Une presence inconnue:

— Think tanking is hard.

— China builds world’s most super super-computer.

— All about QE2.

— The scale of QE we need is considerably above what the Fed seems to be contemplating.

— There are huge impediments to the use of RMB as a reserve currency.

The eight years I spent studying French in school have very little practical purpose, but ability to understand the lyrics to Placebo’s “Mars Landing Party” is among them.