Friday, 30 December 2011

More top of the lists to you

And the round up of top 10's of 2011 continues. The first is the World Bank's top 100 blogs of 2011. There are quite a few good ones. There is some thorough development economics along with the blog on the impact of blogs (that got me interested at the start)!

For fun there is also Mail & Guardian's top 10 Zapiro cartoons of 2011. Enjoy.

To finish up, this is my first try using Blogsy on the iPad. Hopefully it will be easier as I get to know the app!

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

More round ups of 2011

If you want a quick recap of events in 2011 (and like me, pretend that you have not fallen that far behind with everything) have a look at these links.

The Economist charts the year and I like this one: Google searches for "gold price" as a measure of uncertainty and volatility.

For some SA info, have a look at the Mail & Guardian's special report 2011-its-a-wrap. It mentions, amongst other things, the Wallmart deal, the Opperheimer family selling their stake of De Beers and the Nationalisation debate.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Best of 2011

It is the time of the year when everyone is making lists of the best of 2011 - the best books (of which I have not read enough), the best albums (I've heard some of the songs), the top 10 iPad apps (I'm actually using a few!) and many more. The BBC, The Atlantic and the Washington Post's Wonkblog asked economists about the most important graphs of 2011. There are a few interesting ones, check them out:
As the ECB started its largest refinancing of banks yesterday, this is good one showing how interest rates reflect the Euro crisis: