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Quickbeam

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I think in the simplest terms, that's what he's saying between the lines.

Cammeron's handbag speech...

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bob.

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Does this bobbing up and down to attract attention go on in any other parliaments around the World? I doubt it somehow. I think they all know how stupid it looks. I bet they don't even do it in Scotland even though I have never seen their version of question time.

It does show that your MP is there. Is paying attention and is not a sleep or dead.

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Quickbeam

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I wouldn't take that as proof that they're not dead!

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anskyber

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Interesting article, even if I had to go through a registration process to read it!

It had more than a hint of Armageddon about it and little reflection on the situation for the UK if Armageddon does hit. Some business leaders are expressing caution at those who should be a little careful about what they wish for; we are also passengers on the listing ship.

perhaps its time to reflect on that reality, there are no lifeboats on board.

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morddwyd

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"In case you hadn't noticed they use a different language in Germany."

Well yes, I had noticed, but I'm not sure how it's relevant.

My wife has invested in a Spanish bank and she can't speak a word of the language.

"Despite all the commentators thinking that the Euro will not survive as a world class currency?"

The Deutsche Börse does not only deal in Euros!

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morddwyd

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fm

Why?

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morddwyd

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Since two of the world's top four financial markets are non-English speaking (Hong Kong No1. Singapore No 4) I still don't see the relevance.

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Quickbeam

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You should carry keeping your money under the bed then, they fall into fm's primary grouping;)

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morddwyd

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"English is one of the official languages in both places"

I don't doubt it, but I would think that traders would only use their native language on the frenetic floor of a world leading stock exchange.

"Since when?"

Apologies, loose terminology on my part.. I should have quoted "Hong Kong is the world's most developed financial market, "

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16172457

The last paragraph puts Singapore as fourth.

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morddwyd

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No I won't. It is just a view, and I have seen no convincing argument to cause me to change it.

If someone posts that they have worked on the floor of either or both stock exchanges, and can confirm that business is conducted in English, then, of course, I will change my view.

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WhiteTruckMan

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I'd be inclined to think that business is conducted in english because that is the most widely spoken language. (although I might think it was polish based on the last two weeks personal experience. Long story) But I can quite easily belive that may change over the next 1-200 years.

WTM

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