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Dr. Mike Campbell is a British scientist and freelance writer. Mike got his doctorate in Ghent, Belgium and has worked in Belgium, France, Monaco and Austria since leaving the UK. As a writer, he specialises in business, science, medicine and environmental subjects.

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Brexit, Meet Reality…
The government is adamant that it will not agree to extend the transitional period beyond the end of the year. 
French Economy Posts Modest Q3 Growth
France has managed a steady 0.3% growth across all three quarters of 2019 so far. Analysts had been expecting a slightly slower expansion of 0.2% in Q3.
EU Gives UK’s Brexit Proposals A Cordial But Cool Response
Brexit may be a British project and the UK can certainly leave the bloc with “no deal” by its own sovereign decision, but if it wants a deal, numerous other parties must be satisfied.
Drone Attack Causes Oil Price Spike
The decision by the USA to release part of its strategic reserve was responsible for the falling back of the oil price in the aftermath of the attack.
IMF Report Paints Picture Of A Divided America
The International Monetary Fund produces an annual report on the state of the world’s largest economy, known as an Article IV report. The current report ought to act as a wake-up call to the US establishment, but will probably fall on deaf ears.
Japan’s Economy Beats Q1 Expectations
The slowdown of the global economy and the US-China trade war had been expected to result in a small contraction in the Japanese economy in Q1 of 0.2%, but in the end, it expanded by 2.1% (both annualized figures) beating analysts’ expectations.
Italian Economy Falls Into Recession
In economic terms, a recession is defined as two (or more) successive financial quarters where a nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracts.
Retailers Warn Of Price Rises And Food Shortages In No Deal Scenario
It must be remembered that the 2016 EU referendum had no legal force to bind the government to a particular (or any) course of action since it was an “advisory” vote.
Brexit’s Critical Hours
Tuesday ought to mark a critical time in Britain’s Brexit odyssey with the “meaningful vote”, postponed at the last minute in December, finally taking place in the House of Commons tonight.
US Unemployment Continues To Fall
The official level of unemployment for September in the USA has fallen to 3.7%, a level not seen for 49 years, since the time of the Hippies in 1969
As Bitcoin Sinks In The West…
The fact remains that crypto-currencies are not fiat money and they have no endorsement at a nation state level. Consequently, all are vulnerable to a whim of a major nation state which could outlaw them.
Greece Emerges From Bailouts
The nation of Greece will be able to finance itself through international money markets again, having completed the EU/IMF bailout process.
Japanese Economy Returns To Growth
As a leading exporting nation, Japan is likely to be affected both directly and indirectly by protectionist US policies.
Sterling Slips On Brexit Worries
Sterling fell heavily against all other major currencies. It is still significantly lower than it was (pre-vote) as investors in forex try to digest the political and other fundamental news that will set the value of Sterling going forward.
The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable?
The Chequers agreement on what the UK wants from Brexit is all but dead with cabinet and junior ranking ministers resigning in protest and complaints at the constituency party level that it concedes too much.
IMF Warns That Trade War Is In Nobody’s Interest
Donald Trump’s current fixation is that the USA has trade deficits with many nations.
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