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Greek hospitals run out of supplies, turn patients away due to budget cuts

Ben Tufft for the UK’s Independent, May 23, 2015, that Greece’s insolvency and indebtedness that left millions unemployed and 2.5 million without medical insurance (out of a total population in 2o13 of 11.03 million), have also led to huge cuts to the healthcare budget. 309 more words


The IMF Tells the Bank Of Japan To Hit The Gas? What About The U.S. Federal Reserve?

A Benjamin Cole post

The International Monetary Fund on May 22 badgered the Bank of Japan to adopt a more-aggressive growth stance, even though the island nation posted Q1 real GDP growth of 2.4%, and an annual inflation rate of 2.3%—along with an unemployment rate of 3.4%. 262 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (III)

This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about the almost broken economy of Greece. Things are now at a crossroads, and we wish our neighbours well as they fight to turn a corner.   41 more words


The "Strong " Way

This morning I decided to start changing different things in my life! So the very first thing I decided to do was to start drinking fruit/veg infused water. 115 more words


Russia to Adopt Tough Position if Ukraine Defaults-Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister DmitryMedvedev

MOSCOW — Russia would adopt a tough position if Ukraine decided not to pay off debts owed to Moscow by its previous government, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast by Russian TV on Saturday. 332 more words

China on a gold standard? Food for thought at least

By Lawrie Williams

Earlier this week I penned an article based on a talk by Ken Hoffmann, Bloomberg’s Global Head of Metals & Mining Research at the Global Mining Finance Precious and Base Metals Conference in London.  848 more words

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The IMF: Of Words and Actions

Some comments, and endless twitter discussions on my Blanchard Touch post call for a couple of clarifications.

The first has to do to the most common reaction, that has been: “the IMF may well have made advances in its analysis, but the policy prescriptions are remarkably unchanged. 659 more words