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Spotting the tell-tale signs of trouble

The Trader

Jackson Hole came and went last weekend, central bankers in suits but no ties trying to look relaxed, while admitting that they alone couldn’t prevent an economic downturn. Over in Biarritz snipers cleared the beaches, surfers plucked out of the ocean, and 13,000 police and barricades kept G7 leaders (ex-PM Guiseppe Conte standing in for Italy despite resigning three days earlier) plus the EU’s (strained-looking) Donald Tusk, safe. Over in Brazil raging fires forced president Bolsonaro to adjust tactics and send in the military, while Greenpeace flew over inspecting the jungle. Let’s hope that ends soon too.

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