Vivian Lewis is editor and founder of Global-Investing. She brings unique experience and competence to the business of picking foreign stocks. Today the Slovenian exchange called Nice Hash was hit by a hacker. Slovenia is a newish Balkan country which runs the northwestern-most part of former Yugoslavia. This new country produced the beautiful Melania Trump although when she was born it did not yet exist.
It also produced the now Italian mother-in-law of one of my nephews. In that part of the world, borders suffer from variable geography.
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My father was the goalie of a club made up of Jewish refugee men who played near the Hudson River off Dyckman Street, mostly against other ethnic clubs of Irish, Hispanic, and Greek background. While I also watched lots of baseball, this was the live sport of my childhood.
And now it is becoming more American.
The teams I saw this weekend at the Massachusetts finals were from public schools and private teams, with most of the black boys from the latter, including one brilliant goalie whose good work I could recognize thanks to my childhood training as a fan. There was also at least one boy on that team who looked like he was transitioning to becoming a girl, to judge from his 'do.
Too bad the US State Dept is warning us not to go to watch the
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Such, such, are the joys. Iceland is having more Panama Paper problems. After the Prime Minister was fingered for having an offshore account, its President, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson turns out to also have had an account in a tax haven established by the bent Mossack Fonseca lawyers. Grimsson says the account was set up by his wife and he didn't know about it.
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We have news from Ireland, Israel, Australia, SwitzerlandMexico, Panama, Britain, the Dutch Antilles, and Finland from sectors ranging from mining to drugs, from IT to banking, from cement to plastics, from oil to weapons.
We start with a key quarterly report. Your editor has known oil industry expert Daniel Yergin since working for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the s.
Yergin attended our hearings on Opec's quadrupling the oil price and then turned out readable versions of the revelations, forecasts, and strategies the Senators had extracted from their witnesses. Dan Yergin is still at it. Today he managed to be quoted at the top of the financial second section of the Financial Times saying: It is clearly a very divided organisation. Then he went on to say that he expects the price of oil to rebound despite increased Iranian output. Case was quoting 19 th century Swiss cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt's comment on the failure of historians to properly understand how closely the Middle Ages "Carsten kengeter wife sexual dysfunction" to the Renaissance.
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But it is still scary to someone bi-cultural. I was raised by parents who had lived through Weimar and the rise of Hitler and always voted for mainstream candidates, even when a neighbor of ours was head of the US Communist Party, and even when changing demographics brought Latinos to what had been a German-Jewish enclave in northern Manhattan. They avoided and jingoism from experience.
Viscerally, I am frightened by what is happening in the primaries. For good news, the price of oil is inching up again. And the market has decided that Deutsche Bank is not likely to default on its coco contingent convertible bonds. So we do not have to try to find the equivalent to Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, the head of the Weimar CB who supported Hitler in opposing Carsten kengeter wife sexual dysfunction payment and even campaigned on this during a visit to the USA.
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