04 novembre 2008

The American electoral system: Complicated and full of absurdities

The American electoral system, which leads to elect the President of the most powerfull country and strongest economy in the world, is the most complicated electoral system in the world although it seems simple. People often think, moreover like many Americans, that the ongoing presidential elections are crucial the decivive elections to choose the U.S. President. But this is not true, because we have to wait until early December to know who is the winner of elections that are full of absurdities. Despite the competition between... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2008

Americans living in Cairo: "Whoever will find the solution to economic problems will be the President"

Decisive element in the U.S. presidential elections of 2004, the security card will not be the factor to choose the future winner of the elections on Tuesday in the United States. It has been replaced by the economic situation which has become the priority issue of elections where the Democrat Barak Obama is facing the Republican John McCain. For more than a year, the U.S. economy faces several painful blows : Crisis of mortgages at higher risk (subprime) decline in the dollar exchange rate against major currencies in... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2008

Will the world solve the problems of the rich and let the poor suffer from hunger?

It seems that the only thing that can waver the world is the plight of the rich. Because the world does not respond to numerous calls to save the poor and hungry. If it does, it is only through symbolic aid that never goes hand in hand with the volume of the crisis. At a time when central banks of the largest industrialized countries have pumped more than 3,5 trillion dollars in less than a month to save the world economy of the financial crisis that threatens it, industrialized countries have paid only a pittance to save the... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2008

The "Subprime" ... The story of a Financial trick hiden under a humanitarian idea

There are more than a year, the crisis of mortgages with high-risk "Subprime" hit the U.S. economy and led to heavy losses for banks in the world. Losses have reached 350 billion dollars while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said they would amount to a trillion dollars in coming years. While observers expected the decline of the effects of the crisis and the recovery of the global economy, especially after the exchange price of the dollar had increased in front of major currencies in the world and rates of inflation... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2008

Global financial crisis: Is the world going towards a return to state control on the economy?

At the time that signs showed a sort of recovery of the world economy, the dollar resumed its rise to major world currencies. But, while inflation rates in all countries fell, the world woke up on Monday, September 14th with the news of the collapse of the "Lehman Brothers" bank, one of the five largest banks in USA, because of its losses due to mortgages at a high risk "subprime" that hit the world economy during the summer of 2007. After the U.S. administration has managed to save the two... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2008

The world is at the threshold of a new cold war?

Eighteen years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war between Moscow and Washington, which reached its peak during the crisis of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, a conflict just started between Russia, heir of the former Soviet Union, and Georgia, which had its independence after the collapse of the Union. This conflict, erupted on August 6, due to the Georgians separatist territories "South Ossetia" and "Abkhazia", and the current tension, which reign in the Caucasus region, are... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2008

Absalon...Accidental hero or perfectionist?

"I dreamed of this moment hundreds, thousands of times and it was currently happening in real life. I was dreaming even during my training. This is perhaps even better to live in dream", said Julien Absalon, after winning the gold medal in Mountainbike in Beijing. ATV's Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008, Julien Absalon became the only french to have retained his crown individual won in Athens 4 years ago. "This victory is different because it is a confirmation. It's almost more difficult than winning the first time.... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2008

The Russian-Georgian conflict ... a threat to the future of the Georgian economy

It seems that the Russian-Georgian conflict, which erupted last Wednesday because of the separatist territory of South Ossetia, loyal to Russia, will have a significant impact on the future of the Georgian economy, and may end a period of prosperity and economic growth. After the difficult years the country had faced since its independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union and until the "revolution of Roses" in 2003, which led to the resignation of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and the arrival of... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2008

The Russian-Georgian conflict raises fears in the oil market

In the moment where oil prices began to decline on world markets, and after that a barrel of oil has lost about 30 dollars of its price in two weeks, the conflict triggered wednesday between Russia and Georgia because of "south Ossetia", a Georgian separatist province "pro-Moscow", has raised fears of Western countries on energy supply and re-ignited oil prices. The violent fighting in the Caucasus region weaken the situation of Georgia as a vital corridor for the transfer of oil from the Caspian Sea to the... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2008

French banks continue to suffer from the subprime

A year after the "earthquake" of the mortgages at higher risk (subprime) crisis, which hit the property sector in the USA and which has led to the financial crisis affecting the banking industry in the world, French banks continue to suffer from aftershocks of this crisis. Despite the statement by the "BNP Paribas" Bank, in which the bank says have made a net profit of 1,5 billion euros during the second quarter of the current year, these profits were 34% less compared to the same period in 2007. In a... [Lire la suite]
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