(BBG) Macron Says the Euro Is Not Yet an Alternative to U.S. Dollar

(BBG) French President Emmanuel Macron said that the euro is not “a clear alternative” to the dollar thanks to the U.S. currency’s international “strengths.” “Until now, we fail to make the euro as strong as the dollar,” Macron, speaking English, said in an interview with CNN broadcast on Sunday. “We made a great job during … Continue reading (BBG) Macron Says the Euro Is Not Yet an Alternative to U.S. Dollar

(MacauBusiness) Portugal: ‘Golden visa’ resident permit investment doubles in October, to €74m

(MacauBusiness) Investment coming into Portugal connected with the issuing of ‘golden visas’ – fast-track residence permits for major foreign investors – was in October at twice the level of the previous month, at €74 million, according to the latest figures from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) Lisbon – Investment from the granting of permits under the … Continue reading (MacauBusiness) Portugal: ‘Golden visa’ resident permit investment doubles in October, to €74m

(Visão) Portugal tem uma visão “cor-de-rosa” e “falsa” sobre a Primeira Guerra

(Visão) A participação de Portugal na Primeira Guerra resultou de “um projeto político radical” contestado pelo Exército e pela sociedade, defende o historiador António José Telo, criticando a visão histórica “cor-de-rosa” e “falsa” que subsiste sobre este período “As ideias que existem são bastante erradas. Os manuais escolares continuam a dizer que Portugal entrou na Guerra … Continue reading (Visão) Portugal tem uma visão “cor-de-rosa” e “falsa” sobre a Primeira Guerra

(OBS) Fascismo e salazarismo – Luís Campos e Cunha

(OBS) Salazar não era revolucionário como o fascismo, era conservador. Era mesmo avesso ao progresso industrial, era reacionário, via a felicidade do povo na ruralidade: cada família com a sua junta de bois Foi Salazar um fascista? A resposta é, historicamente, não. Mas precisa de qualificativos e muitas justificações. Num momento em que todos falam … Continue reading (OBS) Fascismo e salazarismo – Luís Campos e Cunha

(CNBC) US crude falls for 11th straight session, its longest losing streak on record

(CNBC) Oil prices turned negative amid a sell-off in the U.S stock market and renewed dollar strength, which makes crude more expensive in emerging markets. U.S. crude fell for an 11th straight day, posting its longest longest losing streak on record. Crude futures fell despite growing signs that OPEC and its allies are moving towards … Continue reading (CNBC) US crude falls for 11th straight session, its longest losing streak on record

(WSJ) Watch Out—Cash Is Deserting China Again

(WSJ) Political numbers in the U.S. have dominated headlines this week. Another important set of figures has received far less attention. Chinese foreign-exchange reserves have just had their biggest monthly fall since late 2016. PHOTO: JASON LEE/REUTERS The Trump administration has spent much of the past year arguing that capital leaving China was a sign of flagging confidence, … Continue reading (WSJ) Watch Out—Cash Is Deserting China Again

(P-S) The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession – Kenneth Rogoff

(P-S) Most economic forecasts suggest that a recession in China will hurt everyone, but that the pain would be more regionally confined than would be the case for a deep recession in the United States. Unfortunately, that may be wishful thinking. CAMBRIDGE – When China finally has its inevitable growth recession – which will almost … Continue reading (P-S) The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession – Kenneth Rogoff

(OBS) BE: Quando o populismo denuncia a ameaça populista

(OBS) O Bloco de Esquerda que está a alertar para a ameaça populista é, também, um partido populista autoritário. Tal como o seu irmão e vizinho Podemos de Pablo Iglésias ou o outrora amigo Syriza. Na sessão internacional que antecedeu a abertura da XI Convenção do Bloco de Esquerda, algumas das principais figuras do partido … Continue reading (OBS) BE: Quando o populismo denuncia a ameaça populista

(NYT) At China’s Internet Conference, a Darker Side of Tech Emerges

(NYT) Facial recognition is a hot area in Chinese tech, furthering the development of both funny video selfies and smart surveillance cameras.CreditCreditJonathan Browning for The New York Times WUZHEN, China — Every year at the World Internet Conference, held since 2014 in the photogenic canal town of Wuzhen near Shanghai, companies and government officials have … Continue reading (NYT) At China’s Internet Conference, a Darker Side of Tech Emerges

(ZH) Britain Opens Army To Foreign Nationals As Youth Increasingly Refuse To Sign Up

(ZH) Amidst the British Army’s worst troop shortage since 2010, foreign nationals will now be allowed to enter military ranks according to a policy change by the Ministry of Defence announced Monday. What essentially amounts to a mercenary recruitment drive is meant to stem the tide of a worsening recruitment crisis in the armed forces as local youths increasingly … Continue reading (ZH) Britain Opens Army To Foreign Nationals As Youth Increasingly Refuse To Sign Up

