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Is Nokia so bad?

The credit rating of Nokia is going down, leading to more expensive borrowing for the company that is already in trouble. The first quarter results are impressively bad. Much analysts see only dark clouds on business horizon. And Samsung outran the Finnish giant in the race for the 1st place as mobile phones producer. But is the situation with Nokia so bad?

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The EU absurd Friday...

Today after the credit rating of Spain was cut and the interests of Italian bonds rose, the French presidential candidate from Socialist Party - Francois Hollande decided to attack directly Germany, blaming it in trying to rule the EU alone. Can you imagine a more absurd situation than this...

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Why inflation is needed?

The politics every day repeat their anti-inflation mantras. The statistics helps them in hiding the inflation. But let's it 11 sentences explain why politics do need inflation and why it will happen even if they can avoid it.

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Weidmann bravery in a democratic leaderless reality

In a Sunday interview Jens Weidmann - the top banker of Germany (Head of Bundesbank and a member of European Central Bank Governing Council) said the known-by-all truth that everyone tries to keep secret. The truth that EU problems are in politics and not politics is its victim. Being silent for a long time now Mr Weidmann said that EU leaders don't make enough to fight the crisis, and the only way to success is austerity, spending cuts and lowering the deficit and the debt. This is the proven by real life truth that EU politics reject to hear.

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Let's look at the country where "high interest" threat means nothing

10 years ago the finance minister of Bulgaria Milen Veltchev (former Merrill Lynch employee) has made a debt-swap operation by changing the old "Brady" bonds of Bulgaria with new so called "euro" bonds. The new bonds were with fixed interest of above 8% and much critics said Mr Veltchev has made a bad deal and the country will lose millions of euros. Such type of debates continue even today and they become more interesting as Veltchev-bonds are to be repaid in January 2013 and current finance minister Simeon Dyankov (former World Bank employee) is in difficulty of finding money for this. So now Bulgaria plans a new swap operation of issuing new bonds and repaying with them the old ones.

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