefs on his social media platform. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas condemned Zuckerberg’s comments.      Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for saying that while he finds Holocaust deniers abhorrent, they should still be allowed to … Continue reading (DW) Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg slammed by Germany over Holocaust comments

(DML) EU President Jean-Claude Juncker ‘is a drunk who binges on GIN instead of water at meetings’, leaving his aide – nicknamed ‘the monster’ – running the Commission, shock new account claims

(DML) Jean-Claude Juncker spotted stumbling and in a wheelchair at NATO summit  Explosive new account suggests he binges on gin at meetings and is a drunk  Mr Juncker – one of the EU’s most powerful men –  has denied he is an alcoholic The EU Council President is an alcoholic who binges on gin and leaves his ambitious … Continue reading (DML) EU President Jean-Claude Juncker ‘is a drunk who binges on GIN instead of water at meetings’, leaving his aide – nicknamed ‘the monster’ – running the Commission, shock new account claims

(LaVanguardia) ‘Financial Times’ pide reconocer Catalunya como nación y más autonomía

(LaVanguardia) El diario ve un atisbo de esperanza tras la reunión de Torra y Sánchez en la Moncloa Quim Torra y Pedro Sánchez, paseando por los jardines del Palacio de la Moncloa (@govern) El rotativo económico de Reino Unido Financial Times publicó un editorial este fin de semana en el que reclamaba reconocer a Catalunya como nación y … Continue reading (LaVanguardia) ‘Financial Times’ pide reconocer Catalunya como nación y más autonomía

(NYT) The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.

(NYT)  Andrew Bailey, chief executive of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority, warned banks against “misplaced confidence in Libor’s survival” last week.CreditSimon Dawson/Bloomberg In the world of finance, there is one number that arguably matters more than any other. You can find it in the small print on adjustable-rate mortgages and private student loans, it is the … Continue reading (NYT) The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.

(ECO) Bruxelas quer que os residentes também paguem taxa aeroportuária em Lisboa

(ECO) Bruxelas considera que a aplicação da taxa aeroportuária em Lisboa a apenas os passageiros não residentes é um ato de discriminação, pelo que exige que seja alargada também aos residentes. A Comissão Europeia enviou, esta quinta-feira, um parecer fundamentando a Portugal reclamando que a taxa do aeroporto de Lisboa passe a ser conforme com as regras da União … Continue reading (ECO) Bruxelas quer que os residentes também paguem taxa aeroportuária em Lisboa

(ECO) Endividamento da economia atinge novo recorde. São já 724.703.000.000 de euros

(ECO) O endividamento da economia voltou a aumentar em maio, tendo atingido um novo recorde. O total do endividamento do Estado, empresas e famílias superou os 724 mil milhões de euros naquele mês. Oendividamento da economia voltou a aumentar em maio, tendo atingido um novo recorde. O total do endividamento do Estado, empresas e famílias portuguesas superou … Continue reading (ECO) Endividamento da economia atinge novo recorde. São já 724.703.000.000 de euros

(Reuters) EU mulls coal, pharma, chemicals tariffs if U.S. hits cars: Wiwo

(Reuters) The European Union will consider introducing tariffs on coal, pharmaceuticals and chemical products from the United States if President Donald Trump imposes restrictions on European cars, Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Thursday. “Depending on progress made during the visit of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the member states will decide on their future strategy at … Continue reading (Reuters) EU mulls coal, pharma, chemicals tariffs if U.S. hits cars: Wiwo

(Reuters) China to use ‘counter-cyclical’ measures to curb FX volatility

(Reuters) China’s foreign-exchange regulator said on Thursday it was well-equipped to keep currency markets stable amid intensifying trade frictions with the United States and prepared to counteract cross-border capital outflow volatility if it arises. Wang Chunying, spokeswoman at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), told reporters the regulator would bolster “macro-prudential management” and “micro-level market … Continue reading (Reuters) China to use ‘counter-cyclical’ measures to curb FX volatility

