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South China Morning Post (June 30)

2020/ 06/ 30 by jd in Global News

“How Hong Kong should cope with the national security law: keep calm and carry on…. It would be best for Hongkongers not to panic, but get on with their lives instead.”


Financial Times (August 12)

2019/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“It’s the calm before the storm…. As any number of indicators now show—from weak purchasing managers’ indices in the US, Spain, Italy, France and Germany, to rising corporate bankruptcies and a spike in US lay-offs—the global downturn has already begun.”


The Economist (February 10)

2018/ 02/ 12 by jd in Global News

“America’s extraordinary economic gamble” is off to a rough start. “Fiscal policy is adding to demand even as the economy is running hot” and, seemingly as a result, volatility is back in a big way. “A long spell of calm, in which America’s stockmarket rose steadily without a big sell-off, ended abruptly this week.”


The Economist (October 7)

2017/ 10/ 09 by jd in Global News

If Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy “thought that cracking heads would put a stop to secessionism, he could not have been more wrong. He has only created a stand-off that has energised his enemies and shocked his friends.” Rajoy’s reaction “has thrown Spain into its worst constitutional crisis since an attempted coup in 1981…. Only a negotiation can restore calm and it should start immediately.”


Financial Times (February 25)

2015/ 02/ 26 by jd in Global News

When then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled a potential policy change in 2013, he “triggered a ‘taper tantrum’ in financial markets across the world” and “put a chill on the US housing market.” Current Fed Chairman Janet Yellen “is determined not to do the same and catch the markets unaware.” Judging from the calm market reaction to her recent guidance, she is earning “high marks” for successfully managing expectations.


Bloomberg (April 17, 2013)

2013/ 04/ 18 by jd in Global News

The response to the Boston bombings has been “admirably calm.” The “measured and purposeful reaction is the worst possible news for the perpetrators, whomever they turn out to be. Rupturing the psyche is what terrorism is supposed to achieve. If it fails to do that, it fails, period.”