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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French media: Michael Lonsdale, who starred in hundreds of plays and films, as well as writing a dozen books, has passed. Global media: Former Bond villain dies.

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S&P 500 now negative for 2020. What a year! https://t.co/8sjdHNy0a1

S&P 500 now negative for 2020. What a year! https://t.co/8sjdHNy0a1

Quoted @marklowen

#Perugia airport now telling us there will not necessarily be the clarification of the statement on Boris Johnson that they’d previously promised.

They're sending it to VAR! https://t.co/CuG7KGgphW

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Quoted @HeeraTarantino

What's stopping you from doing this with your partner https://t.co/9hDw31Jutp

What's stopping you from doing this with your partner https://t.co/9hDw31Jutp

Insurance won't pay out https://t.co/ImC79Bu0Hx

This whole saga is an affront to the rule of law and what was once a stable regulatory regime. But Wall Street, which is happy to scream when it comes to the corporate tax rate or the carried interest loophole, won’t say a word this time. https://t.co/DRwPmYiXor

This whole saga is an affront to the rule of law and what was once a stable regulatory regime. But Wall Street, which is happy to scream when it comes to the corporate tax rate or the carried interest loophole, won’t say a word this time. https://t.co/DRwPmYiXor

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Quoted @DanielJHannan

The failure of Covid-19 to go exponential in poor countries, even in slum populations that were in no position to practise social distancing, has confounded all the early models. Even in war-ravaged Yemen, hospitalisations peaked in June and then dropped off.

The median age of Yemen is 20 years, half that of the UK. Under 2% of the population is over age 70. Probably not a good starting point to model covid in rich old countries. https://t.co/nFRdEqyW3E

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Quoted @vonderleyen

A very happy 70th birthday to PM @narendramodi - a trusted and valued partner of the European Union. Looking forward to jointly strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership even further and to meet you in person at our next EU-India Summit in 2021. 🇪🇺 🇮🇳 https://t.co/A87ZaaO0Tm

A very happy 70th birthday to PM @narendramodi - a trusted and valued partner of the European Union. 
Looking forward to jointly strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership even further and to meet you in person at our next EU-India Summit in 2021. 🇪🇺 🇮🇳 https://t.co/A87ZaaO0Tm

Commission has spent the week trying to communicate that its serious about upholding democracy, standing up to authoritarian strongmen, and caring about racism. And then this: https://t.co/PnbME8I0Yv

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I'm a bit confused why Crown needs 3 boats to carry 112 containers of Obama biographies over. A decent-sized container ship is well over 10,000 containers. It seems like a weird way to big up (very impressive) circulation figures. THREE BOATS! https://t.co/wNAvKHuhM4

I'm a bit confused why Crown needs 3 boats to carry 112 containers of Obama biographies over. A decent-sized container ship is well over 10,000 containers. It seems like a weird way to big up (very impressive) circulation figures. THREE BOATS! https://t.co/wNAvKHuhM4

If you thought My Life from Bill Clinton was long (and it was), Barack Obama has a 768-pager FIRST VOLUME coming out in November. Eeesh. https://t.co/CK7hLdendM

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IKEA Catalogue to endorse a US presidential candidate for the first time. Big deal.

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If you are preparing for Halloween 45 days before October 31st, I am not sure covid-19 is your biggest problem. https://t.co/QBEsTvO06I

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Auditors "need to play a bigger role in detecting fraud", apparently. I have questions, if I may? https://t.co/APv1irMFeJ

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THEY'RE PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN PARIS. 2020 IS NEARLY OVER! THE END IS IN SIGHT! https://t.co/HSdwcPgHpD

THEY'RE PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN PARIS. 2020 IS NEARLY OVER! THE END IS IN SIGHT! https://t.co/HSdwcPgHpD

Automatic send-to-spam filter phrases - "past winner of The Apprentice" - "blockchain solution" - "Brexit thought leader" - "social media maven"

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I count 27 people on screen but I may have missed four or five. https://t.co/cnBjxyADqj

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Quoted @franceinfo

Paris : Pierre Aidenbaum, un adjoint d'Anne Hidalgo, démissionne après des accusations de harcèlement sexuel https://t.co/23EVxJ4OoJ https://t.co/KFLi21ac1j

Paris : Pierre Aidenbaum, un adjoint d'Anne Hidalgo, démissionne après des accusations de harcèlement sexuel

https://t.co/23EVxJ4OoJ https://t.co/KFLi21ac1j

Paris is down to only 35 deputy mayors after a second one resigns in as many months. https://t.co/daLIPw9yBb

My book-a-week brother posts pithy video reviews on his Instagram, and occasionally has writers drop in. Terrific interview with CNN's @clarissaward whose book on war corresponding sounds tremendous. https://t.co/steIk0bKRD

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Apple’s problem (and paradox) may be that it achieved market dominance by selling a model that is acceptable in a niche player but not acceptable in one with market dominance

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GAME ON. Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trials back on. https://t.co/8ePsniybpv

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Quoted @JeanArthuis

Conséquence du Brexit, le traité du Touquet de 2003, chargeant la France de retenir les migrants désireux de traverser la Manche pour se rendre au Royaume-Uni ne doit-il pas être dénoncé ? @BorisJohnson n’hésite pas à remettre en cause ses engagements à l’égard de l’UE.

Here we go French politicians now starting to say - if Johnson doesn't respect treaties, why should we continue to implement Le Touquet, protecting British borders ? A "can of worms" in French = un sac de nœuds, a bag of knots https://t.co/5Wu3i46A5D

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