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29 January 2009 14:23

  • A neat graphic representation of what the financial crisis has done to the market capitalisation of major banks. 
  • Meanwhile, representatives of a number of those same banks are in Baghdad, advising Iraq on reform of its bank sector.
  • Davos hosts a refugee theme park: apparently this is not a joke by The Onion.
  • Renewables news: in the US, there are now more jobs in wind power than in coal. In China, the share of renewables in the energy mix is declining.
  • Contra Rodger, Professor Mark Katz argues at Harvard University's excellent Middle East blog that Israel did restore some deterrence with its Gaza operation.
  • Is tourism making Parisians nicer? I hope not. One of the great bonding experiences for foreigners in Paris is to complain about the rudeness of the locals.
  • Via Crikey, an amusingly dated 1981 TV report about online media.  

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