Stanley Pignal

Stanley Pignal

@spignal

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Man in Paris for The Economist, looking at European business and finance. Past includes Mumbai, Brussels, London, FT. Personal feed. Bio and contacts 👇

Paris, France
Joined on November 23, 2008
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Quoted @realDonaldTrump

Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to In School, or On Campus, Learning. Not even close! Schools must be open in the Fall. If not open, why would the Federal Government give Funding? It won’t!!!

Former university owner has strong thoughts on virtual learning https://t.co/WIM77rXAiy

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Notre Dame's spire will be a replica of the one that burned last year. When rebuilding the spire in 1859 they went for a new design. In 2020 we feel like we have to mimic the old. What does that say about us? https://t.co/XnGIQAJa68

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Tesla: a stockmarket journey to a $258bn market cap. https://t.co/fm2FlLtgAj

Tesla: a stockmarket journey to a $258bn market cap. https://t.co/fm2FlLtgAj

I would estimate that 95% of Paris metro users are following the rule you must wear a mask. Compared to about 85% respecting the rule you must have a valid ticket.

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Quoted @tconnellyRTE

Pierre Gramegna, the Luxembourg candidate has withdrawn. So it’s now Paschal Donohoe vs Nadia Calviño in the contest to be next Eurogroup President

Does anyone want 400 "It's GOTTA be GRAMEGNA!!" t-shirts? DM for details. https://t.co/EptRm9mO0a

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I understand economics consultancies have to make a living, but do the reports that brazenly support the business case their clients want to put out really help the profession? Depressing to read 2 reports by consultancies reach wildly different conclusions depending on who paid.

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I'm now actively telling people to set up phonecalls vs Zoom. I suspect part of the reason we are so drained is that video is that little bit more tiresome.

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Thanks to everyone who recommended JR by William Gaddis. You are nutters.

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I humbly suggest that a good follow up question might have been "sell him out for doing what?" https://t.co/KLBE6t8Nj5

I humbly suggest that a good follow up question might have been "sell him out for doing what?" https://t.co/KLBE6t8Nj5

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Quoted @cnni

Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy on Wednesday due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high coronavirus infection rates, police say https://t.co/TleSwZWc8o

My new favourite type of article is the "rich people thought they could get around the pandemic by travelling on a private jet but BWAHAHAHAHAHA!" genre. https://t.co/rfZv4CKUZy

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Quoted @kylegriffin1

Breaking via NYT: Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Don Jr., has tested positive for the coronavirus. https://t.co/1qHfiAH7aD

Maskless in Tulsa is the unexpected sequel to Sleepless in Seattle https://t.co/kjewvg9Nsa

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Uniqlo, long my go-to store for basics, has taken a seriously iffy turn. Chinos now come in a single leg-size, which is great for stock-keeping but means an extra step to get them to fit. When retailers start doing stuff for their convenience and not those of its customers...

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Quoted @cnni

Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy on Wednesday due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high coronavirus infection rates, police say https://t.co/TleSwZWc8o

My new favourite type of article is the "rich people thought they could get around the pandemic by travelling on a private jet but BWAHAHAHAHAHA!" genre. https://t.co/rfZv4CKUZy

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Quoted @franceinfo

Municipales 2020 : Anne Hidalgo est officiellement réélue à Paris et s'entoure de 37 adjoints https://t.co/xAOQfvX7fc https://t.co/O2bz2Bop9b

Municipales 2020 : Anne Hidalgo est officiellement réélue à Paris et s'entoure de 37 adjoints

https://t.co/xAOQfvX7fc https://t.co/O2bz2Bop9b

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has appointed... 37 deputy mayors? https://t.co/fkyBS5oLZi

France picked a prime minister so obscure that this is one of the 30 or so photos that Getty Images has of him. #ProductionProblems https://t.co/i7cfJI5Flj

France picked a prime minister so obscure that this is one of the 30 or so photos that Getty Images has of him. #ProductionProblems https://t.co/i7cfJI5Flj

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Quoted @AFP

#BREAKING China vows 'corresponding measures' if Britain extends HK citizenship plan: embassy https://t.co/JKwDhs9Z5R

#BREAKING China vows 'corresponding measures' if Britain extends HK citizenship plan: embassy https://t.co/JKwDhs9Z5R

July 2021: 3 million confused Brits find Chinese passports in their mailboxes. https://t.co/gbFGDbj8sw

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The new French PM Jean Castex is -an énarque -from the centre-right -mayor of Prades, in the Pyrénées-Orientales -former chief of staff to Xavier Bertrand, when he was a minister under Sarkozy In other words, the perfect profile to enable Macron to run everything himself

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France wonders: How is this unknown middle-aged male énarque technocrat going to differ as PM from the previously unknown middle-aged male énarque technocrat?

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France this afternoon: Googling "Jean Castex".

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