Author: For The Europhiles

Euro falls as French protests hit economy

Euro falls as French protests hit economy:

The euro has fallen against the dollar after disappointing French and German economic surveys dismayed the markets.

Really?

Fair enough there was a bit of a drop on Friday the “14 December 2018″, but the same could have been said the week before, and by Monday the EUR € was back up and is currently trading stronger compared to the $ than before that.

And looking at the GBP £, there was no such drop …

… okay, lets look at the Australian Dollar for good measurement … 

… no, sorry. I can’t see it.

Lets look at the USD $ compared to the AUD …

… oh look, the same ‘spike’ in the USD vs AUD! Did the French protest drive down the Australian Dollar with the Euro? 

Or, maybe, just maybe, the USD jumped up a little bit on Friday the 14th of December?

But did anything at all happen on the 14th of December that might possibly have caused people valuing the US economy a little bit better?

https://www.voanews.com/a/china-to-suspend-further-tariffs-on-u-s-made-cars/4700499.html

I guess not! 🙄

yasamdan:Thunderstorm in Baltic 💛💙❤

yasamdan:

Thunderstorm in Baltic 💛💙❤

EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment

EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment:

Kurz says he hopes this is a “good start signal for more European investment in Africa so that the African continent, when it comes to investment, isn’t just conceded to the Chinese.”

African Union Chairman Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were among the leaders on hand for the forum.

On a personal note: I recently been to Kenya and there are large infrastructures everywhere, and whenever I asked who is building it, the answer was always the Chinese!!!

Rutte turns Brexit into ‘parable of the fragile vase’ – DutchNews.nl

Rutte turns Brexit into ‘parable of the fragile vase’ – DutchNews.nl:

“Don’t ask me questions, tell me things. It’s…

“Don’t ask me questions, tell me things. It’s not about me having the answers, I need your ideas” @FedericaMog meets the 36 young Africans & Europeans of the Young Plug-In Initiative #aueuypii ahead of the #AUEU Summit 

Brexit Has Already Cost U.K. More Than 2% of GDP, UBS Estimates

Brexit Has Already Cost U.K. More Than 2% of GDP, UBS Estimates

UK named as ‘Golden Dumbass’ by German satirical TV show

UK named as ‘Golden Dumbass’ by German satirical TV show:

It’s not been the best year for the UK.

We’ve tried, and failed – so far at least, to find a way to leave the European Union, which for our friends in Brussels has served as proof of what a lame duck nation we are.

German satirical programme Heute Show has cemented the stance of our continental cousins as they named the UK its ‘Golden Dumbass of the Year’ describing the nation as ‘the most confused island in the world’ and comparing Brexit to a sickness.

WTO? WTF?!!

WTO? WTF?!!

soul-of-an-angel:Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe) | ©Christina

soul-of-an-angel:

Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe) | ©Christina

mapsontheweb:Map of every European city.

mapsontheweb:

Map of every European city.