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china and the war in Ukraine

It is obviously not a chance if the Russian assault against Ukraine has been launched the day after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The attention of the world must not being diverted. China saw in that ceremony an opportunity to increase its international influence.  And Moscow wanted to protect the priviledged links the Russian leaders had with their Chinese couterparts. The Vladimir Poutine presence during the inauguration, when he had not left his country since the beginning of the pandemic, had been an other symbolic gest revealing his will to be sure, if not of ...

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Inflation : The new tax

At the end of February, inflation, year-on-year in France reached 3.6 %. This month alone, consumption prices had increased by 0.7% after 0.3% in January. If we use the harmonized calculation mode defined by the European rules, inflation has been during that period 4.1%, an unknown level for thirty years. The main cause has been the increase of the energy prices (+21% on one year) resulting from geopolitical tensions because the costs production increases had not yet been completely passed to the other categories of goods and services. In the United States, inflation year on year has ...

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The central banks dilemma

Three among the most important central banks in the world have just announced the bounds inside which their actions will be inscribed in 2022. The Bank of England has informed without any ambiguity of its will to conduct a restrictive policy through increasing again its main interest rate by a quarter of a point two months after a first augmentation. The Federal Reserve in the United States appeared more moderate but is determined to act against inflation. It has confirmed the coming at an end of its economy supporting program through the acquisition of bonds on the market and has ...

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