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  1. Sorry. My source was FT and I can find the other article for degrees and diplomas. I stated that only a small portion of the immigrants are from EU ... (it's just 38% - their source is as always Migration Oberservation Observatory at Oxford) I found this rather surprising. What's then all the fuss about leaving EU in order to control immigration? Intersting is as well that everything seems to be planned well ahead of negotiations... And yes, of course not all migrants from EU have earned a higher degree but those who will come in the future will de
  2. Just my favorite. It not technical but nice. I am convint myself, the slow down is the beginning http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-07/u-k-house-price-growth-cools-to-weakest-in-three-years I would like to say *popcorn*
  3. Hey Rollover, I just wanted to put the link in here. I didn't read the article before But the parallels to My Kampf are just hideous. What's going on? Born people versus working people - I mean everybody is struggling. And on Hammond: he promises Tier 2 whereas May said last Friday this would not be an option and this is why Most EU migrants in UK would fail visa rules in event of Brexit
  4. No, it might be big companies listed in DAX helping to raise the capital (1bn.) http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/konzerne-sprechen-ueber-hilfe-fuer-deutsche-bank-a-1115553.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/my/unternehmen/banken-versicherungen/grosskonzerne-erwaegen-einstieg-der-rettungsplan-fuer-die-deutsche-bank/14654012.html
  5. Dear canbuywontbuy (interesting nick-name btw), the land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is not representative for Germany. These Länder (among them Saxony) suffer from high unemployment; people with higher degrees have left to find better jobs elsewhere and on top of this immigration rate in these Länder is very low: 2%. So objectively, there is no reason to vote for them. To be honest, I fear much more for other lander where suddenly cheap workers taking up jobs from local population will be available. Most immigrants don't have higher degrees and they won't bring the economic miracle Merkel
  6. Ok, Deutsche will be assisted - somehow..
  7. Thank you I might rather give you an insight into my perspective of British culture.. I was astonished to learn that the ultimate British (or English?) dream was to become a landlord. There is a hole mythical fairytale-like narrative about the landlord. The final stage of "moving upward" is to become the owner of 2,3 BTL? Becoming a home owner is just the first step in this process? I found that rather capitalistic. Germany hasn't had housing bubble for a long time; only 30% of the Berliners own their own flat. Rents tended indeed to be cheap! But this was until 5 years a
  8. Indeed you are right 16% extremist right wing is a lot - but the outcome is always a more leftist government. I lived in Berlin and the ex-communists die Linke got 16%. This was rather astonishing. What an irony, isn't it? I assume that the majority of the people are (still) on the left side. (This is subject to change, if more terrorist attacks happen of course ... October feast e.g. lost half of its visitors because of the fears of terrorist attacks.) Party of Merkel has lost as much voters as never before...
  9. As I am French and German I would like to add something. Honestly, I don't think they are scared. It's rather disappointment - it's a total political failure (of every politic in every country). This vote didn't come out of nowhere..l (And of course, brexit voters were right.) I think hard brexit means in the German interpretation actually sharp restriction to the markets. German newspaper reported that May didn't bother and preferred instead stopping immigration. As German politics always put the economy first, this is rather difficult to understand for them. I am not sur
  10. Well, populist German point of view is rather ... ... "enough of this transfer union!" Indeed, populist parties are attracting voters with these kind of claims... My point of view is rather different. U.K. and Germany have highly profited from the EU... Anyway, I totally understand brexit voters. What's good for the economy must not necessarily be good for the people. I wonder what will happen next if economy goes down. German newspapers like FAZ and Handelsblatt are making the forecast of a big crisis.
  11. 'My view is that if Germany goes down like Japan did in the 1990s (with even worse demographic trends), there is no way that the euro and Eurozone holds up. This will make the pound the safe haven currency in Europe,..." As fr as i can conclude, he bases his assumptions on the idea Germany might go down. But Germany just got 1.7 mio new inhabitants and birth rates are up yet again...
  12. It's fun to read the old postings. I could kill myself for not having bought in 2010. London was so cheap by that time! I remember in the aftermath of the crisis flats in mayfair being thrown after clients... I thought for myself about buying a 2 bedr in Mayfair. Today, it would be worth something like 2 or 3M.. Next time, the bubble drops, I'll buy as much as I can. Just as @ Aldi
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