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Moneycorp LogoDaily brief: Moneycorp

Greece and Germany: the second leg

Posted on: 9 March 2015

The Eurogroup of finance ministers meets again today to consider the reforms proposed by the new(-ish) Greek government.

ECB QE: Tick

Posted on: 6 March 2015

To someone who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, flying a YT-1300, executing a forced landing in a vintage Ryan ST should have been a piece of cake.

All eyes on Cyprus

Posted on: 5 March 2015

Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that gout increases the risk of heart disease. Today it claims that gout reduces the risk of Alzheimer's.

New motivation sought

Posted on: 4 March 2015

There was excitement in the social media about a photo, posted yesterday, of a woodpecker apparently giving a lift to a weasel.

Aussie wins the day

Posted on: 3 March 2015

A British MP wants to change the way shoplifters are sentenced. Instead of relating the severity of their penalty to the value of the stolen goods he wants to link it inversely with the net worth of the shopkeeper.

Euroland deflation

Posted on: 2 March 2015

After 76 years as a planet, Pluto was demoted to the status of plutoid in 2006.

The spread of deflation

Posted on: 26 February 2015

Building on its experience with cars that drive themselves, Google has invented a computer that plays computer games.


Posted on: 25 February 2015

Workers at the Met Office are going on strike tomorrow. At best it implies vaguer forecasts.

Revision of recent work

Posted on: 24 February 2015

The Eurogroup said its bridge finance for Greece would depend on Athens putting forward an acceptable proposal for structural and economic reforms.

Euro on the (red) carpet

Posted on: 23 February 2015

Best actor, Yanis Varoufakis in "Full Leather Jacket":

The long and winding road

Posted on: 19 February 2015

"We want you to lend us more money, at lower rates of interest, for longer. In return we will pretend to make the repayments.

Round three for Greece

Posted on: 18 February 2015

Researchers have discovered that the strongest thing in the natural world is the limpet's tooth and not, as was thought until yesterday, the Greek constitution.

No surprises

Posted on: 12 February 2015

It is widely reported this morning that a retired teacher from Liverpool was able to fly home with Ryanair using only a photo-copy of his bus pass.

Kick that can

Posted on: 11 February 2015

The FA has found a new way to transfer money from the pockets of wealthy football fans into those of needy players.


Posted on: 10 February 2015

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google, has developed a robotic dog.