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Institutional Investor (September 14)

2022/ 09/ 15 by jd in Global News

“In a sign of the times, VC is bragging about being slow and thorough. Thanks to an unfriendly exit environment and lower fundraising, venture capitalists have finally started to focus more on due diligence than closing deals quickly.”


Real Money (August 17)

2022/ 08/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Japan marches to the beat of a different drummer. And its pace, slow and steady, is looking solid as much of the rest of the world contends with the din of roaring inflation and clanging recession.” In contrast, Japan’s “inflation is running at a mild and manageable 2.4% as of July” and Japan looks poised for “steady multiyear growth…. Japanese equities therefore continue to justify themselves as safe havens.”


Washington Post (February 18)

2022/ 02/ 20 by jd in Global News

“The U.S. economy has an inflation problem the likes of which haven’t been seen in 40 years, and the main policymakers in charge of keeping it in check — at the Federal Reserve — have been far too slow to even admit there is a problem, let alone to start addressing it. It is time for the Fed to get aggressive.”


Bloomberg (November 26)

2021/ 11/ 28 by jd in Global News

“China’s economy continued to slow in November with car and homes sales dropping again as the housing market crisis dragged on.” While numbers for eight early indicators “stayed unchanged, under the surface there was a further deterioration in some of the real-time economic data.”


The Guardian (November 1)

2020/ 11/ 03 by jd in Global News

“Here we are again. Once more, England will enter lockdown on Thursday…. Once more, the government has been far too slow to act….. What is truly depressing for many people is not lockdown in itself, but the growing conviction that this government has no exit plan, and no ability to execute one even if they stumble across it.”


Financial Times (May 5)

2019/ 05/ 06 by jd in Global News

Brexit has “exposed the internal divisions within the established political parties and unearthed a diversity of views that is struggling to be contained inside two organisations. A more diverse political landscape would, arguably, be more representative of modern Britain. But making this transition will not be a quick process. Any break-up of the old political order is likely to be long, slow and painful.”


Bloomberg (August 29)

2017/ 08/ 31 by jd in Global News

“Brexit is beginning to look like a classic case of a mountain giving birth to a mouse” and, except for losing its say in EU affairs, little is likely to change. “The U.K. will simply lose its vote in the EU. The rest will remain as it is now for an indefinite period during which a new trade deal will be discussed in the standard EU fashion — slowly, deliberately, with each of the 27 EU countries working through its own agenda until there’s a consensus.”