Posted on 30/08/2010 by matisak
Fake goods are fine, says EU study. The article with this title appeared on the website of The Daily Telegraph. In the article is quoted Professor David Wall, expert on criminology from Durham University. I have contacted him and he told me the piece requires some explanation.
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Posted on 14/08/2010 by matisak
He is the President of the Euro Group and he wants to criticize the decision of Slovakia’s parliament not to support the bailout for Greece. No problem. Jean-Claude Juncker has every right to criticize it if he thinks it was a bad move. But he should based his criticism on the real facts, not on his version of history.
Filed under: My opinions | Tagged: Economics, EU politics, Euro, European Union, Greece, Greece bailout, Jean-Claude Juncker, Slovakia | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 17/06/2010 by matisak
Said Andrew Carnegie. Investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced that they are asking hundreds of billionaire Americans to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity. They launched the website www.givingpledge.org and it said each person who chooses to pledge will make this statement publicly, along with a letter explaining their decision to pledge.
Filed under: Economics, Society | Tagged: Bill Gates, Economics, Filantrophy, Nathan Farrell, Pamala Wiepking, Society, Warren Buffett | 1 Comment »
Posted on 15/06/2010 by matisak
The reserves include iron, copper, cobalt, lithium and gold with the estimated worth of $1-trillion USD. But some experts doubt it is only a good news for Afghanistan.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Asia, Economics, Politics, Security | Tagged: Afghanistan, Bahaudin Mujtaba, Economics, Jeremiah Pam, Nake Kamrany, Security, Security policy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 20/05/2010 by matisak
In China, it is generally assumed that there is a political element to any high profile cases.
Filed under: Asia, China, Economics, Politics | Tagged: Andrew Wedeman, Asia, China, China politics, Corruption, Economics, Huang Guangyu | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 19/04/2010 by matisak
By Roger Altman, deputy US Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton
America’s fiscal picture is even worse than it looks.
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Posted on 18/05/2008 by matisak
At least not now.
Filed under: Economics, Global Politics, Politics, Security | Tagged: Conflicts, Economics, Food, Geoffrey Dabelko, Global Politics, Peter Hayes, Philip Potter, Security policy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 17/05/2008 by matisak