Whatever the outcome of the election, and whoever ends up trying to "manage" events, nature will take its course and the politicians will prove powerless to stop it.
Thus make your financial decisions without delay and procrastination.
Why the hell would Facebook not be accessible for Virgin Media customers? Weird. @virginmedia— William Stewart (@tynie18744) April 12, 2017
Meanwhile in Sweden:BoE: "The Bank of England will be withdrawing legal tender status of the paper £5 note on 5 May 2017"— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) April 5, 2017
Gör dig av med de gamla mynten innan de blir ogiltiga (30 juni). Ingen vill trängas för evigt i en liten burk... pic.twitter.com/ipcG9iYfgU— Sveriges riksbank (@riksbanken) March 20, 2017
'Greek bailout talks stumble on politically sensitive issues' -- my take → https://t.co/2XvV4guqxB #Eurogroup #Greece 🇪🇺 🇬🇷 💶— Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) April 4, 2017
GREECE, INTERNATIONAL LENDERS REACH PRELIMINARY DEAL ON KEY LABOUR REFORMS, PENSION CUTS IN BAILOUT REVIEW TALKS - SOURCES— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 29, 2017
"THE EUROPEAN UNION IS GRADUALLY RE - CENTRED ON THE SINGLE MARKET.This revelation on the road to Damascus comes in whitepaper on the future of Europe, published by the European Commission and signed off by Juncker.
Why and how?
In a scenario where the EU27 cannot agree to do more in many policy areas, it increasingly focuses on deepening certain key aspects of the single market. There is no shared resolve to work more together in areas such as migration, security or defence.
As a result, the EU27 does not step up its work in most policy domains. Cooperation on new issues of common concern is often managed bilaterally. The EU27 also significantly reduces regulatory burden by withdrawing two existing pieces of legislation for every new initiative proposed.
By 2025, this means:
The functioning of the single market becomes the main "raison d'être" of the EU27. Further progress depends on the capacity to agree related policies and standards. This proves easier for the free movement of capital and of goods, which continues tariff - free, than it does in other areas."
Five top Samsung execs, including the boss, have just been indicted; major shake-up announced. Yet this is what Samsung is sending out pic.twitter.com/CWfePDseAS— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) February 28, 2017
“I think what people are missing is this date, March 15th 2017. That’s the day that this debt ceiling holiday that Obama and Boehner put together right before the last election in October of 2015. That holiday expires. The debt ceiling will freeze in at $20 trillion. It will then be law. It will be a hard stop. The Treasury will have roughly $200 billion in cash.
We are burning cash at a $75 billion a month rate. By summer, they will be out of cash. Then we will be in the mother of all debt ceiling crises.
Everything will grind to a halt. I think we will have a government shutdown. There will not be Obama Care repeal and replace. There will be no tax cut. There will be no infrastructure stimulus. There will be just one giant fiscal bloodbath over a debt ceiling that has to be increased and no one wants to vote for.”
Manufacturing grew strongly Q4, up 1.2% from the previous Q3 -- stronger than poll of economists suggested.— Andrew Neil (@afneil) February 10, 2017
Industrial output rose 1.1% in Dec, stronger than expected 0.2% increase in Reuters poll. Year-on-year growth 4.3%, best since Jan '11— Andrew Neil (@afneil) February 10, 2017
Construction grew by more than expected 1.8% in Dec (v Nov), helped by building of houses/commercial property. ONS keeps Q4 GDP at +0.6%— Andrew Neil (@afneil) February 10, 2017
British exports to non-EU countries rose 17.3% in Q4. Exports to EU rose 3.5%. Trade balance has narrowed.— Andrew Neil (@afneil) February 10, 2017
“If the [IMF] will not participate in a new bailout that does not include substantial debt relief, and that’s what they are saying, then that, more or less, ensures a collision course with eurozone creditors.Suffice to say the EU doesn't want to hear defeatist talk like this, and is collectively whining at full pitch about Malloch's appointment!
Now we all know that primarily [puts pressure on] Germany, which remains opposed to any such actions, so I think it suggests that Greece might have to sever ties and do Grexit and exit the euro."
“We sincerely apologise for the discomfort and concern we have caused to our customers.”The company said there would be no fire risk involving future devices.
China offers to world AIIB, BRICs bank, Silk Road, 1 Belt 1Road, RCEP, FTAAP. US had only TPP to balance that. Now gone with Trump #WEF17— Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel) January 17, 2017
"A stronger-than-expected performance during the latter part of 2016"
South Korea Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Samsung Chief for Bribery https://t.co/cHmg0fQQCu— Dr. Mark P. Barry (@DrMarkPBarry) January 16, 2017
"Government schemes such as Help to Buy have improved affordability, enabling more first-time buyers to buy their own property."Yet again the dire predictions of Project Fear have been proven wrong.
"In the run up to the referendum we felt that it was the largest risk [to the economy]. There were a series of things that could have happened that would have had financial stability consequences. Of course having got through the night the day after the scale of the immediate risks around Brexit have gone down.
I am not saying there are greater short term risks on the continent in the transition than there are in the UK."