“We know from China Iron and Steel Association that steel output has dropped from 2m tonnes a day last year to 1.7m this year - with chilly implications for Vale and Brazil’s real, or BHP Billiton and the Aussie dollar.”
A national referendum. Populism is not always a winner. The Swiss voted in a weekend national referendum by almost two to one to reject a plan to increase annual leave from four weeks to six.
And next THE multinational referendum. The actual voting is not until May but the campaigning is well and truly underway and in the Eurovision song contest populism does count. Which is why the United Kingdom, supporter-less in recent years, has resurrected a golden oldie.
Surely Engelbert Humperdinck will waltz it in although the Crikey Eurovision Election Indicator still thinks otherwise.