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Alain Boublil Blog

   

World

The Brazil mistakes

The impressive score of Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of Brazilian presidential election has aroused attention on the country from all around the world. The populist authoritarianism with its racist and homophobic whiffs and the liberalism which inspires the economic program of the candidate show that this one is full of contradictions. Commentators have noticed some similarities with Donald Trump election. They even have made a comparison with the divisions and the crisis which is affecting Europe. Yet, that analysis is superficial. Brazil political and economic situation is quite different. If we set aside some short periods of time ...

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Interest rates and inflation

As expected by financial markets, the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington rose its interest rates this week by 0.25% to 2.25% and nothing in the comments of its chairman makes us thinking that the institution has renounced to rise it again before the end of the year. Some days before, Mario Draghi who chairs the European Central Bank was delighted about the inflation in the Eurozone which was “sound” and convinced that its target to come back to 2% will be reached. Financial markets have deduced that the end of the accommodative policy was confirmed and that they ...

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A busy week for China

It has started with the announcement by the Trump administration of the instauration of customs duties on 200 billion dollars of Chinese exports. The rate is modest (10%) but it could rise next year until 25%. On September 18th, the Summer Davos Forum opened in Tianjin. 2000 gests coming from more than 100 countries will attend the meetings. Beijing will develop its analysis regarding the Fourth industrial revolution and how shape innovative societies to adapt themselves to the progress of robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The Forum comes just after the Vladivostok Meetings where Russian and Chinese economies exposed their ...

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