Archive for February 2nd, 2016

Who is the best cricket commentator on TV?

February 2, 2016

Cricket Monthly’s latest edition (Feb-2016) asks this question to a panel of experts.

The answers range from Richie Benaud (but obvious) to Naseer Hussain (who expresses himself rather freely).



Helmut Schmidt and the narrative of the Eurozone crisis

February 2, 2016

Helmut Schmidt was one of the key architects of modern Europe post World War II. He passed away in Nov 2015.

Athanasios Orphanides, former head of Bank of Cyprus writes a piece remembering the Chancellor and his vision for Europe. Being a German he was critical of the role Germany has played in building Europe and in the recent crisis:


The rich history of mistrust behind China and western financial advisers..

February 2, 2016

Tom Plate has a nice piece on the topic.

Beijing’s warnings are directed generically rather than individually – at the global class of fast-buck investment jackals that care for no one’s welfare but their own.

He says this mistrust took shape post South East Asian crisis:


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