200 years of history, 200 countries, 4 minutes

200 years of history, 200 countries, 4 minutes

This video document from BBC4 makes statistics look interesting and fun.
In 4 minutes you will learn about the evolution of the world’s health and wealth in the last two centuries in a striking visual manner. Not to be missed !

Leaving the euro?

Leaving the euro?

Could Ireland and Greece possibly want to leave the euro zone, in the hope of recovering more quickly? In this short article the BBC examines how it could be done – and the difficulties to be faced.

Read the article here

Financial dictionary

Financial dictionary

Si, comme moi, vous pensez 007 quand on vous dit bond, c’est qu’il est temps de jeter un coup d’œil au dictionnaire en ligne de termes financiers d’Investopedia, qui vous éclairera (en anglais) sur les hedge funds, les brokers et autres blue chips.

Exemple :

What Does Bond Mean?

A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a fixed interest rate. Bonds are used by companies, municipalities, states and U.S. and foreign governments to finance a variety of projects and activities.
Bonds are commonly referred to as fixed-income securities and are one of the three main asset classes, along with stocks and cash equivalents..

Blood protest in Thailand

Blood protest in Thailand

Blood has many symbolic and religious associations. It is also sometimes the consequence of violent political protest or repression.

But in Thailand a group of protesters are using their own blood in political demonstrations “for democracy” and against the “dictatorship” of the present premier, Abhisit Vejjajiva. They want the return of the former prime minister, multi- millionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, who was deposed in a coup for alleged corruption. Experts in Thai culture are trying to understand.

Learn more about this from The Guardian’s article and video:


English Invasion on Ses-Noailles.fr

English Invasion on Ses-Noailles.fr

Voici une petite liste de liens proposée par B. Leprêtre pour “internationaliser” nos axes d’études et nos sources.

Ces liens seront de plus accessibles dans la barre latérale droite, sous les autres liens concernant les SES.

C’est aussi pour nous le moyen de mettre en place une nouvelle catégorie tournée vers l’internationale animée par quelques articles et références que M. Leprêtre se fera un plaisir d’ajouter.

Daily newspapers and magazines

The Guardian (daily, UK) http://www.guardian.co.uk/

The Times (daily, UK) http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/

The New York Times (daily, US) http://www.nytimes.com/

Time magazine (US) http://www.time.com/time/

Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/

Business, finance, economy

The Economist (magazine, UK) http://www.economist.com/

Business week (magazine, US) http://www.businessweek.com/

Forbes (magazine, US) http://www.forbes.com/


The Onion (US) http://www.theonion.com/content/index

Private Eye (UK) http://www.private-eye.co.uk/

Illustration : Graphite Flag by ~saiyanhajime, http://saiyanhajime.deviantart.com/art/Graphite-Flag-18493849