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Tech M&A activity across Europe dropped by one-fifth in November compared to the previous month amid biting concerns over the state of the economy and a potential slide into a second recession. According to market voyeurs Regent Partners, the 20 per cent fall was accompanied by a continued fall in the value of deals on the table …

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Hmm, if M & A activity drops

Does that mean that our glorious executives have to focus on actually running their businesses more efficiently and more profitably? And if so might that be a good thing?

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On the other hand, gold sales have been up... I guess its a lot less likely to lose value than the collapsing euro.

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Ah the joys of fiat money!

> potential slide into a second recession.

> potential

> second

My face when people still don't understand that calming words from Krugman types and money generation by banks (central or otherwise) won't wondrously heal an economy destabilized by asset bubbles, malinvestments, do-nothing jobs, and a craterfield of unsustainable debt. Not to mention wars-of-choice, social security promises of the "magic rabbit" kind and so-called "organized labor".

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