(JN) Na bola com mulheres bonitas – Nuno Melo

(JN) “Falamos de forma individual com todas as operadoras para que deixem de focar nas raparigas que podem ser consideradas atraentes. É trazer uma carga sexista desnecessária ao futebol”. O pedido mais idiota do fenómeno desportivo universal foi feito assim, pelo dirigente da FIFA Federico Addiechi. Se há certeza dos nossos tempos é que a … Continue reading (JN) Na bola com mulheres bonitas – Nuno Melo

(Independent) Google to be fined record €4.3bn EU fine over Android – reports

(Independent) 1EU commissioners are due to discuss an antitrust probe on Wednesday morning Google is expected be fined around €4.3bn by the European Union over Android apps today, setting a new record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision. The fine, to be announced about midday on Wednesday, ends an … Continue reading (Independent) Google to be fined record €4.3bn EU fine over Android – reports

(Economist) The missing middle of the Trump-Putin meeting

(Economist) The summit offered up a graphic reaffirmation of what was already known THE story of the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has a beginning and an end, but no middle. It began with a statement from the American president. The lowly state of Russo-American relations, he tweeted, was not … Continue reading (Economist) The missing middle of the Trump-Putin meeting

(Forbes) Is Portugal the Next Fashion Capital of the World?

(Forbes) There was the October 2017 relaunch of its local Vogue edition – which has since taken a visual direction that seemingly prioritizes artistic freedom over commerce – in addition to being the native land of the founder behind luxury e-tail giant Farfetch. Add to that, the export of some of the modelling industry’s most … Continue reading (Forbes) Is Portugal the Next Fashion Capital of the World?

(AFP) Skeletons and scares at Portugal’s dinosaur park

(AFP) People visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha. Jose Manuel Ribeiro, AFP LOURINHA, Portugal — Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known. The … Continue reading (AFP) Skeletons and scares at Portugal’s dinosaur park

(ECO) BCP vende ao Sana Hotels edifício que ocupa quase um quarteirão na Rua do Ouro

(ECO) O BCP vai sair da Rua do Ouro. Acabou de vender este edifício, que ocupa quase um quarteirão da Baixa de Lisboa, ao Sana Hotels que, assim, se prepara para abrir a quarta unidade na capital. Os bancos estão a afastar-se do centro de Lisboa. E o BCP não é exceção. O banco ainda liderado por … Continue reading (ECO) BCP vende ao Sana Hotels edifício que ocupa quase um quarteirão na Rua do Ouro

(Economist) France’s victorious footballers do Emmanuel Macron a favour

(Economist) “Democratic heroes”, he believes, bring out the best in the French WHEN Emmanuel Macron was a child, growing up in the northern French town of Amiens, he was a fervent supporter of a southern club, Olympique de Marseille. In 1993, the year they won the European Champions League, the club’s captain was a certain Didier … Continue reading (Economist) France’s victorious footballers do Emmanuel Macron a favour

(EUobserver) IMF warns global trade war could cost $430bn

(EUobserver) The global economy could suffer a $430bn loss in GDP as a result of a trade war between the US and the rest of the world, the International Monetary Fund has warned, adding that the US itself would be “especially vulnerable”, the Guardian reported. The IMF said the new tariffs risked lowering global growth … Continue reading (EUobserver) IMF warns global trade war could cost $430bn

(ECO) Um sistema ferroviário em colapso – João Cunha

(ECO) O Governo transforma, há três anos, sectores como o ferroviário nas molas de amortecimento dos exercícios orçamentais. Dez das 18 capitais de distrito não contam com um serviço ferroviário capaz de atingir pelo menos uma velocidade média de 90 km/h. Para três delas, aliás, não há sequer serviço. O último plano de desenvolvimento da rede … Continue reading (ECO) Um sistema ferroviário em colapso – João Cunha

(Economist) Why Binyamin Netanyahu is fudging east European history

(Economist) Israel’s prime minister has reasons to suck up to nationalist politicians in eastern Europe, even if they revise their countries’ controversial history regarding Jews YAD VASHEM, Israel’s national authority for research and commemoration of the Holocaust, is a staid institute, as befits its role, and usually shies away from political controversy. So a public announcement … Continue reading (Economist) Why Binyamin Netanyahu is fudging east European history