(Economist) Lessons from history 100 years after the Armistice

(Economist) The guns fell silent a century ago Shortly after 2am on November 11th 1918 a train came to a halt in a wood in Compiègne, near Paris. A second train pulled up on a nearby track. After four years of fighting, delegates of the German government sought an armistice from Ferdinand Foch, the commander of the … Continue reading (Economist) Lessons from history 100 years after the Armistice

(OBS) Junta 11 banqueiros, milionários e empresários. Balsemão vai criar Clube Bilderberg à portuguesa

(OBS) De Paula Amorim a Vasco de Mello, do presidente do Novo Banco ao da Galp, sem esquecer as líderes das Fundações Gulbenkian e Champalimaud. O grupo vai seguir as mesmas regras que o Clube Bilderberg. Nuno Pinto Fernandes/ Global Imagens Francisco Pinto Balsemão, antigo primeiro ministro e fundador do grupo Impresa, vai criar em … Continue reading (OBS) Junta 11 banqueiros, milionários e empresários. Balsemão vai criar Clube Bilderberg à portuguesa

(ZH) Under Pressure From Trump, Germany Boosts Military Spending 

(ZH) Germany has given its military a 5.7 billion Euro ($6.5 billion USD) boost after Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen refused to sign off on the previous draft, reports Reuters. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday proposed adding 5.7 billion euros (£5 billion) to the planned military budget from 2020, to buy more ships, fighter jets and other … Continue reading (ZH) Under Pressure From Trump, Germany Boosts Military Spending 

(PUB) “Preocupa-me mais a Itália do que o ‘Brexit'” – Entrevista a Carlos Moedas

(PUB) Carlos Moedas admite que existia uma “fadiga” do povo alemão em relação a Angela Merkel. A Itália é agora a sua maior preocupação. O comissário europeu para a Ciência, Investigação e Inovação, Carlos Moedas, esteve em Portugal para participar na Web Summit. Numa entrevista ao PÚBLICO e à Rádio Renascença, que pode ouvir às 12h … Continue reading (PUB) “Preocupa-me mais a Itália do que o ‘Brexit’” – Entrevista a Carlos Moedas

(OBS) Alexander Stubb: “Europa deve uma desculpa e um agradecimento a Portugal”

(OBS) A Europa deve uma desculpa a Portugal pelas “tremendas medidas” de austeridade que foram impostas durante a crise, afirmou Alexander Stubb, pré-candidato à presidência da Comissão Europeia. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HANDOUT/EPA A Europa deve uma desculpa e um agradecimento a Portugal pelas “tremendas medidas” de austeridade que foram impostas durante a crise, afirmou Alexander Stubb, … Continue reading (OBS) Alexander Stubb: “Europa deve uma desculpa e um agradecimento a Portugal”

(EUobserver) Why Brazil’s election matters to Brussels

(EUobserver) Why Brazil’s election matters to Brussels Increased deforestation in the Amazon could undo the EU’s climate action (Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT))   The election of the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil last month is not only of concern for the Brazilian population. It could have profound consequences for Europeans as well. Connie Hedegaard: ‘I … Continue reading (EUobserver) Why Brazil’s election matters to Brussels

(ElPais) Pekín ultima la construcción del aeropuerto más grande del mundo

(ElPais) La nueva terminal permitirá descongestionar el actual aeródromo de la capital china, que está al límite de su capacidad Vista aérea del nuevo aeropuerto de Pekín, en construcción. AEROPUERTO DE PEKÍN DAXING A menos de un año de su inauguración, el nuevo aeropuerto de Pekín toma forma. La espectacular terminal, que se convertirá en la más … Continue reading (ElPais) Pekín ultima la construcción del aeropuerto más grande del mundo

(BBG) Meat Has a Replacement But No One Knows What to Call It

(BBG) Battle lines blur over labeling lab-grown substitutes as Big Meat invests in the startups making them. Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind of food, one that’s not even on the market yet. But the companies making it have already raised hundreds … Continue reading (BBG) Meat Has a Replacement But No One Knows What to Call It

(Reuters) China likely to more than triple nuclear power capacity by 2030 – official

(Reuters) China’s total nuclear capacity is expected to reach 120-150 gigawatts (GW) in total by 2030, a senior industry official said on Thursday, more than triple the current rate but still lower than previous forecasts after a slowdown in new approvals. The prediction was made by Yu Jianfeng, chairman of the government-run China National Nuclear Corporation … Continue reading (Reuters) China likely to more than triple nuclear power capacity by 2030 – official