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Spotted 'the naked cowboy', who I believe is head of the head of the judiciary in this country.
Spotted 'the naked cowboy', who I believe is head of the head of the judiciary in this country.
I think UK politics has moved *so* quickly recently that there a lot of half-baked narratives plugging gaps where old framework collapsed
First line "Bull semen entered the Brexit negotiations on Wednesday" https://t.co/46ILMRl3z2 via @FT
You 🇺🇸 vs the guy 🇪🇺 she tells you not to worry about
You 🇺🇸 vs the guy 🇪🇺 she tells you not to worry about
Why would you invite another head of state to a sad commemoration like Bastille Day?
July 2016 rate cut will go down in history as 'the banter easing' https://t.co/HPPU7ujH4S
She didn't have the goods though. Sad!
I'm not sure what I'll do with myself if the ECB, BoE and BoJ all end QE.
This is not a rhetorical question, I need someone to confirm to me that I didn't imagine it all.
It @MattCampbel winning an award! #loebawards
It @MattCampbel winning an award! #loebawards
I can see the back of @bySamRo's head AMA https://t.co/MqmiKVopUy
I can see the back of @bySamRo's head AMA https://t.co/MqmiKVopUy
Young people are so entitled these days! Also, what's up with my inability to make money with a riskless immediate access bank account?
SAVERS: Impossible to get returns here! What do I do?
MARKETS: Try taking some risks
SAVERS: Nothing to do, so sad
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In May 2014 predicting the Fed Funds rate would be where it is now would've made you pretty much the most bearish FOMC member.
Tyler Cowen makes the case that the UK needs the Dutch to invade again https://t.co/jN5z12Fb2q via @bv
Dow Jones employees working in the News Building getting a £10 voucher to support Borough mkt, office canteen closed Weds 👌
Total(1) => 0.40415096282959 f_u_GLN(2) => 0.37271189689636 f_f_QM(2) => 0.29768872261047 indS(2) => 0.058835029602051 indM(2) => 0.022790908813477 indM_1(2) => 0.0047800540924072 indM_2(2) => 0.00079107284545898 indM_4(2) => 0.0040318965911865 indM_5(2) => 0.0050408840179443 indM_6(2) => 0.0013301372528076 indM_7(2) => 0.00364089012146 indM_8(2) => 0.0011038780212402 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.013108968734741 f_f_dT(39) => 0.011802196502686