Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

The FT weekend article on tobacco ban and tobacco research has caught my attention for several reasons. First of all, it is widely acknowledged that tobacco is not healthy, but why isolate the industry? There are market forces and business ethics involved. BAT (British American Tobacco) has been involved in research, pouring money and resources […]


“The French growth model has been built almost exclusively on consumer demand and construction, the direct opposite of the German model of export-led growth,” Mr Moëc said. “In a country so dependent on consumer demand, when real wages growth turns negative it is a real disaster.” (FT.com, Economic outlook clouds Sarkozy success) It’s true, economists […]