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Silvia Ricci

Naples, Italy

Member since September 28, 2013


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    Spain's economic crisis, the government's response to it, and pervasive corruption have inspired a flowering of the black market economy.

    FORTUNE -- Outside the front door of an IKEA in the Barcelona suburb of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, a group of men -- mostly immigrants from Ecuador -- offer shoppers informal delivery services. In Spain's crisis economy, it's a competitive business -- to cut down on conflict, the drivers pick numbered balls to set a queue -- and with some negotiating, a shopper can get immediate delivery for less than what IKEA's official drivers charge.

    It's also a sign of the huge boom in Spain's underground economy. According to a recent report by Spain's Ministry of Finance, at the end of 2012 the underground economy accounted for 24.6% of GDP, up from 17.8% at the time the crisis began in 2008. That's about double the rate in the U.K., France, and Germany.

    "If we compare ourselves to Zimbabwe or Bolivia or countries like that, we're very good. If we compare ourselves to Greece, Italy, we're similar. If we compare ourselves to France, Germany, the U.K., Denmark, Sweden, we look very bad," says Jordi Sardà, the economics professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona who led the study.

    Spain's economic crisis, the government's reaction to it, and pervasive political and business corruption have inspired a black market boom, says Sardà.

    The crisis sent unemployment soaring from a pre-crisis low of 8% to 26% today, creating a p...

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    The demise of Tokyo and modern Japan: reality or an illusion?

    Jälleen kerran masentavaa luvut osoittavat kuoleman Tokiossa ja Japanissa vuoteen 2100 mennessä, jonka mukaan väestöstä on totaalisesti siitä tänään. Tämä on karu varoitus mukaan toinen dramaattinen tutkimus, joka näkee vain staattisia ja kuolemaisillaan Japanissa, joka kieltäytyy toteuttaa todellista sosiaalista politiikkaa.

    Yksi mielenkiintoinen osa tutkimuksen, joka on kielletty on "maallinen yhteiskunta" olemisen reaalisuus yli riippuvainen nykyaikaa, materialismi, abortti ja muita näkökohtia "uuden maailman". On selvää, että Japani kohtaavat ongelmia, jotka liittyvät syntyvyyden ja tämä uusin tutkimus liittyy tähän. Samaan aikaan liittyviä kysymyksiä viestinnässä japanilainen yhteiskunta (sosiaalinen peruuttaminen), itsemurha ja muiden alueiden sosiaalinen romahdus on keskityttävä.

    Tietenkin kysymykset liittyvät työtuntimäärää, kalleus lasten kasvatukseen, uusia moderneja keinoja elämää ja muita monimutkaisia tekijöitä; ovat kaikki repiä toisistaan pienenemisen tässä maassa. Valitettavasti Japanin hallitus näyttää halua auttaa ihmisiä, jotka haluavat enemmän kuin yksi tai kaksi lasta mutta jotka tuntevat rasittaa vuoksi taloudellisia vaikeuksia, joita tästä.

    Tämä synkkä tutkimuksen, joka tehtiin seitsemän tutkijoiden ja joukko byrokraattien mukaan Tokio väestö vähenee 7.13 miljoonaa vuonna 2100 nykyinen Mark yli 13 miljoonaa ihmistä. Täm...

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    European stocks were unchanged as data showing the number of Americans filing jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week offset investor concern that budget wrangling in Washington will lead to a government shutdown. Ladbrokes (LAD) Plc plunged to its lowest price in almost a year after issuing a profit warning for its digital division. Thomas Cook Group Plc slid 6.6 percent after it said winter bookings have slowed. Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB), Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, rose to its highest price after posting third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was unchanged at 313.02 at the close of trading. The gauge has dropped 0.4 percent so far this week amid concern that U.S. politicians will fail to approve a federal budget for the new financial year. It has still climbed 5.3 percent in September as the Federal Reserve refrained from reducing its monthly asset purchases, and has surged 9.8 percent since the end of June, heading for the biggest quarterly gain in four years. Read More Stocks in Europe Are Unchanged as U.S. Jobless Claims Decline: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-26/european-stock-index-futures-little-changed-before-u-dot-s-dot-job-data More articles in: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/elder-law-attorneys/Marie-Corliss/attId/8059/locId/638 http://fi.yelp.fi/biz/the-corliss-group-southampton

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    European stocks were unchanged as data showing the number of Americans filing jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week offset investor concern that budget wrangling in Washington will lead to a government shutdown. Ladbrokes (LAD) Plc plunged to its lowest price in almost a year after issuing a profit warning for its digital division. Thomas Cook Group Plc slid 6.6 percent after it said winter bookings have slowed. Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB), Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, rose to its highest price after posting third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was unchanged at 313.02 at the close of trading. The gauge has dropped 0.4 percent so far this week amid concern that U.S. politicians will fail to approve a federal budget for the new financial year. It has still climbed 5.3 percent in September as the Federal Reserve refrained from reducing its monthly asset purchases, and has surged 9.8 percent since the end of June, heading for the biggest quarterly gain in four years. Read more Stocks in Europe Are Unchanged as U.S. Jobless Claims Decline:<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-

    26/european-stock-index-futures-little-changed-before-u-dot-s-dot-job-data">http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-

    26/european-stock-index-futures-little-changed-before-u-dot-s-dot-job-data</a>

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